Monday, January 14, 2013

A Participation Test: Painting Giveaway

Hey folks!

So... I had a post planned for today that was all about a fun conversation that the Mister and I had on Friday.  But it's going to have to wait.

I have to take a test today when I go to work - it's to make sure that the giant manual I read last week stuck with me before I move on to the practical training portion.  And as much as I want to be all:  Kp.  You have a master's degree.  And not just a master's degree:  You 4.0'd that crap.  You've got this.  No worries.

Well, I'm just not able to get myself there.  Which I suppose is good.  Complacency isn't really a great way to go into a test.  Also, I really LIKE this gig so far, and I want to be super bad-ass at it.

But what it means for you is that instead of cute anecdotes from me today, I'm going to study, and so in order to keep this place interesting, I want to hear from YOU in the comments.

Why bother to do that, you may ask?

Well I'd like to think it's because you're a nice person.  But realistically you might just do it if I make it worth your while.

Tell me your best TEST/QUIZ/EXAM related story.
AND like on facebook.


For freesies.
The painting will come on a 5x7 canvas board, and will be painted in acryllic paint.  The subject matter will be of your choice*

I'll probably do a post about the painting process, but then it goes right in the mail to you!

it will probably look better than if an elephant had painted it.

Totally worth a comment, right?

I'll pick the winner on FRIDAY, January 18th and announce it on the blog and on facebook.

*keeping in mind I do not do people portraiture in paint, and if you really want something that's pretty, my forte would be plants/ still lifes or cartoons.


Anonymous said...

In my last grad class, minutes before passing out the final exam, and after studying all flipping month, the professor said I'm personally handing out your exams because they have your name and grade on them if you get an A. If you sign it, turn it in, and don't fill it out you get that grade.
Otherwise take your best shot. Needless to say I was first in line.
- C, formerly F, currently M.

Jamie said...

When I was in graduate school, a million years ago, I lived in a 100-year old house in Bloomington, Indiana. I had 3 roommates: a girl from New Jersey and two guys from Indiana. The house was big, old, and a little run down, but gorgeous. As a side note, we got the surprise of our life when the first month's heating bill was $400. You have never seen 4 adults on the phone to their parents so fast. But anyways.

At that time, I had a gorgeous cat, Griffin, who lived with us. She was older, white and gray with pretty green eyes. She was pretty even tempered and honested to god, before it was "a thing" loved cheeseburgers. On Halloween, while I was out shopping to get materials to make our costumes (Greek gods: Me as Athena, Elena as Medusa because of her snake-like hair, Ed as Cupid because of his Valentine's Day b-day, and Nick as Neptune because he wanted a trident), the boys got a little punchy. They used the better part of a roll of foil to make a horn to put on the cat and make her a unicorn for Halloween. And then someone pointed out that it didn't look like a unicorn horn, but a little more *adult*. So they renamed my cat the dildocorn. Until I got home and put a stop to it.

Luckily, this all happened before facebook and there is no online photographic evidence. Sometimes I miss being not-so-young and dumb.

Queen Holly the Magnificent said...

I pretend Facebook does not exist. Sorry it's not that I don't love you. Well, I mean not in that way. Okay look it's not me it's you. Okay look I got up at 3am to go to work after four hours of sleep. I think I am just going to stop typing now.