9 Quirky Things That Make Me Happy

The older I get, the more I realize that I get exceedingly happy at quirky little things.

  1. Running my fork along the insides of a baked potato – I always imagine the fork is a plow and I’m making furrows in a field. (Apparently this isn’t what everyone thinks?)
  2. When people use their car’s turning signal – it makes me feel like I’m part of something bigger than myself. Just think about it, you’re communicating with complete strangers without using any sound or hand motions. It’s so cool. Kinda like being a spy. (Or at least that’s what I always imagine.)
  3. When people pay with $10 billsDo y’all know how uncommon $10 bills are? At least at our coffee shop, they’re a total rarity. And yes, I have cheered when people hand me one. And yes, I have gotten weird looks.



4.    When I successfully crack an egg into a bowl one-handedly. I often crack eggs with just one hand, and sometimes the shells accompany the inside of the egg, and that’s a bummer. But when the egg drops and all the shells stay in my hand? #success

5.   Putting silverware away from the dishwasher. I always imagine that I’m putting money in a cash register. It just hit me recently that most people don’t visualize that?

6.   Sleeping under an open window and having snow hit my face. Seriously, I’m pretty sure this is the best way to sleep. Especially if the wind is blowing hard.

7.   Deleting things off my phone. Pictures, apps, contacts, notes… I like using my phone as a tool and for recreation purposes, but I only like having things on my phone that I’m using in that season of my life. Decluttering my phone is the best.

8.   Dandelions. Folks. They’re so resilient and beautiful and live nearly year-around.

9.  Acting like a vacuum sweeper is an elephant. Surely I’m not the only one who acts like a vacuum hose is an elephant’s trunk? Because if y’all don’t imagine that when you’re sweeping than you’re missing out on life.

10.  Having a word pop into your mind that you don’t really recall using before, but seem to know it will fit the sentence, looking it up and discovering that you were right. Yo, I’m not sure how this happens, but it does and it kinda amazes me.

Setting: Chapman’s Coffee House 
Listening to: College girl’s talking at the next table over because I forgot my earbuds
Random Fact: It was below zero today for the first time this year 
Question of the Day: What’s a quirky thing that makes you happy? 

6 thoughts on “9 Quirky Things That Make Me Happy

  1. Kaitlyn S. says:

    Turn signals and words popping in your head — I can totally relate! Sometimes I don’t even know where I heard/read the word, I just know it goes. Although, using them tends to result in people pulling up a dictionary app on the phone to see if it is really a word =)

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Yep! I’m generally not even sure how to pronounce the word that pops into my head, it’s just kinda there and I have to make guesses at how to spell it and then Google my guesses. 🙂

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  2. Emily says:

    Words popping into your head! Yes! Mostly my big/unusual words come from Jane Austen books and I like to imagine it makes me sound smart…but probably just makes me a geek : )
    My Dad and I like to joke about the time I used the word “jounce” when I was eight and he swore it wasn’t a word…we looked it up, and guess who was right! Reading really builds your vocabulary. Or if you are Amy March, your vocabilary.

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Haha yes, reading the classics will do that to the brain. 😉 And it’s always fun when you use a word as a child and people just kinda raise their eyebrows at you, but in the end, you’re right. I’m trying to teach my little niece to use big words.

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