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#631 Coming back to your own bed after a long trip

Do you remember your Worst Sleep Ever? Man, I sure do. I tell you, it was back when I was in college and a few friends and I drove a skiddy van across a snowy highway in the middle of … Continue reading ?

#632 Slowing down

Time is an illusion. Baby, we’re all just spinning, gninnips, spinning. Electrons spinning in our tall, fleshy bodies, spinning on our big, wet rock, spinning in our bright, white solar system, spinning in our deep, dark galaxy, spinning in our … Continue reading ?

#633 Finding something you lost a long time ago after you already gave up looking for it

It happened late last night. Cruising down the highway, heading home from the airport, my friend Shiv absentmindedly rifled through my passenger side door full of old computer-printed directions, parking stubs, and cracked jewel cases. “What’s this?”, she asked, popping … Continue reading ?

#634 The moment on a roller coaster after you get to the top of the first big hill and before you go down it

You drive to the park, you walk to the gate, you get your hand stamped, you run to the line, you move up, you grab a hot-dog, you move up, you check your watch, you get to the front, you … Continue reading ?

#635 When the hiccups stop

How do you get rid of a bad case of The Hics? Brother, I don’t know about you, but in my neck of the woods it’s all about the junk science moves. Yes, when your diaphragm starts spazzing, it’s time … Continue reading ?

#636 When your nose is dripping and someone hands you a tissue

Waiting in a long line for a roller coaster, writing your ninth grade math exam, riding to work on the commuter rail, it suddenly hits you: that slippery Shake, Rattle, n’ Roll way, way, way up your nose. You tap … Continue reading ...

#637 Rocking out on air instruments

Oh, there’s more than just guitar. How many of these other air classics have you pulled off? 1. Air drums. Riding shotgun and nailing solos on the dashboard or cooking dinner and feeling the beats on the kitchen counter, you … Continue reading ?

#639 Carrying all the groceries in from the car in one big trip

It’s been a long afternoon. Making a list, checking it twice, heading to the store for milk, bread, and rice. Brother, let’s face facts: when you finally wheel onto your slippery leaf-covered driveway with a trunk full of wet celery, … Continue reading ?

#640 Whipping down the hill really fast after pedaling hard all the way up

Wind whips through your hair and smacks your cheeks as you scream down the slope at the rip-rocketing speed of AWESOME! Illustration from: here

#641 Kicking those clumps of frozen slush off the back of your car’s mud flaps

Hands up if you drive on the snowy side of the planet. If so then you know how your icebox on wheels gets sick when the weather dips. Washer fluid smears and freezes on your windshield, windows jam shut, and … Continue reading ?

#642 The Surprise Left Turn Arrow

Has long left turn lane got you down? Are you backed up past where the lane even begins? Is there an 18-wheeler in front of you pulling a massive wraparound turn at the speed of sloth? Did the guy in … Continue reading ?

#644 When company events are scheduled on company time

Thanks, boss. When you observe the safe haven of our evenings and weekends by scheduling company events during company hours, we’re loving you lots. Because come on, we all have lots going on after work — clothes need washing, family … Continue reading ?

#645 Picking all the dried glue off the lid

Finger-picking the sticky congealed remains off the top of the plastic glue lid sounds like no fun, but come on: it’s relatively clean and easy, satisfies some obsessive-compulsive instincts, and gives us all some smoooooooooth streaming for the rest of … Continue reading ?

#646 Hilarious last-minute Halloween costumes

Back at college, I remember walking up to my friend Mike’s house on Halloween and seeing him frantically painting bright, red briefs onto a pair of nice blue jeans. He was really going at it, too — slapping the wet … Continue readin...

#647 When batteries are included

I’m the Robin Hood of batteries. Since I am an extremely cheap person I always rob from the rich, battery-filled remotes on my couch and give to the poor new gadgets laying on my counter. I stumble around Sherwood Living … Continue reading ?

#648 Shooing a fly outside without having to kill it

Sure, there may be a few tense minutes while the little rascal gets trapped between the sliding doors, but if you’re patient he’ll eventually find his way outside and you can rest feeling a little less murderery. AWESOME! Photo from: … Continue reading ?

#649 Moving indoor furniture outdoors

Forget picnic tables, plastic chairs, and patio sets. No, we’re talking about the real deal. We’re talking about moving furniture from inside your pad to outside of it, and busting the shackles of climate control in favor of fresh air … Continue reading ?

#650 The first couple hours of the roadtrip

Full boxes of granola bars, fresh mix tapes, and the heady thrill of anticipation get your body ready for a nice long ride. AWESOME! – Hey everybody, It’s he-ere! Yes, the 2014 Page-A-Day Calendar of Awesome has arrived! This one’s got over 30% … Continue reading ?

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