Ah, yes. My grandad has an inexhaustable supply of cowboy hats for some reason.
About the Spanish- I e-mailed them begging for a place and they said "no, go away you nasty person" (well, they were a bit more friendly about it) so tried the czech guy and he said "send me your grades and i'll talk to the spanish department to see if you can be squeezed on". Maybe the Spanish Dept are just big meanies. Bad luck! But German and Italian are both amazing. Have you read the UBU site about Italian? It's supposed to be the nicest department.