Pre P.S. for those of you who haven’t watched The Biggest Loser and don’t want to know the results yet: don’t read this post yet, either.
Today we took our third Fundamentals test. It was over some of the more difficult concepts and I was a little bit stressed about it. I only got 5 hours of sleep last night, even though I used every minute of my time very effectively. There just wasn’t enough time to do everything I needed to do.
So this afternoon, after taking the test (which was either: A. easier than I thought it was going to be, or B. evidence that I really did learn all that crap better than I thought I did [or, and let's hope this isn't the case: C. so hard that I thought it was easy because I was too out of it to even recognize it as being as hard as it really was.]) (I don’t think it was option C.) (Good Lord, I really, really hope not, anyway.) (Seriously, though. I really don’t think it was C. I’m pretty sure it was 70% A, 25% B and 5% C. But that’s just a guess. Cause seriously, I don’t have any idea.)
…..um….where was I?
RIGHT. TESTING. After I took the test, my brain was (is!) fried. I came home, cleaned up my notes from today’s lecture (never re-learn what you can just re-view!) and went into a post-test coma. I tried to do some reading, but failed. So I called my friend Cassie (a.k.a The Running Buddy), and we sat by the pool and talked about nursing stuff so that I could feel like I was doing something effective with my time (planning? emotionally preparing?) while actually doing nothing at all. It was an awesome plan. And it totally worked.
In fact, the plan to “relax” kept right on working.
I left Cassie’s to come home and resume the studying, right? But no. No “studying” was resumed. Because after I got home, I was checking some items off of my to-do list when I stopped and said to myself: “OH MY GOD, REMEMBER TELEVISION? REMEMBER HOW MUCH YOU LOVE TELEVISION?”
Which brings me to my point: I’m pretty sure God invented DVR for students in nursing school. Best invention ever.
I just slammed back the whole Biggest Loser Season Finale in record time, skipping the 1,000,000 clip montages that I’d seen 1,000,000 times before. I laughed, I cried, I watched everything in fast forward. You know how long it takes to watch the important parts of a 2-hour Biggest Loser season finale? About 20 minutes. DVRs are the best.
So who’s watched TBL with me this season? Anyone? Cause let’s talk about some things.
Thing #1: I asked Zack if he thought Daris had a two-pound gain at last week’s weigh in just to get the sympathy vote. Zack said, “No! I don’t feel sorry for him!” Me either. But apparently we’re not the majority, because America did vote him in. WRONG CHOICE AMERICA. But I can’t say anything. I didn’t vote. So this is me, not saying: WRONG CHOICE AMERICA.
Thing #2: This season was weird, right? The heaviest people in each gender made it to the final?! I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m not for a Melissa-level of game play, but SERIOUSLY. They should have voted Michael off a long time before he got showered with $250,000. Nobody played a single game-play type move all season long (that stuck, anyway,) except Daris’ strategic 2-lb gain which got him into the finale for NO REASON AT ALL. AS IF Daris had ANY chance against Ashley and Michael?! Daris’ starting weight was LESS than Ashley’s! LESS! Why in the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks was he in the finale?!??!
Thing #3: I know they made a big deal about Ashley and Michael losing “almost half of their body weight,” but was I the only person who noticed that Koli lost 53.35%?! FIFTY-THREE PERCENT, PEOPLE. Dude dropped 215 pounds! If Koli had been voted back on instead of Daris, (like he should have been) Koli would have walked away with a quarter of a million dollars instead of the (mere, measly) 1/10th of a million dollars.
Thing #4: I’m annoyed enough about this that it deserves its a whole extra point: KOLI was this year’s biggest loser. By over 4%. I’m guessing that’s why he was just a wee bit pouty after he won his at-home prize, right? Perhaps it truly was a combination relief that it was all over and the emotions that come with the stress of the show finally being off his shoulders. Or maybe he was just a little upset that after an entire season free of any kind of alliances or twisted game-play (almost to an absurd extent), America was totally duped by Daris’ drastic sympathy stunt–a stunt that cost Koli $150,000 dollars.
And, because it has to be said: Thing #5: Sam’s shirt was weird, huh?