Winter is really not as much of an issue to me in Seattle as it was in Minnesota. I know everyone here complains about the rain and the grayness, but all I'm thinking, after four-plus years, is: It's not thirty below! Ever! I don't have to shovel! Ever!
But I was still thrilled to hear today that spring is just two weeks off. With Kirby Puckett and Dana Reeve and all the other deaths filling my entertainment-editing job every day, it kind of seems like we could use some sunshine and new life.
Speaking of Kirby, my friend Judi is Dave Barry's assistant (I know -- the world's coolest job, no?) and she linked to my Kirby tribute on Dave's official Weblog today. Aw, Judi, you're the best, and your very funny boss is, too.