"" bshawise: 1,000 Beautiful Things

Thursday, January 15, 2009

1,000 Beautiful Things

Wanna help me list 1,000 beautiful things? This will require those of you who never comment to comment. You know who you are. You can do it anonymously. I would encourage that actually if you plan on listing something like: #457: handful of toenails. For you consistent commenters out there, I'm guessing you're gonna have to list like 200 things to hit this "goal." The only rule: use numbers in your list. I'll start. And I'll help you finish. Yes? Go....

1. Big, fat snowflakes that don't cause traffic jams.
2. Miss Jackson rolling around in the accumulation of said flakes.
3. Morning coffee.
4. Those guys and their insane faith in the book of Acts.
5. Nearly every frame in Slumdog Millionaire.
6. Free lunch today.
7. Dreams, hopes starting to materialize.

209 comments:

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leahwise said...

8. Sleeping in guiltlessly
9. Cheesecake
10. A good chat with a good friend

ylmurph said...

8. A brand new book
9. A beat up old book
10. A school closed notice at the bottom of the tv
11. A three year old's expression when they open a gift
12. faith/risk lived out

ylmurph said...

oops...I guess Leah and I sent these at the same time...
so um...
make mind 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15

ylmurph said...

mind?

Christopher Day said...

16. Humility
17. A fireplace in January
18. Knowing exactly where you've been and having an idea of where you're heading.
19. Anything ending in "casserole".

Liz said...

20. Crispy bacon.
21. Swimming in the ocean.
22. My dog snoozing.
23. Casual day at work.

Christopher Day said...

Dang Liz! How did I forget bacon???

Maureen Jacob said...

24. Animals
25. Love between a man and a woman
26. Highly-processed "white" foods
27. God's unconditional love

Annie Michael Murphy said...

28. the sun, sunrises, sunsets
29. the ocean
30. the mountains
31. daffodils
32. the depth of love
33. friends perfectly timed words
34. said friends loving your children
35. silence in the morning
36. imagination
37. boats

Annie Michael Murphy said...

and
38. powdered donuts

Anonymous said...

39. Wandering aimlessly in any city
40. Waking up on a sandy beach
41. Jamming on a guitar with friends
42. Her smile

Joe said...

43. still being able to carry my kids
44. San Francisco
45. Fidelity (the attribute, not the company)
46. the smell of a mowed lawn in early spring
47. a student repeating a teacher's words as if they were their own.

Steve Fuller said...

48. The first little league baseball game of the Spring
49. Laughing so hard that you cry
50. Dubya's last day in office

Anonymous said...

51. Rhubarb pie
52. Cornfields in August

bshawise said...

Nice work, people. I'm starving for bacon casserole. If we all just multiply our lists by like 50 we'll get there in a week.

53. late night wiffle ball
54. late night chinese food
55. converting people's names into verbs. i.e. Ralph
56. good winter coat for when your office is 3 degrees.
57. Mike Birbiglia rapping.

Bridge said...

58. A just-bathed newborn
59. A first kiss
60. The memory of a first kiss
61. A completed Hail Mary pass at a high school football game
62. Your kid's first home run
63. Early morning silence

steg stories said...

64. a mother breastfeeding a baby
65. being a grandparent
66. a fun/secure job
67. riding a motorcycle down a country road

Dan Kalbach said...

68. A baby's fingernails
69. An elderly woman's hands
70. A 50th wedding anniversary
71. A 60 degree day in January

Dan Kalbach said...

72. Finding dollar bills in a jacket you haven't worn in a while
73. Giving a dollar bill to someone who needs one
74. A good hooded sweatshirt

Annie Michael Murphy said...

75. Belly laughs
76. Comfy sweatpants
77. Watching a win
78. Seeing someone feel loved
79. Finishing something
80. Learning something

Christopher Day said...

81. A good bottle of wine
82. Hearing your section called and then "now boarding"
83. Forgiveness
84. Teachers
85. Sunday afternoon naps
86. Making eye contact and not wanting to break it

Dan Kalbach said...

87. Aretha Franklin's 'Lady Soul' on vinyl
88. A lazy game of H-O-R-S-E
89. The hills of Scotland
90. A warm shirt out of the dryer

Craig said...

91. A hike in the mountains.
92. A community of people who advocate for one another
93. nearly every frame of Fight Club
94. A flask full of Jack
95. iPhones
96. fresh groomed powder on the first slope of the day
97. when you like a new album so much that you stop everything and just lay in the middle of the room listening
98. challenges and goals (like reaching 100)
99. laughing with someone over something not all that funny.
100. Reaching 100

bshawise said...

Craig, you win the first prize.

101. pulled pork.
102. the giant smokers that fill said pork with said smoke.
103. hot sauce.
104. a full stomach on a cold day.
105. a just booked vacation to Cancun

Liz said...

106. reading blogs instead of working
107. homemade mint hot chocolate
108. coming home after a long day to a wagging tail
109. clearing out your inbox
110. a long run on a fall day

Maureen Jacob said...

111. Diving into cold water: pool, preferably natural body of water.
119. A long showers
112. Sand between your toes
113. An animal's unconditional love
114. Fried dough
115. Potatoes: fried, roasted, mashed, etc.
116. Warm, tropical breezes
117. Lying in a field of wildflowers, looking up at the clouds
118. Crisp, fall day
120. Chocolate

bshawise said...

121 and 122. http://anniemichaelmurphy.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-morning.html

Micah said...

123. A list of 1,000 beautiful things.

j steg said...

124. Miles Davis' Kind of Blue on vinyl.
125. Having an extra copy in case something happens to the first one.

bshawise said...

126. j steg giving bshawise his extra copy of Kind of Blue.
127. bshawise listening to that extra copy, drinking wine and writing the next oscar winning screenplay.
128. buying Leah a diamond so big she'd puke after Brad Pitt decides he'll only ever star in movies I write.

