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Madpiper

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    Utah
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  1. Go to Walmart and treat yo self to a $2 dollar special kids watch. They usually have an assortment of themes like X-Men, Spider-Man, Minions, Star Wars, Ninja Turtles, etc., etc. I went with a John Cena WWE watch. I had to punch a hole in the plastic band to fit my beefy wrists, but it was worth it....lol. The looks that I got alone was worth it....people take themselves too damn serious. Just a simple way to lighten things up in an already stressful situation. Watches shouldn't add to it.
  2. And in comes our glorious big brother mounted upon his/her/their steed of righteousness to right all wrongs and bail all entities deemed "unfailable" out. Okay, so a little sarcasm there, but in all honesty, I don't know what the answer is here. I believe in a very limited government, and a free market. But in our recent history, we've seen big business in bed with big government....blurring the line between the two. The government should have no say in the functionality and serviceability of the internet. However, I also don't believe that a company should be so big that it is a complete monopoly. Is it the government's job to chop these corporations at the knees to make sure the little guys can compete? And if the government can intervene in such a way, what's to stop/limit them from abusing that power? Like the saying goes, "give an inch and they'll take a mile". Has that not proven true of our government? Just a side note: I heard through alternative news sources, that big corporations actually want net neutrality....kind of the opposite of what the main stream media is saying. It kind of makes sense because if ALL companies, big and small, have to abide by the same regulations and restrictions, who does that really affect the most....the big or the little guy? Anyone else heard this? Am I wrong here? Just curious.
  3. DO NOT let worry, or doubt, or any of those negative thoughts creep in to your head! My failure was totally on me, 100%! I even said that in my review of EET. I either psyched myself out, or worse, my dyslexia got the better of me and I was off on filling in my answers on the scantron sheet. The only reason I think that might be true is I only got 10 answers right in the morning. More specifically, I only got 1 out of 7 on the water section, which is my bread and butter. Then, in the afternoon, I did better than average on those same topics (Hydraulics and Hydrology). Afternoon problems are obviously going to be more difficult, and yet I only got 1 problem right in the morning?!!! What happened?!! Your guess is as good as mine. Regardless, I failed and I owned. Nazrul, who you will get to know with EET, was awesome! He got with me and the few others that failed and went over some topics on a more focused level. He even checked in with me throughout the course to see how I was doing. Just so you know, whether you choose to do On-Demand or Webinar, you can easily do either or. For example, I did On-Demand because of a crazy schedule, having a new baby (number 5!), getting a new job, and moving. On the rare occasion that I was caught up, I would participate in the live Webinar sessions. And I know several people that signed up for the Webinars would watch the recordings later On-Demand if they fell behind or just as a refresher. A lot of flexibility there. Again, don't let my stupidity discourage you. Another underestimated benefit of doing something like EET is being part of a community. It keeps you motivated, similar to the support you get here on EB. Again, hope any of this helps. I am happy to answer as many questions as you might have, but no matter what, keep the faith!
  4. Also, if you take the EET WRE Depth course, you learn about what Nazrul calls the "friend equation". It's the friend equation because after you learn it, and learn how to use it, you end up using it so much in the afternoon session that it becomes your friend! Ha, ha! I found this to be true. Anyone else?
  5. You know what...I have to be honest here; I didn't really change much of my studying. My studying was just more focused on the areas I did the worst on according to the exam diagnostics. When it came to EET stuff, I mostly just went through the binders on my own instead of following along with the online webinars....especially Breadth. I focused more on getting practice problems done, which the EET binders provide PLENTY! Other than that, I got out of my head a little bit.....took a deep breath, and strangely found a way to relax more. I firmly believe you can play mind games with yourself and psych yourself out. If you fall into this category, please take my advice and STOP! I may not know any of you personally, but I do know that if you're taking this exam, you must have passed the FE Exam. And if you passed the FE Exam, you graduated college. And if you did all that......you ARE smart enough to pass this damn test. Reassure yourself of those simple facts. Figure out a way to relax and breathe. Do some yoga, meditation, or just go on a hike and clear your head! I hope this info helps. Bottom line is you feel like you need to take a prep class, go for it. Either way, believe in yourself, work hard, and relax. Best of luck!
  6. I passed the 2nd time in WRE. I highly recommend EET! My weakness was in breadth. I don't feel like EET is as strong in breadth as they are in depth (specifically speaking about WRE). I should say, their content is good but their instructors just weren't my style, so I went over the content on my own. As for the depth... Nasrul is the man! He genuinely cares about your success, and he guarantees it. The only thing I took with me in to the exam was my EET binders and the cerm. I used the cerm on maybe 2 problems, that's it. Look at your diagnostics and see what areas you need to improve on... and do as many practice problems as you can.
  7. Yes, it does give you a breakdown on your NCEES. This was the 2nd time taking it for me. Fortunately, I passed this go-around. When I failed the first time I took it pretty hard since I took EET courses and studied like a mofo. The craziest part about it was I walked out of that test feeling pretty confident. When I got my results, it showed I failed and failed hard! I didn't even know where to begin to study for attempt number 2. But I was pissed and I used that rage as fuel to do as many practice problems as I could get my hands on. When I walked out of the test this time, I didn't feel very confident.... and yet I passed, go figure. For me this was vital. Passing the PE Exam was not only pertinent to keeping my job, but getting a 12% raise as well. So, this was huge for me professionally and financially. It still feels surreal. Hang in there to those that didn't pass. Reevaluate your prep strategy and do as many practice problems as you can!
  8. The a-holes in the free sample lines at Costco. Raaaaaaaage!!!!
  9. Believe me, believe me.....I would know. I've seen a lot of tots in my day. Absolute yuge amounts of tots....believe me.
  10. Those are some of the best looking tots I have ever laid eyes on!
  11. Sorry for those that haven't gotten your results yet.
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