A couple of good things actually happened today. Fetish, the company that built up the crankset that blew itself apart, told me to send it in and they would send me a replacement. I mentioned that it was my commuter, and the guy on the other end, Ryan, said that he'd make sure that it would get out to me fast. Stand-up guys.
Also, I crushed the MPRE (multi-state professional responsibility exam, the ethics part of the bar). 135, when a passing score was 85. Woot.