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How You Know It’s Finals Week - Geek Turned Athlete

How You Know It’s Finals Week

For the past week (I mean since last Thursday) I have been trying to wrap up this semester of grad school.  I am currently working towards my masters in environmental engineering.  I LOVE grad school.  I have never been more serious about my studies or excited for my lectures than now.  However, when finals come around it tends to take all the energy out of me!  I put together a list of how a person might know it’s finals week.  Some of these pics are embarrassing!

1. Nails are ignored, more really forgotten about. I actually resorted to slowly picking off the toe nail polish after I ran out of fingernail polish to pick off while studying on the couch one night.DSC05070Yes, these are my feet.  Yes, I have monkey feet.  Yes, I get made fun of whenever they come out in public.  You don’t even want to see my fingernails.  I don’t normally chew my fingernails, but during finals week I make an exception.  They look baaaaaaaad.

2. Your throat starts swelling up and aching, and you start your period a week early. Yep, this feels like finals week.

3. Your house looks like this: DSC05072 and this:DSC05073 It’s so bad, that you would rather clean than study.  Oh yeah.

4.  Your muscles feel like they are beginning to atrophy, and you struggle to get out of a hunchback position after sitting in an office chair for 4 days straight. You haven’t even left the house in 4 days.

5. You STILL have not unpacked from a 12 day cruise even though you got home from it a week and a half ago.DSC05074

6. You had a fourth of a pumpkin pie for dinner on your 5,000 word paper deadline night instead of taking the time to make something healthy. Oh yes, I ate it.  I regretted it after because I was shaking all night from the sugar and not having anything substantial before it!

7. Your husband starts laughing in bed while you are trying to get your 3 hours of sleep before you have to get up again to study. This is not because you told a funny joke.  He is laughing because your thigh hairs have gotten so long that they are no longer prickly, they are soft like a feather, and they were tickling him.  Yes, this did happen the other night.  No, I still haven’t shaved my legs.  I think that I will keep the hair for a little while because he made fun of me!

Well, I am now done with school for the next two weeks.  I plan on reading a lot, of course cleaning, and getting caught up on some blogs!  I’m a slacker and still need to register for classes!!

I hope everyone’s finals are going well! And if you don’t have finals, you are freaking lucky!!!  We STILL need to decorate our tree.  Maybe we will do that tonight!

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Good Taste. Healthy Me December 17, 2009, 4:00 pm

    yay for being done!! I’m so glad I’m done school (graduated in May). Finals week was always rough.

  • Graze With Me December 17, 2009, 10:28 pm

    I’m such a nerd when it comes to unpacking, I get home, go upstairs and take it all out and put it away. Only then can I greet my cats and sit down to relax.

    I know exactly what you mean by wanting to clean instead of study. I think my house was the cleanest it has ever been back when I was a full time college student with two jobs. I work so well under pressure for some reason.

  • Michelle@Eatingjourney December 18, 2009, 5:38 am

    welcome to my world. good luck.

  • Jimmy August 3, 2013, 6:20 am

    You shuldn’t be ashamed of you’re feet. I think they are gorgeous 😉

    • Nicole August 3, 2013, 12:34 pm

      Thank you! 😉


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