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I've almost purchased things like this in the past.

 

I've really taken to the Italian Sangiovese grape recently. I went "oldie but goody" tonight with an Australian Shiraz Cabernet. 

 

 

Ha- I actually finished a bottle of Sangiovese last night, which is uncharacteristic.  Not sure what I think about the grape: bought the particular bottle as an investigatory foray.  I can't say that I got anything really that notable out of it, mostly "yep, it's a red wine" but then I was drinking it while killing a box of girl scout cookies... so the sugar probably blew out my already-dicey palate.

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In at UPenn. I'm at a loss for words. I'm hoping everyone else who has been shut out so far receives some good news soon (hopefully a few more today who also get into Penn).

That was me.   I've applied for 4 rounds.   Finally.

...

 

I mean, I get that there was some action earlier, but I feel like today should have brought more news. I don't know why I was convinced it would, but I was.

 

We're still pretty early yet. (Although, my impression is that the the timelines suggested by the results database are not as predictive this year).

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Ha- I actually finished a bottle of Sangiovese last night, which is uncharacteristic.  Not sure what I think about the grape: bought the particular bottle as an investigatory foray.  I can't say that I got anything really that notable out of it, mostly "yep, it's a red wine" but then I was drinking it while killing a box of girl scout cookies... so the sugar probably blew out my already-dicey palate.

 

I think the reason I've enjoyed it so much recently is because it's very simple. It's known for being less aromatic than, say, a Pinot Noir (by the way, a German Spätburgunder, particularly from the vineyards of Baden, comes highly recommended from this novice oenophile), but it's a very old grape with a rich heritage (its name comes from the Latin for blood of Jove, which I think is really cool).

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Don't have anything to add about wine. However, my family has a snaps distillery (is that how you call it?). My alcoholic drinks of choice thus contain considerably more alcohol than your typical wine. We do also make our own liquor from home-distilled schnaps, which I love!

 

Regarding hearing back: It's still extremely early, I expect big things especially in the first Feb week.

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Ugh, I feel bad about my life now hahaha. I've read that men can drink 2-3 glasses a night without adversely affecting their health. I seem to be doing fine in that regard. :)

I think that Carménère is also relatively popular from South American vinyards (at least a few years ago, when I was drinking more in the  jammy / spicy range).  Of course, shiraz won the popularity contest, but I vaguely recall seeing a quite a bit of Carmémère from Chile. Might be a good place to look if you find you like the grape.

 

One of these days, I'm going to splurge and buy myself a periodic table of wine poster.

I have a wine map of France that's designed to look like a NYC subway map. It makes me ridiculously happy.

(P.S. My bottle count is .5 for today. My husband thought Prosecco would take my mind off Wisconsin)

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Don't have anything to add about wine. However, my family has a snaps distillery (is that how you call it?). My alcoholic drinks of choice thus contain considerably more alcohol than your typical wine. We do also make our own liquor from home-distilled schnaps, which I love!

 

Regarding hearing back: It's still extremely early, I expect big things especially in the first Feb week.

Truth. Looks like the first two weeks of Feb will be awesome if you get in, and the last  two weeks rough if you don't!

 

I have a theory that the MIT ad com is meeting due to slight changes to their online system...

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Truth. Looks like the first two weeks of Feb will be awesome if you get in, and the last  two weeks rough if you don't!

 

 

True that. I have to be away the first two weeks of Feb, but I am dreading getting back and dealing with no news or bad news. Boo. 

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Truth. Looks like the first two weeks of Feb will be awesome if you get in, and the last  two weeks rough if you don't!

 

I have a theory that the MIT ad com is meeting due to slight changes to their online system...

 

ooh i do hope MIT lets us know earlier than last year.  I'm pretty sure columbia met sometime this week too. I wonder how many rounds the adcomm meets before making their final decisions.

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OK, I've now gotten three emails from people who we admitted two days ago but who haven't been notified by the Graduate School.

 

I am really, really sorry that some of you are being left hanging. I'll bring this to the attention of the Graduate School next week.

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This is true, but I wasn't actually using GradCafe when BFB was giving out details. The info I received from my POI was radically different (I guess he was just excited) from the BFB version of admissions, so I had no problem emailing him. 

 

PM me the details, wouldja? I need to be clearer about something with somebody, but I don't know what or who. Thanks.

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PM me the details, wouldja? I need to be clearer about something with somebody, but I don't know what or who. Thanks.

No thank you. Everyone was (is) professional and that is all that matters. 

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Truth. Looks like the first two weeks of Feb will be awesome if you get in, and the last  two weeks rough if you don't!

 

I have a theory that the MIT ad com is meeting due to slight changes to their online system...

 

oh, what do you say makes things different for MIT this year??

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Could just be that they take applicant data and add it to their list-serv. I wouldn't take it to indicate anything (though I hope I'm wrong as in, they now want you, their Ph.D. admit, to be familiar with their other programs). ;)

 

Oh great, now I'm worried because I didn't get the email. I checked "no" as well on the MA front.

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I have a wine map of France that's designed to look like a NYC subway map. It makes me ridiculously happy.

(P.S. My bottle count is .5 for today. My husband thought Prosecco would take my mind off Wisconsin)

 

I got screamed (no, really, screamed) at by my boss this afternoon and none of my schools ever alert before Feb....I will be almost for sure surpassing that. * snarl *

 

Congrats to all the admits since the last time I said congrats!

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So what schools do we think will be notifying over the course of the next week? Any that haven't already shown up on the results board? 

Really hoping the answer to this question includes Pittsburgh and UC-Santa Barbara :)

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I'm certainly hoping for Wisconsin news to drop. What about Duke or TAMU? Only scattered postings on the results board thus far, but based upon past results, one could be forgiven for thinking they too will soon notify.

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