Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I Made It

It feels so good to be on this side of final exams.  It seems like they dragged them out longer this year, but I'm not complaining because they're done.  I survived today, which was supposed to be my hardest day, and the good news is I don't feel like I bombed any of my exams.

What sucked the most was last night...

I was sitting in Daylight Donuts last night while Rachel was quizzing me on my material and the song "Brainstew" kept playing over and over in my head.

This song is a very good description of the rest of my night.  I got back from DD around 2:00 a.m., and I thought I was gonna crash hard.  After one last glance at my notes I decided to turn off the computer and TV and go to bed.  I laid there and tossed and turned for what seemed like hours, until I looked at the clock and realized it had been hours.  3 1/2 hours to be exact.  It was 5:30 a.m. and I was extremely upset that I hadn't slept a wink (there was no "maybe I fell asleep and didn't know it" I promise you I never even came close).  So what did I do?  I was so upset that I took my frustration out on some unlikely victims, my socks.  I saw some dirty socks on the floor, and the thought of not sleeping made me mad and the thought of never having clean socks only escalated the mood.

Don't worry this is only a small portion of the mayhem
I decided to crawl around my room, closest, and bathroom in an attempt to find every dirty sock I could and wash it.  Why did this make me feel better?  I have no clue, but it did.  I washed those socks so hard they had no clue what was coming!  I'm pathetic.

After the sock washing massacre of '09 I started to realize that my first exam was in an hour.  That was when panic set in.

At that point the song "Help I'm Alive" popped into my head and would not leave me for every anxious moment that awaited me the rest of the morning.  I got a 5 hour energy shot and vitamin water energy drink at the Circle K and sped to C-Zone.  Of course Auburn must have decided to hold back everyone's exams until today because the parking lot was full this morning.  Seriously?  I'm having to fight for a parking spot during exams?!  This is when you're supposed to be able to leave 5 minutes before your exam because 90% of the student body is at home enjoying their early break while I'm having to cram for two last finals!  Regardless, I made it on time and finished my first exam in about 30 minutes.  I rocked it.  That's the best I've felt about a test all semester (now that I say that I probably made a D).

Anxiety really set in after I realized that my hardest final was up next.  I was sitting in the Communication's Library (a room with a few broken computers and a TV) going over my notes when my peers, who were arriving to get some last second cramming in before the final, sat down and we compared notes.  Everything we had was different.  People were having a hard time agreeing on what certain things in the study guide meant and what material we were supposed to review for it.  Okay, at this point I'm about to lose it.  I've been a little over 20 hours with no sleep, and now I'm finding out all of the material I've been studying is wrong?  Oh, and to make things interesting we get back our semester papers after the exams.  You know, the big paper you worked all semester (the weekend before it was due) to have perfected by the end of classes.  The one that's worth a huge portion of your final grade.  Yeah, we were gonna get those back after the final.  I'm about to freakin lose my mind at this point.

Anyway, everything turned out fine.  I couldn't remember some of the material for a few questions, but all in all I completed everything and left with an okay feeling about it.  The best part was that I got a B on my semester paper, which was a huge relief.  The only thing that kept me from doing better was my poor APA citation and referencing.  Have I mentioned before that I believe that APA citation, formating, and referencing is freakin retarded (Brown, 2009)?

So I'm fine.  I'm cool.  I'm alive.  It's over and it's time to try to get myself into the Christmas spirit.  I'm getting a little later start on it this year, but I'm so glad that it has finally come around!

Oh, I almost forgot....


  • Brown, G.. Did you really think I was going to finishing citing this correctly? . Auburn: Whatever, 2009. I'm freakin tired.


  1. You get a "Fo sho!" vote simply for your citation. Bravo.

  2. Very funny. I think the sock massacre beats the time you nailed a blanket to your window!

    - Matthew