*In order not to loose a piece of paper, a book, a DVD, a bill I tell everyone to "put it on my desk". Then comes the satisfying moment when I've put all these things in their places and my desk is clear to do the work I really like to do. Like Hornblower's "clear for action" bellow.
*Annette Bening's voice described as "a dark rum-flavored purr".
*The tingy thud of melting snow as it falls three stories through the down spout to land in the crook turn of metal.