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Fucking hell... Rejected from Bowdoin as well. I was able to accept and relatively quickly move on from the other rejections because I didn't really expect to get into MIT, and I had an acceptance to go with the rejection from Amherst yesterday. But this, this one hurts.

And I'm going to stop this post right here, because dwelling on it will just make me depressed and irrational. It doesn't mean anything about me as a person. And if I keep telling myself that, I might begin to believe it...
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I got into Colby! 4 acceptances, 1 waitlist, 2 rejections, 2 left to hear from. I sadly got rejected from Amherst... But it's ok because I got into Colby! And they gave me a decent financial aid package as well. Now to wait on Bowdoin and Brown, and see what comes of the Carleton waitlist.
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Accepted into the honors program at Northeastern. Waitlisted at Carleton... So three acceptances, one rejection, one waitlist, four colleges left to hear from.

2 out of 3

Mar. 15th, 2008 11:57 am
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I didn't get into MIT. Life goes on.
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Changed the background picture and colors of my journal just because I haven't in awhile and because Jack, the Doctor and Martha are love: [ profile] meorae. It displays weirdly on my iPod Touch, which implies that it might not display correctly in other browsers or with other screen sizes. I think it's because the picture is a set size as is the text, so they end up overlapping if the window is too small, but it's pretty on my computer so I don't care enough to try to fix it.

18 more days until I hear back from MIT. A month until I hear back from everywhere else. I don't like waiting. There's something like 61 days left of school for seniors, which makes me happy. I'll be disappointed if there aren't any brilliant senior pranks this year. I've heard talk of a bunch of different ones, but who knows if any of them will actually get pulled off.

And now to avoid homework for a few more hours.

2 for 2

Jan. 5th, 2008 11:52 am
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I got accepted to the University of Maine at Farmington Honors Program. Two safeties down, now for the remaining seven colleges... All of which I have to wait until April to hear back from. And now to work on scholarship apps. Ugh.
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I just submitted 6 applications... Only Amherst and Colby left and then I'm done... I meant to have everything out by Thanksgiving, but that obviously didn't happen.

On Friday, I woke up starting to feel sick and it's progressed into an annoying cold with headache, runny nose and cough. At least it meant I didn't have to shovel much...

After school on Friday, Carol and I (with a few other people who were all lame and left early) built a giant snow platypus on the front lawn of AHS. Then we started digging a cave in one of the snowbanks, but stopped once Carol could fit inside it, as neither of us had the clothing to be spending hours and hours playing around in the snow. It was a lot of fun though.

And now I should go work on Physics, but I'll probably just take a hot bath and go to bed.
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I got into MCLA! I accidentally hit submit a few weeks ago when I was still editing my essay, but didn't care enough to do anything about it. As they have rolling admissions, I got the acceptance letter today with a full scholarship for tuition and fees! It's just my safety school, but it makes me incredibly happy.

Yesterday was my birthday, so I'm now 17 ^^. My mom made me apple pie and homemade pizza for dinner last night, which was very good. And then for presents, my dad gave me the sex book Bear got two years ago, but this time it's personalized... "To Katherine, enjoy." XD XD I also got an iPod Touch which is absolutely amazing! It's got wireless internet and you can zoom in on webpages and it has four times the capacity of my current iPod and and! <3

Yesterday itself was kinda crappy, though. I seem to have caught a cold within the past week, so have a sore throat and stuffy nose. Stayed up late doing my psych project (read a 250 page book, wrote a four page essay, and created a creative interpretation of the book all in an afternoon...) so was tired; plus, I slept funny so my neck and shoulders were and still are sore. For the past week or so, my alarm clock has been messed up so I've been sleeping in longer than I should. In programming, we were doing a practice ACSL problem and I misread it so didn't do it correctly and have to redo it this weekend. In history, I hadn't had time to read the packet of information for our group project because of psych, so didn't really get anything done. English was ok, psych was ok, but then I messed up during the calc quiz because the second derivative was a complete mess with a function of degree 7 in the numerator and a quartic function in the denominator. Supposedly things could have been factored out, but I didn't notice that at all. And then Physics in which I haven't been doing the homework due to so much other work (completely my fault due to procrastination) so had no clue what was going on. And I realized after school that I have a helluva a lot of homework/projects to do this weekend.

But whatever. I got into college! I got an iPod touch! It's the weekend! It's almost Christmas break! And I'm done with 7 out of 9 applications!
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Blah. I finally asked teachers today about recommendations. Morgenbesser said he'd be happy to write me a recommendation but Skitsis said she didn't have enough time (seeing as basically everyone who had her last year - and she only teaches juniors - has asked her) and would prefer it if I asked someone else. And I don't know who to ask... I had back-up ideas for if Morgenbesser said he couldn't (such as Kraus, Bookston or Flynn), but haven't thought through any other Englishy teachers. Richardson would probably write me a wonderful one, but she's from sophomore year, so I don't know. Tobin/Mccarthy/Camelio all would probably write me one, but I've only been in their classes for a month and I don't know if the recommendation will be strong enough. Magil would definitely write me a good recommendation, but I already have a mathy rec, and I hated Magil as a teacher. And other than Konstandakis, who doesn't really know me, and Bob, who isn't an academic teacher, those are all of my teachers from the past two years.

