1. Continue to mock the Boston area by referring to it solely as Haute Hooterville.
2. Persist in making fun of Haute Hoovervillians: mind-numbingly insipid, fashion lemmings that are never to be seen without a Longchamp Le Pliage tote bag, I mean you!!!
3. Keep on writing about whatever I damn well please no matter how silly. Sensodyne toothpaste, brassieres and why you can never find a good one without it being discontinued, picture frames, why I love Target, chocolate both dark and milk, Trader Joe's, flappers, cellulite creams --a good buy or good bye?, fairy tales, turtles, pretty rocks, the simple things and how the best things in life are free, how unfair it is that I don't have a Gucci bag and...
Um, I think you get the gist.
The absence of something is never nothing. Especially if what's absent is sadness.