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  1. Bopie5

    UChicago Doodle Poll

    Nope, which is why I assumed implied rejection! So that email probably just went out to those who got the doodle poll. But regardless, there's still so many schools we haven't heard back from!
  2. Bopie5

    UChicago Doodle Poll

    @bardie I didn't even get that email, so looks like I should change my signature from Implied Rejected to just Rejected haha!
  3. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    @dilby That’s a good idea, except my .edu is my main bc I’m still in school, and I get 30-40 emails to it a day! Think that would add to rather than relieve stress 😂
  4. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    Even though I have all of the email addresses for the schools I applied to marked so they won’t go to my spam folder, I still end up checking my normal inbox and also my spam folder, several times an hour. Even though I’m not expecting to be notified for a week or two from my schools! Just forever waiting for That Email!
  5. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    Everyone! If you need something calming and restful and rejuvenating for your soul, I highly recommend listening to the If Beale Street Could Talk score. It's transcendently beautiful and great music to listen to while working, cooking, writing, or whatever you all are doing to pass the time and reduce anxiety in the waiting.
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    2019 Applicants

    Didn't notice, but checked, and mine is the same way--only has my fee payment now.
  7. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    @dilby LMAOOOOO please make a thread where you just post fire literary memes every day! This is real! Doing my best--spending a lot of time at the beach, in yoga classes, in rehearsals for the play I'm directing, and going out for drinks with friends. The thing I'm having a hard time doing is quieting the nervous background noise of it all that makes me check my email a few times an hour...I think the main stress trigger for me right now is the not-knowing. I can make peace with positive or negative outcomes, but the helplessness of this period is getting to me and is like a program running in the back of my brain all the time, overheating my systems and draining my battery!
  8. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    Ugh. I'm feeling really discouraged about my prospects. I know I shouldn't give up but that's a bit how I'm feeling right now. And I know that I still haven't even heard back from 6/7 of the places I applied, but it's been a long time since I've wanted anything this bad and I just feel anxious anticipating the feelings of rejection/failure. But what's supposed to happen will happen, and if I have to try again, I'll try again as a stronger applicant!
  9. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    Yeah I feel for sure! As someone with a background in philosophy, it can feel a little surface level, but I still find a lot of the humor to be more existential and intelligent than that of many other sitcoms!
  10. I had four professors that I've had multi-year relationships with write LORs for me for my PhD grad apps. I want to write them all thank you notes and get them each a small gift, but I have no idea what to do! Obviously I'm a poor undergrad student with limited funds, but I do want to do something to show my appreciation for their time and energy...any suggestions?
  11. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    Do any of the rest of you here watch The Good Place? It is great at cheering the endless anxiety parade that is waiting for decisions!
  12. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    In my opinion, very much worth the read! A big time commitment, but there are some really powerful phrases that are still lodged in me.
  13. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    I'm sure you did better than you think you did! It's really easy to get down on yourself but I think that we almost always do better than we think, not worse. Don't get too discouraged!
  14. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    Welp, the fact that I didn't get an interview email from Chicago has officially activated A New Level™ of decision anxiety. Catch me deploying the dubious coping mechanism of reading and rereading Sedgwick for the next several hours while eating cookies!
  15. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    This was also the first poem of hers that I fell in love with. Today, I am thinking on this one--"Death at a Great Distance" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?volume=152&issue=4&page=9
  16. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    Me. I woke up this morning with a notification in the group chat from my abroad semester with the news article announcing it. Oliver was such a compassionate genius and her words have been so comforting to me at so many points in my life. It's a sad, sad day. 😞
  17. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    It's truly unbelievable! I used Bear in a theatre piece last year and I almost cried every time--"We'll make only quick decisions", ugh. Wow, we truly are! Love to find that. I haven't listened to Soko, but now I'll definitely have to check her out. Keaton is another great option of music for crying, haha!
  18. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    @The Wordsworthian Hospice! Transatlanticism! In The Aeroplane Over the Sea! We have very very similar taste. Hospice especially is so much poetry. Hmmm hard to choose. I think if I were to do it as a real course, I'd focus on the 2010-2020 decade and organize the course historically, and the syllabus would probably be more varied and feature albums that I don't necessarily like, but think are important (like My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy). But, if it were just albums I love, just to talk about lyrics as a medium of poetry, I'd probably say we'd share Hospice, Carrie & Lowell, Transatlanticism, and In the Aeroplane..., and I'd then add The Idler Wheel... by Fiona Apple, A Brief Inquiry... by The 1975, 22, A Million by Bon Iver, High As Hope by Florence + The Machine, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning by Bright Eyes, Melodrama by Lorde, and Kindly Now by Keaton Henson. And then it's a toss up for me if I would represent The National with Trouble Will Find Me or Sleep Well Beast, but I think I lean toward the latter! And I feel like I should have something by The Mountain Goats in there, but I can't decide which album.
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    2019 Applicants

    !!!! Ooo tell me what albums you’d put on your syllabus? The National are e v e r y t h i n g. I truly think of Matt as a poet. I’ve seen them live twice. And agree—his solo stuff is also lovely! Also the Dessner brothers have been doing some fun collaborations with other artists which is cool too.
  20. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    Totally agree here—The National and Sufjan are my go-to music for crying. And @The Wordsworthian I have this pipe dream of someday teaching a “Lyric as Poetry” course analyzing lyrics like poetry, focusing on significant albums of the 2010 decade. Carrie & Lowell would definitely be a week of the syllabus. Idk how Sufjan will ever top it! And @lyonel_ I second this! The live performance wrecked me on another level.
  21. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    I have been doing the exact same thing! I think I make a new playlist every couple of days. Also, so with you on alt-J, Sufjan, Sharon van Etten, and Joni Mitchell--all faves of mine too!
  22. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    OH I understand. When you said "(my name isn't jane)" I thought you meant that he'd called you by a different name haha. Still weird as hell to say "dear," and super uncomfortable imho.
  23. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    I can't tell if I'm more weirded out by the "dear" or by the fact that he called you by a totally different name!? ugh. Bizarre and annoying.
  24. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    @kendalldinniene You definitely do! I really recommend I Like America & America Likes Me, Love It If We Made It, I Couldn't Be More In Love, A Change of Heart, Paris, Robbers, Me, If I Believe You, and Inside Your Mind. That's like a million but yknow. The most famous ones are probably Chocolate, Sex, and The Sound, and those are all really good too! This gets me wondering--what kind of music do you all like? We've talked about books and movies, but not much about music yet.
  25. Bopie5

    2019 Applicants

    @jadeisokay Same for me! Their music really just makes me happy and gets me amped up. I can't even imagine what it's going to be like in person.
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