Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I figured I'd keep you all in the loop about what's going on with me at school! Today was my last day of my baking class. We had a written exam at 6:30 this morning. Fun, right?! No, not really. I may be a morning person, but I'm still human. No one wants to take a test that soon after they wake up. I'm sure I did fine on it, though.

Tomorrow I have to take my ServSafe Exam. Now there is a test I'm scared of failing! Mostly because if you fail you have to pay the $36 again so you can retake it. When I pass it I will be ServSafe Certified, though! So I won't have any excuse for why I can't remember what bacteria causes which disease, damn. I am worried about failing it, but I'm sure I'll do fine since it's multiple choice. I have a 25% chance of guessing the correct answer if I have to guess.

On Friday I have a mock job interview for my Professional Development class which is scaring the crap out of me. I can BS my way through written exams if need be, but when it comes to talking and doing I am not so great... And there really isn't a way to 'study' for it. I've never had a job interview, but I know the unprepared feeling is the worst part about it. I'm just sitting here wondering and worrying "Which questions will they ask me? What if I get tongue tied and forget everything?" AHH!

I guess technically this is like my finals week. I also have a final project for my computer class and an exam in my math class on Friday. Then on Monday we have an 'Assessment Day'. I really don't understand it. From what I hear two people from each block go to each class for three hours and there is some kind of competition between the teams. It sounds like a waste of time to me, because I hear we aren't actually getting graded on it! I'd like to just start my Thanksgiving Vacation early, why can't they make it optional? This school is so horrible at telling us what it going on!

Enough ranting, I am going to study and (most likely) unnecessarily stress myself out. Some good news, though: I think my cough is gone.


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  2. You are gonna nail it, I know you are!!! You've been working so hard!

    My hubs is taking a ServSafe final Monday. He was due for some re-certification. He said there's a ton of reading and all kinds of things have changed since he last took it. So, I get why you're worried.

    BUT, I have faith in you!

  3. OK, that's crazy early for an exam! I guess it's because bakers usually start their day around 4 am but please, this is school!

    What most interviewers are looking for are people who say inappropriate things. The trick is to get through it by being polite, that's huge! You would be surprised. I interviewed people chewing gum, who swore, who talked about their bad habits that were really bad, LOL. You're going to do fine Tori.

  4. ServSavfe allows you to miss quite a few. I have to renew that darn test like every 3 or 5 years and yep I'm always petrified of failing it.

  5. Best of luck on all your tests, etc! Glad you are feeling better though - that will help you concentrate!

  6. Yikes - what an early test!!
    I know you'll do great on all your tests - & it's perfectly 'normal' to be a bit worried!
    I liked what Suzie said about interviews! One tip a friend gave for stressful encounters of any kind - he sees himself as tall as a big tree, & the interviewer(s) (or whoever) that tall as well - & has a 'high self to high self' conversation - stating his goals & desire for harmony. He said whenever he takes the time to do this, whatever he was nervous about turns out just fine!

    Best wishes - & great that you're feeling better!

  7. Keep up the good work Tori!
    Have a wonderful weekend girl!

    Hoi Sum

  8. Good luck!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.