Minus 1 beautiful thing when leah leaves bshawise for bPitt.

back to 127.

John Arns said...

129. rainbows
130. puffy cumulus clouds contrasting against a deep blue sky
131. the sound of rain on a tin roof
132. the spreading crown of an American Elm tree
133. hearing a meadowlark sing

ylmurph said...

134. watching Meadowlark Lemon throw confetti into the crowd (see what I did there Chris?)

John Arns said...

Leah won't leave you for Brad Pitt, so I continued with 129.

nat shaw said...
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nat shaw said...

dang you people are fast, i had to change numbers

132. Karaoke
133. Carebear clocks
134. Fryday
135. Bright yellow slides on boats
136. Space Donkeys
137. Big Dick Willis

nat shaw said...

never mind, i guess mine go to 140

Craig said...

141. I've always kinda had a man-crush on Brad Pitt, so I'm going to go ahead and put him on the list.

Steve Fuller said...

142. Everyone on board surviving a plane crash and likely gaining a new perspective on life

Dan Kalbach said...

143. Mother Teresa
144. Norm McDonald on the Roast of Bob Saget

Dan Kalbach said...

145. Griffin Murphy's "Skate or Die!" themed bedroom

Dan Kalbach said...

146. A deep couch or loveseat with ottoman
147. Bon Iver's album 'For Emma, Forever Ago'

bshawise said...

148-152. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjW1iq4IO2k

Clarke said...

153. france, french language, french bread
154. how certain smells & sounds bring back good memories
155. home movies
156. creative people that i can copy
157. dancing
158. dancing how i feel
159. pillows
160. a crazy warm day in winter
161. having a fun family
162. angel food cake with chocolate frosting
163. days off
164. vacationing somewhere warm during the ohio winter months
165. a good haircut

ylmurph said...

166. the top of most mountains
167. the end of most lectures
168. an unexpected letter
169. 0:00 when you win
170. a job done right

John Arns said...

171. giant sequoias in California
172. having someone forgive you

Joe said...

173. Papaya (the word, not the fruit)
174. Having already exercised today.
175. Waiting for Guffman
176. Excedrin
177. Corrective Lenses
178. Debbie snorting at my jokes
179. Acoustic Girl Rockers
180. St. Elizabeth's in Norwood

Dan Kalbach said...

181. A ceramicist on the potter's wheel
182. A clean public restroom
183. Hearing the family garage door go up after a long trip
184. Muhammad Ali in his prime

Dan Kalbach said...

185. Morgan Freeman's voice
186. A good hug
187. Talking about life over a game of Beans
188. A Black & Mild while driving

Liz said...

189. Coconut coffee from the cottage coffee shop in the Outer Banks
190. Thursday date night

bshawise said...

You guys are awesome. Great stuff. Really.
189. Xavier losing.
190. Heated seats in autos.
191. Sharing an ottoman with your dog.
192. My wife.

bshawise said...

Liz beat me. 194.
195. Old photos.

Joe said...

196. The way The Office ended tonight.

Steve said...

not having to count things
Nutella
Grilled Veal Chops Michelangelo
Niobrara river( the falls)
Woodcliff Lakes
Cigars+campfires+friends
Frosty tents
oreos with a big glass of milk
thin mints right out of the freezer
Albisola Nord
Albisola Sud
Punch and Judy
The voice of Maura O'Connell
watching my children be generous
watching my children take risks
Lake Okoboji
Wading across the Platte River
Vail
Yellowstone
The Geverdts
Wassabi
walking with my family in NYC
Nimba Anvils
Albert Paley's Portal Gates
Covent Garden
Pauley's Island
Bullet the Wonderdog
Gracie the Wondercat
The Doobies at Rosenblatt Stadium
Elvis Costello at the Orpheum
Plurabella Tattoo
Chrysa's Eyes
The way my grandma eats watermelon off a very sharp knife
the {re}gifter
Hospitality Pescarese
Finally making those iron marionettes
U2 The Joshua Tree
Lucinda Williams sad ol' love songs
Karen and Linford's musical magic
Michael's photos of my children
watching my children being born
the sound of the Anvil's ring
Arturo Fuentes
DQ in the country
Grits with melted butter
Ronco all Adige
Wisteria in my back yard
Chuck's cappuccinos
Gratisfest\The Strasser Clan
Banjo's decision to be in Cincy
"The Prom" and Harmony's mojo
Charlie's voice
Dunder Mifflin

Joe said...

251. Counting things for my rebel friends

jmjana said...

252. road trips with loves
253. kelly clarkson, since you've been gone
254. letters in the mail
255. new engagements
256. highlander grog coffee
257. kids being incredible to the new girl at school
258. the new girl at school
259. dogs that warm up your bed and you aren't responsible for them :)
260. hope for the future

Christopher Day said...

261. Back to the Future and/or Michael J. Fox

(back at ya, Sean)

Maureen Jacob said...
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Christopher Day said...

262. Meeting new friends in blog world and being inspired by them
263. "that's okay" and "it'll be alright" from Mom
264. All things hot dog
265. Knowing that body laying there in that casket is just an empty shell
266. Knowing that soul is actually standing face to face with God

Maureen Jacob said...

267. Thunderstorms
268. Freshly-washed sheets
269. Waking up to the sound of rain
270. Sleeping in on a rainy day
271. Full moons
272. Cat purring against your skin
273. Rainbows
274. Cooing baby
275. Dreams of flying
276. Nestling into someone's embrace

Dyah said...

277. Late night phone call from an old room-mate.
278. To be able to see my breath when it's cold. It means I'm alive.
279. My dad's smile.
280. Smell of fresh laundry.
281. Smell of the first rain.
282. First kiss (this worth mentioning twice!)
283. Mistery.
284. Naked trees in winter. Trees (period).
285. City streets. slums.
286. Morning walks.
287. Morning walks with someone you love.
288. Zucchini.
289. Fresh basil from your own pot.
290. Smell of magnolias in the park.
291. Words.
292. (my last) Cincinnati.

steg stories said...

