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Ben Jones

Mar 11, 2005

Today’s Mailing Day

Posted in: Miscellaneous

Waited until midnight so I could post on the 11th officially (EST, anyway) - we'll be mailing in less than 24 hours. Wow.

For me this is a huge thing. You guys are my first MIT class, which means that I am highly emotional about it - overwhelmed for the admits and devastated for the denied. In fact, joking aside in the previous thread, I honestly don't know yet who got in - with rare exception, I couldn't bring myself to look. Because I truly want all of you here and for that reason, tomorrow is going to break my heart in a lot of ways.


Tonight feels like xmas eve. I distracted myself with a transition shave. It's supposed to say "MIT" - but I suck at shaving. Hope you enjoy anyway. The real shave will come when the letters are in the mail.

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Wow, that picture is AWFUL.

Posted by: Ben on March 11, 2005

Nice....!!! wink! I can see the MIT though, haha. Thank you sooo much Ben, and I hope to see all of you guys at MIT this fall(or CPW)!

Posted by: Megan on March 11, 2005


Posted by: nghi on March 11, 2005

I bet you're gonna turn a few heads tomorrow on your way to work. smile!

Posted by: Megan on March 11, 2005

Very cute ben but....... copycat! sheesh

G'luck to all applicants!

Posted by: David A. on March 11, 2005

i think you should submit this picture to MIT so they can post it on the homepage. it's beyond creative. very MIT-ish.

Posted by: nghi on March 11, 2005 look like one badass dude; if you don't mind my saying so. grin

Posted by: hedwig on March 11, 2005

Simply stunning.

So, um, Ben... did you say you take public transit to work, hmmmmm?

Posted by: leftcoast mom on March 11, 2005

GO BEN!!! ;-D

Posted by: Prashant on March 11, 2005

Hehee I agree, make that the MIT homepage pic for today!!

Posted by: Prashant on March 11, 2005

Yeah. It is great for the homepage.

Posted by: jpsi on March 11, 2005

hahaha nice pic

Posted by: Good News on March 11, 2005


Posted by: 0 on March 11, 2005

forget mit,

does anyone see how stupid ryan is for going for only Marissa? Should be Ryan + Marissa + Alex. The possibilities!


Star Wars Trailer!


Posted by: Gordon Freeman on March 11, 2005

When you say letters are mailed today, does that mean this morning (ie already mailed, so that some of us can get them Saturday), or this afternoon?

Posted by: S&Mer on March 11, 2005

My first real college response letter *GASP* it's supposed to snow tonight....and tomorrow...I hope that doesn't delay the mailman! I live only 2 hrs away, how long can it take to get here?!!!

I'll post again when I get it...I hope it's big I hope it's big!! if it's the small one...give me a few days to get over the devestation before I say officially declare it....I'm allowed to live in denial for a little bit!

Posted by: Kledia on March 11, 2005

if i don't get in... i'm joining the dark side. the dark side!!!

BTW everyone.. seth cohen is a retard.. wtf is this "so cute.. soo cute" thing he keeps saying? annoying as heck.. Summer should punch him.

Posted by: NoCreativity on March 11, 2005

ben... aaaahhhh a redneck is deciding my future! hahah.. u remind me of hogan... the wrestler.

Posted by: NoCreativity on March 11, 2005

David A - LOL, I actually stole the idea from an MIT homepage pic awhile back - some dude had shaved it into his head. wink

Wish I could make it the homepage pic today! But they book that months in advance, and I wasn't quick enough. There's always next year!

S&Mer; - It'll be this afternoon, but we did that for EA and some folks still got them on Saturday.

Kledia - fingers crossed, I am soooo tired of snow. Grrrr, where is spring?!?

NoCreativity - alas, your app and I did not cross paths unfortunately, so the hulkster did not bestow his talents upon your fate. :-(

Best of luck everyone! I'm pulling for all of you!

Posted by: Ben on March 11, 2005

Alas, I am dying of heart-strokes o_O It seems like this time of the year is the breeding ground of rumors...

So impatient right now :(

Posted by: Ipsen on March 11, 2005

for some reason, this whole spring vs. winter thing reminded me of the wasteland by t s eliot:
"April is the cruellest month, breeding / lilacs out of the dead lad, miing/ memory and desire, stirring/ dull roots with spring rain./ winter kept us warm, covering/ earth in forgetfrul snow, feeding/ a little life with dried tubers."
hehehe it seems like high school seniors put a new definition to "April is the cruellest month" hehe. all that anxiety!
good luck everyone! wink
here's a star to wish upon: *
((goodluck hug))
((maybe one more))
((and another one))

Posted by: uj on March 11, 2005

Hey ben - do u know if you or matt read my application

Posted by: viggy on March 11, 2005

My actual name would be vigneshwar venkat on the application - so...

Posted by: viggy on March 11, 2005

Hahahaha I have the fan turned on here... :-p

Posted by: Prashant on March 11, 2005

viggy, ben did not read indian applications this year.

Posted by: Prashant on March 11, 2005

Does anyone know who were the readers of Vietnamese applications this year?

Posted by: Ipsen on March 11, 2005

Hey Viggy - Prashant is right - I was only minimally involved with int'l apps this year, and not involved at all with India. Not sure about Matt.

Posted by: Ben on March 11, 2005

When I pictured the whole process I never thought I would be *so* anxious about the first college decision.
Is it true that if an international student is admitted the mail will be DHLed and if rejected it will be sent using US Postal Service ?
Anxious, anxious, anxious, but there's nothing we can do right now, alas!
Good luck to everyone and let's hope we'll meet each other in Boston (hey YOU are the OC guy I read about on Ben's blog?!? SWELL)...

Anxi, I mean good luck ppl :p

Posted by: Theo on March 11, 2005

Sounds right, Theo...

Posted by: Prashant on March 11, 2005

awesome shaving skills, way cool.

hmm, I was wondering, if you knew about our admissions decision, would you tell us now, since the mail is already out? smile

Posted by: canadiangirl on March 11, 2005

HAHAHA LOL!! You look like a baby!!!!
We want HAIRY BEN BACK!!!!
btw did you know many ppl haven'e shaved in a long time, to give you company wink

*proceeds to the washroom to shave, himself*
shhhh .... :D

Posted by: The Big Boys :D on March 11, 2005

hahaha nice, very nice Ben..

anyway, thanks for all the work you've done for us. You've done a great job! Now a big envelope in my mail box will finish this long journey (hopefully not a small letter that says "YOU'RE REJECTED")

Merçi beaucoup! Gracias!

Posted by: Dongyon Kang on March 11, 2005

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