1) Sneaking a few spoonfuls of cool, creamy chocolate mousse before walking to work.
Especially when each spoonful delivers an explosion of super-saturated dark chocolatey goodness to your tastebuds.
And extra especially when that mousse was not made nor paid for by you...when it was a gift from another baking and pastry class, because they made such a huge vat of it that they had to give some of it away.
2) Finding out when you arrive at work that your boss is going to let you leave at 2 p.m., to get an early start on the long holiday weekend.
3) The amazing coincidence that the very week it gets hot in Seattle is the same week when your baking class is slated to make ice creams and sorbets.