These are a few of our favorite things...

#1
Just like the song from The Sound of Music...everyone list their favorite things here to look at when we're feeling down! :D

Here are a few of mine...

my Freed Tina Latin shoes
carbs (even though they are bad for me)
Snapple Raspberry Iced Tea
MAC makeup
my DF buddies!!!
going barefoot
black and white photography
cats
the Hustle
Dirty Dancing
my sister
Dan Rutherford and Nicole Carroll (best coaches EVER!!!)
The Purdue University Ballroom Dance Team (everyone knows they're the best... :wink:)
chemistry
tank tops from Express
smoothies
George Clooney (mmmmm....)
 

Sagitta

Well-Known Member
#6
BBG said:
Just like the song from The Sound of Music...everyone list their favorite things here to look at when we're feeling down!
An ignorant foreigner asks:"We look at our list when we are down?" :?
 
#8
ballroomboilergirl said:
Just like the song from The Sound of Music...everyone list their favorite things here to look at when we're feeling down! :D
my list:

Funkstörung!
School/Shooting
!K7/NinjaTune/JCR/DiffDrum
Tattoos
Online Gaming
Gin
Coffee
Paul Frank Cartoons
My new favorite CD, Chris de Luca & Peabird Deadly wiz da Disko
 

Sagitta

Well-Known Member
#9
Oh!! I just enjoy them and I'm not down anymore, but here are some anyway, just in case:

-Faith (reading memorable meaningful passages)
-Dancing
-Music
-Running, Weightlifting (Not the action per se but the entire process:
the focus, being with oneself, letting all the distractions fade away, often
a zen-like meditative experience!! If I ignore you you now know why. :) )
-Beautiful Ladies (note not "girls" Neo!!! :p Remember those underage
ones in another thread!)
-Relationships that matter -- family, friends
 
#11
**Any kind of sweetened cereal - fruity pebbles for example

**Free stuff that I can actually USE (as opposed to those stupid aol disks I keep getting in the mailbox)

**Our Xbox & PS2

**Any Final Fantasy game

**Splinter Cell

**Books of any kind (well, almost)

**Hot baths with lots of good stinky stuff

**Peace and quiet from the nursery in the evenings

**The dance video that Gabriella watches OVER and OVER (see above)

**Dance shoes that don't pinch my tootsies

**Flan

**Good music

**My PT Cruiser

**Our new computer (YAY for more memory and a faster CPU!!!!)

**A husband that shares my passion for dance - I am truly blessed!
 
#12
Health and well being
Good food
Silence
The happiness I feel when I see babies and young children
Qi Gong, Yoga and Tai Chi
Meditation
Salsa and Swing dancing
Being at the beach on a windy and foggy day when no one is around - enjoying the stillness and the voice of the crashing waves.
Smiling at someone and receiving a smile in return
 

Vince A

Active Member
#13
Other than being down because of my dancing, I usually do not let myself get there.
However, if I do:

A smile from my wife - or dancing with her
A "real" hug from anyone

If those don't snap me out of it . . .

Playing my guitar
Preparing a gourmet meal (I love to ccok)
Meditating
Going for a drive (truck or Harley)
Listening to classical music (no blues, no country, no alcohol)
Going clothes shopping

And lastly, something I recently discovered:
There is a travel channel on high-definition television, that shows HD-videos of outstanding, specific interest locations thoughout the world. Usually, each show centers on one country/location. The videos are breathtaking in high-definition . . . it's almost as if you were there and it was "live." Scenes taken in airplanes can almost cause "a fear of heights" sensation. This will take your mind off of anything that has you down. This world is simply a beautiful place . . . . even Canada!
 

Phil Owl

Well-Known Member
#14
Owls (especially Great Horned, Barred, Eastern Screech and Long-Eared) :wink:
Cats

Playing me guitar
'62 Gibson cherry-red SG guitars
Fodera Monarch basses (wish I had the $$ for one of these bad-boys)
Mellotrons
Hammond Organs


EC Swing
Hustle
Cha-Cha
Foxtrot

A fiery, passionate dance where you and your partner REALLY connect and create!

French Roast coffee
Peppermint Tea
Theakston's Olde Peculiar or Anchor Steam beer
Snapple Mint Ice Tea

A "real" hug from anyone
Health and well being
Good food
Smiling at someone and getting one back
Bicycling
Long Walks

Sound of a jet or turboprop engine winding up
60's cars

1960's Batman
Seinfeld
King Of The Hill
The Simpsons
Uproarious Laughter

Beautiful sunsets & sunrises
Sounds of crickets and owls at night

Great music in many forms (blues, swing, jazz, classical, REAL country-not the fake pop-crossover stuff, progressive rock, rock, some metal, soul/R&B, House)
 

Vince A

Active Member
#15
Hey Phil . . . we have a lot in common . . .

Playing the guitar, and I hae an SG at the house right now trying it out . . . the guy only wants a "few" $$$ for it, ad I wanted to make sur eit was OK.

I'm looking of a good basss under $1k as I seem to be playing more bass lately . . . someone told me that Schecter makes a real good bass for around $700 . . .

And I just ordered a cheapie Casio keyboard form musician's friend to use for a drum maching, metronome, and accompanying me as I play. I can plays the keyboard a little . . .

Same dances other than WCS and I do not Foxtrot very well

French Roast coffee
Snapple Mint Ice tea - can't believe you wrote that one!

I'm the best hugger . . . I really give them

Smiling and getting them back . . it's personal thing of mine to do everyday to a stranger . . .

I used to be a turboprop mechanic on C-130s . . .

I have a 69 Z-28 . . .

I shoot lots of sunset pictures, in fact one shot, is my screen saver!

The sound of crickets is on my sound machine beside the bed that is used to drown out extraneous noises when I cannot sleep

The exact same music . . . add classical
 

Phil Owl

Well-Known Member
#16
Wonder if we were separated at birth Vince!! :lol:

A bass under 1K you say? You might want to look into a Yamaha. I had a Yamaha BB series 5-string I played in a band and LOVED it, sounded kind of like a souped-up Fender Jazz, only much easier to play. Very reasonably priced too! See www.yamahaguitars.com

The axe in your avatar pic, is that a Telecaster?

That's so cool you used to service C-130's. Those are some serious engines on those things, what are they, something close to 5000 HP apiece?
 

Vince A

Active Member
#17
Phil Owl said:
Wonder if we were separated at birth Vince!! :lol:
Wow, I almost said the same thing in my first response to you.

Phil Owl said:
A bass under 1K you say? You might want to look into a Yamaha. I had a Yamaha BB series 5-string I played in a band and LOVED it, sounded kind of like a souped-up Fender Jazz, only much easier to play. Very reasonably priced too! See www.yamahaguitars.com
I'll check them out . . . that 1k is with about 30-40 discount . . our oldest works at Guitar Showcase and gives great discounts! I also plan to pickup a Carvin PB200-15 bass amp . . . I don't want to spend too much, as I only play once in a while . . .although it's very addictive!

Phil Owl said:
The axe in your avatar pic, is that a Telecaster?

That's so cool you used to service C-130's. Those are some serious engines on those things, what are they, something close to 5000 HP apiece?
Yes, a '52 re-issue . . . I like the feel of Telecasters. I used to play Strats until I picked up a Tele at jam night, and loved how it felt in my older hands!

I actually taught tech-school in Texas on the 130 and 133 . . . not sure of the HP - it's been a while - but for a large cargo plane with 4 turboprop engines . . . they can take off and land on an aircraft carrier . . . that's HP and torque . . .
 

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