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Subject:the changes of winter
Time:11:42 pm
I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Some part of me still wants to look into nursing, but I think I'm only going to take one online class next semester rather than the online class (developmental psychology) and Anatomy & Physiology II (2 nights/week). Really, I just feel like I spend too much time on schoolwork, and miss having more time to work out and stuff. Today, I went to the gym for a Yoga class. It was nice, but since it's been forever since I went, I'm sure I'll "feel" it tomorrow. And probably the next day. It's nice to get a chance to strech again, but my arm muscles aren't what they should be, so downward facing dog is just scary.

I ordered a cycle trainer so I can do more riding and stuff at home. I really don't like to ride around for pleasure near my house, and the bike paths are 5 miles away - and at the bottom of a big hill (which I dread coming back up on the way home). I havne't done any training in a while, and I haven't found myself out for pleasure rides in forever. I figure the cycle trainer will help get me back into gear. I ordered the Kinetic Road Fluid Bike Trainer. A few review sites gave it about 4.5/5 stars, and it was on sale for $229 (instead of $299). I elected for in-store pickup since I didn't want to pay the extra $15 in shipping, so it'll be ready on the 4th! I also got the computer that goes with it to track the wattage. Yes, I'm a dork. Now, I'm trying to think of a way to encorperate some reading while riding, so maybe a music stand (to hold books) is in order.

So, now I'm trying to figure out what I want to be. I got back my GRE results. I got the 560 verbal (76%), 700 Quantitative (72%) but only 4.5 on Analytical Writing (54%). I'm really bummed about that writing part. The others are fine, not spectacular. But, I just don't know. Why did I take it? Am I going through a midlife crisis? Is there any real reason for me to have taken it? Do I want to be a nurse? Maybe database and web design would be more interesting to me (if I could ever get anywhere with it, learning MySQL could be fun).

My cat needs to lose weight. She's fat. I leave food out for them to just eat when they want. I guess CC just wants it all the time. I fear the idea of having to feed them at regular feeding times.

I'm still not quite getting the "point" of MySpace and Facebook. I think I like LJ where everything I care about is on the "friends" page. Maybe the same is true for the others and people just don't update terribly often.
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helcat
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Time:2007-11-30 05:04 am (UTC)
just out of curiosity, said she who still hasn't completely given up on _reading_ LJ even if I'm not posting anymore, when did you take your GREs? I took mine early this month and was wondering how long it would take me to get my analytical writing score. (I got 630 on quant and 660 on verbal according to the instameter results.)
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antihope
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Time:2007-11-30 12:36 pm (UTC)
I took them Nov 10th. They took their time (about 3 weeks) to get the results done. Nice verbal score. Did you study for the tests? I studied for about 2 months, the last 2 or so weeks on the math side.
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helcat
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Time:2007-11-30 12:40 pm (UTC)
Hunh. I took them on Nov. 3 and I haven't gotten mine yet other than the instant feedback one, although I have a big stack of mail I should go through again to make sure I didn't miss it. Did you take the paper test or the computer one?

I didn't really study per se. I reviewed my math stuff using a Princeton guide for about a week beforehand, but verbal comes very naturally to me and always has (I got a 760 on the SAT verbal the third time I took it.)
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antihope
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Time:2007-11-30 01:07 pm (UTC)
I took the computer test. Heh, my SATs were pretty bad, I think.. I believe 600 math, 480 vebal? It was under 1100. But, considering how my life and education was at the time, I was pretty happy with it. Verbal tests have never been a strong point for me, but I usually do well in English and writing assignments.
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helcat
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Time:2007-11-30 04:49 pm (UTC)
Too funny: I just got this from ETS:

Dear GRE® Examinee:

Due to operational difficulties, score reporting from the November 3, 2007, computer-based GRE General Test date has been delayed. We have resolved the issue and are taking all necessary actions to report scores as soon as possible. We anticipate that scores from the November 3 administration, originally scheduled to be reported no later than November 19, 2007, will be reported to test takers and their designated score recipients on or about December 5, 2007.

If you wish to contact your score report recipient(s) to explain the circumstances for the delay, you may provide them with a copy of this letter.

If you have any questions, please contact GRE Services at 1-609-771-7670 or 1-866-473-4373 (toll free for test takers in the U.S, U.S. Territories*, and Canada), Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. EST.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience and concern this matter may cause you.

Sincerely,

GRE Services
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