And then, my grandmother is dying. I don't know if I can deal with this right now. My mom left for New York this morning to say goodbye. Based on what my parents have told me, my grandmother doesn't want any form of life support and will most likely die sometime in the next week. She's my last grandparent. And I don't know.
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I'm back from vacation. Vacation was good although my family always seems to clash when we're together for long periods of time. Driving out to New York, we stopped by Tanglewood and listened to the practice for a bit before driving for the remaining 5 hours to get to our hotel. In New York, we took my grandmother out for a picnic which was all well and good until the lightning, thunder and rain started. It was right above us for a good half-an-hour and we had to wait it out as mom prearranged for the bus service to come back at a specific time due to my grandmother's wheelchair. The next day, my mom spent the morning with her mom while my brother, dad and I went to the Corning Museum of Glass, like we always do. We watched a couple of the glassblowing shows and also wandered around the museum for a while. The Glass Flowers exhibit was beautiful and the flowers were amazingly intricate and realistic. If any of you are ever around Corning, New York you should visit the museum.

In Maine, the first night and day were rainy but we played hearts in the Gathering Place and managed to stay dry. The Gathering Place sold trail mix which was amazingly good and I think my family got 10 or 15 bags of it throughout the trip. We went hiking and kayaking and stargazing (we saw some shooting stars which were the start of the Perseids) and my dad and I saw a dolphin while we were kayaking and a squirmunk (my brother came up with the name because we couldn't decide whether it was a baby squirrel or a chipmunk) tried to get into our food. We made s'mores on the two nights we lit fires and battled our deflating air mattresses until my dad went out and bought three new ones.

I read a total of six books throughout our vacation: The Tipping Point, Siddhartha, The Kite Runner, The Dark is Rising, Cordelia's Honor and Hawksong which, with the HP books brings my books read this summer up to 13 and makes me done with summer reading.

We drove home to a message on the answering machine for me from an Army Recruiter and no schedule... I guess they're sending them out alphabetically, but I'm impatient and want mine.

I had a weirdly realistic dream last night. It started out with me waiting for my dad in a car at night. He came back with a couple of maps and some food, mentioning that our plane would leave that time the next night. Over the course of the dream, I realized I was going to Australia with my dad, although I never figured out why we were going. My dad mentioned something about the plane ride only being an hour long and that I should pack a book to read. I protested that Australia is halfway around the world and that it should take a lot longer to get there. My dad said no it isn't, it's right here (and a map magically appeared showing that Australia was just a quick hop away from where we were). So we went home and I went up to the tv room and just sat there staring at the blank tv, thinking I should find out how far away Australia actually was and waiting for my dad to be ready to leave. Eventually, I realized that it was late and got up to look for my dad. I ended up downstairs where the mail was on the radiator and noticed something from the high school that must have been my schedule on top. I picked the mail up and somehow lost track of my schedule while going through the rest of my mail. The front door opened and I looked up to a crowd of talking people with my dad in front opening the door. Behind him I saw a bunch of my teachers (seemed to be most of the science and math department) who I came to the conclusion showed up to give me my schedule. My mom and brother walked downstairs and my dad closed the door on the teachers. And then I woke up.

It's obvious what I've been thinking of recently, including the fact that I haven't been on a plane since before 9/11 (as we used to go to see my grandmother in Indiana but then she died when I was in third grade, so we went out for her funeral and then a year later went out for my cousin's wedding. But since then I haven't been on a plane. 8 years with 9/11 happening in between...), that I want my schedule (which I assume I'll get Monday), and just general thoughts about school and applying to college (the teacher in front of the crowd was Morgenbesser, who I've vaguely been thinking of emailing sometime soon to ask if he'd write me a recommendation). I'm not sure where the Australia part came in though... Maybe something to do with Hugh Jackman's upcoming movie Australia? No idea. But that was one of the longest and most realistic dreams I've had in a while and the way my recent thoughts combined into this random dream amused me once I woke up.

Other than that, fandom's gone splodey, so I've backed up my journal with lj book which is amazing, and copied all of my entries to greatestjournal with [ profile] antennapedia's transfer script. I am meorae at greatestjournal as well and other than fandom journals, have friended Elisabeth and Vanessa over there. If any of you have greatestjournals, friend me? I'm not leaving lj, seeing as fandom is not the only reason I'm here, but I am setting up at greatestjournal to follow the fandom people who are. As my brain sees links to interesting software thingies and I must clicky, I'll be using Semagic to post to both lj and gj at the same time from now on.
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I'll be in Western MA for the weekend - retouring Amherst and Williams (I saw them with my brother 2? 3? years ago, but don't remember them) and touring Smith as well.
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Two things.

First, for those lucky people applying to college this year, the Common Application for fall 2008 admission will be available tomorrow.

Second, Labyrinth is being shown for something like the next week at the Kendall Square Cinema.
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My science paper is 13 pages long and I haven't written any more of it since last wednesday although I was supposedly working on it all weekend and all of this afternoon. Yes, I am talented. I still have two or three pages I can write, I just can't write them *headdesk*

And I started to get college spam today. Only email now, but one of them said they had mailed me something... Fun. I shouldn't have checked that box on the psat, but I did and now I get to deal with the collegespamofdoom! And as it's starting now, that means I have another two years of it, even more fun.

My room is a mess and I'm sick and I haven't gotten anything productive done since like last wednesday. And I'm updating to say things no one cares about, but oh well.

And I've used the word 'and' like twenty times in this entry. And now I shut up and go back to "writing" my paper.

edit: I'm bored, so let's underline all the ands in this entry... That was fun...

edit 2: So one of these emails opens up with - There's a word for people like you: Smart.

So I go to the website cause I have nothing better to do and the flattery intrigued me. And then the website says:

So you took the what?
Take a bow.

First of all, congratulations. By taking the PSAT early--no matter what your score--you're already ahead of most sophomores in planning for college.

This probably means you’re a smart, insightful person who recognizes that the path to the right college starts long before your junior or senior year.

(Or it could mean that you’re an obsessive overachiever, so driven by your own relentless ambition that you’re incapable of enjoying the moment. But let’s think positive, shall we?)

The part which I bolded made me laugh.

March 2010


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