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List of Awesome Things

This is a rolling list of things that are awesome.  The only order they are in is the order in which they came into my head.  Some are simple, some are complex. Explanations will come eventually.

1. Magnets

2. Paper clips

3. Baseball

4. The first hit with a new baseball bat

5. Hitting a baseball as hard as you can

6. Green Day

7. Talking Heads

8. The high-cuffed pants and stirrup-sock look

9. Jim Thome

10. Kevin Millwood’s no-hitter

11. The 2011 Phillies

12. The 2010 Phillies

13. The 2008 Phillies

14. The 2009 Phillies

15. The 2002 Phillies (while nothing special, they were the first team I followed religiously so they will always hold a spot in my heart)

16. The number 16

17.  Rock Band video games

18. Roller Coaster Tycoon

19. Burritos

20. The memories I have of watching the 2008 World Series with my dad and the ensuing parade

21. Philadelphia

22. Chicago

23. Wrigley Field

24. Milkshakes

25. Ryan Howard

26. Gavin Floyd

27. Cole Hamels

28. Chase Utley

29. College

30. Amtrak

31. Roadtrips with my two best friends

32. SimCity 3000

33. The internet

34. Roy Halladay

35. Cliff Lee

36. My 12th grade Calculus teacher

37. My 12th grade English teacher

38. The memories I’ll have from my Senior Year of High School

39. Learning to play the guitar

40. Flyers sweaters

41. Phillies jerseys

42. The new Sixers uniforms (they’re sexy enough on their own, but compared to their predecessors… Oh man.)

43. Silly little middle school crushes

44. Sex

45. The memories I have of my first Phillies game (including watching all the flashbulbs go off when Mark McGwire went up to bat and booing JD Drew in what  history tells me was the second game of his first series in Philadelphia)

46. Citizen’s Bank Park

47. The Spectrum

48. The Vet

49. Beards

50. How I Met Your Mother

51. The Office

52. Jeopardy!

53. The Simpsons

54. Thinking about how long the Simpsons have been on the air

55. Thinking about life in general

56. Thinking about how, in the grand scheme of things, we are completely insignificant and will not be remembered by some point in time

57. Knowing that there IS life out there, yet we will never make contact with them

58. Space

59. Rocketships

60. Leap Year

61. The rise and fall of civilizations and societies

62. History

63. Wandering aimlessly in Center City Philadelphia

64. iPod Touches

65. Telephones

66. Radios

67. Television

68. The history of Television

69. The Dead Milkmen

70. The Cars

71. The look on people’s faces when I tell them I don’t drive.

72. The Phillies

73. My Name Is Earl

74. Crab Cakes

75. The Golden Phoenix restaurant in Chinatown, Philadelphia

76. Golden Phoenix’s fried wonton appetizer

77. Bobbleheads

78. Havertown

79. Wawa

80. Hockey

81. Football

82. Playing music on the computer

83. Playing music with my friends

84. Pretending our band is good (we’re terrible!)

85. The Clash

86. The song “Train In Vain”

87. Illinois the Band

88.  Chris Creamer’s SportsLogos

89. Jumping into a pool without thinking

90. Facebook

91. Waking up with a song in my head

92. Trying to keep the song in my head in there for as long as possible

93. Billy Madison Dodgeball

94. The memories I have of playing Little League baseball

95. Robotics

96. Robots

97. Legos

98. Record players

99. Discovering old technology on my own

100. Dissecting old technology and finding out how it works

101. Being a straightedge being admired for it

102. Passing my first year of college classes

103. Surviving Ryan Drummond’s Design I class

104. SEPTA (when it’s on time)

105. 30th Street Station

106. Market East Station

107. The Comcast Center

108. The Sears/Willis Tower

109. Being inside old buildings and just feeling the history that ranspired

110. Studying architecture…

111. …And calling it architorture

112. Simple math

113. Calculus

114. Physics

115. Little kids’ imaginations

116. Little kids’ innocence

117. The elderly’s advice

118. Stories from my grandparents

119. Fire trucks

120. Georgia Tech (my “big dream school”)

121. Illinois Institute of Technology (my “little dream school”)

122. Philadelphia University (my actual school)

123. Riding public transportation to a sports game with other people doing the exact same thing

124. Giving change to homeless people

125. Saying please and thank you

126. Holding the door open for strangers

127. The look on someone’s face when they really appreciate some small gesture

128. Hugs

129. Boobs

130. The period of time between classes starting/ending and everyone moving in/out

131. Roommates who are cool people

132. Hearing someone else’s viewpoint on something that we both witnessed/lived through

133. Speedball

134. Stewball

135. Laptops

136. The thought of becoming an architect one day

137. The thought of dropping out of school and becoming a bum

138. Tony the Bum

139. Simon Bolivar

140. Che Guevara

141. Tina Weymouth

142. CBGB

143. Punk rock

144. Studying revolutions

145. Studying something on my own

146. Perusing Wikipedia for hours on end

147. Perusing baseball-reference for hours on end

148. Perusing YouTube for hours on end

149. Studying the history of a small town

150. Ireland

151. My girlfriend

152. My two best friends

153. The rest of my friends

154. Staring at the sky

155. Taking pictures from different points of views

156. Madden NFL

157. John Madden

158. My freshman year of college Physics professor

159. Being better than everyone in a given situation

160. Knowing you’re better than everyone in a given situation

161. Knowing that everyone else knows you’re better than everyone in a better situation

162. Being appreciated

163. Being acknowledged

164. Being told you’re too good at something

165. Struggling so much at something that you work really hard to become just adequate, and then wind up being better than everyone in a given situation

