I'm here, but I'm not...

For those of you wondering where I've been, and not able to see my AIM away message that I left, here's what's going on.

Last weekend, my friend Karol from Poland came up to Dresden to visit. During the course of his visit, he uploaded some files to his FTP server, and managed to put me over my bandwidth limit here. Since it was my first offense, the penalty isn't too severe, but still involves me waiting an entire week for them to reactivate my connection.

In the meantime, I've been spending my time studying, playing Mario Kart 64, and trying to finish all of the random BS bureacracy that goes with de-registering from any German city. With any luck, I'll be done with all of that, minus the Mario Kart, by this coming Friday. My last test is tomorrow morning at 10:30 am, followed by a short meeting with my German teacher, and then a trip to Zittau to close my bank account there. Afterward I plan to do nothing but veg for all of Friday until Saturday when I will begin packing and cleaning to make my way back home. The internet should be turned back on either Saturday or Sunday (not sure which day I lost it), so start looking for me again then. Until that time, send me an email at "smudgeti@hotmail.com" or look for me to be online with my alternate AIM name "PicoGod" when I'm here in the lab. Catch you all on the flip side.