In answer to my own question, it looks like the latest "Lost" episode becomes available on iTunes the next morning. I'm downloadin' it now, and will watch it on the way to work tomorrow (or at least half of it, as TiVo did get the last half of the episode last night). BitTorrent just seems like more trouble than it's worth--at least to me--but I'm a computer moron who doesn't really get how it works. I downloaded something almost a year ago, and I can't remember how I did it. So, to me it's worth $1.99 to just click one button and be done with it. (Also, it's not really $1.99 as I still have credit on my gift card. Thanks again, Chuck!) (Oh, and also, it's more legal.)
I've been taking a shuttle to and from my new job, and so far it's going OK. It is a lot of time spent traveling every day, but the fact that it's a cushy tourist-style bus, and makes no stops, and is free, and doesn't require any driving from me, makes it worth it. I'm still trying to figure out how to reschedule my life around my work schedule, but I have liked that I can watch a lot of stuff on the shuttle, in the form of DVDs or download. The time spent on it is about one hour each way, and let's face it, those two hours are just hours I'd spend watching TV anyway, so I'm really not losing much of anything with that. Of course, there are some things I PREFER to see on a screen bigger than a laptop, but for the most part, I've really been digging just watchin' and ridin'.