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Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Today was like a giant rollercoaster for me. I'll spare you the details behind the mini fires I had to put out for work related problems, but the one DOWN I'd like to share is that I got my exam score back. Keep in mind that I needed a 75 to pass. And of course my score was a 74.

Oy. That's painful. Like someone ripped my heart out... with a dull spoon. For those of you who know the history behind my now four-year battle to pass the CPA, you know that my previous "failing" scores haven't been that painful, mainly because I walked into those tests knowing I was unprepared. This time, the failed score really hurts. Yes, a little more study time might've helped, but that's not the point. The difference is that I truly felt that I was prepared. Failing this time did not make me think "I know I could pass it if I had more time," but rather "Wow, I am dumb. Let's face it, I just really suck at accounting." Really guys, I have nothing left to give. I feel like my motivational spirit has just floated out of my body.

Anyway, let's not talk about that anymore. In other news, I just finished my last day of training staff. I have to say, I love training! It's so fun and gives me the opportunity to teach others. I know it sounds weird, but I actually like presenting in front of the class. Here are a few highlights from the training:

The Business Card
One of our case studies involved me playing the role of a client, while the trainees had to interview me in groups and ask accounting questions. At the end of one of the interviews, a staff thanked me for my time and handed me his "business card," using the back of a Banana Republic advertisement with his own writing on the front. It had his name, and below it "Call me :)" I didn't see it until after the group left, but when I looked down at the card in my hand, it just really made me laugh and brought a big smile to my face. Very cute.

The Pick Up Line
Similar to "The Business Card" described above. My role playing fake name for the case study was Philippa Schaefer. At the end of the interview, one of the staff got up, shook my hand, and said, "So... is there a Mister Schaefer?"

The Night Out
So last night I hung out with a few of the staff from my office, Denver, Honolulu, LA, etc. They wanted to go out drinking with me since it would be my last night of training and also because they knew my birthday was Friday. We met at the lobby of the hotel, where I had my first drink. Walked over to a restaurant nearby and I had two more drinks (not my choice, they kept ordering for me). They brought out a dessert and sang for my birthday, which I thought was super thoughtful of them. By then I was in a super happy Daphne drinking mood. Conversations from that point went like this:

Staff: I just bought a house

Me: Wow, congratulations that's awesome. So who'd you buy a house with? Friends from work? Current roommates?

Staff: Umm, my wife

Me: Oh, yes, that's a logical choice. She would make a good roommate.

Then we all ended the evening by heading back to the hotel, where I finished up my fourth and final drink, along with a few sips of Jack and Coke, which I'd never drank before. If anyone knows me well, you know that that's 3.5 drinks too many. But I survived, and man, that was good times baby.

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posted by Daphne @ 11:33 PM  
6 Comments:
  • At 4:26 AM, Blogger nath said…

    Hey Daphne!!

    Sorry to hear about the test. Can you ask them to review it over?

    And seriously, I know it might not be encouraging, but hey, it was only one point. I know it's really disappointing, but you're almost there. Better than if you've failed by 10 points. In any case, the CPA test is really hard... so don't give up.

    LOL, seems like you had fun training the staff and you had a good time!

    Before I forget: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

     
  • At 1:49 PM, Blogger Sheila (Charm School Reject) said…

    That really blows ab your test....I give you mad props bc I wouldn't even get a score on it, that's how bad I am with anything Math related.

    You better go get those legs waxed soon though....geesh, I'm surprised they didn't just box you up and take you home with them right then! lol

    Happy [Early] Birthday!!

     
  • At 2:55 PM, Blogger Holly said…

    OMGOMGOMG! You had 4-5 drinks? And lived to tell about it? Wow, color me shocked.

    tee hee

    Babe, I know you're really disappointed about the test, but I know you can do it. Don't give up! I'll help you study, and so will Ween and you'll pass that bitch with flying colors next time. Promise.

    Love you thiiiiissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss much.

     
  • At 11:41 PM, Blogger Daphne said…

    Thank you all for the birthday wishes!

    I got over my sadness and decided to keep a positive mindset. Thanks for all the support

    -Daph

     
  • At 5:17 PM, Blogger nath said…

    Happy birthday Daphne and have a great week-end! :D

    LOL, 4-5 drinks, you're great you know? at Holly's wedding, I didn't make it past the neck of a Schmirnoff ice LOL :)

     
  • At 8:54 PM, Blogger Sheila (Charm School Reject) said…

    Happy Belated Birthday!

     
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