Other stuff regarding today:
Today is Groundhog Day, the day we yank a rodent out of its hole early in the morning to make it stare at the ground. How do they know if the rodent "sees" its shadow, anyway? Just because its shadow is there doesn't mean it sees it. I've never put much stock in the prognosticating powers of the groundhog, but this year it is especially irrelevant to me. Here in Hawaii, winter and spring all look pretty much the same. (Though I guess it has be raining--actually raining, not just heavily misting with the sun still shining as is common--all day--not just for 10 minutes as it more often does. I suppose this qualifies as a bona fide winter day in Honolulu). For the record, Punxutawney Phil did see his shadow this morning, indicating 6 more weeks of winter.
On another note, today is the premiere of the final season of Lost! The series has had a couple low points, but overall it has been an exhilarating, mind-bending, suspenseful, moving, addicting, revolutionary show. I love it. I will miss it once it's over, but I am excited to see how they conclude their story. Some people may be worried that they'll mess it all up, but I'm not concerned (yet...). Ever since they set the end date, they've been moving towards the finale with skill, purpose, and overall great storytelling. Here's hoping for an awesome final season. And I'll be keeping my eye out for shooting locations here on O'ahu.