1. The following music — Defying Gravity from Wicked, Seasons of Love from Rent, pretty much everything from Once More With Feeling and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Goodbye To You by Michelle Branch, anything by Van Morrison, Wicked Game by Chris Isaak and Third Eye Blind’s first album.
2. Dana and Steve visiting at the end of October. We’re celebrating fall — seasonal food, pumpkin beer and lattes, a haunted hayride and zombie movies. I can’t wait.
3. The hummus platter at Iron Hill Brewery. Actually, hummus in general. And fattoush. And pita. And falafel. Hell, all Middle Eastern cuisine is glorious and there should be more of it in everyone’s lives.
4. Feeling the warmth of the sun after spending eight and a half hours in an office that could double as a meat locker.