Question: Michael, I could not believe you punked out and did not go to Hawaii for the Lost DVD party. What were you thinking?!! You must have had too much Diet Snapple! I've been reading blogs about the event, you must be kicking yourself.

Answer: I was kicking myself until buzz about the substandard goody bags reached the mainland, that is. According to a reporter on the scene, the contents included a pack of Lost trading cards, a copy of The Worse-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, a handful of macadamia nuts and a tiny Hpnotiq liquor bottle. And that's it. No Lost DVD. No Lost flip-flops. No coconut-shaped coffee mug. No gift certificate to J. Crew. All told, I think I made the right decision.