See, I'm very very happy. On Friday (which coincidentally was my birthday) I received the news that a "database error" had caused me to receive a rejection letter in the mail one month ago. And actually, the Nova Group wants me to come work for them teaching in Japan.
It has taken me a few days to accept this new good fortune, and crawl out of the crippling depression the initial rejection caused, but now I'm feeling quite good. I even smiled on my drive to work yesterday. It was an evil smile, but a smile nonetheless.