Hope you don't mind, Mondomondo, but I thought I'd piggy back on your thread and say a big hello to you all as well. I've been an EPlaya lurker for a while, and, like you, didn't want my first post to be in the "not awarded tickets" thread! My (also Irish) husband and I are hoping to make 2012 the year of our first burn and are keeping everything crossed that we get to spend our 1st anniversary celebrating with cupcakes and bloody marys on the playa (we'll make plenty to go round, promise!)
We didn't get our 2 tickets in the lottery either, but onwards and upwards. There's still hope - roll on, STEP! Good luck Mondomondo and to all of you still looking for tickets.