Surely no excuse is needed. With family under siege in New York City, and friends covered with sleet nine hundred miles away from New York City in Michigan — Sandy my FOOT! whose idea was that ridiculous name anyway — no excuse for cuteness is needed. I have too much to do, in too little time — but I must have cuteness and I assume the same is true for you.
With no further ado or explanation — random but extremely necessary cuteness: