1. Unlimited reserves of tea that will languish perilously on the table/footstool/bed
2. Pillows of varying squishiness
4. Someone in the house who is otherwise employed. As a teenager my brother Scott filled this void when I struggled with study. It's John's job now. I'm that strange breed of woman that likes the Playstation; it keeps him at home yet occupied.
6. A steely resolve to STAY OFF THE DEVIL INTERNET
8. Tea making breaks (see 1)