February 14, 2002

Amaryllis: an autumn-flowering So. African bulbous herb (Amaryllis belladonna of the family Amaryllidaceae, the amaryllis family) widely grown for its deep red to whitish umbellate flowers; also : a plant of any of several related genera (as Hippeastrum or Sprekelia). My Mom gave us this a few months back, and it’s finally in bloom. It’s a crazy plant, and well… it’s Valentine’s Day.
Is it just me, or are there striking similarities between the figure skating pro Scott Hamilton and Luke Skywalker — Mark Hamil? Not only are their names similar, but they also look a lot alike. Hmm… there’s also a Dorothy Hamil in the figure skating world to further confuse me.