@EvanDeSimone So jealous I can barely stand it. I'm still at the office! Getting ready to leave, but still!
I used to get very confused because we have BMVs in Ohio, and every time I would hear someone say DMV I would become terribly anxious that I'd been saying it wrong the entire time and that people just were being kind by not saying anything to me about it, meanwhile thinking that I was stupid. Then I got my license at 18 and knew Ohio had BMVs, and thought I had misheard everyone saying DMV! I was a fun kid and teenager is what I'm trying to say. (Also I have a somewhat complicated title bureau + BMV trip in my future and I'm trying to pretend it isn't happening so this didn't really help. That being said-- I'm hurting just thinking about what Mike sat through. Stronger than I am.)
@sherlock I suppose it's good I can watch it, in some way. I can't be disappointed by it! but... Christmas. And cats. In sweaters sometimes? Really seems like it could only improve my day.
@Fig. 1 There is absolutely 0 chance I would get out of bed and leave my house if it were that cold. I mean 0. I would pretend to be sick, pretend my fictional relative was sick, fess up and say there wasn't any chance I was leaving my house. Whatever it took. This is why I make sure to live in places where that doesn't happen. I would probably get fired from a lot of jobs for not showing up. It gets cold here, but it doesn't get that cold. I hope there is something in the rest of your day to help ease the crabbiness.
@CaddyFdot If you tend to be "good" at standardized tests, you are going to have no problems whatsoever. If you have issues with them, I think those Kaplan books are actually worth it because they teach you/remind you about the language of how questions are built so that you can spend less time unpacking what is being asked of you and more time doing the terrible hellbeast of a geometry question that they're asking you to do. Test language always made sense to me, but my roommate struggles with it and LOVED what the Kaplan book helped him understand. I loved my math book from them because it was like a workbook for practicing a subject I hadn't studied in five years, and I really think it helped.
@Meaghano YES. I absolutely keep looking for signs. Also that is a great suggestion that I forget about so thank you?!
@lemur_niemer Thankfully it wasn't that cold this morning, but when the sound of hail on my window woke me up at 4:30AM, I was sure I was not going to work. Yet here I am. Cold and Christmas-Cats-less.
I am getting ready to go through this whole process and money is so tight I'm only applying to two programs. Hopefully that doesn't come back to haunt me, and hopefully it isn't a terrible sign that I shouldn't even be applying.
Work has been predictably terrible this week and I just want to camp out in this post for the rest of the day, but no one else seems to be having the same issue I am. Probably because they have christmas cats to console them.
@CaddyFdot It’s actually an excellent way to get high marks on every writing assignment until you get to college-level writing or English courses, and it works then sometimes too. A great writing lesson for writing things that are enjoyable to read? Not necessarily/not always. A great writing lesson for knowing how to succeed in regulated education? Absolutely!