And as for accidentally getting 4.6RC1, at least it *is* a release candidate instead of just any-old current. it was good timing for that sort of mistake. the system continues to seem fine, and should remain so if I don't poke it.
Today I also got a burner. I can make backups! YAY!
last night I was supposed to hook up with someone at a bar. they didn't show because it was too cold (and they didn't let me know because they don't have a computer at home. can you believe that???)
but the drink was strong (nasty-tasting long island, but enough to get me dancing for an hour to some halfway-okay beats). and stuff. and I lit someone's one-shot pipe with some toothpicks from the bar, which made his (and my) day. :)