So I had court today for violating probation. All in all, I failed 3-4 tests, the majority only for THC, with one random test coming back positive for alcohol. So yes, probation tests for alcohol, don't let anyone tell you they don't, that almost fucked me over. The judge I appeared in front of is notorious for handing out maximum sentences like candy, without sympathy for any reason you could conceivably come up with (even the concrete ones that normal people would make exceptions for). So here I was at the podium after being at the courthouse for over 6 hours, getting told by the judge repeatedly "it's time for you to go to jail." He wasn't letting the failed drug tests go, even after I appealed to his sense of humanity by telling him my next semester's tuition was already paid for and thus thousands of dollars were looming over my head ready to be wasted. He didn't care when I told him, against his previous knowledge, that I had paid my court costs in full either. So, my public defender, being the badass she was, decided to pull the ace in the hole out of her sleeve that I had mentioned earlier. She told the judge I was willing to take a drug test and that caught his attention. He said is that true and what else could I say I said yes. He said "if you pass you walk and if you fail you go to jail tonight." The defense attorney whispered in my ear "tell him right now if you can't pass." I did what I thought was right and said I can pass. I went in the back and we waited for all the drugs to show up on the indicators. One by one they showed up. Except THC and benzos. Enter my mind into hellacious territory. We waited a little longer and benzos were cleared, I wasn't worried about those. THC was being a bitch and the line in the end was faint as Hell. The probation officer that gave me the test was cool as shit and decided that was good enough. So the moral is, be responsible as fuck when you're on probation. Damn. And yet I'm considering celebrating tonight before I leave town tomorrow for my next semester. Would you? If you didn't have to take a test for another month and a half?