Shaking was hard not to do, especially at first. I was both excited by the encounter, and quite frightened about the slowness with which I comprehended the first question (which dealt with Deleuze and Guattari as well as the more complicated feminists I've been looking at). While I have been too cowardly to review my writing, I fear it was somewhat inchoate. I, in spite of myself, neglected to map out an outline, and the result is that, in my excitement, I occasionally lost my way.
On the whole I think it was successful. It seems to me that I demonstrated at least sufficient knowledge to pass, and I hope to have actually done quite well on the first question. The second was more difficult to manage, since I am uncertain about how much the asker knew about the subjects. I may have given too much background, I may have given too little. In any event, there was undoubtedly insufficient analysis, but the nature of the quesiton, if I read the asking well enough, necessitated this outcome.
At any rate, it is done, and in Elena's hands now. I need only wait until Friday, when I'll be asked anew.
I pee a lot when I work under pressure from home.