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What was the highlight of your day today? Big or small?

Asked by Earthgirl (11159 points ) September 2nd, 2012

The tiniest thing can be something memorable or just remind you of why life is worth living. What was that thing for you today?

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MilkyWay's avatar

Dancing on my own in the living room, whilst playing music on full blast.
No one was home. :D

Earthgirl's avatar

@MilkyWay I love to do that too! What music were you playing?

PhiNotPi's avatar

I found out where to buy centrifuges online. (A little creepy, but that’s all I accomplished. I don’t plan on buying any)

MilkyWay's avatar

@Earthgirl Dance/pop music, mainly stuff that’s never played usually… like What The Hell by Avril Lavigne, or Break Your Heart by Tiao Cruz :D
Sometimes you just have to move your body to the beat, without even caring what the lyrics are lol!

bookish1's avatar

Writing my first grant application today and realizing I have followed through on the dream I’ve had since I was 17. Booya, life.

Coloma's avatar

Today is awesome! Beautiful weather and I am having company in about an hour for dinner. I am making a decadent expresso ice cream and chocolate cookie sundae…OMG I can’t wait for dessert! :-D

Jeruba's avatar

Ha! It was a tiny victory, but pleasing nonetheless. Last night at the grocery store I bought two ripe white peaches and found my favorite low-fat string cheese on sale. I bought six packages at $1.55 off.

The peaches were the nearest thing to perfection that I’ve tasted in a long while. So I decided to go back today—something I don’t ordinarily do. They still had the peaches and I bought four more. It looked like the string cheese was cleaned out. But!—I was clever enough to reach over the divider and behind the product next to the empty bin and found four more packages. Luck was with me for once!

I also mentally bought a car and will probably do it for real tomorrow. Hope it’ll be as much fun as making off with the hidden string cheese.

Bellatrix's avatar

It’s only 10.18 am but the highlight would be waking up and snuggling with my husband and our two dogs (one who is 11 heading for 12 and the other 9) coming in to join us and acting like complete geese. They jumped all over the bed like puppies and then snuggled with us too. They just had their summer shaves and the oldest one is always like a new dog when he has a haircut. He regresses back to being a puppy. He’s getting old so these special times with him are even more valuable.

Coloma's avatar

@Bellatrix Awww…my cat is in the scruffy phase of growing back his monster fluffy coat and tail now. The fur is about an half inch long and spikey, he looks awful. haha

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

This was yesterday, but wandered over to a fine arts show and found one of my favs. I love this guy’s work.
www.dmichaelprice.com

Earthgirl's avatar

@Coloma That sounds great enjoy it to the full (I know you will, you hedonist, lol)
@Bellatrix I have never had a pet believe it or not but that sounds heavenly! (goldfish don’t count ,do they?)
@Jeruba Good peaches are so hard to find! I remember when they used to be commonplace. One thing I used to love was sliced peaches in my Rice Crispies. Mmmmm! Enjoy!

Earthgirl's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Ha! I didn’t realize you were into fantasy. I love this one of his that shows the beauty of upstate NY.

I went to an art show today too and this artist, Tonya Engel was my favorite.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Earthgirl I’ve loved his stuff for years. The originals are so amazing. I could look at his stuff for hours. He lives in my county. He’ll be in my town next weekend for Colorscape Chenango. It’s a great show,

Earthgirl's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Enjoy! Do you like talking to the artists when you go to shows? To me that is one of the best parts. Today I was talking to a man whose painting of his daughter next to a graffiti sprayed wall reminded me of Norman Rockwell’s painting of the Little Rock school segragation
He used a photograph of his own daughter and pasted it into the painting but her pose and the way she was walkng was exactly like Rockwell. It was great because his was an image of hope and belief in the future. The name Obama was on the wall. And the word Peace!

Nullo's avatar

Church, followed by being pleasantly surprised that work wasn’t such a fated disaster as I had initially feared.

creative1's avatar

Spending time with my daughters

SuperMouse's avatar

I got to hang with my sister while watching my oldest son play in his third ever lacrosse game. The boy is not half bad, I think he has potential to be a decent lacrosse player.

Ponderer983's avatar

I got home from vacation to find out that my dog didn’t have any seizures while I was away and is still kicking!

