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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by RJman, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Fritz

    Fritz Senior member

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    OK, perhaps my post missed the point a bit, so I'll add the following:

    The spare ribs I barbecue for my brother and my dad.
    Summer breeze
    Sunny days
    Hot cocoa in a ski lodge.
    Salmon sashimi

    RJ, love the term Arbeitsschmerz. Never heard it before, but it's clever.
     


  2. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    The smell of napalm in the morning.
     


  3. pinchi22

    pinchi22 Senior member

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    -The sight of my dog´s tail wagging when he hasn´t seen me in a week.
    -Sunset with a good hand-crafted beer at Carmel-by-the-Sea.
    -That very occasional, but perfectly shaped, pitched shot landing right on the green and rolling to the hole.
    -Listening to Kleiber shifting into the major key in Beethoven´s Fifth.
    -That amazing coconut desert at El Chaflán (Madrid).
     


  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    an afternoon in the zoo with my 3 year old daughter
    a cup of perfectly brewed illy coffee, with just the right natural frothiness
    an ice cold beer while sitting under a shade on a white sand beach
    sex on a sunday morning
    a slightly chilled bottle of gran reserva rioja and tapas
    a plate of good carpaccio
    uni, salmon, toro and roe sashimi
    watching the stock market while the issue you bought is climbing in the double digits
    having your feet measured for a pair of bespoke shoes

    and my favorite... walking alone in the evening in whatever city my travels bring me and just watch how they roll
     


  5. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

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    - spending time with my children
    - spending time with my wife and "spending time" with my wife
    - good bourbon
    - sitting on my deck in the summer with a gin & tonic, just relaxing
    - the way new shoes smell just out of the box
    - going to the movies
    - a good meal
    - getting together with friends I haven't seen in awhile
    - attending a Billy Joel concert with a super hyped crowd, hearing Billy say that they're inviting one of their roadies on stage to sing a "religious song," hearing said roadie and the band launch into a spot on cover of "Highway to Hell," and watching the crowd become completely crazed - it was awesome (and also how I rolled on Saturday night)
     


  6. Etienne

    Etienne Senior member

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  7. Tyto

    Tyto Senior member

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    * My son's smile
    * My son's fascinated stare, mouth agape
    * My wife in jeans, t-shirt, shades, ponytail, and a smile
    * That clean baby smell
    * Lounging in bed on a Saturday morning
    * Sitting in the backyard at that perfect time of the evening
    * A glass of Lagavulin or A.H. Hirsch
    * The feel of a fountain or dipping pen on paper (good one, Huntsman)
    * Reading almost anything on a Sunday afternoon
    * Tinkering around the house
    * Salmoe roe sushi with a quail egg
    * Almost anything cooked by my father-in-law
    * Good bittersweet chocolate
    * A nice steak and a glass of zin.
    * Creme Brulee
    * Ironing
     


  8. Bouji

    Bouji Senior member

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    Randomly roaming the streets of Mayfair, Belgravia, and St. James's. Just gazing at the grey haired men in bright coloured sports jackets and cravats, who just seem to sit in the back seats of their parked Bentleys and Rolls Royces for no reason, doing absolutely nothing but look wealthy.

    Sitting on the balcony of my apartment in Belgravia with a Cohiba and a JW Blue Label, and watching the world pass me by.

    Good company.

    Cashmere sweaters with nothing underneath.

    Shaving, late in the morning, with a brush, shaving oil, and shaving cream.

    Burgundy red wine.

    Loire valley white wine in the summer.

    Music.

    Women looking into my eyes.

    When people laugh at what you say, of course in a positive way.

    Speeding on the motorway.

    When you are the best dressed person in the room.

    Soho (London) at night.

    Foie Gras.

    Wandering small narrow streets in big cities (e.g. Soho NYC, Notting Hill and Covent Garden in London, Brera and the Navigli in Milan, Montparnasse in Paris).

    Kensington and Chelsea accents.

    Murano glass and crystal.

    Period French furniture.
     


  9. Morris

    Morris Senior member

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    - My wife's smile
    - My children laughing
    - Balvanie (neat, of course) settling in the tumbler
    - The Birth of the Cool
     


  10. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    chocolate mousse cake
     


  11. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Polishing good shoes
    Thunderstorms
    The sound of the sea, particularly late at night
    The smell of a fire or a kerosene lamp
    Sipping mint green iced tea while reading a good book
    Being warm in bed in a cool room
    Well-made au lait
     


  12. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Old-time radio shows
    Ceiling fans on a hot day
     


  13. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Fresh mint, props, Doc!
    Ditto on polishing good shoes. Moonlight and champers optional.
    And those old radio plays on KNX 1070 if they still have them -- Sgt Preston, the Lone Ranger, Sherlock Holmes...
    the Cafe Tomaselli in Salzburg and the Cafe Dommayer in Vienna, at any hour.
    A good chocolatine aux amandes
    Smelling spring air.
    That funky weird smell from plane trees around old buildings (mansions, libraries and the like)
    Hitting the sack after a long, long day knowing that you can rest now.
    Seeing my cat sprawl in the sun -- how simple happiness can be.
    Brick sidewalks.
    Fries with (garlic) mayonnaise.
    Real red-currant whole fruit jam.
     


  14. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sleeping anywhere I can hear the roar of the ocean
    Being lost, but not caring
    Finding that you have the room with your favorite painting at (insert museum) all to yourself
    Woody Allen's first 10 movies
    1985 Burgundy or 1982 Pomerol

    Two More:

    The cheese fries with fois gras at Au pied du cochon, Montreal
    In and Out burgers
     


  15. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Jeremy Law Deerskin Products
     


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