101 Things I Like

Full disclosure, I’m stealing this blog post idea from Aaron, who stole it from Jess. I knew she had blogged about it a few weeks ago but I had forgotten about it. I guess it wasn’t that memorable. That was a joke, Jess!

They both used the title: 101 Things That Make Me Happy. I’ve changed it to 101 Things I Like.

Why? Well, I like orange juice with the pulp. Does it make me happy? No. It gives me a sore throat. I still like it, though, because its intentions were good. And it makes me feel like I’m drinking something disgusting on Fear Factor and actually enjoying it.

Here’s my list:

1. Cold water.
2. Saturdays.
3. Banana pudding.
4. Legitimately funny people.
5. Chairs with armrests.
6. Rabbits.
7. Pizza.
8. Jackets with many pockets.
9. The corner seat at a table/booth.
10. Too many songs from the 70s and 80s.
11. Sports.
12. Ruining children’s knock-knock jokes.
13. Uninterrupted naps.
14. When the moon is outside my window.
15. Well-lit restaurants.
16. The top of a muffin.
17. Buttered popcorn.
18. Smooth rocks.
19. Custard cannoli.
20. Long chats about nothing.
21. Sports.
22. Blimps. I go wild for blimps.
23. Potato chips.
24. Nintendo 64.
25. Water guns.
26. Leaving the dentist.
27. Food courts.
28. Buffets.
29. Clean tables.
30. Snowball fights.
31. Daffy Duck.
32. The word, “Acquiescence”.
33. My rocking chair.
34. Reading in a corner.
35. The window seat of anything.
36. Seeing people trip and catch themselves.
37. Watching squirrels eat.
38. Liz – the cafeteria cashier from school. I miss her.
39. Caesar salad.
40. Home toilet advantage.
41. Fall weather.
42. Dogs, from afar.
43. The Gaslight Anthem.
44. Puddles that dry up quickly.
45. Mr. Bean.
46. Free food.
47. Puns.
48. A quiet, empty street.
49. When one person starts snoring in a tent and everyone else looks at each other.
50. Cake.
51. Imitating Mrs. Doubtfire saying, “Heeeellloooooooo” in a Scottish accent.
52. Watching pandas go down slides.
53. Olive Garden.
54. Crusty bread.
55. Friendly strangers.
56. The smell of freshly cut grass.
57. The smell of a bakery.
58. The smell of BBQ.
59. Watching TV.
60. Don Rickles.
61. Playing baseball.
62. Seafood pasta.
63. When the microwave beeps.
64. Canadian stereotypes.
65. Labour Day long weekend.
66. People born in March, September, and on November 1st.
67. Horror films.
68. Conspiracy theories.
69. A fresh pack of tennis balls.
70. Video montages.
71. 30 Seconds To Mars.
72. Family channel movies from the 90s – early 2000s.
73. Plinko.
74. Scrappy Doo.
75. Blogging.
76. The sound a piano makes.
77. The sound a violin makes.
78. Pleasantly content sighs.
79. Soccer Baseball (Kickball).
80. Feeling appreciated.
81. Witty captions.
82. Leather.
83. Thunderstorms.
84. Mint chocolate.
85. Dobby.
86. Random compliments.
87. The moment at restaurants when the waiter/waitress puts cheese on my pasta and I say “when” and they stop.
88. Road trips.
89. Shorts & Hoodie season.
90. Bumper cars.
91. The number 91.
92. Memories.
93. Peach’s Birthday Cake in Mario Party 1.
94. Long escalator rides.
95. Pictures of cities at night.
96. Funny blog posts.
97. Old photo albums.
98. Conversations without talking.
99. Homemade pancakes.
100. The couch.
101. You (Only applies if you read 1-100).

Cue the comments, questions, concerns, and trepidations in the comments section below. What do you like?

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60 Responses to 101 Things I Like

  1. Jess says:

    #49 – this brings me back!
    #51 – I do this all the time when greeting someone.
    #52 – I have to YouTube this later. I’m intrigued.
    #66 – Heck yes. I inadvertently made the list.

    And hardy-har-har to your joke there, Paul. I’m giving you the Full House “How rude” face right now.

