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Simple pleasures meme - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Simple pleasures meme
Tagged by mamadeb

Name ten of life's simple pleasures that you like most, then pick ten people to do the same. Try to be original and creative and not to use things that someone else has already used.

1. Red brick buildings and bright green trees against a blue sky.
2. The smell of candle smoke right after the flame is extinguished.
3. Seeing neat animals that I don't see every day. (Thanks for the lorakeets, leelastarsky!)
4. Coming back to my neighborhood after being away from it for a few days.
5. Helping people find their way around either my city or my library.
6. Paying my bills and coming out in the black.
7. Watching kids from every possible background playing Yu-Gi-Oh or Runescape, and worrying more about who's going to slay the dragon than the ills of urban America.
8. Public buildings that someone cared enough about to make beautiful and luxurious.
9. Squirrels in the Public Garden.
10. The sound and feel--the whole experience--of sitting beside bodies of water. I like oceans, rivers, streams, lakes, ponds... I'm an equal opportunity water lover.

Tagging (and don't feel like it's an obligation!):
ashtur, awelkin, chienar, mafdet, jiminyc, ladyaeryn, leelastarsky, sreya, story645, tante_in_hp
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 9th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, yeah. The world would be much better under fannish auspices. :)

I give up... who are the guys tongue-wresting in your icon?
ladyaeryn From: ladyaeryn Date: March 9th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Agreed on #7, though in my case it was checking out/reading HP books. :)

#10 is a wonderful one as well... I almost put something like that myself. The few times I've made it out to California from my landlocked bit of dirt, that's the main thing I want to do (much to my aunt's frustration): just sit by the ocean. The breeze, the sound of the waves - it all seems to come together somehow, and it's just infinitely relaxing.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 9th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I loved doing that in California, too. Just hung out at the end of the Santa Monica pier, watching waves. Sometimes I go down to the docks here as well. One time, I actually just got on a tour boat to get out there and have it all around me.
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 9th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Too jaded. Squirrels rock. I also get excited over "my" flock of Canada geese, and get delighted at seeing chipmunks. And, dude, I'd go crazy for Aussie animals.
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 10th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG chipmunks! I'd love to see a chipmunk.
They'll be all over in the spring. I'll try to get a picture.

Yeah, nuisance animals get to be less interesting with exposure. I was delighted to see a raccoon in my neighborhood last fall, but at home in the country, they were definitely pests. (They're pests here, too, but they're so rare that you just don't have the heart to be annoyed by them.) Where my mom is in Albuquerque, they've been having problems with wildcats and bears coming down into the city!
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