Sunday, October 2, 2011

Oh My Testing Center

On Friday afternoon I made my way to the Heber Grant Building to take my first Exam of the semester and the line of students was unreal. It came all the way out the doors and wrapped around the JSB. For those of you unfamiliar with BYU campus, picture a 25-long car line at a drive-in window, and that was the length of the line--the line just to get inside the building. It was like Labor Day weekend at Disneyland, only instead of hopes and dreams being fulfilled at the end of the line, all you got was a nasty exam. Hardly worth the wait.

30 minutes of anxiously waiting in line was only followed by a couple more hours of more anxiety inside the testing center: A room so silent it seems loud, scratching pencils, stress oozing off everyone around you, clocks ticking, nail biting, wheels turning, thoughts processing, finger drumming, hair pulling, erasers scrubbing, pages turning…the list could go on. Aside from looking around the room and appreciating how many different tests were being taken with the eclectic combination of knowledge being acquired around campus, I truly dislike the Testing Center; which is why I can’t wait to spend more time in there this week! Sarcasm anyone? 3 exams…hmm. I may or may not make it through the next few days.

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

Before I lose my life to studying however, I would like to say a quick Happy Birthday to my sweet Grandma! She hasn’t always been my Grandma but she has definitely taken me in as her own and I love her so much for that. She’s the sweetest, most caring person I know, she’s a vision in purple, and she’s the best commissioner around. Thanks for everything Grandma…I love you so much! Happy Birthday!!


  1. I absolutely hated starting the semester off with that dang test!

  2. and that is why i'm so glad i go to the U instead. no testing center for us. tests are give in class. thaaankkkkyou. just reading your description of the testing center made me nervous. good luck on the rest of your exams this week!

  3. I'd just drop out and call it good.