Monday, October 29, 2007

Great Things in Life - Part One

In an effort to avoid being a one trick pony who always blogs on what is wrong with government and/or writing about disturbing things in our world (but then I repeat myself!!!) here is a blog posting devoted to the things, ideas, places that I feel enrich my life and make me happy. By now my wife has probably fallen out of her desk chair in a state of shock as she reads this posting so success is mine :-)

Here is my initial list of the "Great Things in Life" which I hope you enjoy as much as I do:
  • Walking in the rain
  • Reading the daily newspaper early in the morning
  • Boy Scouts of America -- our country would be better if more boys joined
  • College fraternities
  • Chicago style deep dish pizza
  • Laying in the steam room at my gym
  • Playing racquetball with my old gang
  • Reading books to our daughter when she goes to bed
  • Canoeing in the Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota (
  • Scuba diving in the Caribbean
  • Windowless restaurants in the British Virgin Islands
  • Free music from iTunes
  • Crock pots
  • Ending the day by reading a book in bed
  • Reflecting on my life while "half-listening" to the sermon in my church
  • Order of the Arrow -- if you are a member you know what I mean
  • the USA
  • Freedom
  • Blogging technology/Internet access
  • Log cabins in quiet places
  • Spas
  • Pedicures and manicures -- I am convinced health care costs could be lowered if more people purchased these services
  • Hiking in Arizona
  • Baseball Spring Training
  • Any level of American football from Pop Warner to the Super Bowl
  • Family
  • Faith
  • Traveling to foreign countries
  • Collecting book markers
  • Waffles sold by street vendors in Brussels, Belgium
  • A hobby farm -- since open spaces create good neighbors :-)

Well, that is enough items for this first installment of what I hope is the first one of many more postings to follow.

Half full,



Anonymous said...

Great blog entry, Todd.



Anonymous said...

Well, I did fall out of my chair when I started reading this but was a bit upset I did not make your list! I will assume I fall under the category fo family! (I am smiling)

Signed, the wife.

Heather said...

That was a rather happy entry! :)

Speaking of log cabins in the middle of nowhere...ours is almost done. You and the fam will have to come visit one of these days!