All was right with the world. We won entry into the World Cup. Now one of our very, very best friends is in hospital after having a mild heart attack. He turned 50 at the start of the year. His wife is my sci-fi mate and my very dear friend. BM and I will head to the hospital this afternoon to see how he is, and bring him a new supply of Lost to watch. We're hoping for the best for him and his family.