Jim Markley emailed me an image of a 1605 Italian master's watercolor called “Marmot with Plums.”
That was nice of him.
“What could possibly be a better way to start Friday?” he wondered.
A) Sleeping in. B) Time travel and activities involving the young Ann-Margret. C) Getting a call about having been named in the will of some secretly wealthy individual you were nice to way back when. D) Seeing a moving van in front of the house across the street rented by the human noisemaker with the “Hell Riders” sticker on the window of his truck. E) Being able to answer someone's obscure question off the top of your head. F) Other.