Don't apologize...seriously, whole hops are just my preference. Lots of breweries and homebrewers...the majority...use pellets.
Freezer is good, though. Just put them in a ziplock and into the freezer. Definitely better than the cupboard
Oh don't give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
No, don't you give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
For my head will fly, my tongue will lie, my eyes will fry and I may die
Won't you pour me one more of that sinful Old Janx Spirit