PhiNotPi's avatar

One other thing that I liked doing today was redesigning my avatar into an ambigram. It now reads “Phi” (or rather “PHi”) both right side up and rotated upside down. What do you think?

Cruiser's avatar

Having the house without the kids here so my wife and I were able to enjoy a morning alone.

Seaofclouds's avatar

The highlight of my day was getting out of work at a decent time. These long shifts (13.5 hours) are starting to really make me tired and sore.

fremen_warrior's avatar

Drove my car today, nowhere special, just drove for a bit. I like driving, puts my mind at ease.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Earthgirl I met Jerry Garcia. This guy was the spliting image.

Earthgirl's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe You mean spitting image! I gotcha though. Did he have a tie dyed tshirt on?? I love Jerry’s voice.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I invited a reclusive guy to my house for dinner. Just the 2 of us. And he actually came! It was great.
Italian sausage, peppers, cooked on the grill. We talked about business, guns, science, and a little politics. Fun.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Earthgirl I say both I guess, You can have me if you want.:) He had a Jerry Garcia shirt on. He’s from Mahopac.

wundayatta's avatar

Drove seven hours today. Just like google said. We stopped a couple of times for meals. Long meals. But there were no traffic jams or missed exits. And that, believe it or not, is the highlight of my day, small though it may be.

Of course, once home, it seems so hot and humid and makes me wish I were back in Vermont.

Earthgirl's avatar

@wundayatta Ahhh! Vermont! Long ago and far away, huh? But at least you got to visit.

Earthgirl's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Perhaps we should just say dead ringer and leave it at that!
Take a look at this phrase origin article. I had never heard of splitting image until you said it, but it’s funny that they think it might have some validity as to the origin of spitting image. sorry, just one of my nerdy obsessions, colloquialisms and their origins….
P.S. But did I have you at hello?

Earthgirl's avatar

@Seaofclouds Now, a good massage would really make your day!!

gailcalled's avatar

Like the little red hen, my sister does all the work and I then get to drop in and pick fresh produce from her garden. We ate warm yellow marble-sized tomatoes, green beens, a green pepper and three raspberries while we stood in the sun and admired the deer in the distance.

I added two more minutes to my self-torture travails on the treadmill.

RockerChick14's avatar

Spending time with my mom.

Symbeline's avatar

@MilkyWay I saw you dance, I was peeking in the window.

Small highlight, I’m reading Dracula again. I was delightfully creeped out in the parts where Mina describes how her friend Lucy sleepwalks. It’s goddamn creepy, although Mina seems to take it well…if I woke up and saw the person I was sleeping in the same room with sit up in her bed, eyes glazed over and pointing at the window, I’d be freaking the fuck out. I love this book lol.

augustlan's avatar

Spending the evening sitting around our cozy kitchen table, drinking with my husband’s adult sons and a friend of theirs. It’s lovely when your children become your friends.

Earthgirl's avatar

@Symbeline Funny, I was watching the movie Sleepwalk With Me last night. In one scene (based on a true story) the guy jumps out a window because he acts out in his dreams. Now he has to sleep in a sleeping bag all zipped up so he won’t sleepwalk and wear mittens in bed so he won’t unzip the bag! At least, that’s what he says, but of course the guy’s a comic (Mike Birbiglia) so you can’t always trust what they say, lol.

Blackberry's avatar

I just woke up, so I get to experience another day as an evolved animal on a tiny rock floating through space with no purpose.

Leanne1986's avatar

My car passed it’s MOT.

Coloma's avatar

@Blackberry Indeed, and just think, how in the world did our primitive ancestors EVER get up without coffee? Holy crap…well, maybe chewing coca leaves was on their breakfast menu. lol

Earthgirl's avatar

@Blackberry and @Coloma I always think that coffee and hot running water are two of the best luxuries in life! I especially appreciate the hot running water whenever I have gone camping.

Coloma's avatar

@Earthgirl I agree. Well…so far this morning coffee is the best thing that’s happened to me so far. Along with another amazing fall-ish day unfolding at 8:05 am in the California mountains. :-)

MilkyWay's avatar

@Symbeline You’re the one I put the show on for! ;)

Earthgirl's avatar

@Coloma It must be beautiful. I’m looking forward to vacation and seeing the Great Smoky Mountains and the Appalachians!

