I don't know how many years I have had this fabulous old pitcher, which is made of etched glass and has a separate aluminum cylinder/core into which you put ice so it doesn't mingle with the liquid inside and melt, but today is the first time I have ever used it. I have no idea why. I think I was saving it for a so-called special occasion, but at the risk of sounding trite and cliche and eye-rollIngly cloying, isn't every day a special occasion? The point is, don't save the good china. Don't save the good dress. Don't save the good anything. Today is good. Today should be the special occasion you have been waiting for.