Okay, I know I'm waaaay over-analysing this, but this is the first potential RA position I'm getting somewhere on; I really want it, and I don't want to even slightly risk messing it up. A while ago, I e-mailed a cover letter and resume to a professor I excessively want to work with and didn't hear anything back. I called him today out of desperation and mentioned that I'd e-mailed him asking about his lab. He asked if I'd gotten an application back from him, I said no, he said it probably fell through the cracks, e-mail him again. So, when I e-mail him - just ask for the application since he already said he'd send one or do another cover letter and resume kind of thing? I don't want to go over the top, but I would like to look uber-prepared and ready to do all the right things. Thoughts? Opinions? Planks upside the head about me being a leetle too obsessive about this?