- A friend that worries about me, though unnecessarily.
- Making grilled cheese seem less lazy and/or pathetic by using olive oil, sourdough, and provolone instead of…well, you know.
- The first snowfall last night, and not being involved in any of the subsequent and plentiful traffic accidents this morning.
- Getting something off my chest.
- Shared bah-humbugging leading to hearty laughs, approximating that whole holiday spirit thing you hear so much about this time of year.