I am better -- as I knew I would be; as you knew I would be! ;)
To all the people who assured me that I did not fail, let me just say that I deserved to fail. If I didn't fail, it's only through the grace of a VERY generous curve. I would wager -- seriously -- that I got the lowest score on the essay part of that exam. I didn't even write a cogent sentence in the damn thing. So, thanks for your support (I mean that!) but I know what I did and what I could have done (and at least some idea of what was expected). Regardless, I do realize that they might just give me a very low grade and not actually fail me. Fine. I'll take it. Next semester -- all A's (well, ok, I'll allow one B). That's my prediction. Check back in 4 months. In the meantime, as further evidence of my lack of ability to think critically, read on.
As for the break -- it got off to a rocky start. I left Wednesday noon, as I said. However, by 6:00 that night I was in the midst of a blizzard north of Cincinnati. I had to pull over. Fortunately, I managed to get a room at a motel for the night (they said they were giving the maximum discount to everyone because they were filling up so quickly with all the people from the highway). What, on Earth, made me imagine that I should drive to Florida, during the middle of the winter? The next morning, the people on the television were saying things like "historic storm", "if you don't absolutely HAVE to drive, don't. Stay indoors." They were talking about 24" of snow. That's 2 frickin' feet! Dumb. Forget the ConLaw test. I'm just dumb. Oh, but it gets better. I couldn't imagine spending my Christmas in that motel room (I didn't even have a playmate with me!). So, despite all the advice I did my own thing, and left anyway. It took me 4 hours to travel 60 miles on the highway. 4 hours. And, it took me all the way through Kentucky before I finally got out of snow.
I spent the night in Atlanta last night. I made it home to my mom's this afternoon. Yea.
So, to all of you who offered such warm wishes and support (online and off!!), I thank you. It is so awesome to have great friends, especially in time of need.
May you all have a joyous and loving holiday season.