Things move along
March 12, 2009 § 5 Comments
I decided not to shower today and just be a scrub. I hope my students can deal. The bright side is that I get a little extra time this morning to blog some stuff.
1. I got rejected from Yale. This was no surprise, really. After getting rejected from all the other schools, there was little chance that I could get into Yale. I guess this is what sometimes happens when you shoot for the top. I just keep reminding myself that applying for PhD programs is very different from undergrad or even MA programs, since it has more to do with whether your interests perfectly match a professor’s life work than how good your grades or GRE scores were. Still waiting to hear from one more school, but definitely not holding my breath.
2. I re-got-excited-about a book idea I came up with a while ago. I think (I hope) I will actually try to do make it happen. At least, eventually. I hope. It could be really cool. But I wonder if anyone ever publishes books these days by people who aren’t already famous for something else?
3. Postsecret came to Amherst College tuesday and I was sooo excited to finally see an event. But then Amherst decided to restrict ticket sales to Amherst students only. I feel this goes against the whole spirit of Postsecret and I am self-righteously bummed.