At least my life isn't a total loss. Over on the Goats forums i've got this guy wasting several hours of his life trying to demonstrate that he's even half the pedant i am. He's not. It even warranted a mention of the Goats main page. Excellent.
In my only other bit of good news, i had a productive morning shopping for used CDs. In addition to picking up some Sonia Dada and Quasi for 4 bucks each, i somehow got the new Sleater-Kinney CD off the used rack for $8 even though it's only been a week-and-a-half since it was released. I have no idea why it was there, it sounds unmistakably like a S-K album, except maybe even better.
I reckon i shouldn't complain.