How about random colors each day. Confuse the hell out of people.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
The menu text on the left hand side are not aligned for those that have an orange circle. I suggest adding an empty image for those that don't need it to make it more snazzy. Also, can you please make the circles slightly smaller.
Because of a small white space between notification number and the notifications when I move the mouse pointer to choose a notification they would go.
I mean there is a space betwwen OnMouseLeave of notification number and OnMouseOver of notifications.