* I slather on tanning cream, lounge outside and am rewarded with a health glow.
* I order my marg in a "Texas glass"--I fear tipping over the tall regulation marg glass.
* The luxury of old age (and caller id) when I can decide not to answer the telephone.
reading: Sword & Blossom by Peter Pagnamenla
Queen Victoria's Second Son by John Van Der Kiste
The Court of the Last Tsar by Greg King (and using wikipedia a lot!)