So I just read Ben’s post regarding the official release date of early action decisions. SIX DAYS! Six days! Man, that’s a short time. When I was your age, we didn’t have any official release date to count down to because they came in the mail. In tubes. We also walked six miles to school every day, uphill. Both ways.
Anyway, I was thinking we could all be scared together because in six days, I’ll be six days closer to finals. And that kinda blows because nobody likes finals. (Thus, in lieu of studying, I’m sitting on The Angela Monster‘s bed with May and Liz ’11 and talking about what to blog about.) Also, nobody likes the suspense of big life decisions, but I can suggest a couple things to ease the pain. It’s the big sequel to last year’s Things To Do While Waiting For Decisions:
Things To Do While Waiting for Decisions, Part II!
1. Consider majoring in completely random majors that lend themselves to terrible puns. (“Like statistics. Statistically speaking, it’s a very unpopular major.” -Liz ’11)
2. Think up really horrible names for this sequel list. (Return of the Blog?)
3. Get in the kitchen with your mom and don’t leave until you’ve learned her secrets. (I REGRET NOT DOING THIS SO MUCH. I miss Korean food like I miss my own bed. Also, you’ll get to spend quality time with your mom and THAT is something you should not take for granted. Your parents gave so much to make you into the fascinating person you are – don’t deprive them of the pleasure of getting to hang out with you.)
4. Campaign to save Mr. Splashy Pants. (You named him, now save him.)
5. Celebrate the last two days of your favorite Jewish holiday with people you love. (I spent the earlier part of the evening on Burton Two- sometimes affectionately called ‘Burton Jew’ for its Jewish residents – eating latkes. I almost cut off my ring finger dicing onions.)
6. Work out a lot, and then count the number of days left on the number of
pectoral abdominal (SORRY.. my mistake. I suck. Thanks to those who pointed it out to me) muscles you have. (Worst joke ever. Sorry. Wish I had a six pack.)
7. Thank everyone who made it possible for you to get to this point. (Do it now, before you find out what happens. It makes the gesture more genuine – even though it’s genuine either way – and your teachers and parents deserve it. Yeah, this was on the list last year, but it’s important, okay?)
8. Play Funny Farm. (It’ll probably take you over six days since I (and several people on my floor) have been working on it for almost two weeks now and am STILL working on the meta puzzle, but it’s an incredibly addictive game and I’m going to try to beat it tonight before finals really set in. Anyone know an eight-letter word having to do with the location of M*A*S*H?)
9. Be productive and start working on more applications. (You probably already have, and nobody wants to hear this stuff – but with big decisions like these, it’s absolutely crucial not to invest all your hopes into one place. Especially because there’s no way you can know how a school will fit you and force you to grow until after you’ve been there for some time.)
10. Relax. Relax. Relax. Relllaaaxxxxx. (“I can’t relax! Who IS this girl, and why does SHE think she can tell me to relax??” Uh, because I was you two years ago, and I absolutely know what it’s like to be stressed to your very core about what’s going to happen. I know nothing I say will really truly be convincing, but it’s my advice to you. Turn up Mika’s “Relax”, dance around in your underwear, and relax. Whatever happens will happen, and at this point there’s nothing you can do to change it. Mika says relax. Take it eeee-aaaa-sy.)
On another note – I apologize for being slightly MIA for the past week or so! This weekend was our fall dance show, which left me incredibly exhausted. But I’m back, and I’ll definitely post some pictures from Dance Troupe shortly, as well as write about majors (this post is long overdue, I know). In the mean time, if you can think of any other topics you’d like me to focus on, let me know.
And with that, I hope your waiting goes well, and that you escape the next six days with your sanity!