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04-27-2012 07:55 AM #3781
Agreed about Grease.
You read Outsiders in grade school? That was 8th grade in my system.
04-27-2012 12:02 PM #3782
04-28-2012 11:20 PM #3783
I took the Praxis today. I hadn't taken a paper-and-pencil standardized test since 11th grade, and I forgot what a pain in the butt it is. Highlights:
-We got seated late because one guy in the administration session before us (there was a 7:30 and a 10:45) had his paper taken away because he didn't put his pencil down immediately when time was called and proceeded to throw a 20-minute screaming tantrum about it.
-I had to show my driver's license FIVE separate times. Passing through Immigration at the Beijing airport was faster. Seriously.
-You can't leave when you're done. You have to wait until every last second on the clock has expired. I sat there for an hour staring at the wall. I guess the SAT was like this, but the GRE sure wasn't.
On a more amusing note, they had one of those certification statements that you have to copy and sign to swear that you didn't cheat. The instructions stated that you couldn't print it. The almost uniform looks of horror that passed across everyone's faces (including mine) as we realized we had to write in cursive (*gasp*) were pretty funny. It took me several minutes to copy two lines of text, thinking about how to form each letter, and I was one of the quicker ones. This is what happens in a room full of people who were taught cursive in 2nd grade, about 20 years ago, and haven't used it since except to sign their names.
04-30-2012 10:43 AM #3784
This morning involved a surprise thumb vs. screen door confrontation.
04-30-2012 10:57 AM #3785
04-30-2012 11:04 AM #3786
04-30-2012 12:17 PM #3787
Every single thing on earth has become hyper competitive. Even leisure activities have become hyper competitive.
I need to move out of NOVA/DC suburbs in the worst way.
04-30-2012 12:52 PM #3788
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05-01-2012 10:54 AM #3793
You can't fix stupid.
05-02-2012 09:01 AM #3794
I can't stand the way sports talk uses "sexy" as a descriptive term. Sexy pick, sexy game....rubbish!
05-03-2012 12:53 PM #3795
Top 3 ads at local "pharmacy":
"We sell beer"
"Cigarettes sold at state minimum"
"Coca Cola 12 pks- 3/$10"
I believe they refer to that as the Jack Donaghy Vertical Integration Special.