Wednesday, December 26, 2007

'Twas the Night Before Baltimore

Sorry to disappear on you all for a few days there. But I figured that if I was going to ruin my family's holiday by being a grouchy, anxiety-riddled head case (Why, oh why didn't I take everyone's advice and go for the Xanax? WHY? Since when am I into clean living?), I might as well ruin all your holidays too by depriving you of your daily dose of self-absorbed snark.

Anyway, I'm back now. Spending the day cramming in as much last-minute preparation as humanly possible. Bring it on, Baltimore.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

PGOAT,

I've lost track. Do you and PGS both have interviews? I look forward to your trademark commentary after you return.

Not Philosophically Viable said...

Best of luck to you and everyone else!

Pseudonymous Grad Student said...

Anon #1 - Yes, that's right. Both me and PGOAT have some interviews. We've been lucky.

Taking yes for an answer said...

Come on, now. Fess up! How many? Testify to the worth of this blog!

Inquiring Mind said...

GREETINGS FROM BALTIMORE! Best of luck to all ...

IM

Speaking of drugs... said...

I was on the market last year and had a lot of trouble sleeping. On my campus interviews, I started taking Tylenol Simply Sleep (half dose each night, preemptively). I wasn't 100% in the mornings, but still much better off with 8 hours of drugged sleep than 3 hours without it. Wish I had had them at the APA. Anyway, might be a good idea to pick some up, just in case.

Good luck to everyone!

Anonymous said...

I can attest to the helpfulness of Xanax the night before an on-campus interview (or perhaps the night before your first day of APA interviews--if you have 2 days worth you'll probably be exhausted enough to sleep after the first, and/or you could subtlely down a few quick beers at the smoker after having made the rounds).

Unlike Ambien, which really puts you to sleep, Xanax helps your overall anxiety level come down before sleep, which is great. A grad school friend of mine forced to carry 2 with me on my first flyout interview, and I've never stopped thanking him. Sure, I could've got through it without, but I was very glad to have the help.