Saturday, March 31, 2007

So, Tuesday was one of those days. I missed my comp. Yes, my Master's degree comprehensive oral exam. I thought it was scheduled for Wednesday. I had my outfit picked out and everything ready to go (for Wednesday). But at about 9:05 Tuesday morning I got a phone call from one of my professors telling me that he was sitting there with two other professors waiting on me. I was still in my pajamas and couldn't possibly leave without a shower, so I was forced to reschedule. My professors have been very understanding and have assured me that "these things happen," but I can't help but feel totally stupid. That's been my fear about my comps all along. The truth is the exam for my degree has a reputation for being pretty easy and unfailable (I know that's not a word), but I have had this huge amount of anxiety about looking stupid in front of these professors who I really respect and love; these are my favorite professors. Anyways, not showing up definitely made me feel pretty stupid in front of them, so my plan is to make them cookies when we meet for my make-up exam. My cookies are awesome, so I know that should raise my status a few notches.

I found out something crazy yesterday. ACU actually has people on staff who spend their time Googling ACU. They are attempting to see what is being said out there about the school. I think it is really funny that there is someone getting paid to search Google all day. I do it for free all the time. Perhaps I've missed my true calling in life.

Well, I need to take a blog break for a little while. The month of April will be here in about 24 hours. All of my papers and projects are due in April. So, if I'm typing something, I had better be typing a Word document rather than a blog post.

By the way, I've lost over 60 pounds. Whoo-Hoo!!


Amy said...

That's funny that you missed your comp. I would have freaked out! It sounds like you handled it well. I can't believe you've lost 60 lbs! DO you feel a big difference in energy, mobility, health, etc.?

Katherine said...

Oh my-I am so glad we have such understanding professors! I am sure the cookies will make up for it ;) Ok, I think I definitely missed my calling-I need to go sign up for the google job!

Congrats on the weight loss-you look great! :)

Ok, I must get back to our good 'ol History paper...

Ashley said...

Please post pictures! I can't wait to see you!

I am sad about the comps thing, but it is SO funny!

Robby and Lynsey said...

That really is funny that you missed your comps. I'm glad they were nice about it ... and yes ... they will LOVE your cookies. I really miss them. ;)

Congrats on the 60!! I've been meaning to write to you and ask you what the new number was. Post pics!! :) Are you feeling good?

Love and miss you. GOod luck finishing up in April! Can you believe you are almost done?

Robby and Lynsey said...

It was so good to talk to you last night! I miss you and love you!

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