** note: i'm going to stop numbering the simple things that make me happy, because I can't remember them. instead i'm going to give them titles. **
1. walking down an unfamiliar street in south bend in the sun and ending up at le peep
2. pumpkin spice coffee in the summer (surprising and delicious!)
3. peasant potatoes (even if it's confusing)
4. the silly things elias does because he doesn't get this culture (such as: putting all of his change in the "take a penny, leave a penny" jar, because he thinks he's making a donation to a charitable organization by doing so.