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.