* Christina is going to Egypt on vacation soon. Barbara reads from an article in the NY Post.
"Did you see this? Six US tourists were just killed in Egypt. And then eight Belgians were killed there last year. You'd better not get a tour guide when you're out there," Barbara says.
* We get a copy of the newspapers at the corner. The guy who hands the copies to us asks us how our holidays were.
"Mine was good. Real good," he says. "I got myself a six-pack of Coors Light and watched some basketball."
* Charlie notes that the newspaper guy is all bundled up and has a scarf on.
"I guess you can't see me smile," he says.