OPEN THREAD: What Weird Things Do You Find Satisfying?

For me, it's plucking, Q-Tips, and cold air in my face. What are the weirdly satisfying little things that make your life decent?
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For me, it's plucking, Q-Tips, and cold air in my face. What are the weirdly satisfying little things that make your life decent?

My friend Jill's cat, Fozzie, is only slightly strange. She is very satisfying to hold and make noises at.

My friend Jill's cat, Fozzie, is only slightly strange. She is very satisfying to hold and make noises at.

While plucking a stubborn errant hair the other day, I realized just how much I love tweezing. Why the hell is it so fun?! It hurts (slightly), but the satisfaction of successfully grabbing and yanking out a lone rebel hair -- BY ITS ROOT!!! -- more than makes up for the momentary discomfort. Also, after I pluck a hair, I have a ritual where I pull it from the tweezers' tip and examine it carefully; the most crucial factor is that I can see the hair's tiny white bulb at the end. NO IDEA why this is such a vital part of my tweezing routine, but it is. This means rush plucks are a no-go -- I MUST SEE AND FASTIDIOUSLY EVALUATE THE ROOT BULB THING, OR IT'S LIKE THE PLUCKING DIDN'T EVEN HAPPEN.Of course, I also dabble in picking. (Who doesn't?) I have skin issues that are exacerbated by it, but I can't seem to stop myself from The Pick. Again, I don't fully understand the (possibly disturbing?) underlying reasons for this, but I assure you, there's no other kind of relief quite like successfully picking a patch of dead skin or a blister or something. I know it's not good for my skin, so I take precautions before laying hands to face. I know it's a bit gross, too, but it's also just ... PURE, FREE GOOD TIMES. I'm sorry.Mulling this stuff over, I began to think about other activities/experiences I find strangely, inexplicably satisfying or calming, like the moment an airplane's wheels touch the ground during landing; the theme song to "Law & Order" (it's now my ring tone!); using a Q-Tip in my ear (carefully, I swear) right after getting out of the shower; rubbing my feet together while I'm in bed (?); rolling down the car window when it's super-cold and wintry out; and oh God there are plenty more that I'm totally forgetting right now.

But I want to hear about YOUR favorite strangely satisfying/calming things or experiences. Post them below and feel free to get as weird as you want. I'm impossible to shock.