I am at a conference. I drove eight hours to get here. I'm on a panel. Now am hiding in my room. These things always SEEM like a good idea at the time.
Why? Why did I agree to this? I could be home right now with the cats, grading and hiding from people in the comfort of my home. I'm always the biggest person anywhere (hence the driving not flying.) This does not help.
Also, driving eight hours when you are an olds feels different on your body than when you're 23. My whole body is sore even though I made sure to get out and stretch every couple hours.