What makes me go from cranky to perky, lickety split? My new XYZ blocks from http://www.fredandfriends.com. I just got them the other day at Bergo in the Distillery District here in T.O. My friend Bonnie and I couldn’t resist although we were supposed to be Christmas shopping – so we bought them for each other! Happy Christmas! With 26 letters, 6 moods, 11 numbers and 52 illustrated words actually relevant to my life – words like “litterbox”, “power saw” and “corndog” (instead of the usual xylophone and yak). They just make me really happy. For the windowsill in my studio, I suppose.