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Posted: 9/9/2005 8:28:26 AM EDT
Since there's so many problems in the world these days I was trying to get my mind off it all and was thinking about some of the simple things in life that bring us joy. Here's my list:

A good range day: 65 degrees, partly cloudy, 0 wind
Spending time with good friends
Jack Daniels Whiskey
Hot Krispy Kreme donuts
Good country music on the radio
Camping in the middle of nowhere under a starlit sky
Big pickup trucks

That's all I can think of right now. What do you have? MJD
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:31:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 8:31:53 AM EDT by BeetleBailey]

that's a good list. Off the top of my head:

Passover Coca-Cola
the smell of women's hair
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:33:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 8:35:20 AM EDT by mjohn3006]
A well sung Hymn
A tender kiss.
A gentle breeze in the woods

+.9bar on the smell of women's hair
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:36:58 AM EDT
I get home from work usually about 1am.

Sneaking into the kids rooms and watching them sleep for a minute or two.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:37:34 AM EDT
BBQ Ribs
The excited smile on my 2 year old's face when I walk in the door after work.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:58:55 AM EDT
Dove hunting with my (now grown) son. Camping up on the northern Kiabab in the summer.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:05:31 AM EDT
You guys are such romantics!

The smell of coffee, playing cards with my grandfather, my children sleeping, the feeling I have when I have a few bucks in the checking account, groceries in the cupboards and the bills all paid.

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:06:46 AM EDT
Being the only boat on the middle of the lake at night.
Sitting on the back porch.
Sleeping in on Saturday morning.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:08:31 AM EDT
some days when you wake up, and you feel like the whole world woke up with you.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:13:35 AM EDT
Going to the range with your Dad.
Sleeping on the sofa during a thunderstorm.
A kudos from the boss for a job well done.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:15:54 AM EDT
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When I take my granddaughter to the mall and as we are walking around, she holds my hand.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:22:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 6:54:08 PM EDT by pathfinder74]
Playing with my son
Hearing my son laugh
Playing with my dog
Playing with my guns
Getting gear in the mail

I guess sex with the wife, but that's anything but simple.

ETA: A good haircut
Looking at the lawn after cutting and trimming it.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:31:17 AM EDT
The satisfaction when my aim is true and my handloaded bullet finds it's mark 200 yards downrange. Oh yeah, and an ice cold Coors Light in a mug straight out of the ice box.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:40:25 AM EDT
Everytime I hear "2 alpha" called after I finish a stage.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:42:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 9:45:03 AM EDT by oldsaltydog]
getting into a chilly swimming pool after mowing the lawn.

and a huge +1 on whoever said the smell of a womans hair

edit to add eating a MRE with out being shot at.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:43:59 AM EDT
eating with silverware comes readily to mind
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:44:37 AM EDT
Watching my kids play sports.
Saturday morning snuggle with my daughter.
My yellow lab retrieving a bird.
Surprising my wife with flowers.
Sitting in my recliner watching TV.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:46:15 AM EDT
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[chefsouthpark/]Making love to a fine white woman[chefsouthpark]
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Link Posted: 9/9/2005 10:58:45 AM EDT
Standing on a dock, fishing when there's not a single sound across the whole lake and the water's utterly smooth.

Sitting on the back porch looking out across 30+ acres and knowing it's all yours.

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:09:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hsvhobbit:
Standing on a dock, fishing when there's not a single sound across the whole lake and the water's utterly smooth.

Sitting on the back porch looking out across 30+ acres and knowing it's all yours.

are you any relation to our other hobbit?
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:12:48 AM EDT
Cleaning guns with my four year old. When we're done, she says, "Daddy, you need more pistols. Like sixty forty more pistols so we can keep cleaning them together."

