1. The fact that hair grows back, no matter how short you cut it.
2. A cold, crisp day that flushes your cheeks and energizes you.
3. Having the knowledge that there are always friends who'll bail you out, even for silly things.
4. Facebook apps. Addictive, but oh-so-very fun.
5. The smell of holiday greenery, pervasively clean even in the cold. By the way, do any of you local readers need a beautiful balsam wreath? I'm selling them for $25! Help a middle-class child pay for more crayons! Please?