This is my excuse for my lunacy of the past few days, and I'm sticking to it. I was abducted by aliens, and they put some psycho chick in my place. They performed all sorts of experiments on me (and in retrospect, they weren't all that bad...), decided I didn't suit their nefarious purposes, and sent me back to Earth.
Crazy Cara is gone now. Normal, well-adjusted, fun-to-talk-to Cara has returned. A little bruised, but otherwise fine.