293. hill hopping in a dune buggy at the sand dunes in Oregon.
294.Riding a bike on the San Juan Islands
295. Eating seafood on fishermans wharf San Francisco

Cindy said...

293. A great picture.
294. My neiece Olivia.
295. My friends who are my family.
296. Dreams that seem unattable that come true.
297. Having my faith in God, the church, and it's people restored a bit.
298. Having said faith restored by being apart of a production (cough) The {Re}Gifter (Cough)
299. Being warm.
300. Music.

ylmurph said...

301. http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?section=magazine&id=3789373

random blogger said...

302. gas station hot dogs
303. walking around bare foot, especially in summer with the grass between your toes
304. back home Kentucky music featuring the mandolin and banjo
305. Derek Jeter's cutoff up the first base line and backhanded flip to home for out #3 at the 2001ALDS, game 3
306. watching my 4 year old son climbing a tree

Anonymous said...

302. fog rising on the lake

LTorres said...

303. Going anywhere and playing with your kids.
304. Your kids having so much fun they can’t stay awake long enough to get home.

Sandy Maudlin said...

303 Your own bed after a trip
304 A child's arms around your neck
305 Throwing away 'fat' clothes
306 Watching some one get baptized
307 Creating something new
308 Watching someone else create
309 Birds eating at the feeder in the sunlight
310 Seeing Crater lake for the first time
311 Sharing a conversation with a foreigner who doesn't speak my language
312 Hearing the garage door go up and knowing my husband's safely at home

Kim said...

313. Iceberg Lake, Glacier National Park
314. a hug from your child because they want to, not because they have to.
315. Rainbow after a storm.
316. Watching a storm roll in and knowing you are safe.
317. Hot tub soak on a cold day.
318. The smell of good food cooking/baking throughout the house (bacon, cinnamon, homemade bread).
319. Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island, BC
320. Laughing with your child.

Tim said...

321. An unsolicited "I love you."
322. The first cries of a baby, when he's purple and screaming and nothing comes out and then "WAH WAH WAH!"
323. Farmland that is flat with dirt that is a dark brown.
324. Roads labeled N or S that actually go North or South.
325. A day off.
326. Finishing a home renovation project after 2 years in limbo.
327. Your baby sleeps through the night.
328. Watching the NCAA tournament with a sleeping baby.
329. Confessing.
330. Talking with a homeless man about his fond childhood memories.
331. Hearing stories about when your grandparents were young lovers.
332. Written prayers.
333. A Charlie Brown Christmas.
334. Telling your boss the truth.
335. Having friends over for dinner.
336. A clean bedroom
337. A clear/empty desk
338. Grandma's food (all of it)
339. Manual Espresso machines with real Barista's.
340. Flow charts (just kidding).
340. Silence.
341. When someone you are worried about answers the phone and is ok.

cupalatte said...

342. birthday parties!
343. freedom
344. a fresh plate of brownies, all gooey and delicious
345. familiar places
346. when you find a song that speaks directly to your heart and you have to play it over and over!
347. community
348. compassion
349. laughter
350. a three day weekend!!
351. your husband's face after a long journey...
352. a beautiful, frothy latte, expertly poured, sprinkled with cinnamon or chocolate shavings

random blogger said...

353. cold Ale8, so cold that there is ice at the top of the bottle
354. deviled eggs
355. the American flag snapping in the wind
356. the brief moment of complete stillness just before falling to sleep

Dan Kalbach said...

357. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW-_vOKxRfs&feature=related

Dan Kalbach said...

358. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYI7k6p9kHQ&feature=channel_page

ylmurph said...

359. any lake in Ireland
360. perfect timing
361. being removed enough from a 362. situation to really enjoy the awkwardness
363. Annie’s eyes

Maureen Jacob said...

364. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
365. Schindler's List
366. Amélie
367. Notes on a Scandal
368. The Shining
369. Seven
370. Caché
371. Lolita (1997)
372. The Kite Runner
373. The Science of Sleep

Dan Kalbach said...

374. Being able to laugh at yourself
375. A good Woody Allen impersonation
376. Pulling the e-brake in a empty snow-covered parking lot
377. That just-brushed feeling

Joe said...

378. Deadlines...in a weird way

Tom Martin said...

379 - The 18th at Pebble Beach

Tom Martin said...

380 - "And this one belongs to the Reds"
381 - "rounding third and heading for home"

Tom Martin said...

382 - Yellowstone national park
383 - Grand Tetons
384 - The view from the Alahambra in Spain

DanThoms said...

379. more bacon
380. a warm house in the middle of winter
381. free food at a friends house
382. jumping on a trampoline
383. a day at the zoo with the kids
384. a blog comment from a stranger
385. a hug from a friend
386. after the holidays discounted candy
387. the estate auction of an old dead person

DanThoms said...

make that 385-393

Sarah said...

393. my daughter's curls
394. the laugh of a best friend
395. sunrays shining through clouds
396. the blue of a really hot flame
397. cala lilies
398. palm trees
399. glittery snow in the moonlight
400. and unexpected song

Sarah said...

oops 394-401

Kim said...

402. the good kind of tired - after working hard & being satisfied by it.
403. the smell of honeysuckle
404. going on a trip
405. coming home from a trip
406. scones
407. dappled sunlight in the woods
408. kayaking some easy rapids without tipping
409. the mist as you look out from the top of Mt. LeConte
410. the finish line of 26.2

Tim said...

411. Winning an ebay auction.

Joe said...

412. HItting a full boat on the river when you know the other guy has had the nut flush since the flop.
413. AA (and GA - see above)
414. St. Francis's relationship with St. Claire
415. Watching a sketch artist draw, then having that moment where you realize what they are drawing.
416. Trying to figure out how #415's brain works so differently than yours.
417. Las Vegas
418. A truck stop at 2:00 am on a road trip
419. Free first class upgrade.
420. Steve Jobs

Joe said...

