Well, it could have been much, much worse.

So I’m pretty much done with finals week. I finished a 3 hour Arabic exam in 90 minutes this morning. I think that I must have looked like a crazy woman while I was doing it. I had heard that the exam was long and so I was working as quickly as I could while still being thorough. Of course, there were a few questions that I just didn’t know the answer and I knew that I would never figure it out. So, I just wrote silly sentences for those. At the very end of the exam, I looked at the clock and realized that I had more than 90 minutes left to finish the exam. SoI had a little bit of fun. We had to write a short essay about the best vacation ever. I wrote mine about how I swam across the Atlantic in 2 hours, then rode a camel for 2 months from Morocco to Egypt, read every book in the Library of Alexandria, hung out with King Tut in Luxor, wore a jalabiyya, and made Indiana Jones look like a sissy. Needless to say, I had to add at the bottom of my story that “Everything in this story happened in real life.” I hope my professor enjoys reading my essay as much as I enjoyed writing it.

For the rest of my day, I simply have to turn in a portfolio of papers that I wrote ages ago (and edited this week), burn a CD of a documentary that I already did, and then turn in an arts and crafts project that’s already done. I’m just avoiding finishing up my work because I am a procrastinator. Most of this work has been done for days, if not months, and I should just turn it in and be done with it. It’s due by 5pm. I will quite likely wait until 4:45pm to turn it in.

On another note: If you’d like to listen to my documentary about a Burmese refugee in Durham, NC, go into the iTunes Store and search “From Burma to Durham”. It’s 7:34 minutes long. Supposedly, if my documentary is deemed good enough and the moons align and a couple other things happen, there is a possibility that my documentary piece could air on NPR’s Weekend Edition.