That said, I'll keep everybody updated as I can. If I have any say in it, I'll try not to die or get critically injured in the meantime...but everybody else has to keep up their end of the bargain, too. Okkkkay??
In the meantime, I've been a slug all weekend...watching redneck Comedy Central® TV shows and dreaming of when I can again make it back to my beloved Australia. So help me if Tony in Surrey (hi, Tony, by the way...thanks for checking in) is right and I'm just temporarily depressed as it's been months without any Oz exposure and none planned on the future horizon for this year, either. Damn you, Tony, damn you. I had almost forgotten about Oz in the approaching spring, but you've pulled it back out of my consciousness. And that's not a good place for it to be right now.
So, until I get better news and/or get in better spirits, I give you what so far has been the best philosophical advice I've heard all weekend, from none other than hysterical Texas comedian/all around smartass Ron "Tater Salad" White:
That when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade.
Then you should find someone whose life has given them vodka...and have a party."