So I am back, more or less. This is the plan anyway.
The course I was taking was, while very educational, also horrendously difficult. Had I realized my marks were so bad that I didn't have enough room to improve them before the semester break, I would have dropped it in time to get refunded. As it stands I still owe money for the course despite not getting any credit for it nor last term's half.
Ah well. You win some, you lose some. My campus bus pass is still good until well into April and it's applicable for use as a regular bus pass. Score.
I'll mark when I'm present in irc but I have a lot of other stuff going on in life that isn't school, so I may well still idle a lot. We'll play it by ear and see how things go.