Five Sounds I Can’t Wait To Hear More Of

17 Jun
2011
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My days are filled with overheard conference calls, keyboard clacking, iPhone and Android bleeping reminders, phone ringing, and mouse clicking.  I’ve had enough of that.  These are my 5 favorite sounds that I’m looking forward to hearing more of:

The pop of wine corks

Hands down one of the best sounds ever.  Living cheaply doesn’t mean living poorly.  We will drink wine.   I remember arriving early to a Champagne tasting once and hearing the preparations — pop, pop, pop! — it was intoxicating.

Bollinger Cork
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The rustle of leaves

In the fall, I could just kick my feet through piles of leaves for hours.  In fact, I just might.

October
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The crunch of peanut shells

Just got home from a Cubs game and I love the sound peanut shells make when you step on them.  There’s a bar in Madison, WI we need to return to that serves peanuts as a bar snack.  You throw the shells on the floor.  It’s wonderful.  And we need to go to spring training games in Arizona.

Peanut Shells O-Tooles Public House 2-5-09 1
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The wind through aspens

This is the most relaxing forest sound there is.  There’s a smell that goes along with it that’s wonderful too.

2006 Fall
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The crashing of waves

Obviously on the list.  I’m looking forward to camping on the beach when we can.  You can never be too close to the surf — except during a rising tide.

Warm Sand, Warm Water
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