I hope is not too late or I hope you got your domain name.
If it hasn't happened yet then you should signup to a few drop catchers to make sure you have a good chance at getting the name without going to auction.
Yearsssss ago I wanted a name really bad. At the time it was going to drop in febuary of 2008 but I knew about in October of 2007. I didn't tell anyone at all I signed up to a few drop catchers and the day that it dropped I got an email from godaddy congratulating me on getting the name.