Get Your Dream Username and Email Address at Yahoo, Maybe
Internet giant Yahoo is in the midst of a reinvention under new CEO Marissa Mayer, they've made many changes to services like Flickr, acquired new services like Tumblr and now they are now giving you a chance to get that email address you've always wished for, maybe.
Yahoo is doing an email reset of any accounts that haven't been accessed in a year or more and will be offering up those email addresses/usernames back to the public on a first come, first served basis.
Just go to wishlist.yahoo.com, enter up to five desired usernames into your "wishlist" and enter your Gmail address (LOL), or any other email, and Yahoo says, "If you're first in line for a username, we'll email you a link to claim it in mid-August, 2013."
So if you've been dreaming about getting the email firstname.lastname@example.org this may be your opportunity, except I believe Nick Cooper already add it to his wishlist, sorry.