Successfully had the front desk lower my hotel rate to the conference rate, which was $10/night less than what I'd reserved at, gave them some spare cash I wasn't going to need to reduce the bill, and paid the rest on my credit card. Chatted with another hotel staffer at the front desk about the airport restrictions, and learned from him that ChapStick is prohibited for now.
Then walked around the building for another cream puff and a cup of coffee at Beard Papa's. Now it's time to pack up the laptop, get my stuff downstairs, and take the SuperShuttle to the airport! Later!