Yup, found out that the Best Buy where i had my IPAD 2 reserved finally got another shipment of IPAD 2's, but mine was not among them.
I've already been waiting over a week, so after talking with an Apple rep i just decided to order it directly from apple, that way i could order the smart cover at the same time.
The rep said despite news releases of Apple having slowed production of IPAD 2's because of the crisis in japan....
She said that won't begin to happen for another month, between now and then Apple plans on making and shipping thousands of IPAD 2's.
So i just ordered it from them and now at least i can check the status of my order from day to day.