Wednesday, February 20, 2008

badger badger

Remember in the first book of Harry Potter where Harry finally gets to read his letter, after being chased down by a huge hairy half-giant in a storm-tossed cabin?

And the letter reads (sorry, have to paraphrase, I packed my books last night):

"Dear Mr. Potter

We would like to inform you that you have been chosen to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry..."

And Harry is jumping around nearly blind with excitement because he's just found out he's a WIZARD?!


Only, instead of "Mr. Potter" put "Nicki."

And, instead of "Hogwarts" put "University of Wisconsin Madison Grad School."

And in front of "accepted" put "not."



I feel THAT EXCITED but on the other end of the emotion spectrum.


Sorry this is such a mean-spirited post, I'm feeling a little wounded today.


Premiere girl said...

colleges have the talent to choose the wrong people to attend them..just try to remember, how many charismatic professors did you come across?Very few..real life is out there and you are a true traveler, hon..PhDs do not mean that much..
Miss you and always thinking about you

Laura said...


at least you're no longer waiting for the news. Maybe now just isn't the right time. You have the rest of your life ahead of you and if you decide a PhD is what you really want I have every confidence that you'll find a way to make it happen.