29 April 2008

This is Your Brain...On FINALS.

During final exams, several odd things start happening.  They show up in my conversations with friends, my daily routine, and the things that wake me up in the middle of the night.  

A few examples:

1. This morning, brushing my teeth, I suddenly thought, "Barncki v. Vopper."  There was no context, no meaning, the case name just popped in my head mid-floss.  Note:  my Con Law exam is over, but the cases are still rolling around in my mind.

2. Two nights ago, I woke up at 3:30 in a cold sweat, freaking out about the difference between spoke-and-wheel and chain conspiracy.

3.  While washing my high school quilt today (the squares are made of my old high school t-shirts), I found myself thinking about how our 1st Amendment rights "do not end at the schoolhouse door," and how much I wish I had known that back in 2000.  LAME, Katie.  

4. My wrist has completely flared up again, rendering any use of my right hand pretty much impossible.  I have dropped about 8000 things, either because my fingers go numb or a stabbing pain shoots up my arm.  Now I get to run around town in a very non-chic brace thingy, looking like a total pretentious tool.  

5. On another medical note, I'm pretty convinced my eyesight has rapidly plummeted due to my frantic squinting at my computer screen during exams.

6. I have not done one single thing to prepare for my trip to Chile, even though I am leaving in exactly 4 weeks!

7. I have resorted to a diet of:  Wendy's french fries, sour patch kids, apples or ricecakes with peanut butter, diet coke, and COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE.  

If finals won't mess a girl up, I don't know what will!


LucieLu said...

two things

(1) when Reesy woke up to eat in the middle of the night my first foggy thought was "He was convicted under a Syndicalism statute"

(2) Why are you pretending like a certain kitchen of the pies isn't part of the finals diet?

Katie said...

thanks for outing me on the internet, lucie! i was trying to hide the cupcakes from the public at large. that way, when someone says, "wow katie, you look like you've gained 800 lbs," I can say "Hmm, it must just be the stress of it all."

legaleagle2009 said...

Haha Katie, I did like half those things...actually the night before the evidence exam, I dreamed that I had to go to an exam for a class I had forgotten to go to all semester...I woke up in a cold sweat trying desperately to figure out if it was true!!

Don't you just love finals? I am glad you are done though...

Here's to being 3Ls...I thought this day would never come :-D