421. August and Everything After Album form Counting Crows...itunes just shuffled as I finished my last list.

Joe said...

I will now self edit my last two comments so you don't think I am dumb.

It should just be Francis' not Francis's
It should be from not form

422. People who don't judge other people for typos.

I'm done for a while. seriously.

Christopher Day said...

422 having a little giggle every time someone repeats a number accidentally and then goes back to fix it.

oops, make that 423

tommy said...

424. Cruises
425. Double Cheeseburger from Bakers Burgers
426. Coffee & a cigarette
427. Chili Dogs
428. Disneyland when its not busy.
429. The Empire Strikes Back
430. Evenflow by Pearl Jam played so loud your ears want to burst.
431. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
432. Christmas lights
433. SNL digital shorts

Shawdog said...

434. A Bengal win.
435. Watching your children grow and mature.
436. Taking a beautiful photo of a warm smile.

Shawdog said...

437. Twisted Measure
438. That buzz after a hard workout
439. Frost, up close.
440. Losing your job.
441. Finding a better job.

Hey You said...

442. Hitting a solid 4 iron
443. Listening to Bob Marley walking
the beach
444. Listening to your ipod while riding your bike on an open country road

Maureen Jacob said...
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Jeff (Hey You) said...

445. looking at your wife when she wakes up
446. frost on the trees in winter
447. hearing the crowd roar at the Shoe
448. watching your first child be born
449. sharing a special moment with
family
450. retirement

Shawdog said...

442. Cutting the perfect turn on perfectly flat water.
443. Reflections on flat water.
444. Hooking a fish on a fly rod.
445. Casting a fly rod.
446. Schussing down a virgin slope of powder.
447. Seeing a clay pigeon powdered by your shot.
448. The sound of nothing but net.
449. The squeak of basketball shoes at the Boston Garden.
450. Jim Valvano winning a national championship.

Maureen Jacob said...

451. Laughing so hard, your tummy hurts and tears stain your face.
452. Laughing with sister about memories that make you #451.
453. Fiona
454. Kitty
455. Perfectly chilled glass of Asti
456. Anticipation of eating sushi

Shawdog said...

Make mine through 459

Shawdog said...

so Maureen's is 465

Dan Kalbach said...

466. Referring to towns by their area code- What up 513?
467. Whatever the opposite of UGGS are
468. Kickoff of a Penn State game at Beaver Stadium
469. Forrest Whitaker's Oscar acceptance speech

Sandy Maudlin said...

470. A weathered, wrinkled, old, but beautiful, woman serving soup from her kitchen
471. School children spontaneously bursting into song after school
472. The Italian language spoken
473. Two deer in speckled sunlight nuzzling and licking each other's faces
474. A grandaughter saying when she gets grows up, she wants to be a grandma
475. Bluebird mom and dad teaching baby blue bird to take a bath
476. Seeing my first eagle or otter or fox or puffin or whale in the wild
477

Sandy Maudlin said...

477. Making something out of nearly nothing

Leah Wise said...

478. A dirty martini
479. My best friend-24 years of friendship
480. Jessica
481. Stephanie
482. Emily
483. Justin
488. Parents that love each other and their children
489. An overwhelmingly amazing group of in-laws
490. Cooking something new
491. Good Sex
492. Hope for the future
493. Faith
494. Christian Louboutin shoes
495. Reconnecting with friends
496. Bradley

Dan Kalbach said...

497. Creativity
498. Digging in the dirt
499. Peeing outside
500. Being "halfway there"

Joe said...

501. Chris Parnell on 30 Rock.

Amanda said...

502. living 3 miles from one of the only Skyline's in NE Ohio
503. snow days as an adult
504. Cuyahoga Valley National Park
505. coming home to Cincinnati
506. coming home to the Vineyard
507. thermal underwear
508. game nights
509. knowing the answer to a really hard question in Trivial Pursuit
510. Baliwood dancing
511. having to buy a new bookcase because the old one is full
512. Jon and Kate plus Eight
513. M&M's
514. NPR
515. Wikipedia

random blogger said...

516. Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss"
517. downtown all lit up
518. perfectly edged lawn
519. Discovery Land kids lined up on the balcony watching in awe as new Christ followers get baptized
520. a crackling fire on a cold camping night

bshawise said...

You guys are amazing. It's 4 degrees outside but my soul is fire warm. I embrace that cliche. Thank you so much for joining in this beauty fest. While most of the blogosphere is in constant critique mode we are sharing goodness. I humbly encourage you to invite your friends and family to join us. We'll need to them to "finish."

Ed Hatke said...

521. Emerald Isle, North Carolina
522. Any Steely Dan song
523. Driving anywhere with Vicki
524. Xavier winning
525. Any story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Ed Hatke said...

526. Oh yeah, and Costco

Cindy said...

527. The words "love", "dream", "hope", & "grace"
528. The Office
529. Free money deposited in your bank account because you belong to a credit union
530. Having the doctor say you ovary is "happy and healthy"
531. My family
532. Those smells that make you feel loved and comfortable
533. Great water pressure in your shower
534. Friends who will come and babysit you when you are down and out
535. Diet Cherry Coke
536. PRC
537. Ski (the drink)

Anonymous said...

530something from Daryn:

honest words between two friends
Christmas morning
Fender Stratocaster
Monte at Typhoon Lagoon
Gibson ES-295
false alarms
The point at Quepos 5' glassy and offshore
The Chinese doctor who sewed up my face in Costa Rica (sans any English)
smooth cutties and tasty pockets

full of gracie said...

538. Knowing that your best friend is a true kindred spirit.
539. Having the faith in said friend that she will never spill your secrets.
540. When your baby says, "I love you mommy!' for the fist time.
541.Finding your soulmate in a dog at the puond.
542. New Car Smell.
543. The smell of a cabage patch doll.
544. Getting to read about the love my grandparents share in the love letters they still write to one another every month.
545. Puppy breath

full of gracie said...
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Joe said...

