OK, so, forgetting the sheer number of marginally sentient carbon-based lifeforms that choose Halloween to erroneously conclude that they are competent to operate motor vehicles, or play with fire, or even walk, talk, and chew bubble gum at the same time - not a bright move. Forgetting all this and deciding that it would be ok to try and drive straight home from Richmond - REALLY not a bright move.
Still - I'm home, safe, alive, and a licensed attorney in two jurisdictions. Not a bad day's work. I think I'm gonna quit while I'm ahead, pull on some sweats and wool socks, and curl up in a corner and sleep the sleep of the justly tired.
My thanks to my hosts and hostesses in Raleigh and DC - except for the last 6 hours, I had a lovely weekend. More later.