Thank you, Nottingham, for allowing me to delay (defray?) grad school 'til next year. I am looking forward to joining the hallowed ranks. This year has been one of the strangest of my life, even stranger than last year, when I almost died a few times. I like to think things are looking up now, but I've made that mistake in the past, and, well, let's just say I'm still hanging in there. I come from a long line of hangers-on.