I'd like to start off by thanking everyone for their good wishes with my LSAT last (hohoho, anagram!) Saturday. I'm of mixed feelings as to how I did, and it's taken me a while to get to a point where I can really talk about it. This is going to take a little while, and I've got more interesting (at least, I find it more interesting) stuff to talk about later in the post.
LSAT TalkI got through the logical reasoning sections feeling pretty confident, and I think I did well on the reading comprehension. However, on the logic games, I made a stupid mistake on one of the games - and hadn't given myself enough time to go back and correct the error when I realized what I'd done. So, in other words, I'm pretty sure I did well, except that I may have gotten as much as a full game's worth of questions wrong.
In the grand scheme of things, it could've been a lot worse, and I probably did better than a lot of people (although, just wait and see me tanking and getting a 120 just for typing that). Nevertheless, my expectations and - perhaps more to the point - what I think I'm capable of is pretty high and it was disappointing verging on heartbreaking when I realized that F>G when I had written G>F with only about 90 seconds left to finish the section. This when I haven't made a serious error on a logic game in over a week of daily tests. So, that really sucked, but I think I'm doing an okay job of not beating myself up. I've also more or less decided that if I score under a 170, I'm going to retake the test in December.
I feel a little weird setting my bar so high, and admitting that I'd be disappointed with a score below 170 (honestly, I think I'm going to feel a little down with even something under 175). Maybe it's an Asian thing. Whatever. I just want to do as well as I know I can - before I started prepping, that number was anywhere between 150 and 170, but now that I've put in the time and work I know I can do so much better and I'm pissed at myself for screwing it up with something dumb. I'm tempted to say it puts all that preparation to waste, but I know that's not the case, because if I hadn't done the work, I would've made a stupid mistake and done poorly on the rest of it.
What I'm designating this post as actually being aboutSo, over the last several months my life - and more importantly I - have undergone many change: I've gone from being gainfully employed to employmently-challenged; according to Wii Fit, I've gained around 10 lbs; on a possibly related note, I'm now a resident of Kentucky; I can now do cartwheels!; I'm being driven further and further into madness by a very old, very small Yorkshire Terrier who I just gave an obscene amount of cheese to; I am no longer the father of a little baby but rather an amazing little lady (see Kate's beautiful post for more elaboration); I think I may be a better cook; I've started playing violin again; and I am tanner as demonstrated by this crude graphic I've put together:
Most importantly, though, I can honestly say that I am so much happier. Of only slightly less import, is a rather obvious omission to my excessively long sentence: the HAIR.
Thus, we finally come to why I started writing this post in the first place. Much to my surprise, I have grown a rather prodigious amount of hair on my head, and I'm not really sure what to do with it... Well, I should clarify. For the stuff on the top of my head, I have a vague idea strongly supported by Ben, Leonard and Erik.
...Which leaves me with the facial hair. Frankly, I had serious doubts that I was physically capable of producing a beard such as the one I find on my face, and I'm still getting used to it. As a result of my lack of faith, I never took the time to learn anything about the care and grooming of such things, and that is why I find myself in my current predicament. As you can see below, my beard is decidedly unsymmetrical and has a tendency to flow to the right.
The way I see it, if I'm going to go with the facial hair, I'd like to do it right. So, what should and what can I do about this? Do I just let it grow out and hope it sorts itself out? Kate and her family have made mention of some sort of beard comb... do I acquire one and start brushing it until it comes out straight? If you're reading this, I am seeking your advice. Please share your wisdom.