||[May. 10th, 2002|05:38 am]
The bad news is that even though I haven't gone home and I've been at work all night, I've gotten precious little done on my take-home final. This always happens, as after 3:00 or so, my mind turns to mush, and I just drift in and out of consciousness. Case in point: I initially typed the word "project" instead of "final" and "terms" instead of "turns". The good news is that I finally grok (kill me) the following sentence: |
"The exam is 10 questions, all of which should be familiar to you."
What this does not mean is "If you've done the homework, then this should just be a refresher quiz". What this does mean is that all the answers are spelled out word-for-word in the notes. It's just a matter of finding them. Now if I can only focus my sleep-deprivated mind. Okay, technicaly the test isn't due until Monday afternoon, but I'd like to get it done today so that I can go home for Mother's Day.
Is that the kind of language they teach ya' there at that big shot gra-gee-it school? Why, in my day...
Well it was either 'grok' or 'dig', and grok won the suck-ass coin toss. Did I ever tell you how Heinlein and Shakespeare were hacks?
So Shakespeare is responsible for 'dig'? Word.
"Cease to lament for that thou canst not dig!"
By 'familiar to you' they mean that if you speak english you will recognize some of the characters that make up the words. The actual questions will be material your teacher forgot to cover in class. that's always been my experience.
Sounds like you need a Pubcrawler night to relax and recoup your mental resources.
only if 1) I finish the exam by tonight and 2) I get enough sleep.
1) Wanna go to Houston? I'm leaving Saturday around 4:00 pm and coming back Sunday night.
2)Wanna look at houses with my realtor and I? We're looking in MLS area 2 tomorrow at noon. Should be a hoot.
1) No, I have a weekend alone and I am going to use it to be as productive as possible. But thank you for the invite.
2) May be fun, give me a call. If I'm not actively writing then probably.