So when I got to the transit center and the bus started going south again, somehow I thought I was too far south, so I got off the bus and started walking north. I walked for about 20 minutes north, realized that nothing was familiar, and started walking back south again to the transit center. By that time I was lost, I was cold, and I was starting to get scared. So here I was, walking down this road whimpering to myself while people were driving past and shouting "Happy New Year" at me. I was feeling too lost and scared to even swear at them so each time I kind of meekly said "happy new year" to each one.
Fortunately, I made it back to the transit center and remembered my sister's number (after a couple of tries) so that her husband could come and pick me up. I was a bit late and a bit cold but that was ok; I still had a great time and was there to bring in the new year.
I was also able to take the bus back with no problems, now that I knew where I was :)
Here's hoping that 2011 is a much less stressful year, and that it's filled with peace, happiness, love, and good health for all of us.