Sunday, August 14, 2005

College-searching, T.C.-style

I finally haul out the massive (massive!) bag of college propaganda that has been accumulating over the past year and a half. It is very daunting. I create five categories*, from !!! to eugh!, and proceed to sort sort sort, while—appropriately enough—Stephen Merritt assures me in the background that I’m “absolutely cuckoo”. Quite a while later I ceremoniously dispose of the eugh! pile and put the remaining piles in separate brown paper bags (I wonder if I will ever refer to them again?). Because I get the feeling that my dad was itching to throw away the 4th-tier bag behind my back, I decide to get creative with the bag labeling; they are now obliquely labeled Death, Dream, Desire, and Delirium—four of the Endless from oldest to youngest. Since I can quite confidently say that no one in my family knows the Endless family hierarchy besides myself, I think my 4th-tier bag (Delirium) is quite safe indeed.

So maybe I didn’t accomplish too much in terms of colleges. But I pretty much have a list worked out, and as much as I might deceive myself about how additional research will broaden my choices and whatnot, I bet I’ll end up applying to what I have now. Whether I get in or not is another matter.
*I also made a sixth semi-category just for the Claremont colleges, because I don’t know the difference between them and the sheer volume of literature—this of course being Ulysses-type literature, judging from page count at least—was skewing my other categories.
(NB: itwontfuckingkillyou; Scarlet’s Walk; grapefruit juice; ER; secret societies; Tristan Tzara; Big Country)


From itwontfuckingkillyou--why do I like this?

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Oh, and in case you were wondering (you weren’t), here are some things I have eaten as a lame candy-subsitute when I needed to satiate my insane sweet-tooth but there was no ice cream or candy about:
  1. Chocolate-flavored calcium chew
  2. Flintstone vitamin
  3. Sugar cube
  4. Breath mints
  5. Cough drops
Today I employed numbers 1 and 4. Mmm-mm.

Good night; I can't wait till tomorrow because Sunday is my favorite day of the week, you know.

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TC

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