What Are Your Simple Pleasures?

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hnd wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:18 pm walleye fishing in the fall on the mississippi. typically have the river to myself.

I live in the country. I end every evening before I go to bed (everyone else is in bed) sitting in my adirondack chairs just watching the stars. seeing the occasional plane blink past or even a satellite is icing on the cake.
Love it!
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Coffee on the porch.
Waking up with the sun - only sheers on bedroom window.
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Helping my 16 yo granddaughter learn about investing. She has a Roth, a brokerage account and a savings account. She usually takes my advice! :D
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Outdoor morning chores at dawn thinking about nothing.

Writing a “snail mail” letter with a fountain pen to a global pen pal.

Kona coffee before dawn.

Not thinking or even thinking about not thinking…or thinking about who is thinking about not thinking.

Helping a forum member via PM.

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Coffee, 8 o’clock brand brewed in a cheap no frills coffee-maker
Half and half for said coffee
My king size bed
Warm socks and slippers
A good margarita or glass of sangria
Landscaping crew so I don’t have to ever do anymore yard work
A day on campus at my alma mater, Georgia Tech taking in a football or basketball game
Listening to my grandson’s laugh
Planning the next trip to somewhere I haven’t been to before
Playing blackjack or craps
Walking along anywhere alongside my wife of 43 years (when she isn’t mad at me)
Surprising someone with something unexpected and making their day
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finfire wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:08 am playing indoor soccer...$10/game at new park. Worth every penny.

Got a saeco xmall coffee maker really cheap recently...it's already paid for itself and the quality is much better than my previous maker.

Also: reading boglehead posts.
Is that the $300 coffee machine or the $2k espresso machine ?
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Reading Tony’s comments to Dave55!

😂😆🤣🚀
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1. Pizza
2. Beer
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Coffee in the morning after breakfast
Morning 30 minute walk with my wife
Sitting on the back deck in the afternoon reading a book
Lunch or dinner with friends
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Yellowjacket1 wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:39 pm Coffee, 8 o’clock brand brewed in a cheap no frills coffee-maker
Half and half for said coffee
My king size bed
Warm socks and slippers
A good margarita or glass of sangria
Landscaping crew so I don’t have to ever do anymore yard work
A day on campus at my alma mater, Georgia Tech taking in a football or basketball game
Listening to my grandson’s laugh
Planning the next trip to somewhere I haven’t been to before
Playing blackjack or craps
Walking along anywhere alongside my wife of 43 years (when she isn’t mad at me)
Surprising someone with something unexpected and making their day
Great list! 👍
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My wife and I try and walk an hour or so a day out in the woods, I love watching her walk.
Watching one of the grandson's Pee Wee football games.
Floating around in a pond in the canoe fishing.
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AnnetteLouisan wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:13 pm Reading Tony’s comments to Dave55!

😂😆🤣🚀
+1
Reading Dave55's comments to Tony (abuss). :oops:

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AnnetteLouisan wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:13 pm Reading Tony’s comments to Dave55!

😂😆🤣🚀
Tony has been hitting the bottle a tad too much lately.

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Sandtrap wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:02 am
AnnetteLouisan wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:13 pm Reading Tony’s comments to Dave55!

😂😆🤣🚀
+1
Reading Dave55's comments to Tony (abuss). :oops:

j :D
Why thank you Jim.

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Looking at the pics in old National Geographic Magazines.
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AnnetteLouisan wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:13 pm Reading Tony’s comments to Dave55!

😂😆🤣🚀
This had me laughing out loud!😂🤣

Dave and I are discussing overseas markets over a beer on his Gulf Stream as I type this!

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abuss368 wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:58 pm
AnnetteLouisan wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:13 pm Reading Tony’s comments to Dave55!

😂😆🤣🚀
This had me laughing out loud!😂🤣

Dave and I are discussing overseas markets over a beer on his Gulf Stream as I type this!

Tony
😆😆😆😂👍🏻
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Pizza_and_Beer wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:16 pm 1. Pizza
2. Beer
Username checks out. :sharebeer
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Yellowjacket1 wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:39 pm Coffee, 8 o’clock brand brewed in a cheap no frills coffee-maker
Half and half for said coffee
My king size bed
Warm socks and slippers
A good margarita or glass of sangria
Landscaping crew so I don’t have to ever do anymore yard work
A day on campus at my alma mater, Georgia Tech taking in a football or basketball game
Listening to my grandson’s laugh
Planning the next trip to somewhere I haven’t been to before
Playing blackjack or craps
Walking along anywhere alongside my wife of 43 years (when she isn’t mad at me)
Surprising someone with something unexpected and making their day
What's the good word!
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Riding bicycles on a beautiful, car-free Rail Trail

Walks at our local town beach.
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Coffee, that feeling of just starting to sweat during a workout, a freshly cleaned space, taking a toke from the bong after I get home from the gym :mrgreen:
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Retire early with lots of money. :sharebeer

You asked for simple, not easy or small :)
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Waking up on a freezing, cold snowy morning with lovely wife beside me and realizing I am retired and can stay in bed as long as I want; then get up, have a cup of coffee and watch the snow accumulate and thank the bogleheads for their help making it possible.
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Day off from work and school runs today.
Cold day, quality time in my infrared sauna. Ahhhh

Then opening door… cold air, recovering from sauna while still inside. Time to do nothing (except type).

