Had one of those 'exam dream' nights again last night. Oh, will they ever end? I can't work them out. I have them so regularly.. exam dreams. Shudder.
Last night, in my dreams, I received my exam timetable... a whole semester's subject's exams all scrunched up into a few days. Well, I know where that 'terror' comes from. I remember having nervous breakdowns when there was no time between exams to study.... meaning you'd have to be 'super brain crammed' for 3 subject's exams within a 24 hour period... one at 2pm, one at 10am, one at 2pm... and these were semester subjects, with one 100% exam at the end of the semester, no ongoing assessment back then. Science was like that 27 years ago.. cruel, mean 100% exams... and we didn't have computers back then... cruel. I'm am damaged by it all. They need to do some retrospective studies on the psychological effects of 100% exams. I bet they'd find their whole cohort in my science friends of the early 80's. I bet they're all having 'exam dreams' 30 years after the fact too!
Then to complicate things, in this all-night dream last night, I had an orchestra tour scheduled for the exact dates of my exams!!!!.... and it all centred around the first week of August... when BlogHer is on in New York. Oh yeah, and you can throw 'Geography' into the mix too... there's always a Geography exam I have to sit, after never attending one lecture in Geography in my dream ... but having to sit a 100% exam.
I have never taken a Geography subject in my life. It was all Biochemistry and Physiology for me... NO Geography. I have never totally failed an exam... almost have... but scraped through with a 'conceded pass'. What is it with damn Geography? I get the orchestra thing as I am rather devastated that I have to give up a season due to my travel... I'll get back into it next year... but Geography? and exams?... they're done... long gone... I survived ... goodness my big son even took Geography for the first time last semester and got an A+. That A+ was for me I reckon.... the universe telling me that my genetic material is capable of getting an A+ for damn Geography!
Do you have exam dreams? Do you dream the same thing over and over? I can almost feel my subconscious in my dreams trying to drag me into a place where it can tell me "remember, these exam dreams? you're used to them, just go with it tonight"... but I'm not quite there yet!
I must say, they are quite harmless compared to the 'other ones' I have.... but I'm saving them for the book that I am writing, under my pseudonym! Oh yeah, I have a book in me!
Happy Friday my friends.
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