Mini Moments

~Just everyday moments that I’m hoping others can relate to. An exercise in finding the connections between people and writing a little bit every day. Also, the literary version of “This is the Song That Never Ends” (I will take this moment to apologize for getting that song stuck in your heads…)

Enjoy!

 

That moment when you get home and then the alcohol hits you.

That moment when you’re playing “Marrying Mr. Darcy” with your girlfriends and you realize you don’t have enough beauty points to even catch Mr. Collins.

That moment during the Emma Beta version of the same said game when you have successfully married the man that strategically makes sense for your character and realize this is an analogy for real life.

That moment when an hour has passed and you realize you’ve created only one slide for your presentation next week.

That moment when you decide you need to add to your blog instead of getting your actual work done.

That moment when you decide blogging is actual work. 

That moment when you realize that is all bull shit.

That moment when you finally find the list of “Mini Moments” you’d collected while living abroad (because you got off your arse and hunted it down):

“That moment when you realize you’ve eaten an entire package of chocolate biscuits in one sitting.

That moment when the person walking in front of you lights up and you get a face full of cigarette smoke

That moment when same said person is standing beside you at a traffic stop and you do that awkward, shifting dance to avoid the still-there smoke.

That moment when you get stuck behind slow-walking people who take up the entire width of the sidewalk.

That moment when a baby smiles at you.

That moment when you realize you aren’t cool.

That moment when you realize you don’t want to be cool anyway.

That moment when the sun touches your bare skin for the first time after winter.

That moment when you have to let go of someone you care about.

That moment when you realize, “How’s it going?” was actually a rhetorical question.

That moment when you realize the only person on the bus not on their mobile is you.

That moment when you receive a letter in the mail (and it isn’t bills!).

That moment you realize someone you see every day is actually quite attractive.

That moment when you realize you want to change the world.

That moment when you wish Harry Potter was real. 

That moment when you wish you could fly.

That moment when you realize your mother was right.

That moment when you realize your job makes you invisible.

That moment when you decide you don’t want to be invisible anymore.

That moment when two people mouth silently to each other because one of them’s on the phone.

That moment when someone says, “I love you.”

That moment when 10 million things need to get done at once.

That moment when you find out you passed your driving test.

The moment you drive by yourself for the first time.

That moment you realize Emergency Room receptionists must have really good bladder control.

That moment when you do something right. 

That moment when you realize you can’t control everything and break down crying.

That moment when you get an A++ on a project (true story). 

That moment of first breath after someone has held your head under water (most likely a cousin or boy from camp…more true stories).

That moment when someone actually says, “Cheerio” to you. 

That moment when you realize having your own place means you can fart as much as you want to in it.

That moment when you realize Insomnia is probably not the most positive name for a coffee company.

That moment when you suddenly wonder if you sent an amorous email to the wrong person ie. your mother.

That moment when you remember to take a deep breath (I’ll bet you all took a deep breath right after you read this!).

That moment when all the people you’re with yawn in succession.

That moment when you get to the best part of your favourite book. 

That moment when you realize you can do anything you want.

That moment when you wake up and realize it’s Saturday.

That moment when you realize you’ve really screwed up.

That moment when you realize you actually didn’t screw up at all.

That moment when you start counting down the minutes until the start of the weekend. 

The moment when you wake up with sun shining through your window.

That moment when the end-pd-day school bell finally rings. 

That moment when your housemate catches you dancing in the kitchen.

That moment when you find out he/she isn’t single.

That moment when you find out he/she is.

That moment when you just want to kick someone for being stupid.

That moment when you get butterflies in your stomach for the first time when you spot a friend from afar. 

That moment when you realize the job you’re doing is not where you want to be.

That moment when: Glorious Pee (’nuff said). 

That moment when you wonder if you can sneak out of work 10 minutes early to catch the fast train home.

That moment when you realize the shop you’re in has free WiFi.

That moment when you see a friends you haven’t seen in years and it feels like 5 minutes have gone by.

That moment when you realize two unlikely people actually make a good match. 

That moment when someone rings you and gets you so riled up with their problems you can feel your blood pressure rising.

