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The GRE rendered me impecunious. - THE MISADVENTURES OF AN ESOTERIC INVESTIGATOR
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jackshoegazer
jackshoegazer
Yes, Jack Shoegazer!
Friday, December 14th, 2012 10:42 pm
The GRE rendered me impecunious.

I took the GRE. I did well. Quite well. Very well. In verbal. I figured after all this time, I’d know how to read, and it turns out I do. Booyah, motherfuckers.

My quant score was decent though I don’t expect be invited to study at MIT any time soon.

While procrastinating, I found this old picture of me from 1996.



Someone on tumblr asked me "What goes on in your mind and how does it work?" to which I replied:

"The universe experiencing itself through the illusion of individuality, time, and neurotransmitters. That sentence answers both questions twice."

I feel like this has been a crazy week. An ad I designed was in Harper’s and the New York Times Book Review, I won a scholarship for spring semester, I got a raise and an offer to stay on as a freelancer after I move/graduate. I’m feeling decent about my writing again. Now, if I could just get all the rest of this semester that’s hanging over my head out of the way, I could actually enjoy my accolades.


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gislebertus
gislebertus
The Hammer of Rhetoric
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)

After I took the GRE, the guy proctoring the exam said that he'd "never heard anyone laugh" like I did during the exam. That was the math section. I hadn't taken a math class since high school, basically 20 years.


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jackshoegazer
jackshoegazer
Yes, Jack Shoegazer!
Monday, December 17th, 2012 06:14 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I giggled when I got three questions in a row about standard deviations and my brain was all BWHAHAHAHWHATSTHAT?!


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kiwikat
kiwikat
The Real Jessie But Secretly Kat.
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 11:45 pm (UTC)

Congratulations on your success! I am sincerely happy for you. I've no doubt you will do amazing things in life.


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lipsoflove
lipsoflove
Dallas
Thursday, December 27th, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)

Congratulations! You deserve much success, Jack. Your talents are quite rare.


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