Anxiety, Inc.

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.  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.  So is the anxiety really necessary?  Continue reading Anxiety, Inc.

Want! Want Want WANT!

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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.

Games I Like

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 Settlers of Catan Board Game (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 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

“Cajun” vs. Louisiana (vs. New Orleans)

Meat pie plate.

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…

Okay, so tonight […]

Obligatory New Year Post

Hooray, it’s a brand new year!

2006 was mostly spent recovering from Hurricane Katrina.  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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