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Old 10 July 2013, 11:31
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both of mine are still high on my list despite being from my military days
My "when I was in" small pleasure was bringing a beer into the shower with me after I got back from the field.
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Old 10 July 2013, 11:32
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The clean feeling after my morning shower and shave.

My wife putting her cheek up to mine after I do.
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Old 10 July 2013, 11:37
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both of mine are still high on my list despite being from my military days

- changing into a fresh, clean brown t-shirt at the end of a multi-day patrol while waiting for the extract bird

- Being in some dry place outside wearing one of the old field jacket liners while it's raining and just watching the rain
+1. There's poetry in those moments.

I'll add the first coffee (in a cruddy brown IDF cup) we can safely make after several days out on water and dry rations. Black Turkish coffee. And the first shower, of course. Sensual heaven. I still briefly remember those moments even today when I come in from a long hike or a 24 hour shift away from home.
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Old 10 July 2013, 11:38
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My girls still believing that I am the source of all things right with the world. They are only 7 so I know I have a limited amount of time to revel in that.
They may forget for a few years as they start becoming "their own person", but trust me brother - Once they realize how much you did for them before they left home...

Now my Pony Tailed Ninja is married to a "capable" man, but she still values Daddys opinion on certain things... Pisses off the Son In Law, but I told him "After your 5th Anniversary, I will hand over the keys; but until you've been her "rock" for five years, she'll always be Daddys Girl".
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Old 10 July 2013, 11:43
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Watching the light bulb come on in a student pilot when he correlates his/her knowledge of aerodynamics to the practical exercise in an aircraft.

Last time this happened to me was in India and after the student's flight with his instructor, where the former had to demonstrate slow flight and stalls, he rushed up to me and thanked me for making some suggestions.
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Old 10 July 2013, 11:44
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They may forget for a few years as they start becoming "their own person", but trust me brother - Once they realize how much you did for them before they left home...

^ amen to that.
My daughter got to our house on the Fourth of July... when the roads were totaled.
I asked her how she managed to get through the 'destroyed roads' gauntlets.
She said "I used the 'tooslow' method of driving that you taught me; "I OWNED THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD; THE OTHERS HAD TO PULL OVER, NOT ME!" I couldn't have been prouder... her man looked a little pale.
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Old 10 July 2013, 11:45
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The grins on my kids' faces when they hear the ice cream truck.

Morning hugs and I love yous, especially from my oldest who is 15 and thinks I know nothing.

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Old 10 July 2013, 11:57
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One of my all time favorites was sitting in my boat on a Tennessee fishing pond at 0600 while there was still fog on the water as the sun was just breaking the horizon. Porkchop in biscuit in one hand, hot coffee in the other. Fishing can wait until this is complete (but not one millisecond longer!).

Now, I really enjoy watching the sun rise over the Superstition mountains. Gorgeous landscape here in AZ.
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Old 10 July 2013, 12:02
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Old 10 July 2013, 12:08
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Although it was a one time event the mountain riding in the fall post reminded me of one of my favotrite moments ever.

It was the second leg (for me) of an endurance relay that goes from the Old Market in Omaha to the Hay Market in Lincoln. The leg I was on follows one of those old railway lines that has been converted to a foot path. It was only October 2nd but it had snowed a couple of inches earlier in the day. As the snow melted it casued a torrent of red and yellow leaves to prematurely spring form the branches and fall from the canopy that arched over the path. The beauty and fatigue combined to create pure magic.

The fleeting nature of such experiences is what makes them so special.
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Old 10 July 2013, 12:25
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Great thread - really got me thinking about the simple pleasures, and now my day is "better"...

My "Daily" small pleasure would be that moment at the end of the day, when I fall back into my couch with Bourbon in hand and hit the power button on the idiot box... knowing that I have nothing left to do between that moment and the alarm going off at 0500 tomorrow.
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Old 10 July 2013, 12:33
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Great thread - really got me thinking about the simple pleasures, and now my day is "better"...
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Old 10 July 2013, 13:25
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Knowing my 15 year old daughter, actually heard what said, acknowledged it and appreciated it without opening her mouth. Then that evil little smile appears.
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Old 10 July 2013, 13:40
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That rush you get from sneaking around, doing something that you know will cost you big if you are caught...and being successful in said operation with no one the wiser.....
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Old 10 July 2013, 14:29
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Seeing my (25 year old) little girl in her wedding dress, walking her down the isle and her look up at me and say, "Thank you for everything Dad, I love you and will always be a daddy's girl!"
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Old 10 July 2013, 14:40
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Being on the river/ lake right at sunrise, hammer down, up on plain, running 90+ mph, holding it right on the pad, wind in my face
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Old 10 July 2013, 14:49
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The running of the jib sheet and the crack as the sail first fills with wind on a summer morning, with no place else to be all day.

Driving straight from the airport after a fifteen hour flight to pick my girls up at school, and having ice cream for dinner.
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Old 10 July 2013, 15:07
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For a bunch of hardass mofos, you guys are a bunch of softies.
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Old 10 July 2013, 19:20
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Old 10 July 2013, 22:14
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