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Title: Favorite Sound?
Post by: TehBorken on Feb 28 06 09:01
Along the lines of "favorite word", what's your favorite sound?

I've always liked the sound of ice cubes in a glass. I don't know why, it's just a nice sound.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 28 06 09:04
I love the sound of breaking open a fresh head of lettuce.  (I know it's odd, but I like it)
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Lise on Feb 28 06 09:05
The sound of water running down a stream. That or it's the sound of peeing. * teehee *
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: kitten on Feb 28 06 09:07
A cat purring loudly.  So relaxing.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 28 06 09:09
That's the sound of comfort....and it's a lovely sound.  Ahhh, contentment.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Lise on Feb 28 06 09:12
Puuuuurrring....... yes, I've heard a cat purr. It's a really funny sound. Too bad my dog don't purr. The only sound of contentment from him is a frenzy yap whenever he sees me with his food. And that's not relaxing.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: perv on Feb 28 06 09:31
The sound of a girl screaming while I'm f*cking her tight pussy.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: kitten on Feb 28 06 09:33
You know, Lise, seeing a dog wagging his tail frantically when you come home is a very comforting sight, even if he can't purr.  You know you are loved unconditionally.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Lise on Feb 28 06 09:46
That's so true, kitten. My dog's a bit psychotic (sic) when he sees us coming home. Barking his nuts off, * grin *... running around like a dog in heat.... well, bless his heart anyways. I'm just grateful he's learnt to bladder control in his excitement.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: TehBorken on Feb 28 06 09:48
perv wrote:
The sound of a girl screaming while I'm f*cking her tight pussy.

Well, yeah, who wouldn't like that?
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Lise on Feb 28 06 09:50
OK, I'm now officially shocked. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Shocked/1.gif)
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Schadenfreude on Feb 28 06 10:53
TehBorken wrote:
perv wrote:
[SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic"]The sound of a girl screaming while I'm f*cking her tight pussy.

[/SPAN]Well, yeah, who wouldn't like that? [SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic"]
[/SPAN]
Depends on what she's screaming.[/DIV]"Get this pencil dicked perv off me and get me a real man."
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Bet On It on Feb 28 06 10:56
The sound of a girl screaming while I'm f*cking her tight pussy.

I'm guessing for you that's one of those "imaginary sounds" you've never actually heard.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: purelife on Feb 28 06 11:04
I like the sound of the firewood burning in the fireplace.[/DIV]I like the sound the rain makes against the windowpane.[/DIV]I like the sound of laughter, especially kids.[/DIV]I like the sound the wind makes when it makes its way in the trees.[/DIV]I like the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks on the shore.  
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: TehBorken on Feb 28 06 11:10
purelife wrote:
I like the sound the rain makes against the windowpane.

That's a good one.

Well, I'm outta here for a bit. Catch up with you all later.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: kitten on Feb 28 06 11:20
I also love the sound of waves crashing on the shore, and also the sound of a train whistle off in the distance.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: kevlar on Feb 28 06 11:20
[HR class=hrcolor width="100%" SIZE=1][DIV style="OVERFLOW: auto; WIDTH: 100%"]'I like the sound of the firewood burning in the fireplace.[/DIV]I like the sound the rain makes against the windowpane.[/DIV]I like the sound of laughter, especially kids.[/DIV]I like the sound the wind makes when it makes its way in the trees.[/DIV]I like the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks on the shore.'[/DIV][/DIV]Thats why I love you Purelife !!  I couldn't have said it any better. Although I must add I love the sound of the cork as its pulled out of my favorite bottle of wine. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Other/19.gif)

 
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Witch on Feb 28 06 11:23
Hand skin on drum skin
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: cutezz on Feb 28 06 11:29
A kitty's meow...(unless it is at 3 in the morning) ha ha ha...also my moms voice
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: news hound on Feb 28 06 07:01
kitten wrote:
A cat purring loudly.  So relaxing.sitting in a car with the engine off and listening to the rain pelt the roof

hockey sticks slapping a puck around on a backyard ice rink

locks or safes being lockpicked (in movies)

the needle being placed on a scratchy record

some soft-shoe

Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: 49er on Feb 28 06 07:28
purelife wrote:
......I like the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks on the shore.  take my word....its not as good as it sounds.....kept me awake late each night for months until I got used to it
 