546. Van Gogh

Sandy Maudlin said...

547. Seeing an original Andrew Wyeth egg tempera painting

matthew milthaler said...

548. reading "you're special" to reagan while mommy is out of town and him actually "getting it"
549. obama, 40 years after MLK's bday.
550. my wife after conducting the hallelujah chorus.
551. reading a book for the second time
552. an unpaid intern
553. that moment when someone you're teaching gets it.

leslie ann said...

546. kayaking with my dad
547. watching my dad race dolphins in his 'yak
548. watching the ball fall right between the goalie's fingers and the crossbar
549. scoring my first goal of the season against cocky rival team in the regional final
550. realizing my first reaction after scoring was to look up at the sky, at Heaven
5501/2. Bradley telling me I changed him into a soccer fan, or at least a soccer acceptor
551. Miss J leaping off the dock
552. PORCH SWINGS
553. life-altering chats on the porch swing
554. my blanky: slept to shreds
555. pencil-drawing faces
556. the way painting on the beach brings conversations with strangers
557. "water-skiing" on my dad's stomach in a pool when I was little
558. perfect morning glass at the lake
559. not wanting to jump in, but wanting to
560. swimming with a watermelon
561. laughing when I'm all by myself
562. grocery shopping
563. living on a sailboat
564. folded chips (you can wish on them)
565. when the ocean conditions match your mood
566. singing at the Vineyard
567. Scrubs
568. the cottage, the cottage, the cottage
569. foot-long corn dogs
570. sitting on a deserted beach after a storm when the atmosphere feels cleansed and full of clarity
571. having a soulfamily (kinda like a soulmate)

leslie ann said...

oops 573 right?

leslie ann said...

574. Trevor Hall "lime tree"

Joe said...
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Dan Kalbach said...

582. A bed.

Joe said...

590. The marginally OCD guy who can't help but fix the numbers for everyone else.

-fixed the gap above and anonymous darren had 9 uncounted including a story I want to hear about a Costa Rican doctor.

Joe said...

Well, crap Dan.

592. A sky full of hot air balloons

bshawise said...

593. How Banjo likes to call his pastoral tendencies OCD.

Maureen Jacob said...

594. Jasmine flowers
595. Sandalwood
596. Coconut oil
597. Bangles
598. Saris
599. Bindhis
600. Mendhi
601. Smell of frying samosas
602. Call of peacocks in the early morning
603. Smell of garam masala roasting
604. Riding the local Agra express train en route to Taj Mahal
605. Standing in front of the Taj Mahal
606. Tearing into a steaming, pillowy plain naan
607. Smell of good incense
608. Hindi language
609. The sound of paayal (traditional ankle bracelets)
610. Strum of sitar
611. Sound of bansuri
612. The book, "God of Small Things"
613. Pickle
614. Gulab Jamun
615. Murku
616. Basmati rice
617. Monsoon rains
618. Mangoes
619. Sambar
620. Mahatma Gandhi

Maureen Jacob said...

621. The Kama Sutra

barefootkt said...

622. The first warm day of spring after a cold winter.
623. Parents crying after dropping you off at college.
624. Parents telling you they are proud of you.
625. My dad saying a beautiful thing is Twisted Measure (www.twistedmeasure.com).
626. Singing with best friends in an a cappella group (Twisted Measure) because it makes singing so much better.
627. Hearing a new song that gives you chills.
628. Re-connecting with an old friend after months or years.
629. Knowing your family will never give up on you.
630. Knowing that even when things are rough, it will get better, it will.
631. When you finally learn to trust your instints.
632. Moving to a new city just because it feels right and seems like a cool idea.
633. Rocky Fork Lake, even though it's a little dirty.
634. Chips and salsa.
635. Trader Joe's.
636. Tattoos that mean something.
637. Claude Monet and his waterlilies.
638. Corsica.
639. Camp Ernst.
640. Quilts made by grandmothers.
641. Singing barefoot.
642. Falling in love with your best friend.

Allie K said...

643. Really coming HOME
644. A real midwest thunderstorm, shaking the window panes and lighting up the sky.
645. Getting a sled from Santa and frolicking in the snow
646. Supportive parents, wherever you may find yourself
647. Sisters
648. Gabby's rare cuddle
649. The butterflies of a first date
650. Anticipation of the future
651. holding hands
652. having the courage to say "I'm sorry"
653. taking the floor at the Schottenstein (sp?) Center
654. inspiring young minds
655. a random smile from a stranger when you may need it the most
656. Kaitlyn's voice
657. Leslie's art
658. My father's photography
659. My mother's passion
660. Having Grandpa replay his most vivid life moments, and picking his brain
661. Roadtrips: bad hotels, bad food, yet beautiful scenery and intimate conversations
662. fireflies
663. hummingbirds
664. honeysuckles: the smell and the taste of the sweet nectar
665. jungle gyms
666. a warm towel after a shower
667. a hot tub outside, snowflakes falling, with Snowmass Mt. as the back drop
668. imagination
669. saunas
670. a good french bistro...moules frites, fromage, baguettes and a glass of sancerre
671. San Diego
672. scuba diving in crystal blue waters
673. the freedom to be me
674. skinny dipping
675. finding shoes in my size
676. random bonfires and drum circles on the beach that bring strangers together
676. Yoga and it's soft release
677. a good cry
678. the sun going down at Sunset Cliffs (SD), with just me, the crashing waves, a cup of coffee and my journal
679. Unwavering, unsolicited, all encompassing love

ylmurph said...

680. Dave's Bumper story
681. a group of people getting up early on a saturday to go help people
682. subtle mandolin blended in the background
683. your kid's at their most excited chunk of the day
684. that helicopter shot when they go over the side of a cliff and you see the ocean
685. slow motion walking
686. the cliffs of Moher

ErinS said...

