Saturday, November 10, 2007

That whooshing sound....

Something about a toilet, flushing it, and my future.

All right, staying positive: one test isn't my future. I can do better, I will do better.


  1. Rebecca: Just don't assume that the GRE measures anything other than the ability to take that type of test. The LSAT does not predict success in law school, the GRE does not predict success in grad school. And none of these standardize tests predict professional success. Much more meaningful is what you did over the past four years and even your blog shows your ability to write. Just enjoy the balance of your senior year. These things tend to work out in the long run.

    Westchester Dave

  2. What happened to your video?

    Be optimistic! Really! :)

  3. Ok, I got it.

    You look very unhappy. :(

    But, again, you might have done better than you think.

    AND, you can take it again, anyway.

    Cheer up, you are still loved. :)

  4. If I had candy corn, I'd give you some. :)

  5. Don't give up hope. I agree with Dave in the end all things will work themselves out. We, your loyal readers, wish you all the best, and we don't need no test to convince us that you're a writer. You prove that to us every day.

  6. Hey Rebecca. This is Ray from Peter's blog.....ya I know you may not want to hear from a Sox fan right now but just wanted to let you know that you don't need to be sorry at all. You have let no one down including yourself. Your test score does not reflect your worth as a person or anything like that. I am confident that taking the test this time was a learning experience and that you will do better next time.

  7. You guys--Dave, eksmd, polidoor (dude, friggin' awesome name!), ray--are all beyond awesome.

    Seriously, you have no idea how much better I feel after reading the comments... =)

  8. Hang in there, kiddo.
    I've got candy corn! [so, if you were here, I'd give you some].

    Like the others have said already, it's only one test; you can take it again. It measures only your ability to take the test at that time. For example [different person, different test, way different time:] I got a 760 on my SAT math, but was failing calculus at the time. Had I had perserverance, I would have done fine. You, my friend, show perserverance. You persevere in optimism, you perservere in writing this blog.

    Take heart! Your readers love your words; guess that makes you a successful writer :-) Like Dave said, enjoy senior year. The world is your oyster.

  9. Like Meg said, the world is full of people who would stamp on your dreams. Naysayers. You can listen, for you need to hear what the world has to say. Who is one person, that they are qualified to pass judgement upon you? It will happen, time and again, for rejection is the name of the game. How many rejection slips will you endure? How many, when "N" represents the number of rejections and "N+1" the time when you succeed? Persevere, my friend. Stay the course. Have another iron in the fire, sure, to pay the bills, but hang in there. You're above average, as a writer, and as a person.

  10. I'll just WORD Polidoor & Charles Wallace, especially the last line in his second post. (;