ridgey Posted January 24, 2009 Share Posted January 24, 2009 So, as I try to distract myself from thinking about getting admission decisions, and procrastinate from writing my thesis, I've been watching more tv than normal. The audition rounds of American Idol have been on (I'm not in America, in case Idol isn't on/is way ahead over there and you're confused), and it reminded me of grad-school applications. NO IDEA why - probably the general large-numbers-of-people-asking-to-be-judged-by-experts-in-the-field-they-hope-to-be-in-ness of it all. Why I'd rather be an Idol contestant: [*]The competition is televised! [*]The other competitors are right there, not an unknown quantity [*]If I won, I'd get to be famous and popular Why I'd rather apply to grad school [*]My rejections won't be harsh and delivered in person, with laughter (hopefully) [*]If I "won", my status as geek/nerd/eccentric would be official Other thoughts? They don't have to fit these categories. This could be an important piece of research, potentially leading to those vital publications for many of us! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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