Sunday, April 11, 2010

El Condor Pasa

Hello, Earthlings. My test is over. It took every minute of the four hours and I didn't even have a chance to check my answers. Some of it was really hard, and some of it I felt pretty good about. It was broken into two main sections, and I am hoping, hoping, hoping that I passed at least one so I won't have to go through that exact painful experience again. I think I speak for all of us when I say, that was painful. I get my scores in one month, and I'm pretty sure I failed the section that included science, but I really do hope I passed the other section. The best part of the whole experience was when I arrived early with about 40 others to check in and the examiners asked if I was there as a proctor. Yes, they thought I was giving the exam, not taking it. Aging. Neat.

Before I tell you guys that I have another test in two weeks - I don't want to make anyone panic - I thought I'd blog a Moment of Zen with a meme that I stole from Sizzle and Kaply. Ready? Zennnnnnnnnnn . . .

If I were a month I'd be September

If I were a day I'd be January 1st

If I were a time of day I’d be sunset

If I were a font I’d be marker felt

If I were a sea animal I’d be a dolphin

If I were a direction I’d be northwest, baby

If I were a piece of furniture I’d be a lounge chair by the pool

If I were a liquid I’d be salt water

If I were a gemstone I’d be in the ground

If I were a tree I’d be an evergreen

If I were a tool I’d be a fin key

If I were a flower I’d be a tulip

If I were an element of weather I’d be wind

If I were a musical instrument I’d be Yo-Yo Ma's cello

If I were a color I’d be light pink

If I were an emotion I’d be gratitude

If I were a fruit I’d be perfectly ripe and juicy

If I were a sound I’d be laughter

If I were an element I’d be asking Iron Fist what an element is

If I were a car I’d be on my way to the beach

If I were a food I’d be ice cream

If I were a place I’d be Berlin, Gimmelwald, Kamakura, Siem Reap, Kailua, Lucca, or Lake Chelan

If I were a material I’d be the softest cotton

If I were a taste I’d be sakura Kit Kats

If I were a scent I’d be fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies

If I were a body part I’d be long, tan legs

If I were a song I’d be Everything's Magic by Angels & Airwaves

If I were a bird I’d be this one

If I were a gift I’d be a book

If I were a city I’d be Portland

If I were a door I’d be open

If I were a pair of shoes I’d be Birkenstocks

If I were a poem I’d be Autobiography in Five Short Chapters


  1. Oh my gosh, they thought you were there to give the test. That made me laugh and totally feel for you at the same time (I am a year older than you, after all!). Congrats on getting through a big one. I'll pray that you get wonderful (or at least passing greats) on both parts of the test, and for you to have a great day surfing tomorrow. Love you girl!

    PS, that bird is awesome, just like you. :)

  2. Nice bird choice. ;-)

    I can't believe they thought you were the proctor. Talk about stereotypes.

    I'm betting you did better than you thought.

  3. I didn't know you'd been to Lucca!! That is great! I love that place.

    I am rooting so hard for you as you tackle these tests. I admire you for going after this goal!!

    Also, I have listening to the CD you sent me a LOT and I am obsessed with it. :) Esp. the Jeremy Kay song. To me it embodies the hope I see in you.

  4. Beautiful bird, beautiful you.

    Congrats on getting through the test. Hope you got to get in the water too!