In a serious bout of procrastination, I was perusing Mark Bittman's site and saw that he was recently on the Today Show demonstrating some new ways to "jazz up" oatmeal.
Aside from the entertainment value in watching Lauer pretend that he doesn't hate oatmeal and Bittman pretend he doesn't hate Lauer, there are some cool cooking ideas here. Steel cut oats in coconut milk? Oatmeal patties in soy sauce? Sounds promising.
Check out the video.