So that midterm last night…I’m hoping I blew the thing out of the water because I was down right embarrassing on the Bonus Points section.
You know…those couple of ‘gimme’ questions that professors throw on tests to give you a couple extra points. Those easy, trivia questions that anyone who is not a hermit or a self-absorbed idiot should know.
Well, I not only didn’t know these questions, I didn’t even have an educated guess AND they were not hard questions…like, I should probably know the important people in our government and MAYBE a thing or two about important people who have books written about them.
But no… I don’t.
In other words - NEVER invite me to be on a trivia team.
Unless, of course, the trivia will consist only of Harry Potter and classical novels that were also episodes of Wishbone
I’ve been looking forward to and dreading this week for a whole month.
Looking forward to because I have a business trip to Nashville that should be a lot of fun. I’ll get to stay in a nice hotel and spend nights out with my coworkers (whom I adore and never get to see). I’ll be crazy busy and on my feet most of the time but I love our customers and interacting with them.
I also just need time away from my apartment - I am getting a little stir crazy (see: working from home during the winter) and I think it would be good for Mark and I to have some time away to miss each other (every couple needs that).
Dreading because I have two midterms this week for grad school. I am actually enjoying grad school but I feel personally-slighted that I have to prove I’m learning via test. I’m just stubborn and I hate the whole process… Studying, worrying, stressing… NOT WORTH IT.
Mid-terms are Monday and Tuesday and then Wednesday I’ll be in the skies and headed out to Nashville.
Oh my... the post about the Mom's facebook picture.. NO WAY. That's horrifying! But anyways.. just wanted to let you know that I'll be hanging around til the very end (Aug/Sept) as your buddy. :) I'm super sad it's all ending but I'm so glad you've been my buddy! - TB
I seriously almost vomited on my computer. Poop does not belong in my news feed.
I’m sad it’s ending too but I’m thrilled to have had an amazing buddy and I’m so glad you’re in it until Aug/Sept - I plan on doing the same.
Did you ever have a really awkward Valentine's Day as a kid/young adult?
I once had a guy play a mean trick on me the day before Valentine’s. I was in middle school and all communication occurred over AIM and chat rooms. A boy in my class IM’d me and we started chatting about middle school things. Eventually he confessed that he had a crush on me and asked if I would be his Valentine’s day date. This made no sense (whose ever heard of a date for a holiday?) but I was boy crazy so I said yes. Well, turns out it was just a trick to embarrass me. He printed off the convo and effectively proved to all his friends what boy crazy nerd I was. Womp womp.
I know lots of people despise it or choose not to partake but I like an excuse to be a little bit more romantic for a day.
Mark and I celebrated this past weekend (today is a disaster timing wise, we’ll get to see each other for exactly 2 hours today) and we decided this year we wanted to go to a local bar, pig out on apps and zerts, drink, and spend a couple hours just the two of us, generally enjoying each other’s company.
P.S. Apparently we weren’t lovey-dovey enough because the waitress brought us two checks.
They aren’t the worst because you have to work with other people, I’m okay on that aspect, but you do have to choose a group of people to work with - which I find uncomfortable, especially considering that my grad program is not set up by class. Each class is a mix of people in different levels of degree completion, so, unless you’ve been in the program for forever, you probably don’t know anyone.
I’ve got one semester under my belt soooooo basically I don’t know anyone.
In my class tonight we had the dreaded task of forming groups of 5 for a big group project. Apparently everyone in the class knew each other except for 5 people. I was one of those people.
So I had the unpleasant experience of having to go up to existing groups and inquiring if they had room for one more. None of them did.
I’m a professional, I have a job and real life responsibilities so why is it still so embarrassing to be turned down by strangers? Why do I feel like I’m back in 4th grade and getting turned down to hang out on the swings with the cool girls?
You think you grow past that stuff but goddamn insecurities are hard to get rid of.