Okay, how is this for weird news? Yesterday I learned that a job for which I phone interviewed (and was immediately told I was "on the top list of candidates) went to someone else? Further proof that many involved in academic job searches either (a) have no social skills or (b) are specifically trying to set me up so they can point fingers and laugh at my expense.
On the same day, however, I was informed via the post that I am under consideration for the 2006 edition of _Who's Who in America_!! Yes, that's me...bringing excellence in part-time teaching to the level of national recognition.
Tell your friends that it can happen to them as well.