Monday, January 02, 2006

To Infinity & Beyond!

Here's the official backstory:

I am, it turns out, a mediocre student at best. However, I'm good at standardized testing, and I fill my time up with lots of other things that aren't actually relevant to my course of academic study, so really, I'm "bright and community-service oriented."

When I applied to law school, I decided that I'd been doing the B+, almost-good-enough thing for too long, so I carpeted bombed essentially every top 20 school with applications, plus a few more added because of fee waivers or momentary distrust for my "3 Fs" philosophy: Fees, Financial Aide, & Forget about it.

Here's how the plan went: I applied to a gripload of schools, and then pretended it never happened (denial is this new black). That way, there's no losing: if you get a 'yes,' its an exciting little surprise in your mailbox. If you get a 'no,' well, it was probably for someone else anyway, right?

Since I didn't actually plan on getting accepted by anyone, I planned on taking my chances, seeing who I could fool, and then moving on with my life. It was fun....Here's the story, re-posted at the request of someone fabulous.

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How public—like a Frog—
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