687. My dad's hugs
688. My mom's advice
689. Trust.
670. Snow Days :-)
671. The smell of my dog's feet
672. My friends
673. Being asked for advice
673. Love.
674. Believing it will all work out
675. Dreaming about my grandparents

Sarah said...

676. a perfect cup of coffee on a saturday morning.
677. watching someone you love sleep
678. temperatures out of the single digits
679. the blind man scene from amelie
680. a project that turned out better than you imagined
681. an answered prayer
682. sleeping in
683. zada dancing
684. zada singing o holy night way after christmas
685. an old couple holding hands
686. the beach
687. a good shower after you've been sick
688. other people's comments on this list

John Arns said...

689. watching someone awaken from a coma
690. watching my nephews have fun playing basketball
691. being reminded of God's mercy and grace

tommy said...

692. finishing a marathon
693. The smell of ground beef cooking.
694. The "My friends...you bow to no-one" scene in Return of the King.
695. redemption
696. A t-shirt that fits perfectly

bshawise said...

697. This commercial. The tagline at the end could be the tagline for our little experiment here.

distorted.girl said...

698. Foreign Films
699. The way India smells-like sandalwood
700. The way India is a dizzying array of colors
701. Hearing the brush of palm trees swaying in the night's breeze
702. Creating something out of nothing with paint
703. A good glass of red wine.
704. The first few days of a new relationship
705. Finding out your secret crush actually likes you
706. Animals in their natural environments, unscathed by humans
707. Forgiveness
708. Receiving a hand written letter in the mail
709. Spontaneous reactions in photographs
710. Being curled up in bed with a blanket and a great read.
711. People watching in a crowded place
712. Cooking someone something special because you love them.
713. Someone who is passionate

bshaw said...

714. the perfect getaway car (dude, it had a hemi)
715. the look of fear on the bank manager's face when I ask her to fill up these bags "or I'll pop your gourd."
716. learning something new (like the fact that the bank manager at the Crestwood Mall branch is a gun collector and she knows Crossman makes pellet guns, not real .357 magnums. Seriously. Who knew.)
717. cool souvenirs (anyone can get a mug shot, but who's got one with a black eye and a busted lip?)
718. a reduced sentence (the judge agreed I wasn't really resisting arrest)
719. orange jumpsuits that fit (most of the time, they're way too small and that really cramps my style, if you know what I mean)
720. getting time off for good behavior (Jacky, the night guard said my sense of humor was endearing)
721. being eligible for parole
722. a blonde parole officer with really nice tits
723. a parole officer with a sense of humor (Most of them aren't so sensitive. I mean it was a joke for crying out loud.)
724. the new padded ankle bracelets
725. getting rid of the AB
726. surprises (Margie may have run off with Juanita while I was upstate, but at least she left me the hemi)

ylmurph said...

727. 3/4 s of the way through a great book
728. an organized junk drawer
729. a cancelled meeting
730. A Woody Hayes OSU hat
731. an unused piece of chalk

Clizzarke said...

726. High-Definition
727. Charlie and his clan singing U2 at the vineyard
728. My sister's husband
729. My family
730. My girlfriend
731. Miss Jackson
732. RockBand and the bonding it brings
733. sriracha (green top only, with the rooster on the front) a.k.a hot cock
734. black and white photography
735. this list that sometimes brings a tear to your eye
736. people looking at the bright side
737. being a part of 105,000 screaming fanatics
738. Beer
739. MLK, his "keep moving speech" and all of his roads across the USA.
740. creative minds
741. life-long friendships
742. 4-wheel drive
743. Mitch Hedberg
744. The Cosby Show
745. snow globes

Clizzarke said...

Crap. 732-751 are mine.

752. fast typing

random blogger said...

753. lots of anything clean, organized, and labeled
754. playing catch with my father
755. playing catch with my son
756. the hard earned (and expensive) college diploma hanging on the wall
757. 6-4-3 double play to end the inning (only if your team turns it)

Kathleen said...

758.
My twins who weren't supposed to make it weighing in at 2.2 lbs and 1.14 lbs
759. My oldest son who is just the picture of Jesus in every way.
760. My husband, who is kind, good hearted, and loving to his children and wife all the time.
761. God
762. Tonni and Kevin and their 5 beautiful children.
763. Walking barefoot in the sand with your soon to be husband, knowing he is your soon to be husband.

Allie K. said...

764. Moccasin slippers
765. a Harvest moon
766. experiencing your first shooting star
767. an outdoor concert on a sticky sweet summer evening
768. The first African American President of the United States
769. A kiss and embrace between your parents that have been married for 24 years
770. cookies and creme ice cream drenched in Hershey's chocolate syrup
771. The way your tongue slides across your teeth when you first get your braces off.

Steve Fuller said...

772. Having no idea if these are repeats
773. Field trips
774. Staying home and writing on a cold Saturday night
775. Second chances
776. Sleepy puppies
777. Lucky numbers

Sandy Maudlin said...

778. Reading Mother Teresa - Come Be My Light

Dan Kalbach said...
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Dan Kalbach said...

779. Reading #722

John Arns said...

780. the music in THE WIZARD OF OZ

John Arns said...

781. the sensation you get in an airplane at takeoff.

steg stories said...

781. Crater lake
782. a Minpin for a pet
783. my 30th anniversary
784. a company truck
785. a christmas tree back in its box placed in the attic

John Arns said...

787. getting an A in calculus

DadClarke said...

788. getting a hand written letter
789. graduation day.
790. "Hey dad, you wanna play Candyland?
791. Cars in the driveway, everyones home
792. Guessing on a test question and getting it right 793.Realizing along the way you did something right.
794. Cedar Point cotton candy
795. Humming birds choosing to stop at your bird feeder.
796.Your children honoring your father and mother
797. Thanks, Dad.

Joe said...

