OK, in the interest of perking things up, here's a very cool and creative meme I've seen going around:
Reply to this entry if you'd like me to make you an icon. I will go to your interests list, and pick one to work from. You don't get to choose which interest I use. And I won't promise you that it'll be graphic-artist quality or that you'll get it within 24 hours. But I do promise to make you an icon. Or maybe two, if I'm inspired.
Anybody who enjoys making icons for people should post this as well. Come on, it'll be fun.