The Top 1000

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  1. tyler watson

    getting into bed all weird and then 20 mins later removing 2/3’s of the bunched up blanket from under you and having that amazing sensation of finally being comfortable and the freezing cold matress

  2. My girlfriend mentioned that she loves watching music download really fast, and I agree that this is very awesome.
    (EDIT 03/25/09: Thank you, Peter! – Neil)

  3. jdurley

    My daughter and I experienced something ridiculously awesome this past week: chasing down the neighbourhood ice cream truck on our bikes, and then sitting curb-side to eat our spoils.
    Did we care that the neighbour’s dog was barking at us out the window the whole time? No.
    Did we care that our handlebars got sticky on the way home? No again.
    Did we even care that the ice cream truck’s annoying song was stuck in our heads the rest of the day? Definitely not, because it only reminded us of the awesome thing we’d just experienced.

  4. ladydeth666

    Getting into a nice clean bed after shaving your legs, especially if its cool :P

  5. Being the one to make the first footprint in fresh snow. :)

  6. Dave

    When you first open a jar a peanut butter, and take the first huge scoop out. A true thing of beauty

  7. gentlemansavant

    Completely uncontrollable laugher that takes all of the energy out of you, leaving you a limp noodle of a human being.

    Finishing a really good, long book.

    Waking up on the beach without your pants on.

    • royalty

      “Completely uncontrollable laugher that takes all of the energy out of you, leaving you a limp noodle of a human being.”

      or having your abs absolutely kill the morning after.

    • Katy

      “Completely uncontrollable laugher that takes all of the energy out of you, leaving you a limp noodle of a human being.”

      Agreed. or almost as good is watching someone else in this state, and their laughing sets you off.

    • Raisinbait

      Waking up on the beach without your pants on? Geez, what do you get up to? LOL

  8. boyerling3

    Being licked on the ear by a puppy

  9. Tess

    Eating cherry tomatoes fresh out of the garden.

  10. v

    Wet beach sand squishing between your toes.
    Drive in movie theaters.
    Getting 100% on anything.

  11. For me, the wind is way up there.

  12. eliskipp

    being the first person in a movie theatre so you get those awesome center seats with leg room.

  13. miss molly B

    NEIL:
    I just thought of two awesome ideas for your blog in case you run out of ideas.

    That feeling when you have really long hair and you get it cut short – washing it or brushing it – how different it feels running your hands through! (lame i know, but awesome to me)

    ALSO, the feeling of how smooth your teeth are once braces get taken off – how you can’t stop feeling them with your tongue for WEEKS!

    AWESOME!
    – me

  14. liza

    I love the list so far!!! Can’t wait to read more!

    Thought I would add a few…
    *opening a vacuum sealed can of coffee (i hate coffee but that first whiff…mmmmmmmm)
    *opening Dill Pickle chips and the glands in your cheeks tingling with anticipation
    *pop rocks
    *Thrills (the soap gum!)
    *clean teeth after the dentist (expensive joy but worth it!)
    *getting IDed at the bar/liquor store when you are in your 30’s, on your birthday

  15. Austin

    That soup that comes in a cup, and you can drink it.

    It’s awesome AND efficient

  16. Dutt

    beer is awesome. and sometimes shots. and sometimes stiff drinks.

  17. rskdp

    Excellent blogging style. I added your blog in my blogroll.

  18. HillaryMonty

    Looking in your pantry after you’ve been grocery shopping.

    Drinking milk from the carton.

    The satasfying POP of the toaster.

    • nora

      zomg! yessss! looking in your pantry after grocery shopping is very very awesome!

    • Megan

      Haha. My cat used to hiss at the dog all the time, and because she was so small her hiss sounded EXACTLY like the toaster popping up.

      Another awesome thing -hugging your cats even though you know they hate it.

      • gwen

        I hug my cats all the time… one really really hates it, the other looks at me as if to say “seriously, again… “, so great though!

  19. dumpy

    Only happens sometimes, but its that feeling you get after a really big poop.

  20. Lillian

    Taking a break on a REALY long driving trip with all of your siblings in the cramped car. That feeling when you first stand up and heard the satisfying POP of your knees.

    Letting farts rip in class and when someone hears playing along and telling them it was the person next to you.

    Licking your fingers after eating something extrordinarily sticky like watermelon or icecream.

  21. different style, thanks for sharing.

  22. D-Mitch

    I always enjoyed watching a fellow classmate in school get in trouble and scolded by the teacher in front of everybody.. even friends.

    Nothing could make me happier or laugh more to myself then seeing the look of shame on a fellow classmate getting embarrassed and punished in front of everyone!

    AWESOME

  23. MRHS

    Watching things download quickly.
    Drinking things straight from the bottle.
    The feeling after going to the bathroom after holding it in for awhile.

  24. Henning

    Having a cigarette when you really crave one.

    Not feeling hungover even though you were drunk as a skunk the night before…

  25. rickjames

    Awesome is:

    Winning a ridiculous 5 foot tall karate trophy.

    hearing a chinese guy sing Layla by Derek and the Dominos

  26. Nome

    The first time you go grocery shopping for yourself is amazingly awesome.