Coloma's avatar

^ :-)

Hey….I just caught the lizard that has been scurrying around my living room for two days! Just in time before it became a mummified dust reptile under my couch. Now I know WHY my cat has insisted on sleeping in the living room the last few nights instead of with me. lol

Earthgirl's avatar

Ewww! Lizards in the house are creepy! But you reminded me of a funny joke I heard last night by Mike Birbiglia about things you’re afraid of. Here it is:

I was living with a girl for a while. We worried about different things. One day, I was like, ‘What do you fear the most?’ And she was like, ‘I fear you’ll meet someone else, and you’ll leave me, and I’ll be all alone.’ And she was like, ‘What do you fear the most?’ And I was like, ‘Bears.’

MilkyWay's avatar

I found out I could do resits for maths at my college!!!! OMG!! :D
(I say I’m happy but I’m crying tears of relief)
I also got my braces today, went better than I expected it to go…

downtide's avatar

Running errands in town and finishing off with a pint of beer in a canal-side pub in the sunshine, watching boats and geese go by.

Coloma's avatar

@downtide Oooh geese! Well, next time take some bread with you, make a gooses day! haha

Earthgirl's avatar

@downtide That sounds like a good place to be. Simple pleasures are the best!

Nullo's avatar

Working around the house on my day off – it’s Labor Day, after all. That, or finally buying the new mattress.

Earthgirl's avatar

@Nullo Go for it!!! Buy the new mattress. What a fitting way to reward yourself on Labor Day. We all deserve a good rest after our labors, no?
Personally I can’t help but think of a very specific form of labor on this day, that of giving birth. Often my birthsay falls on Labor Day, lol. Damn, I need to call my Mom and say thank you!

Nullo's avatar

@Earthgirl I bought the mattress, but they have to bring it in from the warehouse. I won’t be resting on it until Wednesday or Thursday.

Earthgirl's avatar

@Nullo I think you should go wild and just sleep in the nude on your new mattress, lol. why not?

Bellatrix's avatar

That would be unhygienic @Earthgirl. @Nullo will need to wear his long johns. Just teasing you @Nullo!

wundayatta's avatar

Hygiene is the god of fluther, of course. Fortunately, the Orange Tree has a solution for this.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Earthgirl I’d do nude with you.That’s the best.

Earthgirl's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Do they have skinnydipping parties at the mansion?
@wundayatta Do they have nudist gatherings under the Orange tree?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

You’re getting close. We’re sworn to secrecy about the skinnydipping. I’m being bad again.

wundayatta's avatar

@Earthgirl I can not confirm nor deny that. What I can say is that any hypothetical nudist gatherings under the Orange Tree would have quite exclusive guest lists.

Earthgirl's avatar

@wundayatta well, we’ve already seen your ass, so there’s no mystery there!

wundayatta's avatar

Hmmm. If you’ve been paying such close attention to my… uh… avatar, then you can surely tell me what country boundaries have changed in the past couple of years.

I thought not. Perhaps I retain an air of mystery, after all!

Earthgirl's avatar

@wundayatta I can tell you where Timbuktu is but I haven’t a clue where to find Shangri La so I guess you’re right…...

wundayatta's avatar

You didn’t hear it here, but I think the Orange Tree knows something about Shangri La. Just saying.

Symbeline's avatar

This is like watching a train sure to crash…you can’t look away; you know you should look away…all the tension…eventually, someone’s going to say something about a butthole. And I can’t stop watching.

Earthgirl's avatar

@Symbeline did someone just say butthole? oh yeah, it was you, lol!

Symbeline's avatar

leave it to me to secure a train crash :D

wundayatta's avatar

For ten thousand points, and box of gold bullion, in what country’s capitol does the butthole lie?

Symbeline's avatar

oh wait your ass map isn’t some kind of political statement, is it? Also I can’t tell.

wundayatta's avatar

Oh @Symbeline, my @Symbeline. Indeed, it is a political statement. Come on! This is me you are talking to!

Symbeline's avatar

I just wanted to get a reaction out of you. It worked! :D

wundayatta's avatar

Now @Symbeline. You could get a reaction out of me by twitching a toenail. Where’s the fun in that?

And surely half the guys on fluther are similarly motivated.

And if you want a real reaction from me, meet me at that bar you told me about. You know the one!

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