Here are two recent events in my life:
1) The Compendium of Sources in Halacha and the Environment תשס"ו just came out, edited by Ora Sheinson and Shai Spetgang, published by Canfei Nesharim. My contribution to this inaugural volume is my compilation of sources to be found on pages 67-78. Check it out, it's well-printed, even though a couple of the articles may be shvach, but some are good, as well.
2) A few weeks ago when my sister visited, she named my guinea pigs (see here and here for info on my guinea pigs), calling the smaller one, "Butterscotch," and the other "Biggie Smalls."