Thursday, December 15, 2005

72 Hour Timeline of a Take Home Exam

Keep Watching this Post until about 3:00 p.m. Friday when I need to leave to turn in said exam, I'm sure I'll add updates.

Tuesday
4:11 p.m. Pick up Take Home, read instructions, throw in bag and resume "studying" for Tax.

9:27 p.m. Get home from Tax, get Take Home out of bag, set near yourself...Try to feel the vibes it's giving off. Realize you might spill wine on it-better move it across the room.

Wednesday
9:15 a.m. Get up, think about reading exam, go back to bed.

11:45 a.m. Get up again, realize you have to go pick up your Mom from work soon because her car is in the shop, better not read that exam just yet-you want it to be fresh in your memory.

12:30 p.m. Leave to get Mom.

1:10 p.m. Stop for Quizno's on the way back to Mom's house-you're going to need energy to write this exam.

1:22 p.m. Eat Quizno's...Mmmm Toastey!

1:30 p.m. Mom asks what you want to drink, she has a beer in her hand so a Vodka and Cran seems like a good choice.

2:15 p.m. Begin watching what might just be The Worst Movie Ever with your Mom and Brother, who is home from school with Mono.

3:01 p.m. Make yourself another drink, not as strong as the one your Mom made-you do have to study tonight.

4:15 p.m. Start heading home-you have work yo do.

4:35 p.m. Get home.

6:59 p.m. Blog about Take Home.

7:15 p.m. Bring Take Home over to bed where you're sitting. Play a game called "Just the tip, just for a second, just to see how it feels."

8:20 p.m. Read Take Home. Let it all settle in.

11:21 p.m. Blog about Take Home again.

Thursday
9:15 a.m. Get up.

9:45 a.m. Read Take Home again, take some notes and think about cases you could use. Wow, that was a lot of work, time to slack for a bit.

9:46 a.m. Realize it's never going to stop snowing. Better get your car out of the driveway since there's no way it'll go up the hill in 7 inches of snow.

10:15 a.m. Scrape off car.

10:23 a.m. Realize all your books are in the trunk, better get them out in case you need them.

10:24 a.m. Go to move car and realize it needs to be dusted off again.

10:26 a.m. Move car to neighbors.

10:32 a.m. Shovel walkway.

10:53 a.m. Eat Onion Bagel with Cream Cheese.

11:10 a.m. Waste more time on AIM.

12:45 p.m. Take a Nap.

2:57 p.m. Whoa, you slept longer then you meant to.

3:03 p.m. Open Word, put your exam number in the header and insert page numbers, you're practically 1/2 way there.

3:05 p.m. Waste time with Sitemeter and blog about it.

4:03 p.m. Realize this little experiment in studying has some promise as a blog topic, better get to work on that.

4:21 p.m. Post Timeline post for now and decide to actually get to work-right after you grab some food since you're starving.

4:25 p.m. Cook Chicken Marsala, Garlic Butter Pasta, and Rolls to avoid studying; I seriously do not know when the last time I cooked was.

5:27 p.m. Eat Dinner, set the revised goal of starting at 6 p.m.

6:08 p.m. Start Writing.

7:45 p.m. Realize you'll be up all night for sure and you better go to Starbucks and get roughly 7-10 shots of expresso.

9:03 p.m. Begin watching Reality Bites with The Gay Husband as noise in the Background while I write.

9:05 p.m. Finish Page 1.

11:05 p.m. Being watching The Royal Tenenbaums with The Gay Husband.

Friday
12:01 a.m. Finish Question 1 of 3, and have 4 pages written. 1,280 words written; 4,500 word limit...I'm in awesome shape. SCORE!

1:08 a.m. After successfully teaching myself the 1st Amendment I'm ready to move onto writing the 2nd Question. I also I begin watching Almost Famous with The Gay Husband.

3:12 a.m. Finish Question 2 of 3, 6.5 pages written. Just over 2000 words. My Professor has stressed how Brevity will earn you points so I'm rather excited with how this is shaping up. The Alarm is set for 5 a.m. (with a backup alarm set for 6 a.m.), I'm going to put white mocha #2 back in the fridge for a bit and lay down while I think about the last question.

3:24 a.m. Cancel plan to sleep, visions of scrunity levels and gender discrimination dance in my head, I might as well get this sh*t over with.

3:58 a.m. Question 3 is outlined completely, my cases are selected. The end is in sight.

4:11 a.m. Fetch White Mocha #2 from the fridge again, swig off Pepto bottle while you're upstairs since you're now remembering why you try to avoid drinking more then 6 shots of espresso in a 12 hour period. Exactly 12 Hours until I need to turn this thing in.

5:15 a.m. Finish Question 3. Word count: 3,122. Tomorrow I'll proofread, print, and take it to school. I finished 10 Hours and 56 minutes early...HECK YES!

(Roughly) 5:55 a.m. Fall asleep.

10:11 a.m. Wake Up.

10:15 a.m. Being proofreading.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Totally unrelated to this post, but I'm looking for a name for a kitten. He's gray and white. Any suggestions?

dicta said...

labia. it's such a pretty name, and i think you can pass it off even for a male cat.

Anonymous said...

I like it! Thanks!

Once again, turing to anonymous strangers on the internet has solved another one of life's problems.

Elle Woods said...

The fact that there is a cat named "Labia" out there kinda scares me.

Anonymous said...

Yeah...I decided to go with Rocky instead of Labia. Sorry to disappoint you, Dicta. Although I'm sure the name will still be unique if/when you have children, so keep it in mind.

dicta said...

nooooooooooo. i'm very disappointed in you, anonymous. VERY disappointed.

Anonymous said...

The next time I get a cat, I promise to name it labia just for YOU, dicta. There. Feel better now?