OK, I should have done this a long time ago, but I've created a FeedBurner feed for the main posts. It is:
If you have a few seconds, would you mind switching over to that instead of the Blogger atom.xml feed I'm currently using?
Well, I now have to go to a couples' baby shower. I'm driving the bus, though. Turns out that I get to drive my wife and 5 other ladies whose slack husbands aren't going!! Seems I pulled the short straw!