166. Thinking about god(s)

167. Wondering about what happens after life

168. Sleeping

169. Onion rings

170. The first bite of something you’ve been dying to eat

171. Waking up with a girl in your bed

172. Sleeping with the window open

173. Rain

174. Scooby Doo

175. Spiderman

176. Waking up one morning and remembering what you did

177. Waking up without realizing you fell asleep

178. Vivid dreams

179. Dreams that get you thinking

180. Thinking about life

181. Thinking about how life started

182. Thinking about how life is probably one big stellar accident

183. Thinking about alien planets

184. Trying to learn a new language

185. Making up a language

186. Cap’n Crunch

187. Pokemon

188. Email

189. Receiving an unexpected email

190. Receiving snail mail

191. Wikipedia

192. Firefox

193. Staplers

194. Ants

195. Spiders

196. Diving into a pool

197. Studying building floor plans for no particular reason

198. Bonding with people over a shared experience

199. Knowing that American Studies will never, ever harm me again. Ever.

200. Thinking about how many baseball players wear a certain number

201. Stop Making Sense

202. My birthday

203. Christmas

204. Christmas presents

205. New Year’s

206. Halloween

207. The month of March

208. The month of October

209. The month of December

210. Skype

211. Knowing that somebody out there is reading this list and agreeing with at least one thing

212. Triggering a happy memory in somebody and watching them smile

213. Smiling

214. Ice Cream

215. Thinking about my first firsts

216. The number 484

217. Ticket stubs

218. Frank Lloyd Wright

219. Posters

220. Mies Van Der Rohe

221. Playing drums

222. Pennies

223. Windows 7

224. Mac OS X

225. Apple products

226. Ubuntu Linux

227. Cheeseburgers

228. Marble Hornets

229. Michael Vick

230. DeSean Jackson

231. His punt return

232. LeSean McCoy

233. Donovan McNabb

234.Home runs

235. Conan O’Brien

236. Arena football (before Bon Jovi sold them down the river…)

237. Nerf guns

238. Bacon

239. Transformers series

240. Google

241. Ballparks

242. Hot dogs

243. Travis Chapman

244. Getting autographs

245. Mesh shorts

246. Getting accepted to college

247. Camden Yards

248. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

249. The Big Lebowski

250. The Hangover series

251. The Ramones

252. The Kinks

253. The Album “London Calling”

254. The Dirtbombs

255. Grounded for Life

256. Still Standing

257. Designing buildings

258. Hanne’s breakfast nook in Havertown, PA

259. Twitter

260. Baseball hats

261. Baseball jerseys

262. Baseball logos

263. Designing logos

264. This song

265. Mario Kart Double Dash!!

266. Mario Kart 64

267. My parents

268. Summer

269. Winter

270. Spring

271. Cute girls that smile at me

272. People that talk to me

273. People that make eye contact with me

274. People that @ me on Twitter

275. Engineering

276. Socks

277. Teal-Black color combination

278. Powder blue-maroon color combination

279. Powder blue-brown color combination

280. Triangles

281. The Beatles

282. Soul music

283. Classic Rock

284. Hip Hop

285. New Wave music

286. Eric Clapton

287. Chuck Berry

288. The Who

289. Topper Headon

290. Listening to the same song over and over and over and over

291. Listening

292. Hearing

293. Seeing

294. Color

295. Smells

296. The rise and fall of dinosaurs

297. WordPress

298. Making your way through a maze

299. UniWatch

300. Discussions about sports with knowledgeable fans of other teams

301. Discussions about sports with knowledgeable fans

302. Discussions about sports

303. Big Bang Theory

304. The actual Big Bang theory

305. The String Theory

306. Futurama

307. WNOC

308. The song “Biddies

309. The word “biddies”

310. Beavis and Butthead

311. Millersville University

312. True Stories

313. 60s rock music

314. Ghostbusters

315. “Under the Influence” by Citizen King

316. Reading Phillies

317. Lehigh Valley IronPigs

318. The IronPigs’ logo

319. When teams with meh to boring logos/uniforms introduce new, exciting ones

320. Brandiose

321. New York-Penn League baseball

322. Little League

323. Times Square

324. My favorite shirt

325. Gatorade

326. My Jim Thome Poster

327. Cheesesteaks

328. Pie

329. Philadelphia Phantoms

330. My memorial Phantoms puck

331. Led Zeppelin

332. Hunter Pence

333. Shane Victorino

334. The fact that we have the technology to launch things into space that orbit around our planet like a moon

335. Satellites

336. Satellite Radio

337. Ham Radio

338. Star Wars Episode IV

339. Star Wars Episode V

340. Star Wars Episode VI

341. Star Wars Episode I

342. Star Wars Episode III

343. Graham Slam Ice Cream

344. Peanut Butter

345. Bagels

346. Milk

347. Going home when you really need it

348. Sabermetrics

349. Dogs

350. Smooth pens

351. Mike Schmidt

352. Thumb Tacks

353. Chinese Food

354. Tackling

355. Making a great catch

356. Playing goalie in (pick a sport, they all work)

357. Blocking shots

358. Sacrificing yourself for the team

359. Finding money in your pocket

360. The Phillies Phanatic

361. The concept of time

362. Clocks

363. Watches

364. Babe Ruth

365. Sweatpants

366. Taking things apart for fun

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Comments»

1. Casey - June 28, 2011

most. AWESOME. list. ever.

2. Raffi Berberian - June 28, 2011

Green Day came into your head before Talking Heads?

Sean - June 28, 2011

I was listening to my Green Day CD while I started this.

3. Raffi Berberian - June 29, 2011

You have too much free time to think


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