- Modern dental care.
- Elastic. I know there are higher-tech utility fabrics. but simple elastic is amazing. For centuries, Europeans suffered with multiple layers of draw-string waists, and if we wanted a body-conscious outfit we had to be prepared NOT to breathe. And today, may I present –– the yoga pant.
- The splendidly random nature of conversations overheard in public.
- A former co-worker, ATP. A person of appalling personal hygiene, she was a brilliant line-editor who held me to an exacting editorial standard and that's how, at last, I finally became a half-decent speller. Half awful still, but recognizing the problem is half the problem.
- Fresh strawberries (see #1, with a knowing smile for ribbon floss).
And as a bonus, how about an ear-worm? This simple little ditty is on heavy repeat on my inner jukebox. I like the combination of gloomy lyrics and cheering tune, plus the nod to e.e. cummings is not a bad touch...