Quick post, with more to follow:

I got the call today.

“Brian, this is Eric at the Apple Store in Pioneer Place. We have a 2.0 GHz MacBook Pro on hold for you. We can hold it unitl the end of the day for you, at which point, if we haven’t heard back from you, we will sell it to the next person on the list. Please give us a call if you’re still interested. Thank you!”

Hell, yeah I’m still interested!

I ran down and bought it. Pictures of the unboxing to be posted later. It’s so damned sexy.