This is it...
Tomorrow the Evil Fruit Lord either becomes Dr. Evil Fruit Lord, or he becomes Very, Very, Sad Fruit Lord (I don't think that's likely, but it's not my decision). Either way, tomorrow night looks to include a fair amount of beer.
You may have noted that I haven't been very active in the past month. As in at all active. That's because I have been writing a dissertation and preparing for a PhD defense. It's basically eaten up all my free time (as well as my very soul). I'm a rather scary husk of a man at the moment. I do however have a fresh haircut and I've actually shaved, so it basically evens out I guess.
So anyway, wish me luck, if you feel so inclined.
I'll keep you posted.
Update: Success! It was a bit brutal at times, but I'm still here and I've got the signatures. I've still got a ton of revisions, but I'm over the hump.