But! See there's a hitch. It appears the UTA people are serious about me - or at least haven't given up. I mean, I could work at ARRI in the microfactory developing new assembly systems while earning my PhD (and MS as it's going)! Good pay, another band of cool people, and facilities that'll knock your socks off ('cept it's a cleanroom, so don't).
Most likely, I'd go to UTA and come back to Wolf, or just freelance with 'em.
By the way, I went to visit U Penn, and realized that it's not at all the place I'd like to go.
I stopped by my mom's while I was (relatively) in the area. I got to hang with my little cousin(e)s and had a blast fooling around. My radiator hose broke again on the way back, but since I had the replacement hose and was determined to get back, everything worked out. I put nearly 1600 miles in the last few days, but it was a cool trip.
I'll post pics of the apartment when I finish - it's a nice place!