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 28 06 08:01
News Hound....kitten wrote:
A cat purring loudly.  So relaxing.[/DIV]sitting in a car with the engine off and listening to the rain pelt the roof

hockey sticks slapping a puck around on a backyard ice rink

locks or safes being lockpicked (in movies)

the needle being placed on a scratchy record

some soft-shoe



News Hound, those ARE AWESOME.  I like all those things also, but they're not things that are on the top of ones head.  Bless you for bringing those up.

Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Good Times on Feb 28 06 08:02
Reading this whole thread reminded me of an old memory:

I must've been 14-15 when I found a combination bike lock on the street. Of course it was locked, with all 3 keys set to zero, and no sign of the combination that would open it.

I think the topic of permutations had already come up the year before in my math classes, so I was aware of the difficulty in figuring out the right combination.

The lock stayed on my dresser for 10 days. Then one afternoon when I was lying down for half an hour, I picked it up and casually started fiddling with the keys.

Click, click, click... nope won't open. I kept on clicking and failing for at least 15-20 mins.

Then suddenly I thought I heard something: One of the clicks had sounded slightly different than the rest.

I left the 2 keys where ever they happened to be and started advancing the 3rd one, one by one, click by click... And when I reached 7 or 8 (out of a possible 10) I heard a "clack". Pulled the 2 ends of the lock apart and voila! It opened.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a040.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 28 06 08:06
That's cool Good Times, you little lock picker you.

I remember that once too, except I was thinking, hacksaw.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/n015.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Good Times on Feb 28 06 08:15
P.C. wrote:
That's cool Good Times, you little lock picker you.[/DIV] [/DIV]I remember that once too, except I was thinking, hacksaw.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/n015.gif" border=0]

 To this day people are amazed by what I can hear and smell.

However I haven't tried my luck picking other combination locks since that day.

Funny thing is, I never trusted my bike to that lock.  My thinking was, if I could open it, so could anyone else.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 28 06 08:18
Good thinking good Times.  I've made a few of my friends snicker on occasion too, when it comes to sniffing out an odor.  I maintain, that I can SMELL when it's going to snow.  Oh sure....they all laugh until the morning, when we wake up under a blanket of snow.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 28 06 08:23
Favourite Sound?[/DIV]Can't tell because only between me and the mate 1 girl

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Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Future Canadian on Feb 28 06 08:26
Although it's pretty jarring, I love the sound of a race car engine (F1 or CART-type especially). Which makes it great when 20 or 30 of them all step on the loud pedal at the same time.
I also like trains in the distance. I also like the sound of ice crackling as a drink's poured over it.
And lately I really like the sound of a skateboard hitting the ground.[img]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Compaq_Owner/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/smilies/g060.gif" alt=""]
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Future Canadian on Feb 28 06 08:30
P.C. wrote:
[span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"]I can SMELL when it's going to snow.  Oh sure....they all laugh until the morning, when we wake up under a blanket of snow.[/span]

Ooh. I love that smell! I also like the sound of waking up to a big snow dump and hearing how quiet everything is and how muffled the traffic is.

Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: kitten on Feb 28 06 08:37
I grew up in a port city, and the sound of a foghorn brings back fond memories.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 28 06 08:38
Hubby was at the F1 in Monaco.....and we have done the Indy in Vancouver.  He says there is no comparison between the two (except that they're both open wheel)  He loves his F1 racing, and says you absolutely can't 'be there' without ear-plugs.

I, on the other hand am tickled pink to finally have a car that just turns over when I start it up.[/DIV]Now THAT sounds good to me.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Future Canadian on Feb 28 06 08:49
Wow! Cool Mr. PC ya got there. Indeed there is a big difference between fi/indy, I just wanted to differentiate from big ol' NECKCAR type throaty roars (which are alright too). That's cool he's been to Monaco, I was there in 76 but I was but a wee tyke and hardly remember it. I go to the Portland CART race every year. It was actually seeing it live like that that brought me back around to being a huge race fan. The first time I truly heard a start (even with earplugs-natch), the tingle up the back of my spine was indescribable-I've been hooked ever since.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 28 06 08:54
Monaco is up there on my list but I plan to visit Le Mans first.[/DIV]Indy 500 is overrated in my opinion. Hasn't been 'good' since F1 took it of its schedule in the 60's.

