I am studying for my Contractor's License Exam. This is boring. Boooorrrriiinngg. I have one big book on Law and Business, another on my supposed Trade, and a corresponding set of CDs and DVDs with each one. As it turns out, the CDs and the DVDs are exactly the same, except that in the DVD you can actually see the nebbishy guy in the bad suit sitting in some fake library behind a desk as he drones on and on about something you never ever wanted to know about anyway.
I do want my license, honest, I do. Because it will make me all official, and other nebbishy guys and hopefully their feminine counterparts will want to pay me lots more money to do what I already do. Let's just say I feel about this the way my daughter feels about eating her vegetables. She, the one who cannot bring herself to swallow the offending stuff, and who keeps putting more and more into her mouth even as her face contorts in hopeless disgust, and then when you gently suggest she might have a drink of milk to help get it all down (cheeks puffed out like fat putti), well, she does just that, and then the overload causes her to spew the entire content of her distended cheeks out across the table onto everyone and their plates. I feel like that. You know, because vegetables are good for her, but that doesn't mean she has to like them.
It doesn't help that I have put off studying until very, very late, because I was under the mistaken impression that once your application was processed, your test date would be set for two to three months later. As it transpires, my test date was set for about 2 1/2 weeks after my application was processed. So now I am studying. Do you know how many days a subcontractor has to file a mechanics lien or stop notice (once cessation/completion of work is filed)? I do! 90 days! A prime contractor? 60 days! Ooooh, I could go on and on. But I won't, because I have to study.