The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. The site has a map of celebration locations; I don't see any in my neck of the woods, but I'm sure they'll appear. I'm not looking to attend a celebration/party, but it's good to see this issue brought to the forefront, and perhaps some interesting speakers will come to town :-)
Oh, and my lung collapsed again today, damn it! I have an appointment with a thoracic surgeon next week. I don't like the word "surgeon." At the ER today, I was like "don't I need to see a specialist before I see the surgeon?" and the doctor said "Well, the surgeon is the specialist."