Let see there also is Spa on F1 circuit where half the track its raining and half it isn't. [/DIV]Like F1 sound bettter but this year they have rid themselves of the v10's I believe due to cost (damn ferrari) so the cars will have a rougher sound to them.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Good Times on Feb 28 06 08:57
P.C. wrote:
Good thinking good Times.  I've made a few of my friends snicker on occasion too, when it comes to sniffing out an odor.  I maintain, that I can SMELL when it's going to snow.  Oh sure....they all laugh until the morning, when we wake up under a blanket of snow.

Being able to smell natural events is a well known, however often denied, olfactory skill we posess.

I forgot their names, there're natives living on an island off the coast of India, who were able to smell the tsunami before struck. They moved to a higher ground just in time and that's what enabled them to survive.

Their contact with the civilized world is minimal and they've been practising this for generations.

One of the things I can smell is what my neighbors are cooking. From the smell alone I can usually tell

- the cooking method employed[/DIV]- most of the ingredients[/DIV]- how it'll taste like[/DIV]- and what it needs to make it better  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/e006.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 28 06 08:58
I like the smell of rain and the coldness of snow.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 28 06 09:08
Our sense of smell is one of our strongest nostalgic links.  For example, every once in a while, the smell of a roast pork, mixed with the smoky smell from the wood stove, combined with a few other elements, can put me so IN a place and time from childhood.  It's SO strong, that it  feels more like being transported in time, than it is a memory.  ...and it's not every time I cook a roast pork.....everything has to be just right.

Hubby checks the weather site every morning....but every evening before, I most often KNOW what it's going to do....and I'm most often right.  I'm running a better average than the meteorologists.

I have a friend who e-mails me the night before he golfs, to ask me if he should take his rain gear.  He calls me the witch from the north. LOL
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 28 06 09:28
wow our first troll.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/16.gif) congrats.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 28 06 09:32
Aren't you special your favourite sound most be the beep that a bar code reader does.

 Differnt songs have differnt meanings to me same with smells..  
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 28 06 09:33
Yayyyyyy TehBorken.  Always on top of things.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c011.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Future Canadian on Feb 28 06 09:35
Three cheers for the troll snuffer.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Good Times on Feb 28 06 09:36
Sportsdude wrote:
wow our first troll.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/16.gif) congrats.[/DIV][/DIV]
 Not the first, we've had others before.

I wonder if that was EED, who's known for his fondness for extra large images.

I see that the images have been removed already. Good riddance! (http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/poo.gif)
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 28 06 09:37
(http://www.fiftiesweb.com/tv/mod-squad-c1.jpg)

The Mod Squad
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: TehBorken on Feb 28 06 09:37
Oh, I'm sure this weenie will be back. No matter, he doesn't seem to realize that once you've loaded the image it's cached and doesn't really slow anything down.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Good Times on Feb 28 06 09:39
Sportsdude wrote:
Aren't you special your favourite sound most be the beep that a bar code reader does.

LOL. EXCELLENT use of humor against a troll! Deserves a blessing. (http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/poo.gif)
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 28 06 09:39
I'm impressed TehBorken.  

[img style="BORDER-RIGHT: 0px; BORDER-TOP: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM: 0px" src="http://ghettobaby.net/Emoticons/0803emotes/adore.gif"]
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Future Canadian on Feb 28 06 09:41
Perfect Top!
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Witch on Feb 28 06 09:41
P.C. wrote:
Good thinking good Times.  I've made a few of my friends snicker on occasion too, when it comes to sniffing out an odor.  I maintain, that I can SMELL when it's going to snow.  Oh sure....they all laugh until the morning, when we wake up under a blanket of snow.

