Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Calm After The Storm

For the most part, I've not participated in the post-exam discussions regarding the virtues of particular responses to the various components of the essays. After being a voyeur to the many Feb '08 postmortem discussions, dissections, and food fights; I realized that the signs along that route read "Insanity Ahead", and the slope was quite slippery and steep.

On a lighter note, I found myself loitering in the aisles of Blockbuster this afternoon, looking for the right movie to watch. Loitering. I was taking my time. That was an odd feeling.

Life has slowed considerably. The urgency associated with every action is gone. I no longer must rush through whatever I'm doing so that I can get back to my study dungeon.

Of course, the urgency associated with finding gainful employment starts Monday. I suppose I should enjoy this little break while I can.


Anonymous said...

Best of luck to you, GP. I agree with the poster who suggested that you consider patent law with your background. Plenty of well-paying jobs out there. Of course, there's another test to take, but nothing like this one. I made the transition some fifteen years ago, passed state and patent bars back then, and had to study wills and trusts all over again for this exam. I'll be 56 when I get (hopefully) the good news...

conbrio said...

I'm with you in mostly staying out of the post-exam discussions. It's too touchy - I think post-exam rehashing is probably best done with your friends who know your sore spots and will try to stay away from them.

At the same time, it's reassuring to see on the message boards, etc. that I'm not the only one who missed agency, and that there's more than one way to skin an essay question.

The Grand Poobah said...

Anon: I agree with that idea. The stumbling block before me is that the degree that launched my IT career was obtained back in the 80s and it'll likely need some updating before I can take that test. It's on my radar, but right now, it's at the edge of the screen and won't be in range for some time. Compounding my problem is the fact that I need to find some type of work quickly so that I can stop the fiscal bleeding.

Conbrio: You know I agree. It's like having an adult beverage. A little indulgence is fine, but a lot of indulgence will surely result in a big headache.

The thing about that Agency/Contracts/Remedies essay is that, at this point, we don't know exactly which subject(s) they wanted us to analyze the most, or in what proportion.

All we can do it wait, and hope for the best.