    As is the first meal you cook in your first apartment. AMAZING.

  27. Non-geeky Star Trek fan fiction.

    And dividing by zero.

  28. Being the first to dip into a brand new jar of peanut butter is just so darned amazing. You twist, huff, puff, and twist some more. Finally that lid gives way and “zowie!” you’re rewarded with an unspoilt miniature light brown landscape. It’s tiny but vast in its perfection. Then you disturb that perfection, claiming it as your own.

    AWESOME!

    • I know this one is in his book– and mentioned several times already, but I agree that opening a new jar of peanut butter is awesome (unless it’s that nasty Adam’s all natural stuff that just has a layer of oil on top). In fact, they used to have this Jif (I think) commercial where there was a perfect heart shape scraped out of the top of the pristine peanut butter, and I have to admit I still do that to this day every time I open a new jar.

  29. litecandle

    Seeing the way God has answered a prayer.

    Hearing a baby laugh.

    Taking a bath/shower, but Sunday morning ones are the best.

    Looking at the yard after two months of hard work and being happy it looks pretty.

    The smell of rain.

    Hugging any member of my family.

    Getting my house clean and organized, it is so awesome to finally get it at that point.

    Being able to crochet/handcraft something and think, ‘Wow i did a good job on that one!’. That is a one in 2o chance.

    Washing my face each morning.

    • lol

      you’re pretty lame, you know that?

      • Rosie

        And you’re an a-hole.

        • appalled

          you guys are jurks. She’s being honest about what makes her feel good.

          • sirwally

            *sp: Jerks

            • Dante

              The smell BEFORE rain comes. That musky smell in the air when you just know it is going to be a massive storm.

              Also, the smell of an Australian summer after being in Canada for winter. The beautiful salty, spicy smell of red earth and the ocean even in the middle of the city.

              People who don’t talk about religion… Always awesome. I hate religion, that ruiner of harmony.

              • lala

                ooh yeah, Australian colours when you first get off the plane

                or the light when you open the fridge in the dark at 3 am

                or the way the wind moves the trees at funerals

                or day dreaming of knitting cat fur into a scarf

                or bouncy moss

              • ozziegreeneyes

                “the smell of an Australian summer” cant beat it!
                The smell of the ocean and your fav sun tan cream, the warmth of the sun on your face with a small breeze in the air, the sound of friends and families enjoying the outdoors…..but best of all…..knowing you are “home”.
                AWESOME!

        • Vermont

          That light ache the day after a good workout and the way your leg muscles get confused after a long bike ride or spin class.

      • Linc

        When people decide that the rude comment they are thinking, might not be the nicest thing to say. – AWESOME

        • mmm

          Yes! I L-O-V-E it when I’m being such a JERK at my thoughts and then suddenly I realize it! I can push those bad thoughts away and wish the person well. I feel bad about myself, so I try to be generous, as a kind of “punishment”. But it also makes me realize I should/CAN be a better person. I change a little (for better), every time it happens.

    • Amy

      YES!
      well to the washing the face, cleaning and organizing and you surely can’t top the smell of rain

    • F@NG$

      lol i lov the smell of rain espcialy in the morning

    • Nikki

      The smell of rain IS awesome.

    • Yes @ hugging any member of my family and seeing the way God answered my prayers. the smell of rain too!

    • Corinne

      Love all of the above. Well done Litecandle.
      Getting my house clean and organised is especially awesome as I only do it once in a blue moon!

  30. growingupnorth

    Best moments –
    1. driving in the car when 3 of your fav songs come on one right after the other.
    2. when you find a quarter in the return slot on an arcade game and/or a free song left on a jukebox
    3. when you’re in a zone – literally – in a sport you love, where time slows down and you can hear nothing
    4. when you get to the point of a dream right before you wake up
    5. when you have enough to leave a 30 percent tip or higher and/or when you’re a waiter and you get tipped that much
    6. when kids look in your eyes and say they love you

  31. susan

    the sound of a solid crack from a good break in billiards.

  32. There’s a vital difference between taking your shoes off and entering a trampoline/bouncy castle, and keeping your shoes on. When you are shoed, you have more grippiness and your bounces are less wasted as a result. It is awesome.

    When you eat a pizza with a lot of cheese on, sometimes you can feel the cheese going down your throat because it is so stringy, and it tantalises your throat.

    One other thing I like is when you hit someone in jest, and for about two or three seconds after you can feel a surge of electric blood power run around your body and you feel strong and powerful. Even though t’were in jest.

  33. Kendall

    Getting brand new pens and pencils, one of my favorite things

    • Jess

      I totally agree, 100%- one of my favorite things in the world.

    • Amy

      yes! I love begininng of the school year supply shopping :)

      • Layton

        YES! School supply shopping for SURE. Not much is better than walking through the store and seeing shiny binders and sticky note displays. Then the feeling of satisfaction when you find exactly what you need, getting to pick the colors, and thinking “This is mine now. I know exactly what I’m using it for.” And then secretly getting things like post-its, highlighters, and rubber band balls that you don’t need for school, but you’re gonna want them.

