Why are some things fun as a kid and other things stay fun forever? I'm sure those things are different for each of us. Here are a few of mine:
New phone books - I always think they will have some exciting stuff, not just to look up my own name a la The Jerk. But in the end they are always a let down.
The Sunday paper - news, comics, Parade, coupons, classified, travel, there really is something for every age group and interest.
New shoes - I have always loved going to the shoe store, whether is was Kassis Brothers in Charleston, SC, or now as a "grown up." Being young the bonus is you don't have to pay, being an adult, you get to choose your own shoes and don't end up with whatever shoes you happen to have on when your mom has had enough. Solid purple Nikes - PURPLE! Shoes, swoosh, laces, all of it.
Revolving doors - This is what made me start thinking about this. I had a job interview yesterday, nothing exciting, just temp work to fill in the free days and give me a little money for shoes. The building had a revolving door. I walked into and out of the building with a smile and a memory of the first time I ever went through one. Why do I like them so much? Novelty? It feels so "big city?" They have them at the airport so it signifies a trip?
Here's a picture of me from a cross-country summer trip in Kansas City Missouri. My first revolving door at Macy's. No comments about the hair, it was 1984.