Or should that be “Anxiety, M.A.”? (clever, aren’t I? tee hee. tee. hee.)
The other day I had prepared this clever post on the nature of test anxiety and whether anxiety is actually “necessary” for success. I discussed how I always get very anxious about my exams but usually get A’s on them anyway, resulting in ridicule by dear hubby (http://www NULL.ambardia NULL.com). I wondered if I would do as well on the exams if I weren’t always anxious about them.Â I have to admit that sometimes I’m anxious in spite of being well-prepared for the exam, but more often I am anxious because I have not prepared very thoroughly at all.Â So is the anxiety really necessary?Â Continue reading Anxiety, Inc.
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… And maybe I’ll get it in the next couple of months or so. Now back to your regularly scheduled ferreting.
Boardgames are fun. In fact, boardgames are probably the only reason I wish I had more friends — usually I am so misanthropic that I don’t care that I don’t have many friends. I must admit, though, that the larger number and variety of friends you have will ensure that you can find SOMEone who will play a certain game with you.
I have to mention here that just because you have friends who like boardgames and will play them with you doesn’t mean you always have friends who will play a certain game with you. For example, to make Settlers of Catan (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/gp/redirect NULL.html%3FASIN=B00001ZT4D%26tag=blogferret-20%26lcode=xm2%26cID=2025%26ccmID=165953%26location=/o/ASIN/B00001ZT4D%253FSubscriptionId=0EMV44A9A5YT1RVDGZ82) fun, you must have 3 or more players. If you manage to find enough people, ALL of your problems aren’t solved, though! Someone who enjoys playing Carcassonne (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/gp/redirect NULL.html%3FASIN=B00005UNAX%26tag=blogferret-20%26lcode=xm2%26cID=2025%26ccmID=165953%26location=/o/ASIN/B00005UNAX%253FSubscriptionId=0EMV44A9A5YT1RVDGZ82) won’t necessarily like Settlers. This means that even if you can find someone besides your husband (http://www NULL.ambardia NULL.com) to play one game with you, that’s not a guarantee that that same person will like another game.
Now seems like a good time to talk about boardgaming in general. First and perhaps most importantly: “gamers” vs. “non-gamers.” Continue reading Games I Like
Wow – two posts in one day! I feel so opinionated. Yesterday I spoke in class for two minutes flat on what I thought was wrong with the novel Wide Sargasso Sea and also why I thought it was such a great success anyway. I think I’m turning into someone else…
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Hooray, it’s a brand new year!
2006 was mostly spent recovering from Hurricane Katrina.Â I still harbor a great deal of anger about the actual event and the response to it by various members of society; however, I also am still very conscious of how utterly lucky I am to have everything I have [...]
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