Had a couple realizations today too.
Realization#1: Some people are too passive-aggressive for their own good. I was talking to my friend and said "the point is you're paying too much for crappy accommodations" because that's how I feel about student housing (it's below freezing and they still haven't fixed the heat) and she cut off the conversation we'd been having. When I asked her what she was going to say, she just kept saying never mind and changing the subject... and that drives me nuts, it'd be fine if she'd just flat out say 'I don't want to talk about it any more', but she stonewalls you instead... and she does this thing where she doesn't quite accept your apology, so you've said you're sorry, but she hasn't accepted it, so she can still be mad and snub you if she wants. (Argh! Am I the bad person here?)
Realization#2: Some assholes are just too charming. Someone complimenting a girl can't get a date, but my friend asking: "nice pants, can I buff your ass," gets a great response. :P
Oh, and we have a nice white winter so far this year. :)