My Grandfather used to tell me the same thing. He was right most of the time too. One day he taught me how to smell snow coming. It wasn't that he could describe it, he just told me to come outside and smell the air.

"See how it's different today" he said, "how it smells kind of tingly in the back of your nose? That's the smell of snow coming".

People think it's because I'm a Witch that I always know when it's going to snow. How do you explain that it's not because I'm a Witch, it's because I'm a grandson?

My boy is three years old now. In a few years I will start teaching him. I'll teach him how to smell snow, how to whistle with grass, how to make a flute from a willow branch, how to listen for rain in the song of crickets. I'll put my hand on his shoulder as he whittles his first rabbit trap, and I'll feel the hand of my grandfather on my shoulder. I won't turn around, but if I did I know I'd see a line of fathers and sons stretching back until the beginning of time. I am who I am because of them, and I pray my son will see them someday too.


   
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: TehBorken on Feb 28 06 09:42
P.C. wrote:
I'm impressed TehBorken.  [/div][div] [/div][div]He's just another loser that thinks this will somehow "destroy" the forum. That's okay, he can post the images and we'll remove them. If that's the way he wants to spend his day, okay by me. It's a lot faster removing them than inserting them. I expect I'll wake up tomorrow and spend a few minutes cleaning up the troll poop.
[/div][div]
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Future Canadian on Feb 28 06 09:43
That smell has some sort of element of dust, cold, and ice. It's fascinating to take in.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Future Canadian on Feb 28 06 09:44
The smell of snow coming that is, not troll poop.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Good Times on Feb 28 06 09:45
TehBorken wrote:
Oh, I'm sure this weenie will be back. No matter, he doesn't seem to realize that once you've loaded the image it's cached and doesn't really slow anything down.


Unfortunately it's effective against those of us on dialup. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/traurig/e015.gif" border=0]
No damage done though. I just had to stop loading of images.

   
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Good Times on Feb 28 06 09:50
Future Canadian wrote:
The smell of snow coming that is, not troll poop.


Ha ha! Another ace, and another blessing for good humor! (http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/poo.gif)


 
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: acre on Feb 28 06 09:51
(http://www.barco deart.com/art/portrait/download/ozzy.jpg)
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 28 06 09:53
another attack spoiled. lmao
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Feb 28 06 09:55
Future Canadian wrote:
The smell of snow coming that is, not troll poop.


Ha ha! Another ace, and another blessing for good humor! (http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/poo.gif)


 

I second that emotion.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: me on Mar 01 06 01:57
TehBorken wrote:
Along the lines of "favorite word", what's your favorite sound?

I've always liked the sound of ice cubes in a glass. I don't know why, it's just a nice sound.

my sound that i like is big wet nasty farts
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Good Times on Mar 01 06 02:39
me wrote:
my sound that i like is big wet nasty farts

You should record them (carefully!) add some mellow background music and market them as meditation CDs! (http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/poo.gif)
 
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: news hound on Mar 01 06 02:54
P.C. wrote:

News Hound, those ARE AWESOME.  I like all those things also, but they're not things that are on the top of ones head.  Bless you for bringing those up.

HAAAYYY a blessing from P.C.! (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/14.gif)  a first. thanks P.C.!

i have many sounds in mind but those were off the top of me head.

Good Times wrote:
[snip] "clack". Pulled the 2 ends of the lock apart and voila! It opened.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a040.gif" border=0 ="url(this.src);"] [/b] sweet! i had a similiar experience once with a luggage lock lol. Your story trumps mine tho. [b]P.C. wrote:[/b][b]Hubby was at the F1 in Monaco.....and we have done the Indy in Vancouver.  He says there is no comparison between the two (except that they're both open wheel)  He loves his F1 racing, and says you absolutely can't 'be there' without ear-plugs.[/b][/DIV][b][/b] [/DIV][b]I, on the other hand am tickled pink to finally have a car that just turns over when I start it up.[/b][/DIV][b]Now THAT sounds good to me.[img]http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0 ="url(this.src);"][/b]i'd love to see an F1 race in person. i volunteered one year with my best friend for the vancouver indy (R.E.V.V.) and was in awe of the cars zipping[/DIV]around BC Place during the race. They gave me a vest that allowed access to the walkway around the track. We were walking around the track after[/DIV]working on the tire barriers and we saw Greg Moore next to his car getting ready for his race. My friend shouted good luck and we waved and he[/DIV]waved back. Shame he's gone. [img]http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/9.gif) [/DIV]good times.

