Monday, June 22, 2009
CPA Review, Day 1: No Music?!
Having spent about 4 hours on the first section (of nine) of the first of four tests required to become a Certified Public Accountant, my brain is beginning to bounce around from place to place. Perhaps the hardest thing about buckling down and studying is the fact that I can't have music playing in the background-- all the lectures require the man with the New York accent, who mentions Puff Daddy in passing between pages, to go over the key points of every page of my god-knows-how-many-pages-long Financial Review textbook.
This means no Vampire Weekend, no Discovery, no Animal Collective, no Moby, no Presets, no ANYTHING. I haven't studied for anything without an upbeat tune making its way through my eardrums since I first bought a CD player in 7th grade. This feels unnatural and wrong.
I can't even have Copeland...