2. Incessant worry over impending doom excellent for weight maintenance.
3. Oceanfront property in Stockton!
4. Hurricane/tornado/storm coverage makes good swirly patterns on Doppler Radarâ„¢.
5. Heavy winter clothes aggravate delicate Celtic skin.
6. Disproportionately large feet look better in flip-flops.
7. Warmer weather = more cool summer salads.
8. Costs less to heat spa.
9. Costs nothing to heat swimming pool.
10. Turns earnest, dull politicians into superhot slideshow presenters*.
*Go see An Inconvenient Truth. If you live in NYC or LA, go THIS WEEKEND!!! It's moving, it's gorgeous, it will make you feel like you're a part of something bigger. Which you are, by the way, in case you didn't know...