 
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: CK on Mar 01 06 07:56
I like the sound of my friends boat as I am being towed on a air chair in the summer. (not much of a car racing person).
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Yuki on Mar 02 06 10:01
I [heart] the sound of music[/DIV]I [heart] sounds of the wind[/DIV]I [heart] The sounds of my cute cats[sometimes][/DIV]I[heart] the sound of rain/rivers/waves
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: kitten on Mar 02 06 10:26
I love the sound of thunder accompanied by the crackle of lightning.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: kevlar on Mar 02 06 04:02
My parents used to have a hard top tent trailer that we went camping in when I was a kid. I really liked the sound the rain used to make on the roof in the middle of the night . [/DIV]I felt so warm and cozy knowing that it was raining outside..  ah, memories..
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Mar 02 06 04:20
It's funny that the sound of rain, seems to be a common favourite (I too love the sound of rain on almost anything....particularly a tent or canopy) and yet it's eqally as common to complain about the rain. [/DIV]It must have something to do with sheltering ourselves from the elements that makes us feel so warm.[/DIV][img style="BORDER-RIGHT: 0px; BORDER-TOP: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM: 0px" src="http://ghettobaby.net/Emoticons/2005OctoberSet/rain.gif"]
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: primefactor on Mar 02 06 05:39
Rain hitting almost anything.
The wafer-thin pages of dictionaries being turned.
Train whistles far away.
Church bells far away. (Though I don't like churches, or organized religion in general. It's just one of those things, I guess...)
The click of various latches shutting all the way.
The cry that newborns have for the first few weeks.
Tire chains on a newly snowy street, that nice squeak/crunch/jingle.
And I know I SHOULD hate it, because it may eventually kill her, but the sound of my mother smoking has always been strangely comforting. I would never tell her this.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Mar 02 06 05:55
Ooooooo, that's another good one primefactor....those deliciously thin pages......LOVE that, or onion skin, wrapping tissue and tracing paper.

I like the sound of snow too, although without the tires.  That cornstarch crunch when you walk in the silence.  It's a blended experience combining sound and feel.

...and as I was typing this post, it reminded me that I've always liked the sound the keyboard makes, although computers on TV always sound a little bit better.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: primefactor on Mar 02 06 06:21
Dorky as it sounds, I love the empty fullness of silence.

And sadly, I am forced to miss it, because I have some pretty bad inner-ear damage from antibiotics, so I have tinnitus which has gotten steadily louder and [span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"]louder [/span]over the years.

You never get to a point where you can tune it out, unfortunately. And I remember very clearly the sound of nothingness, and miss it.

Some nights the only thing that keeps me from wishing I was deaf is that I wouldn't get to hear any of the good noises either, the ones about which I was speaking earlier.

Hissing sounds (like tap water), crowd mumbling, and music are nearly intolerable to me.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Mar 02 06 06:27
That sounds miserable, primefactor.  I'm glad that you can at least hear the good stuff, but I too would miss absolute silence.  Absence of white noise, when the power goes out or that 'muffled' silence when you've had a good snowfall.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: primefactor on Mar 02 06 06:44
Eh, I've got nothing to whine about, really.  If they hadn't poured Gentamicin into both arms for a month solid, I'd be dead. I'll take a little ear damage any day.

The cool thing about having almost croaked when I was a teenager is that even now, twenty years later, I wake up almost every morning going, "Yay! Bonus day!"

