It probably helps that I'm all done with school and my lovely wife and I were there sans-children (they, unlike me, are NOT done with school yet). So the multi-fasceted sense of freedom was certainly part of the day's charm, but the town itself deserves a lot of the credit.
We had lunch at the Sunrise Cafe - the food was amazing - and even brought home some pie for "lunch dessert." We wandered around Darkstar Used Books (I picked up a copy of The Peter Principle for $1.50) and a jewelry shop whose name escapes me. We bought some fantastic hard rolls from a little bakery whose name I always forget (but whose rolls I never do).
The weather was gorgeous, the town was its usual quirky self (as we were having lunch, the local Yellow Springs mailman came into the cafe to deliver the mail. I'd never seen a mailman with dreadlocks quite as magnificent as his). All in all, it was a simply fantastic day.