Some of you got it right. I was told we were going to take a vacation to the Dominican Republic in very short notice. But I'm back now. =3
Currently, I'm still hacking Super Mario World. For those of you that don't know, I'm basically making new levels and adding new elements into the game (like blocks that add time or put a star into your reserve, Hammer/Boomerang/Fire Bros., and other stuff). It's mainly done with a program called Lunar Magic (more info and download here) to edit levels and some graphics, and other programs to insert blocks and sprites. After you get the hang of it, it's not at all hard. You just need the resources.
Also, I'm still up for Smash and Mario Kart. Give me your Friend/Wii code so I can demoli-... I mean... play a friendly game?
Oh, and if you really need to get in touch with me, I recommend you IM me through AIM, it's a lot faster. =3 (NGAlexJS@aol.com)
On a final note, wouldn't it be nice to be able to make our own level icons and use them?