Monday, December 14, 2009

Aced, With A Side of Slam-Dunk

I'm back in ATL right now for the sole purpose of taking an instructional technology exam in order to renew my certifications. I find it slightly ludicrous that I currently maintain five websites yet have to prove my technological prowess, but it is what it is.

For two months this test has been on the back burner for me. I've tried to study for it, but aside from the sample questions provided there has been a disconcerting lack of information available.

No matter how long I wanted to procrastinate, today was the day. At 2pm I walked into my old high school (flashbacks saved for a future post) and sat for this exam. When I asked what the pass rate was, I was told it was fairly high--about 60% Seriously!?!? Sixty percent is not all that high. The nice lady proctoring the test continued by saying that usually the younger you are the better you do; however, if you have been a stay-at-home-mom and have been out of it for a couple of years it might make things much tougher.

Which just fucking described me to a T.

So I sweated and bit my nails and took calming breaths as I squinted at the sixty questions. We had two hours to take the test, I was done in 35. Turns out I aced it. With a side of slam-dunk and a sprinkling of kick ass. I was a drama queen for nothing, but I'm cool with that. I sometimes still have dreams of going to class only to find out I have a final for a course I didn't even know I was taking. Let's hope this experience doesn't trigger any of that shit back up.

But for now, booyah for me! Off for a celebratory glass of wine.


Anonymous said...

"We had two hours to take the test, I was done in 35." Holy crap, it took you 35 hours to take this test? ;)

Yeah, okay, I know what you mean. Thirty-five days, obviously.

Anonymous said...

Nothing tastes quite as good as a refreshing barrel of RELIEF.

That is awesome. It's good to kick some ass and walk away with a big grin... you deserve it.

Mirth said...

Congrats on putting the "at home moms are too stupid to do anything else" crap to rest in your section of the world. We sell ourselves way too short of our actual abilities. Good job.

A Free Man said...

Well done. But, you maintain five websites? I have trouble with my one.

Patois42 said...

Why, that makes me want to flayagna for you.

"Flayagna," you wonder?

The word verification word. But it seems to be in keeping, yeah? Congrats!

Shelley said...

Aren't you just all kinds of awesome? Well done, sweets!