My problems are all temporary. they will all evaporate. their resolution is in sight. One day, somebody will ask me about my rube goldberg backup system and i'll furrow my brow and think "oh yeah! remember when my laptop died?" and my thesis is due in april or may, so i'll have something by then and my concert date will come and then pass. the only thing that's really worrisome is lack of data surrounding brining Nicole to Germany. If you've got ideas on that, drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment.