Finally! My flight for Amsterdam is on Saturday (!!) and even though I paid an extra $120 (?) for expedited get-yer-passport service, it still took 800 years to get here (or more like 4 weeks).
Anyway, me = very relieved. (and glad i got a haircut). ps: this is one of the new passports that come with embedded RFID. I'm not sure where they embedded it though - the cover is a little thicker is my older one (so I'm guessing there), but there's no obviously raised / bumpy parts.
And if anyone's going to be in Amsterdam for PICNIC or Come Out and Play, ping me!