I have now successfully taken and passed the infamous Daf exam.
It actually wasn’t so bad, being quizzed on random sections of 50 dappim and having to hold forth on them. I felt good during the test (it was an oral test, with 3 members of faculty grilling me) and I feel, well, even better now.
One more test (on 10 dappim plus commentaries–Rishonim, Tosafot, etc–that happens in December) from now and they’re going to have to come up with a really, really good reason not to ordain me in May.
As for now, well, I’m going to the movies tonight and out of town for a few days starting tomorrow. Yay.