I received my confirmation letter from UCAS today. This is the letter that effectively serves as my UK visa, so I'm in a bit of a panic over the possibility of losing it some time over the next six months. But it is yet another bit of tangible proof that I really am going to Wales. I have some friends who remain skeptical as to the veracity of this whole thing.
There are Copes in North Wales! Admittedly, according to a family surnames search, there aren't a whole hell of a lot, but there are some. The majority of people sharing my name -- 98.66 percent of them -- are English, and most of them are living in the West Midlands (that's the West Midlands, right? My UK geography is pretty shit). You are most likely to find my peoples in Stoke-On-Trent, according to the surname tool. Wikipedia lists ceramic artist Leslie Cope as a famous person from Stoke.
I think I've found a place for the infamous Welsh Heat to practice his skills.
I put a link to Hard As Chuck here Tuesday, but I spotted today that I had been out-Chuck Norrised by Sarah several days ago: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool Chuck Norris once and he will fuck you up."