Since some of you were wondering... (another bit straight for the diary of Tee Dub)
Torpor | 17 Dec 2008
“Torpor: a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility,” says Google. That was one of the words on my exam. I didn’t know what it meant. Much less that I was in one.
I think I did a lot better on the written part this time. I'll find out in two weeks. I was a little lower than last time on the multiple-choice part, but still not bad.
On the door of the Prometric testing center, there’s an alert: two high-pitched beeps, so close together they almost sound like one—like they’re in a hurry, almost a surprise attack. It’s the exact sound the trip-mines make in Jedi Knight, when you unwittingly step into the laser beam. They give you exactly one tenth of a second. And then I thought I was going to explode. But I walked away without a scratch.