Here's my "not going to Nats" post. I had lots of fun at last year's Nationals and looked forward to seeing all the people I saw at last year's Nats again. I went 6-3 with RaiEggs last year and got 48th out of 418 and was hoping to play again, if not be on judging staff. Pokémon has always been my favorite thing to do and I would not forego the opportunity to do Pokémon unless I had a really good reason. My family is in the middle of an international adoption. It has been a very troublesome (and expensive) process that began in March 2007 and is coming to a close. My parents left for a four-week trip to Russia to finalize the process. Unfortunately, the day they are coming back is June 27. I've really been looking forward to this and would like to be home when my parents come back with the latest addition to our family. I hope to come to Nats in future years! Good luck to all my league players who will be going! Name: Nicholas Kirkpatrick Place From: Lusby, MD Nats deck: Would've been Empoleon[MD]/Raichu. Empoleon does everything Exeggcutor does- byebye RaiEggs Who's with you: Was going to go with Donnie G and Nick Sandy or SuicidalPikachu Hotel staying at: Reserved a room at RedRoof, and pulled out a few days ago. Didn't you forget to mention that you'll be the guy on table one all day?