alex was THE GREATEST this morning. i made phil laugh so hard he nearly cried. laura called me! i talked to kara on the phone. i left clare an epic voicemail (i'm SOOOO HAPPY i can do that now!!!). i ate a very good amount. i laid down. i thought of a new movie to buy. i considered nice things to do for a friend who's experiencing a rough patch. i ate cake cones. i talked to my friends.