That moment when the first snow falls.

That moment when the toilet seat is left up. Again. (Or down, I suppose. Right, gents?)

That moment when you first hold hands. 

That moment when you pull the door when it clearly says “Push.”

That moment when you feel some crisps that have fallen down your shirt.

That moment when you get caught trying to get said crisps out of your shirt.

That moment when, after having extracted the crisps from your shirt, you proceed to surreptitiously eat them. 

That moment when you just need a drink.

That moment when you realize it’s 5 o’clock.

That moment when you accidentally dial 911.

That moment when you wake up right before your alarm is supposed to go off. 

That moment when you realize an hour of work has already passed.

That moment when you just need your mommy. 

That moment when you receive a text and it turns out to be spam.

That moment when you just know it’s not going to be a good day.

That moment when you know today is going to be amazing!

That moment when you forget your nice shoes and are forced to wear runners at the office all day.

That moment when people call you by a completely different name even though it’s written down right in front of them.

That moment when you realize chocolate makes you sick.

That moment when you eat the chocolate anyway.

That moment when you feel sick after eating chocolate even though you already knew it makes you feel sick.

That moment when you realize other people can see how exhausted you feel. 

That moment when you realize you’ve still got 3 hours until work finishes.

That moment when a man doesn’t hold the door for a lady.

That moment when he does. 

That moment when a stranger smiles at you.

That moment when you hear your favourite song on the radio. 

That moment when you rediscover a long-lost favourite film.

That moment when someone shows their gratitude for you taking the time to spell their name correctly. 

That moment you realize you’ve begun speaking Irish.

That moment when your eyes just can’t stay open.

That moment when you just want a cookie.

That moment when it starts to rain and you don’t have an umbrella. 

That moment when the weather reporter is wrong.

That moment when the weather reporter is right.

That moment when you ask a lady when she’s due and it turns out she isn’t pregnant (NEVER DO THAT!!!!)

That moment when something really obvious becomes known to you.

That moment when your jacket dribbles rain onto the bottom of your shirt/top of your trousers, making it look like you wet yourself. 

That moment right after it rains when you smell lilacs.

That moment when you realize politics really are everywhere. 

That moment when you realize you forgot to put on deodorant this morning.

That moment when you decide you need a drastic change and grab the scissors. 

That moment after you chop off all your hair.

That moment when you realize you responded to the word, “Sir,” though you are a woman (and have long hair! Unfortunate true story…)

That moment when you realize you are a total geek. 

That moment when he tells you you’re beautiful for the first time.

That moment when you burn your tongue on a hot beverage. 

That moment when your tongue is still sore after you burned it on a hot beverage two days ago.

That moment when you finally crack your back.

That moment when you open a new package of pens.

That moment when you get a free pen.

That moment when you have a piece of that chocolate cake you hadn’t had in years.

That moment when you recognize someone but can’t remember their name.

That moment when you surreptitiously log into your Facebook account at work.”

That moment when you got the part.

That moment when the guy you like actually likes you back.

That moment when all you want to do is bake cookies and realize you don’t have baking soda.

That moment when 20 minutes have gone by because you’ve been trying to find out what you can substitute for baking soda.

That moment when you find a list of “Mini Moments” in an old email draft:

That moment when your co-worker brings fresh chocolate-covered donuts to the office.

That moment when a good friend surprises you by meeting you after work with a picnic.

That moment when birds sing a la any Disney Princess movie. Actually.

That moment when you get free pizza at your meeting.

That moment when you open a card to find a cheque inside.

That moment when the sun comes out after heavy rain for three days.

That moment when you realize 90s fashion is back.

That moment when you realize you’re wearing 90s fashion in order to be stylish.

That moment when you put on your favourite dress.

That moment when you put on your favourite jeans.

That moment when the person you were about to text texts you.

That moment when you get an actual letter in the mail.

That moment after you’ve finished planting your garden.

That moment when you pick out a really good booger (don’t even try to deny it!)

That moment when you smell garlic. Lots and lots of garlic.

That moment when your guests finally arrive.

That moment when your guests finally leave.

That moment when school/work is over.

That moment when TGIF!

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