I want to thank you for your votes, your re-Tweets and your general support - I'm moving on in the competition! On May 4th I'll be harassing you once again for votes. Yeah, this won't get annoying at all.
And trust me, I'm as shocked by my new-found competitive streak as you are - I watched the "scores" like some kind of beer-swilling hockey fan, and at midnight I started gaining on him. It was thrilling. I mean, my heart gets to palpitating during Wimbledon or a number of Olympic events, but I always thought it had something to do with grunting and SpandexLycra©.