Saturday, March 13, 2010

Totally head-down in finals

AMP, iron pills, multivitamins and the occasional nap. I don't think I've had much of a life for the last five days. This Excel class is like the world's biggest time drain. And it's making me grumpy.

Not that I mind figuring out weird, obscure formulas that include both fixed and relative reference, the IF function and nested this and that, but I have eight more Excel exams and I've already done four. Exam after exam, over and over, formats and formulas, tables and charts, hyperlinks and page references.

I'm tired....

9 comments:

Jennifer Leeland said...

Excel is exhausting, I agree.
The fact that you've barreled through all this is amazing.
I bow to you.
You're awesome with awesomesauce.

Unhinged said...

It's too bad you're juggling so many danged projects at once, because learning the power behind what Excel can do was, for me, fascinating! I love it. In fact, I think I need to take a new class because I've forgotten a LOT and haven't really done anything fun with the program in years.

That said, are you ever going to give yourself a break, Yodi? :-P

jodi said...

lol, Jen. I'm awesomely tired as all hell. And I don't think the AMP is working anymore. :(

Hi Andi, I was thinking of you today. :) Yeah, you're right. I keep "seeing" how neat Excel really is. It's one hell of a program.

I'm scheduled through my break. But I'm going to Victoria for a couple of days in April. I'm lecturing with a couple of friends (and I'll take pictures), and it should be cool to get away for a little while.

I'm pushing it, Andi. I have a timeline. I need to be totally self-supporting really soon and it's starting to eat at me. I can feel the time running out.

deanna said...

I'm pulling for you to get through all this. My thought reading your post was, "Cool. I may get to learn some Excel at my job." But I don't have to push it; in fact, pushing for me has been relieved for now. I'm working with laid-back people (who say they will pay me this week; I'm pretty sure I believe them). I'll pray you get at least a few days of relief and rest - you deserve them.

jodi said...

lol, Deanna. I also hope they pay you. :) Thank you for your prayers. I've been doing a lot of praying myself. Guess I'm suffering from the almost-done blues. Scared of getting out. :(

Unhinged said...

Totally self-supporting soon? I thought you already were, woman... I recommend a Cross Your Heart bra, cotton boy panties (they don't ride up anywhere they're not supposed to), and comfy shoes.

And instead of the Amp, take a couple of sleeping pills early one night. A good night's rest will put your dukes right up where they're supposed tah be.

xo

jodi said...

aww Andi, you know I'm just worried. *mutter mutter worry worry* The idea of paying for everything on my own scares the bejeesus out of me.

The rent looks like this huge unclimbable "wall", and there are utilities and the car payment and insurances and misc bills and credit card bills, and soon there'll be a school bill. *worry worry worry*

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Alice Audrey said...

I never had a class in just Excel. Much of what I know I learned afterward. My favorite formula? Concatenate. It generates my links for me.