DID YOU KNOW? The name of the “avocado” comes from the Spanish “abogado,” or “lawyer.” This is because the Spaniards who came to the New World couldn’t pronounce the Nahuatl word “ahuacatl,” so they simply chose the Spanish word that sounded closest to it.
Hey, according to Matt, they’re mailing regular decisions out tomorrow! I can feel you shivering with anticipation, with constructive interference and radiant energy and whatnot.
Let me tell you the story of when I got my admissions decision from MIT.
It was Monday… March 17, I believe. I forgot it was coming and Sam’s Mom told me that it was coming the week of the 22nd. I think her logic was that she would have time to hide it from me, figuring I was too young and stupid to know what a postmark was. That’s probably accurate. She tells me that I took extra long to walk home from school that day–I was usually home by 3:15 on Mondays, having finished up most of my extracurriculars by my last semester–and she probably almost fainted or something.
Anyway, Sam’s Mom was waiting at the door when I was like, two-thirds of the way up the block, and I was pretty dumb in high school, so I didn’t realize that anything was really out of the ordinary. Anyway, she didn’t really say anything, when I walked in, but merely thrust the large, non-tubular envelope at me. It was kind of exciting, and there was some jumping as we spilled it out on the kitchen table.
We were going to go out to dinner or something to celebrate, but we had already ordered pizza and didn’t really want it to go to waste, so we postponed that a few nights.
Anyway, that was way more exciting than sitting at my AOL inbox at 6 PM on April 2 and pressing “reload” over and over again… but whatever floats your boat!
When I am wealthy, I will float my boat in a swimming pool full of strawberry soda, and will ride in it with four mute Japanese girls, who I pay to model my own line of designer clothing (a la Gwen Stefani).
Sorry, trying to find motivation to keep doing these psets…
Tomorrow: A portrait of my UROP as a young man.