Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Holy Cannoli!

I can't believe it's almost been a FULL month since my last post! Where does the time go!? I'm warning you, this isn't going to be a long post, just a little update to let all of you know what's been happening to keep me so busy - too busy to POST!

1. Work: I've been working up a storm! A couple weeks ago I worked 15 hours in one day - from 5:45am to 8:45pm. What a long day! Besides that, lately I've been staying late at work to get everything done. I like being this busy, the days fly by and I feel so productive. I told my boss that I'm planning on going to graduate school. He took it okay, kind of. Of course, he wants me to be happy, but he wants me to stay. Every day he says something like "Are you sure you don't want to stay?" or "You can't leave, how will we get by without you?" It's flattering and I don't really feel pressured because I know he really cares about me and wants me to be happy - even if that means leaving. He's a good guy.

2. GRE: I'm taking the GRE this FRIDAY!! Yes, I'm a little stressed. I've tried to study a little bit every night, but I kind of slacked off at the beginning of the month. So, the last couple weeks I've been putting in lots of time and trying to cram all sorts of info into my brain. I just want to do well. The problem is that I don't know what "well" is. With the ACT I knew that 36 was the high, 30's were really good, and upper 20's were good. I have no clue what constitutes a good GRE score. Sigh. My boss said he only studied a week and got a "good score". He couldn't remember what his score was, though.

3. Moving: What was I thinking?!?! I'm moving the day AFTER the GRE! I must be insane. So, while I've been trying to study like mad, I've also had to pack, throw things away, take things to storage, etc. I decided to move because my roommate is moving sometime this year. I could have stayed by myself, but I want to save money for graduate school. When my mom offered to let me live with her again, I scoffed at the idea then realized I could save a good amount of money without having to get a second job or a new roommate. I already know that I get along with Mom. So, I'm doing it. Wish me luck.

Well, that turned out to be longer than I thought. No more, though. I have to go home and pack, move things to my storage shed, and study.


Framed said...

Wow, I'm tired just rading all of your activities. Don't get too tire. Good luck with the GRE.

Adam said...

Wow! Well, it's good to know that you're still alive.

Congrats on all the exciting happenings!

tearese said...

what is your roommate doing when you move? I took the MAT instead of the GRE when I thought of graduate school. It doesn't have math on it because that wasn't important to what I wanted to do. The entire thing is comparisons, even though it spans lots of subjects. Like: Lincoln is to the Civil War, as Johnson is to....or DNA is to RNA as ....whatever.
It reminded me of an Intelligence test; it was kind of fun.

Cardine said...

Yeah, I don't know what a good score is, either. I suppose a good score would be one that gets you into grad school. Usually the school has requirements for GRE scores.

When I got my score from my graduate school entrance examination, I didn't know if it was good or not. It was enough to get me in, so that was good. And then later, I was handed a scholarship based on my score. Who knew? I still don't know what a good score is.

booklogged said...

Good luck tomorrow with your test and Sat with the move. And say hi to all your family. With that money you're saving by moving home you can buy one of those cool computers like Aly's.

tearese said...

so, how did you feel about your test?
btw, I love your fall colors on here. I just bought a nine-foot realistic fall leaves garland to hang above our window. REally corny, but I love it!

Alyson said...

I know you already took the GRE, so I missed saying "good luck", but I can at least say, "I hope you did well", and "good luck with the move." Sounds like you've been extremely busy. I hope things will calm down a little bit now so you can come visit. Cassie and I were talking about the weekend of the 14th. How does that sound. There's still a few things pending for me, so I'll have to make sure that's a good weekend. We can talk about it next week sometime.

sarah said...

Ah... we had some good times didn't we? Thanks for being such a great roommate! I already miss living with you.

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