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  2. Squid says:

    I actually did read the whole thing, I just read really fast, so it looks like I skim posts. NOT TRUE. I think skimming is mean unless the post is boring. (Which has only happened on your blog when you commentated on that TV show I haven’t watched and didn’t care about…) I think about 94.6% of these would be on my list too. Just reading this made me happy! 😀

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  3. randyjw says:

    I like the smell of fresh tennis balls, more than the tennis balls, themselves. Is that poem-worthy? I’m debating stealing the idea from you and from Aaron and from Jess.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. micqu says:

    I loved this. We have many similarities. At first I thought 101 is a lot, but that’s because I too often focus on the negative in myself. I might borrow this idea sometime. 🙂 You’re an interesting man Paul! (PS: 82 – I have a dirty mind and this might have been too much information… 🙂 )

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  5. peckapalooza says:

    #14 – I just got a mental image of the moon hiding in the bushes outside the window…
    #51 – I probably do that more than is healthy…
    #66 – My birthday is March 6…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Myka says:

    I want to do this next. I’m going to steal it, too!
    Also, 12. is mean & 87. made me smile like the giddy emoji.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. heymeghan91 says:

    You forget to mention people with November birthdays…….. paul…. I know I’ve been neglecting the group chat but hey!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Barb Knowles says:

    I am so stealing this idea. The BEST is……..wait for it……..87.
    I’m still laughing. p.s. It goes without saying that you wrote 101 specifically with me in mind.

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  10. Issa says:

    #4 is weird

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  11. Darn it, and I was so close too. I can’t believe I stopped at 99, what was I thinking! Paul, do you think it might be possible to bend the Canadian rules for inclusion on the things you like 2016 list—assuming, of course, there will be a 2017 list? Otherwise… might I ask what the going rate for bribes in Canada are these days? Just in case the Canadian Mounties are reading this—WordPress asked that question, not me!—I’ll swear to that in court on a stack of flapjacks!

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  12. Angela says:

    I’m stuck at work for the next 8hours and all I really want to do is go find out what fresh tennis balls smell like!!! FYI, Mrs Doubtfire has a Scottish accent, telling you this only because some Scottish people might be offended…I’m not cause you make me laugh and I love this list!! 🙂

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    • Paul says:

      Ahh! Thanks for letting me know! My whole world just crumbled beneath me, but thank you. I’ll be sure to fix it. A fresh pack of tennis balls is a delight. Currently working on a 101 dislikes list which will be up shortly, if you needed something else to kill time with!


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  14. rebbit7 says:

    YES to #45, 46, 47. And #66…I’m a March baby, so love me! Just joking…but really, I also have an affinity for March and September birthdays, just because my oldest, best friend celebrates hers in September. Any case, good list! Perhaps I’ll do one, too.

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  15. sportsattitudes says:

    I agree with liking just about all this list…except for Liz the cafeteria cashier, who I never had the pleasure of meeting…I think. I am also not familiar with Peach’s Birthday Cake but I’m sure Mario throws a lovely party. I can’t sign on for liking thunderstorms however. Our power company takes one look at a darkening sky and throws the switch on the electric until they think the danger has passed. Not cool. Now, I must be off to open up a new pack of tennis balls…

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  16. Ariel Lynn says:

    I read them all. It told me that you like food a lot.

    I also like food. I’d like some food right now. Really anything you mentioned: pizza, crusty bread, BBQ… man I’m hungry. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  17. darthtimon says:

    You like Scrappy Doo? You monster!

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  18. #87!!!!😂😂😂😭

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  19. idontknowcookbook says:

    Why November 1st?

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  20. idontknowcookbook says:

    I did it. But it was pretty hard to think of 101 things I liked. 😉

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  22. mylifestorymyway says:

    Hiii…and oh!! I also love Pizzaaaa 😉 Like you..no black olives 😀

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  24. Ely says:

    101 is my favorite! LOL! Also- I feel like 94 were in some form or another, related to FOOD. And why I have never seen a PANDA go down a slide? It’s no wonder I’m still alive. I have so much left to see in the world! And- I trip over myself and catch myself once every 8 minutes. You’d have a field day. LOL. I feel like I’m always stealing your ideas! But maybe I’ll do this and call it something else and then it’s not stealing anymore. I’m becoming a “list” kind of person lately- they’re SO efficient and fun and then you don’t need to stress when to use a ; or a – or … or ( ) or [ ] I just wing it with that stuff and whatever happens STAYS! Enjoyed this so much!

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    • Paul says:

      Ha! 94 (Long escalator rides) did have to do with food. When I was a kid I went to a mall with a really long escalator that lead to the food court. I’d look over the railing and scout my options lolol. And yes! Steal this idea! I’m interested to see what you come up with.

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