Island_Style

What Floats your Boat?

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- A good round of golf with my dad and brother

- Baseball on a Chamber of Commerce day with my friends

- That first home football game of the season

- Homecoming in Boone

- Days when I can't do any wrong in the eyes of my girlfriend

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- Meeting and spending time with fine ladies (a good amount of physical attrativeness and friendly personnality.)

- Eating my favorite foods

- Some hot weather

- Receiving paychecks

- Helping others

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-Hanging with my bestfriends.

-Getting something you've been trying for, for far too long (girlfriend, paycheck, etc.)

-Driving.

-Riding my bike.

-My teams winning big games; Cavaliers, Browns, Indians, Buckeyes, Gladiatators.

-Playing basketball

-Having that "on day" when you just don't seem to miss a shot (you all know what I mean ^_^ )

-Swimming

-Having a lot of feelings for someone, and finally getting a chance with them... (See 2nd dash)

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My dogs, playing soccer, music, the Leafs being good (I've been out of luck on that one for the past few years), and my friends. Doesn't take much to please me.

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Achieving goals that I set for myself, playing sports, talking about/watching sports, hanging out with my friends and boys.

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Sitting around a campfire with a few cold beers and not a care in the world.

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The fact that after working a solid year without access to my vacation time (some policy LA County uses for new employees), as of 4:00 PM PST today, I'm on vacation until the 14th.

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Lucky you. I get three days and you get a full week.

What floats my boat? Being able to say that I've at least lived a normal life. I was once told that I could never have a normal life. But you know what? I earned the chance to live a normal life, so go ahead and poo-poo on my parade, all I have to say are the words of the not-so-famous Chris Benoit: "Prove me wrong."

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Seadragon76...you, my friend, are not wrong!

No proof needed...no poo-poo here...

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- Baseball. I'm a hockey player by heart, but really, there's nothing like baseball.

- Walking around outside in cold/snowy weather. I'm not a summer guy.

- Driving, specifically to good music, generally at a high volume

- A good beer. Hell, going to the bar makes me happy.

- Pooping. Yeah, I like to take dumps. It's relaxing, except for certain/rare cases. I always wonder what I could've eaten that was pointy.

- My new shoes(Nike Daybreak Vintage...re-release of a 70's running shoe), as seen below (they're about 10 times brighter in person, and the most comfortable shoe ever)

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PASSING THE PT TEST!!!

No really, though--even though most of us able-bodied troopies know we can pass that thing, for some reason, most of us still get them jitterbugs at the beginning of it. (I take that back--the jitterbugs creep up right before the 2-mile run portion of it, with arms, abs, and upper thighs sore as hell from cranking them to failure during the push-up and sit-up portion of the test.) Nothing like the feeling of jubilee after the test is over. That feeling only increases when you hear the time called is better than what you expected (such was the case for me last time I ran the PT test two months ago).

Beyond that...

- The pictures of mynewborn baby girl. So precious. (Actually, that make me wanna cry, too, for the same reason. Yeah...REAL men cry, ya b!tches!)

- Someone already mentioned r/h. Oh yeah. (Won't be getting any of THAT anytime soon, though.)

- Going home again! (To Pensacola, that is.) Having relocated up north, I cherish the times I get to go back home, back to what I know and remember and...love. Among the highlights? The seafood shop I used to work at (nationally renowned, by the way), and, of course, the BEACHES!!! Like Island_Style, I consider myself lucky to be from a city by the beach. Nothing like strolling through that sand, or sitting in it, and (if I can find an isolated strip of it) taking in the sights, the colors, and the smells. Beats the hell out of desert sand, that's for sure. :D

- Oh--and football season. Can't wait for THIS upcoming season, as a matter of fact.

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- Someone already mentioned r/h. Oh yeah. (Won't be getting any of THAT anytime soon, though.)

If only you had gone for the Navy.

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- Someone already mentioned r/h. Oh yeah. (Won't be getting any of THAT anytime soon, though.)

If only you had gone for the Navy.

The sad part is...I come from a "squid" town.

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But it's a flying squid town. lol

- A day where my knee (osteo necrosis) doesn't kill me

- as TarHeel said: the first home football game

- chillin with friends and listening to music

- the first hockey game of the season

- my cat Beelz (yes, he is named after the Stephen Lynch song)

- playing my bass for hours without ever really playing anything

- the cold

- going to beach in the middle of the night and just talking for hours with my friends

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- The parking lot smell of an NFL game...charcoal, cigarettes/cigars, beer, food, and probably lots of other crap all rolled into one. On a crisp October morning before a 1 PM game, thats tops...(and being a Jet fan, probably a lot of meadowlands smell factored in there too :P ...)

- Biking. I go 6-7x a week to workout around town (lots of hills around here) but nothing beats just being all alone on a trail with no cars, no people, no sounds except maybe some chirping birds or squirrels rustling leaves around you...

- Those chilly November-ish nights in the upper 30s with a nice drizzle. I love going for runs on nights like that...

- Paychecks...

- Going places I've never been before...

- Used to be just getting in the car and going for a ride just for the hell of it...when I first got my license 5 years ago and change, gas was a buck and change a gallon...well, those days are long gone, as we all unfortunately are aware...

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Damn near anything to do with my son. Having little kids is as good as people said it would be. They're so curious and have such excitement for so many things and it rubs off on you.

Winning an ebay auction is a rush.

Clever, successful driving in large cities, especially making lights and snagging the best parking spot possible rocks.

Discovering cool places to eat and foods you've never had before is fun.

Travel of nearly every kind, near or far, is what life is about. Spend your money on experiences, not things. This is from the ebay fan drowning in my own possessions. Heed my warning.

A well played baseball game with a dramatic finish makes my day.

A new band you love, or a great album from a current favorite is like finding a diamond.

Fall weather and big sweaters.

Successful home repairs and completed yard work give a great sense of satisfaction. Do this while listening to baseball on the radio. It's your duty as an American.

A brand new pair of socks worn for the first time. I'd do that every day if I could afford it like Jerry Lewis does.

Free porn.

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Talking to her, though it doesn't so much happen anymore.

The Red Sox winning. And to a much lesser extent, my other favorite teams winning. I tend to love sports so much because I get lost in them so easily and nothing else matters and when my teams do win, it's great.

Long road trips -- especially when I'm driving. I absolutely love driving for long stretches of time across the country.

I'll agree with most others and say the first home football game.

A night at the baseball stadium -- it doesn't matter which stadium or which teams, nothing beats it.

Playing XBox with my best buddy.

Hanging out at the bar and enjoying a few beers in moderation.

When I'm able to take a look at my life and whatever petty problems I may be facing at the time and realize that I have it pretty damn good.

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- Someone already mentioned r/h. Oh yeah. (Won't be getting any of THAT anytime soon, though.)

If only you had gone for the Navy.

Wouldn't that be known as "boat head" or "sub head" in the Navy?

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Severe or Strong thunder storms. Here in Florida you get at least two a week between late June and August. We had one last night. Thunder storms are really cool. I also have a sick love affair with hurricanes. Of course a direct hit on the island would mean an island underwater. Close calls are the way to go. It's fun to see the high rough surf. It is also fun driving/walking around during the high winds. Like i said, close calls only.

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