Things that have made this a less-bad-than-usual Monday: absolutely stellar weather, red cowboy boots, and knowing that my week will end with a Springsteen concert.
(Also: it’s my niece Meghan’s 15th birthday, which is pretty awesome. But though she’s pretty much grown up, I’m still taller than her. Or at least I was last time I saw her. Anyway… happy birthday, Meg!)