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  1. I don't think that using a racial identifier is the problem here. what is really the problem is the petty, self-absorbed, and soul-less tone of the original post. i guess the other poster could have used the term "priviledged people's problems" rather than "white people's problems" but either way the basic idea is the same and is right on point, in my opinion.
  2. "he would be the trailing spouse" -- you sound pretty cold and competitive. i suggest that you consider whether or not you and your boyfriend are actually in love with each other. and if not, then do him a favor and break up with him.
  3. jilixi

    Red Ink!!!

    oh no... red ink is very bad. i'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but by signing your admissions letter in red ink you have cast a shadow over your entire future. but there is one way to reverse the effect of the red ink. you must gather thousands of pens containing black or blue ink. you must break open each pen and empty the ink into a bathtub. once the bathtub is completely full with either blue or black ink you must get in the tub and soak for 11 hours and 19 minutes. after 3 hours have passed you begin the chanting. "i did something bad please forgive me." repeat this phrase over and over again for the last 8 hours and 19 minutes. when you get out of the tub do not rinse off the ink. it must stay on your body until it comes off naturally. this may take days or weeks or even months. you cannot bathe until the ink has all come off naturally. whew... glad i caught you in time. good luck with this. let us know how it goes.
  4. they've really put you in kind of an impossible situation. therefore, i think it's ok if you accept and then later pull out based on lack of funding. i don't know much about etiquette for this whole process... but jeez, come on, the idea that you could be "blacklisted" and that this could "haunt you your entire life" seems ridiculous to me. i agree with pops.
  5. yeah... i totally get what you're saying. i was joking in my post anyway.... i'd never actually do any of that and i haven't bought books for the courses already etc. i just wanted to lighten the mood of this forum. the feeling of my future being in the hands of strangers is an awful feeling especially when i'm passionate about this and know i would make an amazing art therapist and not getting accepted this year is not going to deter me after i've finally realized what i want to do in life. i'll just apply to other programs next year. like you, i applied to the school in the city in which i already live because i'm not mentally ready to move yet. if i don't get in i will consider other cities... i'd like to be back on the east coast actually. congrats on your admittance this year! and thanks for your response. i've never seen "Rudy". is it good?
  6. I've already bought my books for the courses even though I haven't heard back yet whether or not I've been accepted into the program. I got an apartment near campus. I've told everyone I'm going to grad school. If they reject me I've decided that I'm still going to attend classes. I will show up and participate just like everyone else. If they kick me out of the classes then I will have a pretend lesson outside on the lawn, right outside of the classroom. If they kick me off campus, I will stand near the entrance of the school pretending to give a lecture on the subject I wish to study to thousands of imaginary people. If they call the cops on me I will cry until the cops take pity on me and try to persuade the school to accept me. (I'm good at getting cops to feel sorry for me). I think this is a very good plan. It will show my undying dedication. I think it will lead to good things for me. I persuade anyone else who has gotten rejected to seriously consider the same type of plan.
  7. you've already been accepted... wear whatever the hell you want! flaunt it. ripped jeans and a belly shirt. saying, "hey there school, look what you're gettin'. a piece of THIS! AWW YEAH."
  8. I haven't heard back from a school either. It is driving me nuts as well. I've been out in the real world working and living for 8 years since graduating college. I feel your pain - waiting for an answer that is going to drastically affect the rest of your life is enough to drive someone insane. But I have to say that I don't see going to grad school as making a huge sacrifice. What is it exactly that you feel you are sacrificing by trying to go to grad school? Grad school is a priviledge. Being out in the real world working a 9 to 5 is what I call a sacrifice. Nobody truly wants that but most people don't have the luxury of being able to try for grad school. I have no money and if I get accepted I will be totally dependent on loans and on any grants I may be lucky enough to get. But even so, I don't see that as a sacrifice. It would still be a total priviledge. If I don't get in, I'm going to spend the next year doing more volunteer work in my field of interest in addition to working my full time job. I am not going to give up on my goal. It's taken me 30 years to realize what it is I want to do in life. I never thought I'd go back to school but now that I have realized what I want to do nothing can stand in my way. It may take some more time, but I will get there. All of you guys applying to grad school directly out of undergrad = I hope you can relax if you end up not getting in and realize that you still have so much time to figure things out and real world experience is extremely valuable. so please don't stress out.
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