1) The Killing on AMC is pretty good. I tried watching a couple of AMC's other apparently great shows (Mad Men and Rubicon) and couldn't really get into either one, but E and I have taken to this one. The show's really dark and a little heavy on the ooooh-scary music, but it works. And don't tell E I said this, but it's a lot more interesting than any of the Real Housewives series, except for the one with NeNe.
2) Ian McEwan is a really good writer. You should read Enduring Love and Saturday. I'm in the middle of The Innocent, which I think is about to get awesome. There's just something amazing about the way the guy can both tell a gripping story and write the prettiest sentences you've ever read. Try this one, from Saturday:
There's a taste in the air, sweet and vaguely antiseptic, that reminds him of his teenage years in these streets, and of a general state of longing, a hunger for life to begin that from this distance seems like happiness.
3) Driving around with your windows down. I like to do it while listening to my new pretty-much-favorite album, but you can listen to whatever you want. This morning I tried it out with some old Louis Armstrong Hot Fives/Hot Sevens stuff I burned a while ago, and it worked nicely.
4) Not having a whole lot of pressing and stressful stuff to deal with. It makes it nice to just hang out with the ones you love. And really, that's the most important thing. If you're reading a blog to tell you that, though, there might be some things you need to think about, right?