It's 12:35. I have been awake since 6:45. And I need to get up again in another 7 hours. The problem is that I am wide awake. Despite having slept too little last night (because I couldn't fall asleep, for the first time in YEARS!) and having taken two final exams today (ugh, don't ask), and then studying for tomorrow's exam for another six hours... I AM NOT TIRED!
And so my friends, I warn you... STAY AWAY FROM GREEN TEA! Please, if you ever want to sleep again, I implore you. Do not drink it. Actually, there is one situation in which you should drink it. If you notice a pod in your bathtub and you realize that people who fall asleep turn into zombies like in Invasion of the Body Snatchers, then maybe green tea is a good idea. But if you want to sleep before a big exam... not so much.
Speaking of zombies, that's about how I felt after getting completely slapped by Tim Sutton's financial accounting final. After the first hour, I was very tempted to turn in an empty answer booklet because despite doing numerous calculations, I had nothing. After the second hour I had sort of come up with some strange (read: incorrect) answers for things here and there, but I was still ready to pack it in. And the last hour was a flurry of furious scribbling of what I suspect was complete and utter nonsense. I can't really remember now, thank goodness.
Lunch was spent commiserating with classmates, and I realized that maybe it wasn't so bad after all. Because, the thing is, it's all relative. Don't get me wrong... I'm not thinking I did well on the thing. But chances are that even though I may have gotten nearly everything wrong, there are other people who may have fared even worse. What's really frustrating about it, though, is that I spent so much time studying for the damn thing. I really worked hard. And I felt good about it! But then I saw the test and realized that even though the stuff I studied was there, it was in a completely different, twisted form and I couldn't make anything of it. Oh well. Another one bites the dust.
After lunch we had a second exam. Now, at first I thought it was really crappy to have the organizational behavior final right after accounting. But in reality, it was a blessing because it meant I forgot all about the first exam! No matter how bummed I was about how this morning went, it didn't manage to seep through into what I had to do this afternoon. It was good to focus on something else, even if it was another final.
The OB test went well enough, I guess. It's really hard to know how you did on a subject that is so non-quantitative. And anyway, I'd rather not think about results for a while. A looooong while. Like maybe never.
This evening has been spent reviewing for tomorrow's Decision Analysis final. I have reupped my bet with Francis and now we're going double-or-nothing on my 2 C's. Same as before, he thinks I'll get 2 Bs or better and I think 2 Cs. Of course, since I did okay on the midterms, no one believes me when I'm concerned... all the better to win a bet!
Okay now I will read some decision analysis technical notes in bed. That ought to put me to sleep.