The older I get, the more I realize that I get exceedingly happy at quirky little things.
- 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?)
- 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.)
- When people pay with $10 bills. Do 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?