Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby paulmgreen » Thu Nov 08, 2012 13:05 pm

The smell of proper coffee

The smell of freshly sawn wood

The sight of a pretty woman

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Peddle Up! » Thu Nov 08, 2012 15:15 pm

A good scratch. :D :D
Purveyor of "up" :)

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby MaxwellBygraves » Thu Nov 08, 2012 16:50 pm

Just been to the supermarket and picked up some quality reduced stuff for tea. Always cheers me up haha.

Gotta love the reduced section.
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby MattC59 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 19:03 pm

Reading the delusional posts of the self appointed advisor to beginners.
Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Cornerblock » Thu Nov 08, 2012 19:32 pm

Found one of these by the side of the road,

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Now whenever tensions are rising indoors, squeeze and smile! Never fails.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby kieranb » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:34 am

watching the birds at the feeder in the garden

That moment when out and about and the view and the lighting conditions combine to make a great picture (before realising I don't have a camera)

Eating a bowl of frosties with cold milk at night

First sip of a good cup of tea.

catching up and keep pace with someone who 'looks' fast and serious either when cycling or running.

posting on bikeradar

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby laurentian » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:29 am

Getting your picture on the sports pages of the local rag . . . at 47!
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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Lagrange » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:34 am

The day after a night on the waz with attendant vindaloo, and at work after a long boring meeting - laying the biggest one in the world!

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby finchy » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:27 pm

Morning mist hanging over fields.

Swimming in the sea and hitting a warm patch of water.

Goats.

Lying in bed at night listening to a podcast as I drift off to sleep.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby daviesee » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:35 pm

johnfinch wrote:Morning mist hanging over fields.

Swimming in the sea and hitting a warm patch of water.
Goats.

Lying in bed at night listening to a podcast as I drift off to sleep.

I don't think that would cheer me up. I would be looking for the most likely candidate to blame. :wink:
None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby andyrr » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:54 pm

The smell of freshly roasted coffee - I roast my own greeen beans. Actually prefer this smell to the smell of the brewed coffee. Also reminds me of the team and coffee company that my Dad worked for and I used to work at during summer holidays and I sometimes helped with the commercial roasting using a proper big roaster. The smell of both unroasted and roasted beans are evocative.

The first sip of a freshly made espresso using said beans.

Performing a simple piece of bike fettling with the desired result as the outcome. As simple as changing brake cables and resolvign the 'sticking' brakes or swapping out the bottom bracket to cure the knock.creak.

Working hard on a ride with the wind generally being against and then

The final 'ding' of the microwave as the meal is now cooked - especially for me after an energenic run or bike ride when this means my large bowl of porridge with, ideally, assorted fresh and dried fruit/seeds is now ready for consumption.

Reading the night-time books to my children.

Listening to some of the tracks from albums I've transferred to my ipod and recalling hearing them on vinyl many, many moons ago.

Getting out on my motorbike and blatting past a car or 2 with the exhaust and airbox noises resonating away in my ears.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby finchy » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:56 pm

daviesee wrote:
johnfinch wrote:Morning mist hanging over fields.

Swimming in the sea and hitting a warm patch of water.
Goats.

Lying in bed at night listening to a podcast as I drift off to sleep.

I don't think that would cheer me up. I would be looking for the most likely candidate to blame. :wink:


WHALE!!!

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby finchy » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:58 pm

My lovely little baby boy burping. 8)

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby crispybug2 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 13:27 pm

johnfinch wrote:
Swimming in the sea and hitting a warm patch of water



On my regular riding route there's a massive B & Q superstore. When I'm out riding on a bitterly cold day there's always a little patch of warm air that I ride through (presumably it's from heating in the greenhouse section!) I really look forward to that little bubble of warmth out on the ride.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby team47b » Fri Nov 09, 2012 16:50 pm

getting all those emails from bike companies promoting winter clothing :D
my isetta is a 300cc bike

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby Cornerblock » Fri Nov 09, 2012 16:54 pm

Ordering a curry delivery, having all the plates and cutlery ready and the hearing the door bell ring.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby lemoncurd » Fri Nov 09, 2012 17:51 pm

Only having to wipe once after a massive dump.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby saprkzz » Fri Nov 09, 2012 18:04 pm

Watching an episode of;

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No matter how bad the mood, this always dilutes it.


Overtaking a roadie on my MTB

Weekend ride on my road bike on a dry & clear day.

When the 20 mile drive home goes well, i.e not getting cut up, traffic lights change as you approach them etc..

When my employees are happy, and the daily figures hit my targets

just a few that cheer me up! :)

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby DesWeller » Fri Nov 09, 2012 18:41 pm

The mandolin bit in Maggie May.

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Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Postby MattC59 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 19:37 pm

At work today, hearing someone come out of the gents to say "Jesus, someone has ruined that toilet !!"

Couldn't help but sit at my desk rocking whilst trying to suppress my chuckling :lol:
(It wasn't me, by the way !)
Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.

Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved


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