1. I make myself laugh with some ridiculous hyperbole.
1b. Satisfying callbacks make a piece hang together better than it should.
1c. I “kill my darlings”. The resulting post is much cleaner and coherent as a result – and I can save the jokes for another time.
2. We don’t usually have magnums at home – they’re a “at the theatre only” thing – so these are a delicious, special treat.
3. Their ears stand up as he calls their names. I release them and they run down the stairs side by side.