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25-09-2016, 11:13 AM
RE: Special stuff that is so normal
(25-09-2016 07:36 AM)Dom Wrote:  On a totally different note - old fashioned potato chips, no flavoring added. I love the plain, old, normal kind.

I'm with you on the chips -- although right now I'm eating "Kettle Cooked Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Flavored" chips. But that hardly counts as flavored, since most chips have salt anyway.
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25-09-2016, 11:13 AM
RE: Special stuff that is so normal
Music.

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25-09-2016, 11:16 AM
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(25-09-2016 07:36 AM)Dom Wrote:  Another thing for me is birds in flight, landing and taking off. Most are very elegant about it, but some are clumsy to the point of making you wonder how that species even survived.

I read somewhere that peregrine falcons can reach speeds of up to 200 mph when diving for prey. It made me wonder if they ever miscalculate and "crater".
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25-09-2016, 12:01 PM
RE: Special stuff that is so normal
The smell of newly mown grass. **Not that kind...the lawn. Dodgy

Just like I loved the smells when I was growing up of newly mown hay and planting season when the ground was freshly turned over on the farms.

But there is none better for me than the first breath of ocean air when we would go to Hatteras or to the beach in SC.

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25-09-2016, 12:24 PM
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(25-09-2016 12:01 PM)Anjele Wrote:  But there is none better for me than the first breath of ocean air when we would go to Hatteras or to the beach in SC.

That's one I've never experienced. I live in the middle of a continent (Wisconsin, to be specific), and the closest I've ever been to any ocean is 7 miles above the Atlantic in a 747, and I smelled nothing.

Tongue

Come to think of it, though, when I was in England, I visited Greenwich (east of London), which isn't too far from the North Sea, but I don't remember any special smell there either. Some day I will get to a seashore, but it hasn't happened yet.

Obligatory "special thing that is normal" (so far I've just been commenting on other people's things): Getting soaked to the skin in a rainstorm (this happens to me regularly, since I commute daily by bicycle), realizing that you couldn't possibly get any wetter and that it hasn't done you any real harm, and then just accepting it and ceasing to worry about it. Also, the way a dog shakes itself off after getting wet (I wish I could do that!).
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25-09-2016, 01:39 PM
RE: Special stuff that is so normal
(25-09-2016 07:36 AM)Dom Wrote:  Another thing for me is birds in flight, landing and taking off. Most are very elegant about it, but some are clumsy to the point of making you wonder how that species even survived.

On a totally different note - old fashioned potato chips, no flavoring added. I love the plain, old, normal kind.

My grandmother used to make her own potato chips in bacon fat with a little salt added as they drained. She's gone, but those were still the best chips ever. Drooling

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25-09-2016, 01:43 PM
RE: Special stuff that is so normal
(25-09-2016 01:39 PM)Old Man Marsh Wrote:  
(25-09-2016 07:36 AM)Dom Wrote:  Another thing for me is birds in flight, landing and taking off. Most are very elegant about it, but some are clumsy to the point of making you wonder how that species even survived.

On a totally different note - old fashioned potato chips, no flavoring added. I love the plain, old, normal kind.

My grandmother used to make her own potato chips in bacon fat with a little salt added as they drained. She's gone, but those were still the best chips ever. Drooling

Drooling

Dammit, I'm on a diet!

Will have to ignore this thread if the food theme is maintained!

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25-09-2016, 02:22 PM
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Walking along on a still winters night, listening to the sound of falling snow.

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25-09-2016, 03:23 PM
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(25-09-2016 02:22 PM)Marozz Wrote:  Walking along on a still winters night, listening to the sound of falling snow.

The squeak of footfall in fresh, virgin and very cold snow.

Then the pleasure of a warm room and a hot, thick chocolate drink to accompany the brandy.

(Bugger the diet, even if it is not snowing yet!)

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25-09-2016, 03:31 PM (This post was last modified: 25-09-2016 03:44 PM by Marozz.)
RE: Special stuff that is so normal
(25-09-2016 03:23 PM)Gloucester Wrote:  
(25-09-2016 02:22 PM)Marozz Wrote:  Walking along on a still winters night, listening to the sound of falling snow.

The squeak of footfall in fresh, virgin and very cold snow.

Then the pleasure of a warm room and a hot, thick chocolate drink to accompany the brandy.

(Bugger the diet, even if it is not snowing yet!)
.....mmm...that reminds me, I need to buy a bag of coal...and a bottle of brandy.

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