It feels very strange, as I cast my first dice and begin my campaign to go to Japan in ernest, then attempt to go on to graduate school in computational linguistics. I'm not entirely sure how I feel, or, really, how I should feel. Because, for one thing, I have no idea whatsoever what my chances might actually be to get into the program in the first place.
Update: Copies made, package has been sent. Whatever mood that may have induced in me today has been trumped by the good mood I'm in now that I have my Civic back. Yay. I suppose that's good for taking the edge off the fact that I wish I had some idea of what my chances were.
I also sent off a few hundred Nippon2007 flyers while I was at it.