I'll use this opportunity to take a deep breath and imagine a few happier places than this:
Corpus Christi, Texas, enjoying a drink by the pool with my good friend Emily and her dog Betty.
The bar at Eastern Standard, drinking champagne. And a manhattan. Not necessarily in that order.
Varanasi. I've never been, but it's at the top of my list of Very Expensive Life Goals.
Portland, Maine, dishing with Gill over dinner at Fore Street.
Hilton Head, with as many friends as can be gathered, drinking beer and eating crab legs and ending with a bonfire on the beach. I know, it sounds trite, but save for Saco I've never been to a beach bonfire. Hey, I'm from Jersey.