In the meantime, I keep up on the MN-Stf natter email list (where the current bru-ha-ha continued unabated, yet again), for which I feel vaguely like I should shower. I think I've succeeded in staying friends with everyone involved, as odd as that seems.
In other news, it seems I'll be working with fredcritter soon, for a while at least. He let me know the other day that he'll be starting training for the kind of position that I started out in at Merrill. Right now, it will be solely for the up-coming peak, but who knows? Welcome aboard, Fred! Hope it goes well for you!