The scene at Panera:
I'm through three cups of coffee (about 42 ounces by now), the second two were decaf. Since I haven't had coffee all week, the first cup of regular was enough to give me the shakes. But it was hazelnut and thus totally worth it. Three of my classmates are here, also studying for their boards. One took the CO MPJE last week (my test for tomorrow) and another takes her NAPLEX today. Yikes. It's actually quieter in here than I would have thought, although as the lunch hour is beginning, I notice the noise level rise a little. I've been taking practice tests all morning and after averaging about 80% on my last ten tests, I scored a bang-up 66%. Back to the drawing board I guess.
Yesterday was a big day (not for studying). I bought a couch, loveseat, coffee table and matching end table. The entire living room set is pretty sweet and I'm very excited (though $900 poorer). I also tried a dark beer last night that I actually like--some sort of vanilla porter at Old Chicago, brewed in Lincoln. I could look it up, but that would cut into the 7 minute study break I'm allowing myself. Mary would be so proud for "celebrating" properly. I wasn't celebrating anything for me, but it was Marijo's birthday and thus celebration-worthy. We also got a free big cookie a la mode. Yum.
Alright, study break is over. I'll keep you posted as I find out my test scores. Or maybe I'll just hide my head in the sand.