It's cold and grey out. Though not generally a fan of the season, there are a few things I like about this time of year. Pumpkin doughnuts are nice. With the trees bare the big old houses on the hill tops reveal themselves. My down comforter feels like a soft warm cloud when I surface from sleep. Sometimes the cat, Homer favors it too. And let's not forget the convenience of chilling beer in the trunk of my car.