Thursday, January 26, 2012

it's gonna be a good day, just wait and see

earlier today, i walked into mason with a purpose. i was convinced that, having not heard from them a week into the semester, i was rejected, and they hadn't bothered to send me anything telling me so. i was ready to tell them that i thought they were unprofessional, disrespectful, and cheap. i go to the office and get some of this out when the dude at the desk asks me for my name and student id. i give them to him, he stares at his computer for a minute, and then he says he'll go print out my letter. i assume he means my rejection letter, so i sit down and wait. he comes back after a few minutes, hands me an envelope, and says, "i'm really sorry..." before i can answer he continues with, "but you're going to have to come back to school for a while longer. pleasant surprise, right?"

i was so convinced that i was rejected, so ready to accept it, that i didn't understand what he was saying for a couple of seconds. and then it hit me: i got accepted into the phd program. i managed to completely fool an entire committee of people into thinking that i knew enough about something to try and get a phd. how in the world did that happen? now let's just hope that i can continue to fool them into giving me the degree.

so anyway, i was at my parents house today while my husband was at class. when my mom dropped me off back home (only having one car brings back serious memories of pre-license days), my husband was already here. i went to get junior from my bedroom and waiting for me on the bed was a card and present (a new purse since i've been dragging my heels getting one but constantly saying that i need a new one). and then we ate a giant snickers bar (or like, a piece of it) that deserves a picture. if only i felt like uploading it.

anyway, long story short: i got into the program, got a new bag, and ate snickers. overall, a pretty awesome day.

*Good Day - Jewel



    Though you should have got that sooner. Lost in the mail???

  2. anonymous hippopotamusJanuary 27, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    Awesomeness...kind reminds me of your birthday when i got you gilmore girls and you got a cell phone and it was just an all around awesome day.

  3. r.: thank you!!

    Hannah: right? and then the letter was like, you have until 1/31 to confirm your acceptance. that's in a couple of days. if i sat around waiting for the one in the mail (which still hasn't arrived) i probably woulda missed it.

    anonymous hippopotamus: hmm i could have sworn that i got gilmore girls the year after i got my cell phone. in either case, both were awesome days.

  4. Congratulations! The PHD program was never in doubt!

  5. thank you! we should get together for lunch one day to celebrate. with anisah. and if anees wants to come. i feel kind of stupid being so young and inexperienced and getting one, though.

  6. Anonymous hippopotamusJanuary 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Omg your right..i was married when I got you gilmore girls. Lucky! Two awesome not fair...i can barely remember one awesome birthday

  7. anonymous hippopotamusJanuary 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    *you're my phone autocorrected it to your

  8. actually, i tend to always have awesome birthdays. i dunno what it is, but they always turn out to be awesome days with awesome presents and awesome food and just all around awesomeness. and whatever. your birthdays lasted all freakin summer. i'm sure there was awesomeness in there.

  9. anonymous hippopotamusJanuary 29, 2012 at 6:39 AM

    ONE birthday lasted all summer...and its only because the parents felt bad that we were driving across country and making me leave my friends. the others were spent on an airplane or being miserable that we weren't on an airplane.