        • Ali

          Absolutely agreed.

          • Ashton

            So true about the buying school supplies, even when you don’t need them, but fresh pens and binders and notebooks especially are awesome! Other things:

            Taking a shower and hopping into bed with fresh pajamas and fresh sheets, so cozy :) And reading in bed til you can’t keep your eyes open so you fall asleep instantly, looove that.

            Roadtrips by yourself, with only your favourite music (or your ipod), and singing at the top of your lungs like you’re a superstar

            Making things more organized, lame or not I love when I accomplish this

            Cat’s sitting on your lap voluntarily and purring :)

            Paying off the credit card bill (it’ll be awesome when it happens!) lol

            • Cathryn Bolt

              I’m a little late, but what the hell, I love all of these awesome things: buying school supplies, new pens & pencils, taking showers and hopping into bed, reading til you fall asleep–I do it ALL the time–road trips, alone and singing at the top of your lungs, making things more organized, cats sitting on you lap–no questions asked!!–and paying off credit card bills–ohhhh, that will be a sweet day……..

    • Dante

      Generally the stationary aisle in a supermarket. Can’t be skipped even if you don’t need anything.
      I live across the road from Officeworks (a massive stationary supermarket place)

  34. Sophie

    When you visit a blog or website and see a comment that you KNOW was written by your best friend.

  35. Putting on clothes right out of the dryer

    AWESOME

    • Kaitee

      Oh my gosh, especially when it’s winter and you are in your pajamas FREEZING. Then you take your clothes out and put them on and get the 20 seconds of pure warmth.

    • Melissa

      When my mother put my socks in the dryer on cold school mornings before she woke me up and once she put them on my cold little feet she would rub my feet one at a time with both of her hands like Mr. Miagi (sp) from Karate Kid. She is and will always be the BEST!!!!!

  36. CJT

    shopping for office supplies

    nailing a parallel parking on the first try

    winning a stuffed animal from the claw game that costs 50 cents

    overly elaborate team introductions at sporting events, esp when the lights go out

  37. ali

    knowing the exact directions to your destination, but pretending you don’t know and let your other friends lead whoever is driving on the wildest driving experience ever

  38. boyerling3

    Being at a large public event (sports game, graduation, concert, etc) and being next to that really obnoxious guy, the ones that deafens you when he yells or whistles.
    AWESOME!

  39. CJT

    Those one piece worksuits that zip up that old men wear

  40. see

    running into someone you haven’t seen in a long time when you actually look good.

    old lady jewelry for a quarter at garage sales.

    when you notice strangers on the sidewalk smile at something they overheard your kid say.

    awesome!

  41. Altered_Artist

    *Cracking your back after you have been hunched over for hours.
    *The smell nag champa leaves behind after its done burning.
    *Finding a treasure at a yardsale.
    *Finding all the potato chips in the bag that are folded over.
    *Laying in a field of soft grass with the wind blowing over your body.

    AWESOME.

    • Amber

      *Finding all the potato chips in the bag that are folded over.

      YES!!! Especially when you are the first one to get into a new bag, and dig through it until you get ALL the folded ones!

      AWESOME!!

      • Latsy

        Haha…this comment totally reminded me of a stupid, juvenile, awesome tradition and notion in my family when i was a kid: you are entitled to make a wish every time you eat a folded-over chip, we called them ‘Wish Chips’ and literally wished on them as if they were something significant and mystical. Childlike wonderment and blind belief in things completely illogical = AWESOME.

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  44. Erica

    Going pee after having to hold it in from being in the car for hours!

  45. Paul

    Houses.

    Seriously, houses are awesome.

    • pingpong

      Houses with secret doors/rooms are fascinating…

      or when you visit distant relatives for the first time in many years and feel the urge to run around their house just so you can bring back old memories.

  46. The first bite into your favorite sushi roll along with a class of chilled white wine Pinot Grigio. Nothing beats this, I swear!!

  47. B Ryan

    24 oz. Soda bottles are awesome.

    Stashing candy is awesome.

    Coupons are awesome.

    Faking sickness is awesome.

    Anyways i like the blog.

  48. narmeian

    booking movie tickets online, and turning up just in time to see a full theater, except for the perfect seats you booked earlier

    AWESOME!

  49. Myona

    1. Eating really weird foods for the first time [fried frog legs! fried oreos!] and finding out that they don’t taste that bad

    2. When you’re having an argument with someone about something small, like the capital of a certain country, and…BOOYAH! YOU WERE RIGHT!

    3. Waking up like normal as if you were about to go to school or work, then realizing that it’s Saturday/Sunday/your day off

    4. Going through the ‘My Pictures’ folder on a computer when you haven’t done so in a long time

    5. Digging out an old yearbook

    6. Seeing rainbows through your neighbor’s sprinkler

    7. When you’re washing the car, and it’s hose time

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