Friday, September 23, 2005

Idiot savant

Nothing to remind you of your humanity like taking the GRE test after you've been out of school for 10 years:
Verbal: 93%
Quantitative: 23%

I mentioned this to Hubbie. He looked at me incredulously and asked, in all seriousness, "How is it possible to know so little math?". Good question.

Anyway, I took the test because I'm thinking vaguely about applying to the doctoral program at SILS for fall 2006. Would be fun to get to do some research and have an ambition goal like that ahead of me. But can I self motivate that much? And can I stifle my jack-of-all-trade tendencies enough to focus on a single subject for years on end? Pretty tough questions.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

hello again!

Wow, it's been a long time since I blogged.

During the interim time, I've left BCBSNC and worked at Thomson Dialog for 10 months, then returned back to BCBSNC. Now I'm working in the CDW doing "user experience design". Love it, love my dept and coworkers, love the benefits and family atmosphere, love the 6 mile commute!

I've moved out of The Trails and into a condo in Carrboro. Huge lifestyle change - bought scooters, walk the dog all the time, am more accessible to friends and family, etc.

Am studying to take the GRE, and might apply to the Doctoral program at SILS. Yikes!