Thursday, March 27, 2003
MILLIONS OF SEVERELY OVEREXCITED CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO GOT INTO COLLEGE YESTERDAY!!!!!!!
(I won't name names, because I'll probably forget someone, and then they'll scream at me tomorrow morning. And when I come into school in the morning, all I want to do is maybe make it to and from my locker without having to shove freshmen out of the middle of the hall, and maybe sit on the floor in our designated little stretch of hallway and listen to people chatter and not be bothered. Because, you see, in the mornings I am in a fairly foul mood, due to the fact that I am awake, and also the fact that I have had to navigate around the freshmen. I do not deal well with irate people in the morning.)
Recently, while reading the New Yorker, I learned that the internet provider in Iraq is called Uruklink. Now, what does that make you think of? Immediately. What connections does your mind make?
I only ask because, upon seeing Uruklink, I instantly thought of the Uruk Hai. From Lord of the Rings. The fighting Uruk Hai, you know, the sort of big, nasty Orcs. Am I a horrible, incurable, irrepressible dork, or do others make the same connection? Please tell me I'm not alone in this.
I know that I am not alone in often writing 'Iraq' as 'Irak' now. That's what comes of getting all your news from french news websites. Other people in my class have confessed to similar difficulties.
My new email, by the by, is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Meowmail email address is still up and running, if you prefer that, but the Yahoo one is my new main email. My IM name, of course, remains the same as it ever was. A classic, that is.
I like not having math homework. It makes my mind more at ease.
What does not make my mind more at ease is the fact that I am still waiting to hear from so very many colleges. Of course, I won't get into any of them, since they are pretty much all reaches, but it would still be good to know so I can tell Michigan for sure. I am happy that I am in Michigan. It is good to be in one of your first choices nice and early. Still, April can't get here fast enough for my peace of mind.
Well, that's pretty much all there is to say right at this very moment, so here is a little dash of ant-eating joy for you.
Call me numbat. Am I not gloriously arrayed in my striped pelt?
He is most gloriously arrayed indeed.