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28 March 2005 @ 04:12 pm
I'm an idiot - Part 2 (News about my Series 53 Exam) :P  
For some unknown reason, I got it in my head that my big exam today was at 1:15pm. So I leisurely reviewed my notes this morning, checked LJ once and at 11:30 I decided I'd better start looking for my exam confirmation so I could take it to the testing center with me... Well I found it and I also found, to my surprise, that my exam was actually scheduled for 11:15am! OH MY GOSH! :0 I was already 20 minutes late (it was 11:37) and I was at least an hour away from the testing center! Not to mention that I was still in my night clothes and hadn't even gotten ready to leave the house!

The first thing I did was call the testing center and when I told them my name the lady gasped "Oh my, you're supposed to be here - where are you?" :P I explained that I thought that my test was later in the afternoon and asked if I could still come in. She told me that usually they only have a half hour after the scheduled time to begin the exam, but said she would try to work something out if I could come in 45 minutes...

I never got out of my house so fast in my life. I threw on some clothes, brushed my hair and teeth and RAN out of the house. Poor Sydney was very confused by all my rushing around and kept growling and nibbling at my heels as I rushed down the stairs. :P When I got there, I had to park at one of our branches (to avoid paying the outrageous $12 an hr parking fees at the testing center!) and walk four blocks to the testing center and then I ended up walking around the building several times looking for the entrance because all the entrances I knew were blocked off due to construction - it was just not my day! :P Luckily I made it to Prometric... just in time.

So much of my energy was focused on making it there that I didn't even have time to review before I went in to take the exam. :P Only after I made it into the testing room did I think "Oh my gosh, I didn't get to review my notes one last time, I'm never going to pass!" :P And the exam was a lot harder than I expected it to be, a lot of the questions and the topics weren't even in the text book or the study guide. :( Most of the time I was doing a lot of guessing by elimination. :P Even with all of my studying and reading that I did, I was lost through about 25% of the exam... But all your good thoughts must've worked, because even after all that:

I passed!!! :D

My score wasn't the best, but I was just thankful that I passed especially after the ridiculously stressful time I had making it there. :P I was so happy after I was done that I went to the small Chinese restaurant near our main branch that some of us went to before one of our meetings and ordered lunch to go. It's SO bad for me (not to mention a TON of calories), but I was just SO happy it was all over that I figure my diet can resume tomorrow. :P

Thanks SO much to everyone who wished me well in my last post! BIG *HUGS* to all of you! :) I'm off to take a very long nap. :D
Current Mood: ditzyditzy
curlybear on March 29th, 2005 02:20 am (UTC)
congratulations on passing. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:14 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks Laura! :) And I miss you! :(
Arjaycrazyarjay on March 29th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
*throws confetti* YAAAAAAAAY!!!!!! :)

See, you just needed to believe in yourself. :)
Sheri: Stephanie & Kate Monstershutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:15 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! :D You're SO sweet! :D Thanks so much for the kind words! :)
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: booaudienceawaits on March 29th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
Oooh congratulations! What a relief, eh? :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:16 am (UTC)
SUCH a relief! You would not believe what a weight that is off my shoulders! I can LJ now without guilt! ;) Thanks so much, Gill! :D
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on March 29th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
Way to go, Sheri!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:16 am (UTC)
Awww, thank you Daniel! :D
Kananigirlkananigirl on March 29th, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! You passed!!! Congrats!

That's okay I usually check when I arrange things the night before to make sure. *L*
Sherishutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:16 am (UTC)
Thanks, Rayna
Shannon: Teddybourriquet76 on March 29th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
Yay! Congratulations!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:17 am (UTC)
Thanks so much - what a relief! Just making it there in time was a HUGE relief! ;)
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:19 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks so much Kristen! And thanks for all the luck, I know it helped me today! :D

Parking downtown is ridiculous! :P It was actually $5.99 per half hour without validation and the testing center doesn't validate (and it's a 3 and a half hour exam!) :P Too expensive for me! :P
the36thchamber on March 29th, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)
At least you passed, and sorry I missed your last post ans wasn't able to wish you luck...you've read my LJ and the busy times I've had...but don't ya hate it when you're late like that...arghhh, glad it all went well...:D
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:22 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Doug! And please don't be sorry! Thanks for your sweet comments - they're always appreciated. :) I know how busy you've been with work - you need to take some "you" time a little more frequently. :)
(no subject) - the36thchamber on March 29th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
morsefan: Me 2morsefan on March 29th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
This sounds so much like the kind of trouble I had with the GRE -- but about a million times worse!!!! I could have used a handful of Xanax by the time I got there, but like you, there's a happy enough ending. After all that, you deserved to just enjoy whatever foods you like.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:25 am (UTC)
Oh no, you had a similar situation? I'm so sorry to hear that! I wouldn't wish that stress on anyone! :P And really some Xanax might've come in handy for me this afternoon! ;) Thankfully both of our stories turned out well. Thanks so much for your comment! :)
ajayne on March 29th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I am glad you got to the test today and PASSED!!! Yay you!!! It doesn't matter what the score was, as long as you passed!! :D I am so happy for you!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Andrea! :D I was just so happy to be through with all that awful studying! Yay for finally getting my life back! :D
(no subject) - ajayne on March 29th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on March 29th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I'm so proud of you!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks so much! Now I can concentrate on planning my next theatre trip! Woo hoo! :D
I'm just a girl in the world...i_am_angieface on March 29th, 2005 05:03 am (UTC)
Wow, just reading that stressed me out FOR you!!!

Im SO glad you still got there and were able to take the test AND passed!!!

Congrats!!! WOO HOO!!!! And dont worry about the chinese food... you have to treat yourself once in a while - and today - you deserved it!!!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:30 am (UTC)
Awww, Angie - you are the sweetest! BIG *HUGS* to you! Thanks so much for your sweet comments - really, they made my day! I'm just so happy it's over - I'm getting waaay too old to be able to handle all this stress! ;) *HUGS*
karmastyx: heartkarmastyx on March 29th, 2005 06:18 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you passed. :) YAY Sheri!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:34 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks Laura! I'm just so glad that it's over with! :D
chandra on March 29th, 2005 07:04 am (UTC)

Wooo hoooooo!!! Congratulations!!!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:35 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Chandra! :D And thanks for the luck earlier, I know it helped a lot! :) *HUGS*
ex_angeldove677 on March 29th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
You must have spelled a big R.E.L.I.E.F. in your mind after you've pass that test. Congrats!!!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 29th, 2005 07:37 am (UTC)
Re: *phew*
Oh my, you wouldn't believe the relief I felt when I left the testing center. :) Thanks so much for you sweet comments, Angela! :D