Especially now, I’ll take all the pleasures – little or otherwise – that I can get. Here are a few of mine. What are some of yours?
You’re listening to the radio and a song comes on that you really love and haven’t heard in awhile. Just the first few notes make you smile and you know for the next three or four minutes you’re going to be happy.
You upload some computer program and it actually works. (This pleasure, by the way, has never happened to me.)
Same restaurant, you look around and see you have a better table than Beyonce.
Your kid plays Tree #3 in the school pageant and gives a bravura performance.
You don’t need X-Rays until your next visit to the dentist.
Coke with real sugar.
You’re trying to find a parking space in a crowded mall and someone pulls out just in front of you.
You drink a Coke out of the bottle on a staggeringly hot day.
You get upgraded.
You take your first bite of a food you’ve been craving for weeks. And it tastes as good as you had imagined.
You’re watching reruns of a classic show, you’ve seen every episode ten times, and suddenly one appears that you’ve never seen before.
You find a cherished toy from your youth at a flea market.
The Tylenol kicks in.
People you don’t even know wish you Happy Birthday on Facebook.
You have time for a nap.
You get TSA pre-check.
Your printer jams and you actually fix it yourself. Is there a greater sound than a printer resuming its print job?
You order medium rare and it comes out medium rare.
You stumble upon a new TV show you really like. And you set a season pass immediately because you know you’ll never find it again. What is Epix anyway?
You find that favorite cozy sweatshirt you thought your mom/step mom/spouse/lover threw out.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE comes on.
UPS shows up with the package you’ve been waiting for.
The automated kiosk in the parking structure works. That rush of excitement and relief when the wooden arm goes up.
And finally… a new blog post where all the photos are of Natalie Wood.