congrats on your progress... not trying to take anything away from your training, but I'm more impressed of you rolling in New Orleans. Top notch profesionalism by being where you are most needed... I believe thats what the modern definition of what warrior spirit is all about.
BTW...when you get your brown...please don't describe your 'Training browns' just don't sound good.

sidenote: seriously, we gotta have a convention sometime...I'd really like to meet the good souls buzzing here. The question is, should we all wear special hats and username tags? or maybe a live version of hoodat.