Friday, August 24, 2007

Its the little things...

They make life grand, don't they? Its things like


Opening a new book for the first time. Smelling the tightly bound paper and ink. Hearing the pages zzzipp as you flick your finger along them.


Finding out a blogger that I've known of for ages (and have been reading for a short period of time) is the father of one of the girls I went to high school with. I'm not going to name any names. We weren't really close, so we had lost contact. But one of her besties from that era just added me to facebook! I'm still tripping out about it.


I've taken to playing my entire music library on my computer. All 16 days of it. At least, that's what it was at last count. I've added and deleted quite a lot since then.

And I love it. I used to browse through to find the type of music I wanted, play it, and get bored ASAP. So when I play my whole list I get to hear stuff I like, and its completely random. I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to get next.

The good news is, that I can also go back and delete anything that got added by friends and roomies an age ago, that I don't listen to. And it gives me more space for porn.


I found my earrings. I really did take them off in my sleep. They were under my bed. True joy was found elbow deep in dust and cat hair. I seriously need to vacuum.


Finding your dream job listed on a jobsearch website, calling up to get a position description, and finding that the person who answers the phone sounds like someone you want to see every day.


Trying on a new uniform at work thats THREE SIZES smaller than the current model. AND finding they fit. Though, out of modesty, I choose to wait a week before wearing them full time. They're a bit tight across the lower flabs.


Seeing your ex drop by your blog religiously on your sitemeter page. *Hello there, I seee you.*


And then was the moment today, where I just had to say "That was easy."


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you have had a good day today. I've only discovered that my computer plays all my cds' in random and I can make up my own 12 song CD with all my downloaded stuff. OH technology!
and yeah about the new book thing - I just bought one yesterday called The Time Travellers Wife and I am so excited to be reading something that I can keep - instead of those smelly library books.

Pie said...

The driving force behind increasing computer power, storage space and internet speeds the ability to get more porn and get it faster.

Only thing is, once you get so much how do you categorise it? (I use Picasa for all my porn needs)

Glad you found your earrings, good job the cats didn't get them first.

Josh said...

HAHA, SNAP! Betty I am reading that exact book right now!!!! Fantastic read so far.

Love the shuffle on my Ipod. Great for a long drive and always good to measure how much crap you have by the number of songs you have to skip past.

Have a good weekend!

phishez_rule said...

Betty - I love and hate the library all at once. I love having access to those books, but I hate the condition and smell they have. And I hate returning them. I am a book collector.

Pie - I have it all in a 'hidden' file on my computer and I watch it at random. Most of mine is on DVD.

Josh - Is it that good? I might have to check it out.

Josh said...

Hey, you shifted the goal posts and added to the post!

Ha, hope your not reading my hits on your blog as the Ex! Poor chump, now we all see him ;)

Gosh, new undies one day and the uniform the next! What a glamour puss you are!

As for the book is clever and compelling. It jumps around through the time line so you need concentrate a bit.

I am seriously thinking of curling up in bed with it in the next hour or so and reading it all tonight.

Scorpy said...

Betty and Josh...The Time Travellers one of the best books I've ever read! I am doing a book review on it for another site now. Eric Banner (from Troy and Black hawk Down) is going to play the lead role.
Sorry for stealing your blog Phish :)

phishez_rule said...

Josh - yeah, I had other things to add to it. I once read a fantasy book that jumped quite crazily. I began to read it when I was drunk. Then tried again the next day. I eventually read it when I had cleared my mind. I think exams had finished and I was waiting for my results. Best book, but veery hard to follow.

Scorpy - I forgive you. And I'll have to read it, just because its good enough for you to do a review.

oestrebunny said...

I love books, i also collect them. I love the smell of really old hardbacks and all the gold gilting.

You going for that dream job?

Josh said...

Wow. As good as our Eric can be now there is another good reason to get on and read this book.

Get in fast before it gets murdered by Robert Schwentke and Hollywood.

Now back to Phish...If you enjoy smelling books, I have some old hustler magazines for you with an interesting aroma. Sadly the pages don't have that crisp zzipp any more though.

phishez_rule said...

Oestre - oh hell yes. It looks hard, but its what I was born to do. And my qualification is perfect for it.

