One of the people I got to chat with on Tuesday night is actually a very good contact, and I asked him if I could use him as a reference for a job I'm applying for. He's perfect, in context. More on that later, most likely.
I finally applied for unemployment yesterday. I probably should have earlier, though the severance from my job will keep my mortgage and car payments and grocery bills covered for a little while longer.
This is probably the first time I've ever gone two weeks between LiveJournal postings. Sorry. :-)