The new taekwondo belt, it is earned. Fair and square. Two and a half hours' worth of exertion. They don't let you go into the test if you don't already know your material...the test is mostly to challenge you physically, which it did.
Only one more belt between me and Black now! Never would have believed it when I started out. Guess there really is something to the old joke about eating an elephant one bite at a time.