1. Poached eggs
2. The moment when the lights start to go down in the movie theater
3. Hearing David Sedaris's voice in my head when I read his books
4. The expression "race to the bottom"
5. London plane trees
6. The way Vampire Weekend pops into my brain whenever I see a mansard roof, ride the M79 bus, use an Oxford comma (like the one coming up), or hear a news story about New York City schools chancellor Dennis Walcott