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Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

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  • Peddle Up!Peddle Up! Posts: 2,040
    Waking up.
    Purveyor of "up" :)
  • putting on gloves warmed on the radiator
  • mouthmouth Posts: 1,195
    I'm a bus driver (trust me it's relevant) and the other week a passenger (lady in her early 60's) boarded the bus and started balling (as usual, she's a regular)about how I was 5 minutes late and it was cold etc etc etc. Silly wench tried to get away with not paying the proper fare. Point one for me. When she gets comes to get off the bus she started again (I'll point out here that this a bus service that runs every 7 minutes at peak times) about poor timekeeping and reliability etc etc etc. While she's muttering summats under her breath about how I have sex by myself she turns and steps off the bus. Landing on the biggest dog censored I've ever seen. I'm not an aggressive person by nature but when i got round the corner I had to stop the bus and just laugh for a few seconds.

    Not quite as trivial as some other posts but it did raise a giggle in the canteen after Friday rush hour. Cheered me up no end anyway.
    The only disability in life is a poor attitude.
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    Putting on a clean pair of underpants. I love Sundays.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    GiantMike wrote:
    My new Staedtler pencil sharpener. It's proper mint. Just the right size and weight.

    You just reminded me of the delight that is the pencil sharpener :D

    I have a Dux adjustable brass pencil sharpener, heavy weight, brass, 3 speed!

    http://generalgood.co.uk/adjustable-brass-sharpener

    Made today on the same machine as the original 1953 model. Sad innit!
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • stueyboystueyboy Posts: 108
    itboffin wrote:
    The awesome tight buns on the rather yummy lady in the local coffee shop and she knows it :P

    Just had to ask. Is that she knows her buns are tight or that it cheers you up?
  • WunnundaWunnunda Posts: 214
    Being unexpectedly reminded of something from my childhood.

    Dux pencil sharpeners :) My first one was a Dux. "Look after it son, it'll last a lifetime". You were dead right Dad!
    (Mind you, I think it cost more like £0/0/12d than £10.99 ?!?!? :roll: )
  • MystiqueMystique Posts: 342
    A really dry, crispy fart.

    The warm, oniony bit of air that I ride through behind the Little Angel pub in Henley.

    Flirting.

    The first use of a new toothbrush.

    The first BBQ of the summer.

    Any repair (bike or car) that works, even though it stretched your ability.

    That song on the radio you'd forgotten about.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,130
    Forgetting about and then finding a wad of USD travelers cheques that I bought when the USD was considerably weaker than it is now!
    Ben

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  • Ben6899 wrote:
    Forgetting about and then finding a wad of USD travelers cheques that I bought when the USD was considerably weaker than it is now!

    Sort of related - going through your pockets before putting trousers in the wash and finding a tenner. Result!
    Ecrasez l’infame
  • mouthmouth Posts: 1,195
    I also quite like a nice clean shave with no cuts. Nothing better than looking in the mirror and having something resembling a baby's bum shine back.
    The only disability in life is a poor attitude.
  • magibobmagibob Posts: 203
    Finding a tune you've not heard for years on Youtube.
    Particularly one as good as this:-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_HGwLQCIoA

    Andy
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    As a rugbyman, watching my Welsh team-mates going into total meltdown following this evening's defeat by Samoa.......following on from their baiting following England's dismal performance in last year's World Cup I can only say.....karma's a censored ain't it??!!
  • Successive lights on green.

    A good cup of strong tea on a hot day when a long forgotten tune comes on the radio reminding me of good times past.

    Homemade Shepherds Pie for tea.

    An uninterrupted power nap

    An unexpected glimpse of [a woman's] thigh or cleavage.

    Solving a cryptic clue.
    --
    Saw a sign on a restaurant that said Breakfast, any time -- so I ordered French Toast in the Renaissance.
  • The first snowdrops.

    That day in the middle of March when you step outside and can actually feel a smidge of warmth from the sun, which then leads to the first mowing of the lawn and the smell of freshly-cut grass...

    Long winter rides when it's damn cold but because you've got your kit / layering just right you're pleasantly warm all the way round.
  • CubicCubic Posts: 594
    Listening to a tree's leaves rusting on a windy day.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    Peddle Up! wrote:
    A well-made cup of tea.

    +1.

    Aaaaah... You need some appropriate music to go with that lot

    Oooo ooo oo oo

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,097
    Cubic wrote:
    Listening to a tree's leaves rusting on a windy day.

    Seeing apostrophes used correctly on an internet forum
    - and feeling superior to people who mangle them.

    Better check this very carefully before posting.
  • CubicCubic Posts: 594
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    Cubic wrote:
    Listening to a tree's leaves rusting on a windy day.

    Seeing apostrophes used correctly on an internet forum
    - and feeling superior to people who mangle them.

    Better check this very carefully before posting.

    Did I get the apostrophe in the right place!?!?

    Still managed to spell bloody 'rustling' incorrectly though. Goddamnit!
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,097
    ^^I was so impressed with the correct apostrophe I missed the 'rusting'
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,442
    Van Halen's 'Jump' on the radio just when you get to a a bit of fast open road.


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • GiantMikeGiantMike Posts: 3,139
    My wife enjoying her new job. Makes my life a whole lot better.
  • nweststeynnweststeyn Posts: 1,574
    Arguing with Camilly Tominey about that article she wrote regarding cyclists cheers me up no end. Why she responds to baiting comments on her Facebook and Twitter pages I have no idea.
  • Following a lady cyclist

    A fully charged ipad
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,271
    Jeremy Hardy's singing.
    - - - - - - - - - -
    On Strava.{/url}
  • Fully charged ipad/phone/laptop
    When my gf has a shower running for me just as I finish on the turbo/come back from a ride
    When new bits arrive for the bike
    Fully stocked fridge, freezer and cupboards
    A cigarette with a glass of red wine after an amazing meal
    That feeling of accomplishment after finishing a huge dump - all men know what I mean
    Out on the golf course on a warm day knowing there's a cold pint waiting for me at the 19th (even happier if I'm playing well too!)
    Whenever my dog wags his tail
    Seeing a puppy
    Being warm and wrapped up when there's a storm outside
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    A perfect upshift on the rear cassette, putting you at just the right cadence/effort.
    Catching a pretty girl's eye.
    When you blow on a fire and it really gets it roaring.
    The smell of freshly cut grass.
    The pop of a wine cork.
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Using a squeegee.
  • Dining out and discovering there's more than one veggie option on a menu. Furthermore realising it doesn't involve ******* cheese.
    tick - tick - tick
  • GiantMikeGiantMike Posts: 3,139
    metronome wrote:
    Dining out and discovering there's more than one veggie option on a menu. Furthermore realising it doesn't involve ******* cheese.

    Vegetarians f*ck cheese?
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