"It's an utterly GORGEOUS morning... except that I am in China."
(A text message I sent to several friends here earlier today.)
It is one of the most peachy-perfect days you could ever wish for. The kind of day that can make even walking 15 miles in ill-fitting shoes and failing to get important things done seem kind of pleasant.
Unfortunately, we only experience days of such blissful weather a handful of times a year in Beijing, whereas circumstances of the latter type prevail incessantly.