798. Getting paid to do something you would do for free.
799. The day I earned my SAG card.
800. Nicole Kidmon in Moulin Rouge (my favorite love story movie)

Christopher Day said...

801 CHANGE and new beginnings
802 Getting a second chance
803 Taking it
804 Sitting down with the elderly, letting them talk, listening to THEIR story
805 Stopping for a minute to just breathe
806 Dancing
807 Making up after a huge argument
808 Meditation
809 Anything on a hibachi
810 Knowing that everyday could be the last day of your life and treating the people around you like it is.

jmjana said...

811. realizing you've grown up
812. allowing yourself to still be a kid
813. butterflies in your stomach
814. holding hands
815. sushi
816. birthdays
817. friends that cross time and distance borders
819. realizing someone went out of their way for you
820. michael scott

ylmurph said...

821. Football Sunday
822. the sound of opening a can of tennis balls
823. the smell of cookies in the oven
824. a bill that's less than estimated
825. Dear Prudence
826. the sky right before a storm
827. a Nipsey Russel reference

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828. Knowing you've gotten all of your homework done and turned in on time.

829. Kittens meowing.

830. Rainbows - not just the site of one, but rather the sign of God's promise to never again destroy the Earth with a flood.

831. Waking up to your favorite song.

832. Romans 8:38 - 39 (NLT)

Stacey said...
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Stacey said...

833. Dave Workman's hair
(Couldn't resist!)

Dan Kalbach said...

834. Reconciliation
835. Fleet Foxes on SNL last night
836. skinny-dipping in the Atlantic
837. the name Jesus
838. John 8:1-11
839. hearing someone say "excuse me" or "pardon me" at a Rage Against The Machine concert

John Arns said...

840. knowing someone trusts you
841. knowing someone believes in you
842. the sky during a storm. watching forked lightning.

John Arns said...

843. having mercy on yourself when you're reminded that God already extends you that mercy.

John Arns said...

844. Philippians 2

John Arns said...

845. being comforted by Psalms 66 and 67.

John Arns said...
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Scott & Jess said...

Better late than never...

846. Unconditional love
847. The smell of my kids hair
848. Laying in a hammock on a quiet summer day
849. Playing "Rock Band" with my boys
850. Sharing a vision or dream with a friend and seeing thier face light up
851. Knowing I will grow old with my wife
852. Spontaneous creativity
853. Worship
854. Helping people in need

Scott & Jess said...

855. Chik-Fil-A shakes
856. Soft oatmeal raisin cookies
857. A entire weekend with absolutely no plans
858. A clear night sky, somewhere far away from city lights
859. Friends that allow you to truely be yourself
860. San Diego

Ok...I'll let someone else go now.

jmjana said...

861. coffee with sugar and cinnamon in it.
862. bacon and eggs and potatoes with scallions at 3:00pm
863. snowflakes that fall on your tongue when youre talking
864. all the laundry being done
865. mlk, jr.

Joe said...

866. Handing your newborn baby to your parents for the first time.
867. Being a part of a community that sacrifices together.
868. Enter NYC by train
869. Philip Seymour Hoffman acting
870. Walking into your first improv class and realizing that everyone else is like you when you thought you were the only one.
871. My kids at Disney World
872. My wife at Disney World
873. Yoda
874. A guy protecting his gal
875. Beer

bshawise said...

876. Leslie Ann saying, "ummm....well...."
877. Allie K.'s courage.
878. Kaity's bracelet artistry.
879. Steve S.'s curiosity and servant heart.
880. Kim S.'s can-do attitude.
881. Chris' strength
882. Natalie's laugh and lightning quick wit.
883. Joe S. answering 'space donkey' in scattegories
884. Ryan S. singing about cougars.
885. Bud S. turning this list into a short story tool (714-726)
886. Grandpa and Jennifer teaching me that relationships thrive on humor.
887. Grandpa cooking squirrel brains.
888. Monte and Daryn being friends and brothers.
889. My father teaching me to work hard.
890. My mother teaching me to communicate.
891. My brother's unconditional love.
892. His wife's appreciation of his silliness.
893. My Gpa Wise teaching me what "thru sickness and in health" means.
894. My Grandma's reaction to getting a new Christmas bear.
895. Cindy's smile.
896. My wife loving and being loved by my extended family.

Jeff said...

900. Creative sons
901. Beautiful daughters in law
902. friends like Mike and Scott
903. a wife that loves me

Jeff said...

897. The ReGifter
898. drawing to an inside straight
899. beating Michigan

Joe said...

900. Completely agreeing with the three above this one.

John Arns said...

901. God's forgiveness
902. being forgiven by a friend
903. unity in the body of Christ

John Arns said...

904. watching a child reach out to hold his dad's hand before crossing the street.

John Arns said...

905. a mother holding her newborn baby

Kim said...

906. epiphany
907. falling asleep on a boat on Dale Hollow Lake, listening to the waves calm to nothingness.
908. putting a puzzle together with your child and them actually loving it
909. the way your dog loves you no matter what
910. Oreos dipped in cold milk
911. peanut butter milkshakes
912. watching the sunset from the shore of Hummingbird Island on DH Lake
913. jet-skiing in the morning when the water is flat and calm

distorted.girl said...
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distorted.girl said...

914..Dreams.
915.Spectrum created from light entering a prism.
916.The kindness of a total stranger.
917.Planet Earth series.
918.The iris of an eye.
919.Lightning.
920.Blown Glass.
921.Watching images magically appear on paper when you develop your own photographs.
922.Cracking through the caramelized layer of sugar atop creme brulee.
923.Beatrix Potter's Tale of Peter Rabbit.
924.Watching people's reactions emerging from the water after getting baptized.
925.Traffic-free mornings.
926.The shape of a woman's body.
927.Black and white photographs.
928.Letting Go.
929.Candle Light.
930.Seeing two people in love.
931.Old classic Disney movies.
932.Hope.
933.A vivid imagination.
934.The color red.
935.Coffeehouses.
936. Completing a painting that you've worked on for weeks.
937. Subway's $5 footlong jingle.
938. Blowing out candles on a birthday cake.