Next, get the jetted tub ready with some cold to Luke warm water.

I could do this every day if ppl left me alone!
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jbrett330 wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:48 pm
Yellowjacket1 wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:39 pm Coffee, 8 o’clock brand brewed in a cheap no frills coffee-maker
Half and half for said coffee
My king size bed
Warm socks and slippers
A good margarita or glass of sangria
Landscaping crew so I don’t have to ever do anymore yard work
A day on campus at my alma mater, Georgia Tech taking in a football or basketball game
Listening to my grandson’s laugh
Planning the next trip to somewhere I haven’t been to before
Playing blackjack or craps
Walking along anywhere alongside my wife of 43 years (when she isn’t mad at me)
Surprising someone with something unexpected and making their day
What's the good word!
To Hell With Georgia!! . . . Piss on ‘em
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A golf game where I have my lowest score recently

Go Jackets
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Probably sounds weird but I am starting to like intermittent fasting. I don't do it every day but on certain days I don't eat until 6pm (4 hour window until 10pm). When I do this, the food that I take the first bite of at 6pm (or later) somehow tastes 10x better than what I remember. Those first few bites are heaven.
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-Sitting in my lovesac next to the fireplace watching NFL Redzone
-On a 70 degree day with a light breeze, riding my bicycle up a near by mountain
-Cruising with the family to our next out of state camping spot where we will spend a couple of weeks
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PinotGris wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:58 pm Studying Sanskrit grammar on my own and gaining on that grammar and vocabulary.
Studying Vedanta in original Sanskrit texts and suddenly I can see the conjugated verbs and declined nouns.
I do this every morning, the whole quiet sunlit beauty of a sunroom all to myself.
Now that's different! Congratulations, PinotGris for blazing a new path!
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Having a coffee with my DW
Playing kickball or soccer with my kids
Taking walks or hikes
Playing just dance on the Nintendo to show my kids and can still dance sorta LOL!
Fishing, especially fly fishing for some beautiful rainbow or brownies.
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Today I drove from my small town to visit local festivals at two other small towns a couple of hours' drive away. Both had similar food and crafts booths and carnival rides, but they each also had their own local themes which made it interesting to visit both of them. The weather was pleasant and the roads were mostly clear.
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Simple pleasures?

Globe hopping in Dave’s Gulfstream!😂🤣

Tony
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Das Musik
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Correcting people‘s German.
Refraining from correcting people‘s German.
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Das ist gut. I guess my simple pleasure is thinking I can intersperse my meager German in my online posts. :D
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abuss368 wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:03 am Simple pleasures?

Globe hopping in Dave’s Gulfstream!😂🤣

Tony
Gents- I‘m finally getting out of the Villa and getting my Pfizer tomorrow and -for the four days of possible side effects - I‘m entrusting everything to you and Dave to squabble over, since my kin are less availing.

Wish me luck! 🥂

„Annette“
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AnnetteLouisan wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:11 pm
abuss368 wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:03 am Simple pleasures?

Globe hopping in Dave’s Gulfstream!😂🤣

Tony
Gents- I‘m finally getting out of the Villa and getting my Pfizer tomorrow and -for the four days of possible side effects - I‘m entrusting everything to you and Dave to squabble over, since my kin are less availing.

Wish me luck! 🥂

„Annette“
Good luck tomorrow! Tony will fly you anywhere you like once you are ready. He has borrowed the jet for a few weeks.

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Dave55 wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:48 pm
AnnetteLouisan wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:11 pm
abuss368 wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:03 am Simple pleasures?

Globe hopping in Dave’s Gulfstream!😂🤣

Tony
Gents- I‘m finally getting out of the Villa and getting my Pfizer tomorrow and -for the four days of possible side effects - I‘m entrusting everything to you and Dave to squabble over, since my kin are less availing.

Wish me luck! 🥂

„Annette“
Good luck tomorrow! Tony will fly you anywhere you like once you are ready. He has borrowed the jet for a few weeks.

Dave
😆😂👍🏻

Thanks! he‘s giving me a lift there tomorrow in your Bentley. 🚀😎
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