The Great God of all that is Cool (and orange), Frank, of iFilpFlop recently posted this "Is There Anything Better Than..." list after he put a new razor blade into his Gillette Fusion the other day.
His list brought a smile to my face, and I need a few smiles, so her goes my take...
Is There Anything Better Than...?
1: A quiet night at home with no obligations?
2: The Fourth of July?
3: Those few moments before the guests arrive for a party you are throwing?
4: The first warm day of the year that allows you to turn up the car radio and roll down the windows?
5: Drifting off to sleep to the sound of a window fan humming busily?
6: Cracking open a new book?
7: A mid-day matinée?
8: Being on a train?
9: The sound of music playing softly in another room?
10: Waking up and forgetting for a moment that it's Saturday morning ... and then realizing that it is!?
11: Saturday Morning?
12: French Toast?
13: Swiss Cheese?
15: A belly laugh?
16: A Marx Brothers Film?
17: Whatshisname's bright smile?
18: A comment on this blog by Magnolia Thunderpussy?
19: The first real snow of the season?
20: Christmas eve?
22: Hitting a flea market and finding a wonderful piece of junk that you just can't live without?
23: Bumping into an old friend that you have not seen for years; and realizing that he or she looks much older than you?
24: Having sex first thing in the morning?
25: Classic Warner Brother's cartoons?
26: Boulder Colorado?
27: A fresh coat of paint?
28: Finding ten bucks in a jacket pocket?
29: Listening to a Prairie Home Companion?
30: Hearing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue?
31: A massage?
32: A good cup of coffee?
33: The Beatles?
34: Hanging out with Justrose?
35: My darling, Zelda?
36: Trading insults with that bitch, The Contessa?
37: Watching the sun come up from the vantage point of a hotel roof deck, while the city of San Francisco comes to life below?
38: Walking in L.A. ?
39: Film Noir?
40: Leaving work for the day?
41: A nice Merlot?
42: Having someone you love do something thoughtful for you?
43: Doing something thoughtful for someone you love?
44: The full moon?
45: The smell of honeysuckle on a warm summer's night?
46: Watching a scary movie with Medbh?
47: Realizing that everyone else is as clueless as you feel?
48: Seeing justice prevail?
49: An ice cold beer on a hot day?
50: Watching a fireworks display?
51: Hitting all the green lights?
52: No line at the '10 Items or Less' lane at the supermarket?
53: A handwritten letter from an old friend showing up in your mailbox?
54: Reading the morning paper?
55: Hearing Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" playing on the sound system at a shopping center?
56: Cap'n Crunch with Crunch Berries?
57: Candy Corn?
59: Stephen King?
60: Knowing that you might have made a differnece?
61: A hot shower on a cold morning.
62: Winning a few bucks in the lottery?
63: A beer at Dirty Franks on 13th and Pine Streets in Philadelphia?
64: When it snows at Christmas?
65: When it's warm at Easter?
66: Reading Rainbow Demon's blog?
67: Reading Jimmi's Blog?
68: Reading Liz's Blog?
69: Reading Tony's Blog?
70: Reading Maidink's Blog?
71: Than when your MP3 player spits out five great songs in a row?
72: Knowing that George W Bush's days are numbered?
74: Taking a great photograph?
75: The dance scene from the movie, Picnic where William Holden and Kim Hunter do a slow, sexy boil to "Moon Glow"?
76: Watching Godfather I and II back to back?
77: Getting someplace early?
78: Laughing at something you once feared?
79: Finally realizing that this is as good as it gets?
80: Knowing that the bills are all paid?
81: Getting up early and watching the rest of the world come to life?
82: Seeing the forest for the trees?
83: Hearing a Billie Holiday song late at night while in your car?
84: Popping a free game while playing pinball?
85: The smell of something fresh baked?
86: Knowing that your loved ones are OK?
87: Going somewhere or someplace that you resisted, and then discovering that you are actually enjoying yourself?
88: Getting a primo parking space?
89: Having a perfect stranger smile at you and acknowledge your existence?
90: Seeing a project through to the end?
91: Strawberry milk?
92: Italian food?
93: Being comfortable in your own skin?
94: Finding joy in the mundane?
95: Auntie Em's pretzels?
96: A hot toddy in front of a roaring fire on a cold night?
97: Taking a mental health day from work?
99: An authentic Victorian era home?
100: Knowing I am done with this list?