1. Cat pictures:

(from my “Happy” Pinterest board, of course); and
2. This quote from M.F.K. Fisher:

A well-made dry Martini or Gibson, correctly chilled and nicely served, has been more often my true friend than any two-legged creature.

(from the final essay in An Alphabet for Gourmets. It’s so true.)

Also: Happy birthday to Virginia Woolf today!