It's good for perspective.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: kitten on Mar 02 06 06:51
What an amazing person you are, primefactor.  I admire your courage.  I think that if I were to lose one of my senses, my sight would be the worst, followed closely by the loss of hearing.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: kitten on Mar 02 06 06:53
Thinking of sounds, My favourite must be the sound of coffee perking first thing in the morning.  Oh, and the aroma....Mmmmmmmm!
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: primefactor on Mar 02 06 06:59
kitten wrote:
[span style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"] the sound of coffee perking[/span]

When I was a kid, we had a glass coffee percolator, and one of my favorite visual comfort memories is watching the little blurps of coffee splat over the top of the percolator tube and spread into the water like brown mermaid hair.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Mar 02 06 07:51
primefactor and kitten, you're perking up some lovely thoughts.  (a little off topic, but I'm going to slide it in anyways)  I have this HUGE straight sided vase, that I never have enough flowers to fill.  But it still makes a nice centre-piece for the table if you do the fireworks in a jar thing) .  Your description of the coffee mingling with the water reminded me.

(http://a444.g.akamai.net/7/444/703/20060216020715/www.marthastewart.com/static_html/tv/martha/shows/cat21454/1097_craft_jar.jpg)(tablespoon of veggie oil, drops of food colours....stir, poor into vase.)
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: primefactor on Mar 02 06 07:54
I love it! Gorgeous!

That's it, I'm buying food colouring tomorrow.
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Post by: kitten on Mar 02 06 08:07
Wow, P.C.!!  I've never seen anything like that.  What a splendid idea.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Mar 02 06 10:38
You've all got the juices flowing.  Been giving some thought to some unforgotten simple pleasures involving sound....the ones that almost connect us to our childhood.

Ice was mentioned, and I like the sound of ice cracking.... not in a beverage, but the kind of ice on a puddle.  That 'slow busting' sound.  I remember as a kid running to the next fresh unbroken frozen puddle.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Mar 02 06 10:54
Great topic, by the way, TehBorken.  Got Mr. P.C. and I chatting about our favourites.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: former s.consumer on Mar 03 06 08:50
japanese winds chimes in a slight breeze
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Nov 16 06 08:04
Perhaps some of TehBorkens old threads could use a bump......see if we have anything to add....lol
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 16 06 08:16
Like THIS

(worlds BEST sound)

  [A href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P6UU6m3cqk"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P6UU6m3cqk[/A]
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Nov 16 06 08:21
OMG.....can't get enough of this

[A href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEcvbYNv-Tc&NR"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEcvbYNv-Tc&NR[/A]
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Russ on Nov 16 06 08:27
I love the sound of a vegetable or fruit being torn like celery or something.

  I also like the sound of a ship going through the water. when its stopped the most mesmerizing thing in the world, I dont care who disagrees with me,  is the rythmic sound of waves hitting the side of the ship.

  wait are we supposed to have only one?
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Nov 16 06 08:39
That's hilarious Russ.  I've always loved the sound of tearing apart a head of lettuce.  It's funny to hear you say that, because only last night I said that to hubby, and he said exactly the same thing.

  I too like the sound of water against a boat, but for me, it's when in a small boat....like a little row boat.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: kitten on Nov 16 06 08:43
Right now I'm listening to the sound of my little water fountain burbling away.  It's very soothing.
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Post by: Future Canadian on Nov 17 06 07:51
If there's anything cuter than the sound of a baby's laugh, I don't wanna know about it.  
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 06 08:00
I couldn't agree more FC.  It's pure and real and contagious.  It's absolutely musical.
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Post by: Future Canadian on Nov 17 06 08:05
Yup.
Can't stop laughin' with 'em.
 
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Post by: Lise on Nov 17 06 10:40
Ah. Baby's laugh. Definitely. Got them right now.
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Post by: Gopher on Nov 17 06 11:36
Rain beating against the window when I'm snug in bed  
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Post by: kitten on Nov 17 06 11:43
The sound of silence.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Gopher on Nov 17 06 11:44
Yes, it's wonderful - but you can have to much of it.
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Post by: purelife on Nov 17 06 11:45
I also like the sound of those mini water features.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Gopher on Nov 17 06 11:46
Oh yes, any sound to do with water is wonderful
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Lise on Nov 17 06 11:48
Except when it makes you want to pee a lot. I bought one of those water feature and had to give it away. My husband complained it made go to the loo too many times. I think it's just an excuse...... (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)

  I love the sound of birds chirping when you're taking a long hike. There's nothing like the sound of birds and the wind rustling in the trees. No sound of the city. No people around. Utter bliss.
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Post by: Gopher on Nov 17 06 11:55
You're a romantic soul, Lise - keep it up, we're in a minority.

