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Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

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  • Peddle Up!Peddle Up! Posts: 2,040
    A good scratch. :D:D
    Purveyor of "up" :)
  • Just been to the supermarket and picked up some quality reduced stuff for tea. Always cheers me up haha.

    Gotta love the reduced section.
    "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college! " - Homer
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,433
    Reading the delusional posts of the self appointed advisor to beginners.
    Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Found one of these by the side of the road,

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    Now whenever tensions are rising indoors, squeeze and smile! Never fails.
  • kieranbkieranb Posts: 1,674
    watching the birds at the feeder in the garden

    That moment when out and about and the view and the lighting conditions combine to make a great picture (before realising I don't have a camera)

    Eating a bowl of frosties with cold milk at night

    First sip of a good cup of tea.

    catching up and keep pace with someone who 'looks' fast and serious either when cycling or running.

    posting on bikeradar
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,773
    Getting your picture on the sports pages of the local rag . . . at 47!
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • LagrangeLagrange Posts: 652
    The day after a night on the waz with attendant vindaloo, and at work after a long boring meeting - laying the biggest one in the world!
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    Morning mist hanging over fields.

    Swimming in the sea and hitting a warm patch of water.

    Goats.

    Lying in bed at night listening to a podcast as I drift off to sleep.
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    johnfinch wrote:
    Morning mist hanging over fields.

    Swimming in the sea and hitting a warm patch of water.
    Goats.

    Lying in bed at night listening to a podcast as I drift off to sleep.
    I don't think that would cheer me up. I would be looking for the most likely candidate to blame. :wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • andyrrandyrr Posts: 1,534
    The smell of freshly roasted coffee - I roast my own greeen beans. Actually prefer this smell to the smell of the brewed coffee. Also reminds me of the team and coffee company that my Dad worked for and I used to work at during summer holidays and I sometimes helped with the commercial roasting using a proper big roaster. The smell of both unroasted and roasted beans are evocative.

    The first sip of a freshly made espresso using said beans.

    Performing a simple piece of bike fettling with the desired result as the outcome. As simple as changing brake cables and resolvign the 'sticking' brakes or swapping out the bottom bracket to cure the knock.creak.

    Working hard on a ride with the wind generally being against and then

    The final 'ding' of the microwave as the meal is now cooked - especially for me after an energenic run or bike ride when this means my large bowl of porridge with, ideally, assorted fresh and dried fruit/seeds is now ready for consumption.

    Reading the night-time books to my children.

    Listening to some of the tracks from albums I've transferred to my ipod and recalling hearing them on vinyl many, many moons ago.

    Getting out on my motorbike and blatting past a car or 2 with the exhaust and airbox noises resonating away in my ears.
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    daviesee wrote:
    johnfinch wrote:
    Morning mist hanging over fields.

    Swimming in the sea and hitting a warm patch of water.
    Goats.

    Lying in bed at night listening to a podcast as I drift off to sleep.
    I don't think that would cheer me up. I would be looking for the most likely candidate to blame. :wink:

    WHALE!!!
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    My lovely little baby boy burping. 8)
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    johnfinch wrote:

    Swimming in the sea and hitting a warm patch of water


    On my regular riding route there's a massive B & Q superstore. When I'm out riding on a bitterly cold day there's always a little patch of warm air that I ride through (presumably it's from heating in the greenhouse section!) I really look forward to that little bubble of warmth out on the ride.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    getting all those emails from bike companies promoting winter clothing :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Ordering a curry delivery, having all the plates and cutlery ready and the hearing the door bell ring.
  • lemoncurdlemoncurd Posts: 1,428
    Only having to wipe once after a massive dump.
  • saprkzzsaprkzz Posts: 592
    Watching an episode of;

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    No matter how bad the mood, this always dilutes it.


    Overtaking a roadie on my MTB

    Weekend ride on my road bike on a dry & clear day.

    When the 20 mile drive home goes well, i.e not getting cut up, traffic lights change as you approach them etc..

    When my employees are happy, and the daily figures hit my targets

    just a few that cheer me up! :)
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,271
    The mandolin bit in Maggie May.
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  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,433
    At work today, hearing someone come out of the gents to say "Jesus, someone has ruined that toilet !!"

    Couldn't help but sit at my desk rocking whilst trying to suppress my chuckling :lol:
    (It wasn't me, by the way !)
    Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,772
    The awesome tight buns on the rather yummy lady in the local coffee shop and she knows it :P
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • Learning a new word word from a spell checker - in this case "Did you mean exegete?"
    I've no idea but I'll look it up. Ah, one who practices exegesis. Thanks that's a lot of help.
    Exegesis noun, plural ex·e·ge·ses critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text, especially of the Bible.
    Not much to get excited about there. But then, one week later, the word appears in a newspaper article about Bob Dylan. Result! The effort of learning a new word was not without use.

    Also adopting two rescue cats.
    Who you gonna believe? Me or your own eyes?
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    People's expressions when they step in dog censored . Even better if they slip or skid on it.

    Seeing a modded small hatchback that's had a prang.
  • The first warm sunshine of spring

    Cows

    Reaching the top of the killer climb and suddenly looking around at the view

    A fine derriere

    Unexpected cake
    Coffee is not my cup of tea

    Moda Fresco track racer
    Kinesis Crosslight Pro 6 winter commuter
    Gunnar Hyper X
    Rocky Mountain ETSX
    Cannondale Scalpel 3000 (retro-bike in bits)
    Lemond Poprad Disc, now retired pending frame re-paint.
  • pb21pb21 Posts: 2,168
    Putting on a new pair of socks.
    Mañana
  • pb21 wrote:
    Putting on a new pair of socks.

    Putting on a clean pair of socks. The very definition of happiness.
    Ecrasez l’infame
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    Taking socks off. Heaven.
  • GiantMikeGiantMike Posts: 3,139
    My new Staedtler pencil sharpener. It's proper mint. Just the right size and weight.

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  • lemoncurdlemoncurd Posts: 1,428
    Putting a slightly cold pair of pants on.
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    Drinking a glass of water.
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Paying for something in a shop and managing to get rid of a load or all of the small coins in your pocket.
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