Well, it's official now:  I'm headed back to Animation Mentor.  I get to take a "refresher" course for 12 weeks while getting to learn about an area of animation that I could really use some work in: polishing.  I'm really looking forward to being an active part of the community again after working in a bit of a bubble for close to a year now.  It's really contagious to see so many people so excited about animation in one place.  You really can't do any of this work without that kind of passion.  You get out what you put in.  Here's to putting in a LOT over the next 12 weeks.  Cheers :)