I pulled out the full arsenal about 15min ago (Excedrin + Sudafed) in an attempt to kill this thing. I hope it works. (Yes, I made sure to drink plenty of water, so it's not that.)
Anyway, the job search is going well and rapidly nearing its completion. I have one firm offer already, and I'm hoping for another one early next week. Either way, it looks like I'll be moving to (or at least working in) Silicon Valley. I don't want to release too many details now, obviously, but suffice it to say I'm excited about both jobs and I think I'd be happy doing either of them.
Next week is going to be crazy (as the past couple weeks have been) -- various out-of-town people I haven't seen for a while are coming in for a few days. I'm taking most of the week off work to hang out with them, and possibly to go apartment-hunting up north. kion has graciously offered to help me find a place. (I'm actually up north right now, but will be returning tomor--wait, later today, assuming I'm OK to drive and all that.)
I'm glad I'll finally be moving out of SLO. It's going to be an expensive and difficult transition, to be sure, but worth it. I've outgrown SLO, and it's past time to move on.