Got a call from the doctor this afternoon: turns out I am in fact immune to measles. So I must have been measled as a kid after all. I'm relieved--but also sad that I wasted so much energy on dealing with this (and missed so many hugs at the wedding).
In entirely unrelated news, my journal is now linked from the sidebar of the Official Google Blog, at my request. I could've requested that about a year ago, but at that time I was posting a bunch of difficult personal stuff and was feeling a little twitchy about the likely traffic increase. And then every time I was about to make the request, something else would come up, or I would remember that I wanted to improve the interface for the archives links in my own sidebar.
But I finally changed the archive links (you can now pick a month and year from pop-up menus, which is much more compact than the previous long list of all available months) (but I still need to find a better approach for displaying the links to the category archives), and since I'm posting a lot this month anyway, I figured it was a good time to request the link. Thanks to K. for implementing it. I'm still a little twitchy about the likely traffic increase, but (a) I can ask that the link be removed at any time, and (b) it's been a long time since this journal was low-profile anyway.
(One of the many many entries I've been planning for months without actually writing is about a game/diversion I came up with: find a search term or phrase that results in an entry from your blog or page from your website appearing in the top five search results. I keep being surprised at the variety of searches that turn up pages from my site.)
(Oh, hey--while I'm talking about links to me, I should mention that several of you have blogrolls that are still linking to my old journal URL, which is now about a year out of date. That URL redirects to my current journal, so it's not that big a deal, but it would nonetheless be cool if at some point you could update to point to the "new" URL:
. . . Another reason for the specific timing of my request is that today was the second anniversary of my starting my current job. Hard to believe I've been there for two years.