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:21:31 AM EDT
I think my biggest simple pleasure is being high up and looking out over a valley or onto other peaks in the distance. For me, it is like a puzzle in that the longer you stare the more details you pick out....putting the whole picture together, so to speak. It gets even more interesting if you have a decent set of optics with you so you can tell what that little speck out in the distance is.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:24:38 AM EDT
The first bird chirp of a fall dawn.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:30:37 AM EDT
I loud fart in an echoey place.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:31:00 AM EDT
Well cleaned guns and the overpowering smell of Hoppes fumes in my basement.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:31:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 4:07:27 PM EDT by Pappy1]
the smile and laugh of my wife

Cool fall Rainy day and a Nap

Jumping in to a warm bed in the middle of winter....

out door bonfire with friends

Cooking steaks on the grill

being on the lake first thing in the morning and the water is like glass....and hearing mother nature wake up...

puppy breath and them biting your ears

childs laugh

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:37:48 AM EDT

sitting on the deck with my girl on one side and my dog on the other.

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:58:28 AM EDT
When my 4 year old grandson say's " I love you papa"
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:01:50 PM EDT
Little warm puppies, children, and girls of the night. Just Kidding.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:07:05 PM EDT
Holding my girlfriend as we listen to the rain.

The view of the world at 6k feet above sea level.

The smell of gunpowder.

Seeing old freeby wave her stars and stripes.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 5:30:53 PM EDT
too many to express....but it's all good(for the most part)
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:32:49 PM EDT
The sound of the wind in the woods.
The smell of fresh bread baking.
The daily greeting I get from my dog whenever I come home.
My gf's head nestled on my shoulder.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:38:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 8:39:28 PM EDT by TheLibertarianMind]
Monday evenings after work I have 1950's day.

I come home from work, sit down, my GF takes off my shoes, gets me a drink of my choice, rubs my feet, and lets me unwinde. And she does it without saying a word.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:46:46 PM EDT
My dog greeting me after a hard days works. These all are great guys (and gals) keep'em coming.


Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:47:35 PM EDT
There are so many, here goes a few:

The first chilly fall morning when you can smell the frost in the the air.

A warm campfire and good company on a chilly night.

the perfect sight picture and trigger break, you know its an X ring before the spotter does.

The look on my 10 yr old's face when he knocks down 2 pepper poppers in 3 seconds

A dive into the swimming pool on a stinking hot day.

My wife's smile when I make her favorite meals.

Chicken fried pork chops, and hominy.

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:49:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 8:50:42 PM EDT by TheLibertarianMind]
A one match fire.

A one match fire, in a thunderstorm.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:52:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
You guys are such romantics homos!


is that what you meant
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 8:56:42 PM EDT
Watching the sprinklers in the evening, after mowing the lawn...

Also, I find blowing up small vermin with grossly overbore rifles to be extremely soothing on a more basic level.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:10:22 PM EDT
I like this thread.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 9:51:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 7:29:38 AM EDT by subjectofcalifornia]
Watching my 4 sons playing together

listening to the first RECORD that I bought {being played to me by my 12 y/o son on his new cd player- his first cd was the same as my first record...london calling from the clash}

my wifes fingers on my back while just laying on the couch
spooning said wife

watching my dog play with something by himself 20 yrds out


The crackle of a full race motor coming to life!

a 2-stoke mx motor firing up on the first kick

watching my eldest son knock down targets faster than I can..with my RIFLE

watching my youngest outride the rest of us
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 10:02:04 PM EDT
There are too many to list

Here is three of my favorites

But the smell of a late October Northern Minnesota morning, those mornings where you can smell the leaves and dew.

The View you see out on the western prairie of North Dakota

The sounds of a waterfall, it actually drowns out the ringing in my ears

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 10:03:57 PM EDT
Sitting on the porch during a thunderstorm
A back-scratch
A cold Coke on a hot summer day
A cold bottle of Yungeling with friends
An empty outdoor range with a nice overcast sky
Smell of women's hair
Laying in a cozy bed in the dead of winter with your significant other
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 10:20:07 PM EDT
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Hitting a six inch target from 600 yard away. (There aren't any 1,000 yard ranges around here.)

Sleeping and having a nice dream.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 10:47:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 10:48:17 PM EDT by cmjohnson]
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 10:58:23 PM EDT
Just coming home to my wife and kids.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:00:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 11:02:33 PM EDT by MrsGloftoe]
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 11:04:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:
Spelling fridge with a d.

ETA: Oh, and when that damned sneeze that's been threatening you all day long decides to come out - heaven!

COC Violation... dont let me have to lock you!!! Oh wait.... DAMN! No LOCK button!
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