I've been pressured into writing today, so I'm going to be grouchy about it.
I set a challenge for myself that I hadn't really publicly shared very much, but I think if I do share it I might be inclined to stick to it.
I'm going to take- and ace- the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Lofty goal, I know. Do I want to be a lawyer per se? Not really, but I have always wanted to take this test to see how I'd do.
It's kind of an aptitude test, and one that requires no outside knowledge. That's the good news; the bad news is that it's fucking HARD and the time they give you is barely or not enough to even get to all the questions. Perfect scores are rare- like, 1 in a 1000 rare.
Too high of a goal? I don't know. Why do it? Ego? Probably. Maybe I just thrive on challenges. People climb mountains right? It's not like they left something there ("Where's my PSP?") and have to go back and get it. They just get there, look around, say "yup." and go back down. Whoopity doo.
So, this is my mountain. I've taken some practice tests and realize that I'm woefully unprepared. I am- optimistically- sitting at around the 160 level (it scores from 120-180) and the difference between even 5 points is tremendous. This is going to take actual work and effort.
AND, for some reason my brain went into a time warp and I thought I had 245 thousand years to study. Turns out it's more like 2 months. Whoops. I have practice tests and the interweb, but most rich kids seriously getting ready for this test plan a year in advance and have courses and tutors and other whatnot.
I gots a $10 practice test book and Google. Hmm.
So there, now it's out there, and if I take the test and score below a perfect 180, you all can tell me what a failure I am.
Actually, you'll probably say "oh gee Caleb- don't worry about it! You did great and could do even better if you wanted. Plus it's not like you're going to law school or anything. Don't be so hard on yourself!" You would all say that because you are all lame. I'll have to take up hard-ass duties myself. I'm always my best taskmaster.
Vaguely dirty? Perhaps.
Caleb "probably going to drink Guinness tonight" Shreves