  I also like the clicking of knitting needles when a wonan's sitting in the room , it has an almost soporific effect.  
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Post by: Lise on Nov 17 06 01:02
We're all romantic deep inside, Gophie. We should show it more often.    
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 06 01:31
Back to the baby laugh.......ALL laughter is wonderful, some just better than others.  Hubby has an amazing contagious laugh.  Once at a restaurant, the owner came out and asked if she could tape his laugh to play when her employees were having a bad day.....lol.  

  Yes indeed.....water is a great sound.  Whether it's lapping against a boat or trickling down a fountain or dancing on your roof,  it always has an affect.
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Post by: Lise on Nov 17 06 01:44
Really, PC! Wow. That must have been some kinda laugh there.
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Post by: purelife on Nov 17 06 03:00
Oh sweet, PC.  It's so nice to be around someone who either has a beautiful smile and/or laugh.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Trollio on Nov 17 06 08:29
The incessant buzz of fluorescent lights in an office.

No, just kidding... I like things like wind and rain.... it's almost impossible to choose one sound.
 
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 06 09:43
You're right Trollio, so many sounds are wonderful.  But I find I'm more likely to associate a 'favourite' sound with something tranquil, soothing or relaxing.....like water.

Wind is frightening and powerful and reminds you of the force of  Mother Nature.  It's amazing and incredible, but it isn't something that makes me feel better.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Gopher on Nov 18 06 12:01
Taken the words right from my brain, P.C. There's nothing at all soothing about the wind; in fact I find it at all times unsettling and bad-temper provoking
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Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 02:46
A gentle breeze produces the opposite effect.  It's a lovely whispering sound.
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Post by: Russ on Nov 18 06 02:56
Depends on the circumstances I guess. Be on a ship off the coast here, the North Sea offshore Scotland, or offshore Southern Africa during the winter season. You will be scared of the wind and mother nature, believe me lol.

Other than that I myself like the wind gently blowing when in nature.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Lise on Nov 18 06 03:37
Hmmm.... the wind blowing wind chimes is lovely though. The good wind chimes, not the cheap ones that just hurt your ears.
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Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 03:45
Only to a point, though.  After that it becomes irritating.  Several apartments here have them and some days it sounds like a noisy competition.
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Post by: Russ on Nov 18 06 04:17
I tore down the windchimes we had on the back porch, nice for the first few weeks, then it drove me crazy, I could hear them all night long when my window was open.

  What ones do you mean can be more nicer? I wouldnt mind having some up but the last ones drove me banana's
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Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 04:21
I took the wind chimes off the back door and hung them on my bedroom lamp.  Now they only make a noise when I turn on the light.  Nice.
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Post by: Lise on Nov 18 06 06:08
I like the heavier ones that sound a bit heavy... y'know what I mean... not the tinking sound... arh, I don't know how to described it.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 06:13
I know the ones you mean Lise.  They almost have a low mellow 'pong' sound.  Almost like a church bell.  Love the sound of those.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: Lise on Nov 18 06 06:27
Yes! That's it. Mellow 'pong'. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif) Those are very soothing.
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 09:18
 [TABLE cellPadding=2 bgColor=#000000 border=0] [TBODY] [TR] [TD][img height=356 alt="Redneck Wind Chime" src="http://www.ahajokes.com/cartoon/wind_chime.jpg" width=400][/TD][/TR][/TBODY][/TABLE].Not like this?
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 09:31
THAT'S HILARIOUS Kitten !!!!!  Yes, that would be melodious for sure.
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Post by: Lise on Nov 19 06 11:14
LOL. Good one, kitten. I wonder if the sound of beer is soothing as well?
Title: Re: Favorite Sound?
Post by: kitten on Nov 19 06 11:16
No, but the taste is.  It is necessary to taste repeatedly to get the full impact.