Thursday, June 21, 2007

Can't Argue With The Truth

The question is, "Can I handle the truth?" And the truth is, I'm tired. Anonymous commented in a recent post about hitting a mid-game lull. Man, ain't that the truth. I expected it, in fact I've already experienced some of it, but I've been able to fight through it with the help of my trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent study partner. Okay, so those are the Boy Scout Laws that I remember from my few years in the Scouts some 40 years ago. Apparently I'm still trying to be a good Scout by adhering to the motto of "Be Prepared", and following the slogan, "Do a good turn daily". The mind works in mysterious ways. I just hope I remember this stuff as well as I remember the 40-year old Boy Scout trivia.

Anyway, I understand that women who work together for a long period (no pun intended) of time tend to sync-up with each other, if you know what I mean. For the longest time, my infrequent bouts with despair have come at times when my study partner was feeling confident and visa versa. Occasionally we would find ourselves in the dumps together but that only happened infrequently over the years. Over the last couple of months though, it's been every week with increasing regularity. Apparently our despair "cycles" are matching frequencies. Yikes! It's a good thing she's a woman so I can blame it on her. If we were both men ... well, let's not go there.

Fortunately I don't have the luxury of postponing this thing until Feb '08. I say "fortunately" because right now all I want to do is anything else but read more UCC and Remedies and I can't imagine subjecting myself to this again in January. I must get this thing done now and I know it. I guess that's a good thing. I'll know more come November.


conbrio said...

Hi Poobah,

You sound a little discouraged, but I think that's normal around this time. If it helps, you're kind of my model of good study progress and it sounds like you're doing great and you've been on the right track or even ahead of the game this whole time. I think you'll be more than ready for the July exam. Hang in there!

Blawgin' said...

OMG, I pretty much said the same thing in my post. It's woe-is-me time! I think perhaps we're all at this point, which makes me feel marginally better, because it's means it's normal and will get better...right?

And by the way, I still remember my Girl Scout Pledge:

"On my honor, I will try, to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout law."

How geeky is that? Too bad I can't forget that and remember the elemenst of Larceny by Trick/Embezzlement/False Pretenses/all the rest of that crap.

calbar blondie said...

I second(or third) the motion. As Tony Soprano used to say, "Poor you!" I don't really think any one of us are feeling sorry for ourselves,just overwhelmed with the amount of stuff one has to retain.

The Grand Poobah said...

Thanks for the support folks, it is much appreciated.

Because of my IT background I've always handled challenges in a logical, analytical fashion. Break it down into its component parts then attack it one task at a time. Then put it back together, and when the errors pop up, and there are always errors, go into debug mode and make it right.

This challenge is dissimilar in that I have to do the debugging up front, and I won't see the errors until it's too late to fix them.

That makes me crazy.

Cutie Likes California Bar Exam said...

i prefer debugging, actually. @_@

The Grand Poobah said...

That's exactly right, Cutie! The program doesn't tell you that the problem is in this bunch of code somewhere and it's up to you to figure out how to re-write it more effectively. It gives you the line number and sometimes the character number in the line. And it tells you why it failed. All you have to do is to go in and fix it.

Programming is much, much easier than writing for the Bar.