Sandy Maudlin said...

939. Walking in late to Sunday Celebration at church and moving from 'normal air at the doorway' thru 'a wall of worship' that took my breath away completely.

John Arns said...

940. a tobacco field in Kentucky
941. the "swoosh" sound of the door opening/closing on the starship Enterprise

random blogger said...

942. watching my 5 year old daughter's self choreographed ballet
943. the life of William Wilberforce
944. the thought that all of us who have participated in this have in a way worshiped God who is the source of these sights, sounds, impressions, emotions
945. the stories we can tell about God showing up

John Arns said...

946. a rooster's crow
947. knowing that God has removed our transgressions from us as far as the east is from the west.

John Arns said...

948. being encouraged by Psalm 103

John Arns said...

949. the magenta on the weather radar during a storm
950. the girl with kaleidoscope eyes

$13 said...
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$13 said...

951. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kV5XkBQsKU
952. everything ODB has ever said.

Sara said...

This is amazing.

949. My husband being able to let his in-laws be themselves.
950. Re-exploring a city you lived in for 8 years through the eyes of new residents.
951. The way your favorite jeans make everything just better.
952. Getting a great deal when it is BOGO time at Payless.
953. Sitting watching TV, and your dog cuddling with you like a baby.
954. Finishing a book and being really sad that it is over.
955. Looking at the photographs of your honeymoon and realize you are even more in love today.
956. Chasing your dreams together.
957. My husband supporting my dreams.
958. My husband letting me cut back my hours to pursue my dreams.
959. Working with special need individuals and their true appreciation for what you do for them.
960. The true excitement in their face just to see you after not seeing you over the weekend.
961. Coming home to my husband/pets being excited to see me.
962. Reorganizing your closet and making more room.
963. Scrapbooking the last year for a gift.
964. The appreciation for above mentioned gift.
965. Helping your family get on their feet.
966. Helping your sister succeed.
967. Finding a job after a long search.
968. The way my dog gets so excited to go for a walk.
969. My husband saying, "I will go to that appointment with you."
970. Hearing your family say, "We are moving to Ohio" (when they live in Wisconsin)
971. All the free music at Summerfest in Milwaukee WI.
972. The Upper Dells boat tours along the Wisconsin River.
973. Being told that you can stay with a friends family member on the beach in Daytona Beach FL.
974. Laughing until you cry.
975. The scale reading you lost pounds.
976. Hearing, "I will help you with that."
977. A clean kitchen.
978. Being needed.
979. My husband making the bed.
980. Comments on your Facebook/MySpace wall.
981. Hummingbirds.
982. Daisies
983. Including your husbands wants in your wedding.
984. Concentrating on the marriage not just a day.
985. God's grace that is new everyday.
986. Leaving the VCC celebration and my husband asking, what was that scripture again.
987. Hearing, "Aunt Sara"
988. Cookouts, Cornholl and campfires.
989. Spending time with your brother laughing about how teachers looked 10 years apart.
990. Being 10 away from 1000.
991. Walking out to your car to leave for work and your windows are already cleared off.
992. Surprise notes in your lunch.
993. An unexpected kiss.
994. Turning off the TV and enjoying the silence.
995. Turning up the radio when the song means something to you.
996. Being brought to tears because something touches you.
997. Being handed a tissue before the movie even starts.
998. Phone calls at 7pm and knowing it is your husband calling to say, "I am looking forward to seeing you in 2 hours."
999. Laughing with your parents.
1000. Hitting 1000 and knowing you could go on easily for 1000 more.

Brad this was a great idea.

Sara said...

1001. Rick Rolling

Greg said...
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Greg said...

Marco Island, Florida
Being a Cubs fan when they finally win the World Series
Strong coffee by morning, strong drink by evening
Vacations alone with your wife

bshawise said...

Unbelievable. You people are simply unbelievable. Your lists have blown my mind. Can't hurt to keep going, right? My soul has never been warmer.

Joe said...

1006ish. That my old friends Greg Hubbard and Tommy Peterson commented on my new friend's blog, though they have never met him. It speaks to the power of community intersecting with the world wide web. It makes me feel like my life is somehow integrated.

ylmurph said...

well done my friend

Allie K. said...

At a time in my life when everything seems in limbo, this list made me see the little things. We are always told to "not sweat the small stuff," but never really to appreciate the "small stuff". This list and the people that participated exemplified that. It shows that there are many beautiful things in this crazy, self-involved world in which we live. Whether they be natural, man made, or a gift from God, there is beauty in each subtle nuiance of the day that we are granted here on Earth. Thank you Bradley and everyone involved for helping me realize the beauty that is set before me each day!

Spencer said...

This was an awesome list to read. I'm a little disappointed that the no-wipe poop didn't find it's way on to this list. That said, well done!

Brenty said...

1007. Finally getting to post a list.
1008. Sound of the golden oldies playing on itunes during my morning routine.
1009. That ah-ha moment a student gets when they finally get what you're teaching.
1010. The last bell of the day that releases previously said student and his crazy buddies.
1011. hearing the words "I'm proud of you"
1012. That rush to your brain and heart before an interview.
1013. The relief and cold beer after that interview.
1014. Putting up my first set of christmas lights our new house.
1015. For teachers, June
1016. July
1017. August
1018. The silence before a perfectly thrown touchdown pass is caught, or dropped.
1019. Completing my first college pass in a meaningless game only to see my parents, brother, and his friends go nuts in the stands.
1020. Everything Jack Bauer.

bshawise said...

1021. When Ralphie tackles Randy on the steps on Christmas Eve.
1022. Cutting down your first Christmas tree with your wife.
1023. Hiking thru the empty woods covered in a new blanket of snow.

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