The only down side is that I've somehow contracted pink eye. There are two possibilities for how this has happened: 1) lsanderson transferred it to me by mentioning his case in an entry or 2) one of the kids on the Xbox network infected me by means of a shotgun to the face.
The nurse line for Health Partners listened to my symptoms and suggested I see the doctor tomorrow if it isn't any better and to use warm compresses to relieve the irritation in the meantime. The warm compress helped and things felt better after sleeping last night so I have high hopes for the morning. I know that I won't let myself miss any work because of this, though it might get uncomfortable staring at a computer screen under fluorescent lights all day.