Josh - its hard for pages to make that noise when they're stuck together.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

It can really be a joy with a lot of neat things happen. Take pleasure in them!

Anonymous said...

scorpy and Josh: I am SO glad I went with my instincts on buying this book. I had thought the title was familiar but I couldnt remember if the review was a crap one or not.

Can't wait to curl up and read it, I miss those sorts of novels.

captain corky said...

It's always nice when you can make room for more porn. I miss the old Napster so much...

phishez_rule said...

Nick - I do take pleasure in them. It makes the big shit bearable.

Corky - I love torrents.

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

I LOVE the book one...I also like the smell of old books too. Such a "learned" smell, you know?

phishez_rule said...

Stacy - I so get that. I once borrowed a book off my best friend, a guy. And it smelt like him, it was soooo gooooood. Every night before I went to bed, I'd sniff the book. Is that sad?

Cazzie!!! said...

Totally awesome, way to go :)

Beefcake Almighty said...

I always get a feeling of relief whenever I'm driving and a police car comes up behind me with his lights and sirens on and then passes by me and then I realize I'm not driving around with a trunk full of cocaine.

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Phishez - No, it's not wrong. In fact, I have a little confession to make. My crush here at work (he no longer works here...moved a million miles away to Indiana) and I used to loan out our CD's to each other...and I began to notice his CD's started smelling like his I'd start dabbing a bit of my Burberry London perfume on the CD's I loaned him.

Silly...and even though we both KNEW it would never come to anything but harmless flirting (and smelling) because we were both married, we had fun.

Sorry...I'm rambling....

jali said...

It's great to read suck a positive post!

Anonymous said...

i love the smell of a new book!

site meter is good for that huh?

The T-Dude said...

I also love the smell of an old book. The musty combination of hand oils and dust being released as you open the cover to read those familiar words. I have a 1901 copy of Alice in Wonderland that I open to read a bit from now and then just to feel that moment of being completely... well ... at home I guess.

Jenny! said...

I love opening a new book, but I hate the smell of it.

Glad you found those earings...and get to cleaning lady!

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Sometimes it's good to count your blessings
I should do that, life's not so bad, really.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Hey Phish...yeah, it's the small things that sometimes make your day.

It's watching a butterfly fly from flower to flower, flex her wings.

It's listening to the back yard sprinkler as it waters the green grass on a summer Sunday morning.

Sitting on the bank of a river and listening to the running water flow down stream.

My favorite is a cool spring day watching the white billowy clouds float along a clear blue sky.

Finding your butterfly earrings...yay!

Have a nice weekend, babes.

The sound of mother calling my name from a distance.

Obesio said...

How come every time you change your avatar, it looks like a completely different person? Always beautiful, but completely different.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes the whole day is easy - sometimes it is hard. Either way its your day.

phishez_rule said...

Cazzie - I thought so too.

Beefcake - yeah, that would be so much worse than the trunk full of weed.

Stacy - thats brilliant. I'll have to try it someday.

Jali - it was great to have such a positive day.

Kelly - yeah. I've been watching him watch me for a while now.

T - Depends on how the book was kept. Sometimes they smelly musty or smoky. I don't like those. But if they smell clean and woody, I love them.

Jenny - depends on the paper they use. If its a text book on glossy paper... makes me want to vomit.

Crushed - everything will work out for the best.

SZJ - flying a kite, lazing on a hammock in the sun with a slight breeze ruffling your hair. Yep. There's a million moments in every day to make it great.

Obesio - I pick the good ones. Different lighting, moods, makeup, camera settings. The current one is about 18 months old, so its got different hairstyle too.

Mutley - your life (like your day) is what you make of it.

yrautca said...

Being done with all chores by 11am on a Saturday morning so you can just be lazy the rest of the weekend.

phishez_rule said...

Y - ha! i never get out of bed before 12 on a weekend, unless I'm working. In which case I'm not home to clean anyways.

The Lone Beader said...

I love to check my Mapstats to see who's been staling me, too. LOL!

Also, thanks for your kind comment on my blog! Please stop by anytime=:)

Professor said...

I love this list! I totally agree about the books- we are often the same soul! And the small clothes (I love Aura Wranglers for this reason!)

phishez_rule said...

Beader - I can't imagine anyone leaving a harsh comment on your blog.

Prof - I love wrangler butts. *drool*