The Theater Appreciation lecture about commedia del arte and Shakespearean theater was mindnumbing. I was in a bad mood because of the morning's encounter with the Loud One. So when class ended and I headed toward College Ave I was like a zombie, tired, slow and lethargic. A girl from my dorm last year walked past and we did the smile and nod thing, and as soon as she passed I brightened. I walked twice as fast and had a smile on my face. It's really strange how the smallest things can turn your day around.