I got through speed dating just fine. Lots of folks came to chat, and they all seemed to like the handout, though I should've clarified my stance on first semesters with pre-existing WIPs and the packet response protocal.
My reading from MT last night seemed to go well, too. DD said the Austin setting made her homesick.
Conventional wisdom is that today, the Friday before special weekend, is the day on which the most people cry. Fatigue, homesickness, a less-than-sterling critique kicks in--whatever. I'm carrying tissues in my purse in case I come across someone who needs one.
On the upside, special weekend is almost here. JFH arrived yesterday, and she is as always a warm, inspirational, and loving pal.