It's a long-standing joke among my family and friends that pregnancy makes me stupid. I seem to operate for the better part of 40 weeks in a fog, losing my ability to spell (y'all don't want to know how often I've had to backspace to fix typos), to speak coherently, and to--it seems--think...think...Shit, I can't even remember the word.
Critically! That's it. I lose my ability to think critically. I wind up functioning roughly on the level of a blue-dog Democrat.
Sadly, it doesn't seem to be a theory that holds up under testing. (A hypothesis, I should say to be accurate.)
Literal testing, I mean. I've had three exams so far in Abnormal Psychology. Two of them while I was pregnant. I got a 94.5 on the one returned yesterday, and a 98.5 on the one before. The one where I wasn't pregnant? 92.5
Huh. Granted, I could say this isn't too indicative of my actual cognition skills. Psychology is ridiculously easy. Always has been.
Intro to World Religions...We've only had two exams in there. I got an A on the one before I was pregnant, an A+ on the more recent one. On the objective portion, the earlier was 236/250; the second 244 out of 250.
Darn. I'll need to find a new line, maybe.