Lots of us don't care what the International Astronomical Union says... Pluto IS a planet!! Little Pluto - the underdog of the universe has an international following. The IAU may have demoted it but I still say there are NINE planets in our solar system. Here's a great article about Pluto's plight.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: