OK, maybe not the whole day, but part of it.
I didn’t get to sleep too early as I worked Friday night. Was up at about 6:15 a.m. and on the road to take the GRE. Yeah, that was fun. Or not.
You are supposed to be there around four hours. I can’t figure out how that adds up. But I digress. I ended up being there a little over three hours.
Let me explain the GRE.
Four sections. Two essay. A verbal. A math. And then a surprise fifth — likely a verbal or math. And you don’t know which of them will count, but one won’t.
The two essays were first. Thought I did well on those. We’ll see when they are “graded.” You get 45 minutes for the one and 30 minutes for the other. I think I had about 5 minutes left in each one. Then you’re offered a 10-minute break. So I took it, went to the can, got a drink and went back in after about five minutes.
Math was next. Goodie. You get 45 minutes. The math problems, for the most part, looked Greek to me. All these Xs and Ys and fractions and algebra and Xy=16-4x etc. I struggled. hard. So, I did the best I could. Problems I had somewhat of an idea, I tried to work out on the scratch paper. Others, I guessed.
Verbal was next. Thought I did OK, though the score wasn’t anything better than average (I found out at the end).
Then the surprise one. Yay! Another math!
I was seeing everything fuzzy. Had no clue. Didn’t know what to do. I basically zoomed through it. Worked out as much as I could. I have a feeling, with the score I got on it, that was the one that got counted. Which is bull.
I did all the ending things. Had it sent where it needed to go and called it good. In all, I think it was a waste of $140. I don’t agree with standardized testing. Look at my grades at college — that should be a bigger value than some BS test that does nothing but show you that some people can study for a stupid standardized test and others can’t. Has nothing to do with work ethic or how yo do in school. Nothing.
The rest of the day wasn’t too bad.
Went from the GRE to Target to grab a couple packs of cards, then for some lunch (Spiedies!) before heading to the wrestling tournament.
After the tournament, grabbed some dinner with my brother and Dylan. Unfortunately, the damn dinner took three days to get served to us after it took three other days to even order. Ugh. Then off to head home.
The funniest thing happened on the way home as we went through the little dump of Guilford. Two kids were on a side-street mooning cars that went by. Dylan and I got a good laugh out of it. I was just amazed that they wanted to show their bare asses in that cold weather. Ahhh, small-town fun.
Anyway, time to finish up this story before heading to work. More later.