Sounds fancy! I've read a lot of good things about both Nikons and Canons in that price/beginner range. I know what you mean about school.. must be pretty hectic with grade 12 and college prep. Good luck with it all and let me know what college/program you end up choosing!
Great to hear back! Congrats on the new camera! What kind is it? I'm actually holding off a DSLR right now as my smaller point and shoot serves me fine really. Do you still use your Yahoo Messenger much anymore?