I woke this morning at 6:30, showered and trimmed my beard, put on a size 16 shirt and caught the 7:21 train to Suburban Station where I would ascend 30 floors to where I work as an actuary.  That evening, I took a subway to meet Janine who’d come down from New York City to watch an episode of Community at Suzie’s with some other friends.  Besides Suzie, I had known none of the people present for more than 8 months.  Janine stayed over that night.  We sat in my kitchen and ate cheese, just like we had for years.

No element of the above could have happened 9 months ago.