Sunday, June 17, 2007

Och aye, the McCat is slain.

On Friday, I took that test of all tests, that exhalted exam, that furious final, the rite of passage for millions of let's-go-to-med-school-because-I-don't-want-to-do-research science students around the globe, the MCAT. To be honest, it really wasn't that bad, including the studying. I suppose I can say that now, looking back, after a solid weekend of pretty much nothing but Guitar Hero, fast food, and beer.

I know I "symbolized [my] signature by clicking 'Yes' to the non-disclosure agreement," but there was a random question about oximes (yes, oximes, of all chemicals), and I ----in' NAILED it. Synthesized by hydroxylamine hydrochloride? Yuh-huh.

Sorry. I had to get that out.

However, today I had a scary few hours when I realized that I never clicked "save" during the written portion. I just let time run out. Today, however, my saviour Meg let me know that it automatically saves my answer when I move to the next section. Looks like Andy's movin' up from a J to a K. Ohhh baby.

Anyway, I just read an awesome Scientific American article about the origins of life, and how the RNA world hypothesis probably isn't right. Too tired to post about it right now, but it'll come tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Yay! Congratulations on getting it over with. Are you going to be around this weekend to watch Aronson and I switch bills at the restaurant and possibly go to a movie? Or is this Sterny and Sterny weekend?

Andy said...

This is Stern^2 weekend. Actually, Stern^3, since we're going to the baseball game with Stern Senior Senior. Thanks for inviting me!

I think you could apply some game theory to your situation. Do you order something really expensive? Really cheap, to set the example? Should be an interesting experience.