I guess that would have been better if you could have seen it in person.
Anyway, I'd like to thank Cameron McKenzie for his super-awesome study guide, Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates for the easiest-to-read programming book I have ever picked up (Head First Java, for those not in the know), and all the other ranchers that have posted. I may not have asked many questions during the process but looking at other people's questions, trying to solve them myself, and reading all those old posts really helped!
Now I'm on to bigger and better things....SCJP here I come!
When I die, I want people to look at me and say "Yeah, he might have been crazy, but that was one zarkin frood that knew where his towel was."