I love traffic jams! I wish my commute was longer! At least, I do now that I've just gotten the first book of The Lord of the Rings on cassette. It is 20 hours worth of happiness on 15 cassettes. It's (almost) enough to make me wish I lived in Los Angeles, at least for a couple of weeks.
Great Books by Polish Popes: OK, so the list of Polish Popes is not extremely long. But one of the great books by John Paul II is "The Way to Christ". It is a set of talks he gave to some retreats back before he became Pope. His insight into human nature and what it takes to be truly fulfilled is amazing.