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Staggering across the finish line [Dec. 18th, 2003|08:49 pm]
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I knew it when I got in the car this evening: I peaked yesterday. I really didn't have one more final in me.

But, ya know, "I'm just not at my prime" is not on the list of valid excuses for missing a final exam.

So I dragged myself through it. It's not that I didn't know the material, I just didn't feel at the top of my game. There will be no A on this exam. A lot of people know the material as well as I did and probably wrote it up better.

What's counts the most, though, is that this semester is DONE. Ferrett's taking me out to dinner to celebrate (even if it is sort of a "yay, I didn't die!" celebration). A low stress weekend ahead, and then...

I get to spend Christmas break writing the Law Review Note.

[User Picture]From: jocosa
2003-12-18 06:09 pm (UTC)
Bet it feels great to have the semester over and behind you. Will think supportive, you kicked it's butt thoughts for the exam. :)

Enjoy your dinner out. You deserve it!
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From: ex_nyxluna594
2003-12-18 06:19 pm (UTC)
I am glad your semester if finished and you can relax somewhat now. enjoy your dinner and do something totally hedonistic for yourself asap.
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[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2003-12-18 07:02 pm (UTC)
Yay, you didn't die!! *hugs tightly* Finishing every semester is a triumph.
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[User Picture]From: salix_03
2003-12-18 07:42 pm (UTC)
isnt yay, i didnt die! the best kind of celebration there is? im glad you get (sort of) a break now, you need it!
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[User Picture]From: blazepoet
2003-12-18 07:42 pm (UTC)
Empathy from St. Louis for you.
Part of the major problem I have with finals besides the back to back nature of them is just how chaotic they tend to be.

Being the poor student who has had a final on the last day of finals all eleven semesters I've been in college makes it very difficult to put all you can give into the final one.

Everyone else is gone away or relaxing and you still have one more to struggle through.

Enjoy your evening out, and relax!
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[User Picture]From: darthfox
2003-12-18 07:48 pm (UTC)
last spring, i had a meeting with a professor to ask about a rec letter a week or so after the end of exams. everybody'd had some chance to decompress, etc. and the one thing i remember from that weekend was her saying, "... but i was kind of surprised and disappointed by your final." i'd been absolutely running on empty by that point. but she knew me well enough to know i could do better.

and, important thing: yay, done! i took me out for a steak dinner yesterday. i congratulate you on finishing your semester in one piece as well. :-)
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2003-12-18 08:22 pm (UTC)
Woooo Hoooooooo! Have fun!
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[User Picture]From: cyan_blue
2003-12-18 09:20 pm (UTC)
Go You! Goodness, you've been working hard.
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[User Picture]From: redherring
2003-12-18 09:22 pm (UTC)
"I'm just not at my prime" is not on the list of valid excuses for missing a final exam

It really should be. There have been so many tests that, given one more day, I would have done substantially better. I've even tried to trick myself by saying it's on Monday when it's actually Tuesday. Nothing works if I'm not in the mood.

Some could argue that I won't be allowed to put off a surgery for "just one more day," the same way you don't get to dictate when you try your cases. Those people should hush.
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[User Picture]From: casu_consulto
2003-12-18 11:30 pm (UTC)

I think "I didn't die" is a valid thing to celebrate.

(I finished last semester with possibly the worst essay I have ever written, and I mean that it fell lower than a couple of essays I wrote in 4 hours on the last day they could be submitted. I was fully expecting to get an email telling me my work was sub-standard and I'd have to do it again, and fearing a big fat 'F'. Then I went on holidays for 3 weeks. When I got back, I checked my marks online, and I found that the entirely awful course got me a distinction (I think about a B in the alphabetical system.) Conclusion: relationship between marks and effort/sense of satisfaction is entirely random, the important thing is to not die in the process.)
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[User Picture]From: girliewhirl
2003-12-22 08:38 pm (UTC)
Hoorah for you....

Hoorah for me too...

Boo to journals and moot courts that stand in the way fo a blissful holiday.

Enjoy the time with your girls and your family! be well!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-12-23 03:51 am (UTC)
Hooray for us, and we will survive it all!

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