Authors Note: Check out the pic above for reference. For some reason, I could not post the pic and my message in the same blog, so I had to do it in two separate blogs. Whatever.
Get ready for a long post kiddies.First of all, I am sorry that I said this post would be up the other day and it was not. Just as someone should have advised my ex-brother in law when he he promised on his wedding day to stay with my older sister until “death do them part”, I should not make promises I can’t keep. I would have posted sooner, but I had problems with deciding on what picture to put with my post. I chose this one of Dale and I at our post-reception wedding party. I was soooooo happy. This post is about an e-mail I got that made my mood the absolute opposite of what I was feeling in the picture above. Just read the frickin’ e-mail already!
Dear Sarah, The faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has completed its review of applicants for the MA program in Speech-Language Pathology for the Fall 2005 semester. At this time you are on a waiting list for admission. We did want to let you know your status so that you may include this information in your planning for graduate school.We had an extraordinary number of highly qualified applicants, and it is simply not possible to admit all such individuals to the program, as much as we would like to. We have asked those applicants who were admitted in the first round to let us know by April 15th whether they plan to enroll in our program. At that time, therefore, we will have a much better idea whether we will be able to admit you for a spot in our incoming class. Accordingly, as of this date we have not yet made a recommendation to the Graduate and International Admissions Center regarding your status (that is, as of now you have neither been formally admitted nor denied admission). The official action will be taken only after we can determine available space in the program.Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information at this time.Sincerely,Dana J. WoolfGraduate Program Coordinator
SONS OF BITCHES!!!! If I don’t get into the program, I would have much rather them just flat out not have accepted me. Right now, I am appreciative of the fact that I still have a chance, but it is like waiting for a deeply penetrating splinter to work its way out of your finger tip because you can’t reach it with tweezers. I just thought you would all want to know my grad school status. For those of you who believe in God, say a lil’ prayer for me. For those of you that don’t believe in God, I’ll say a lil’ prayer for you.
“The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer for you
While combing my hair, nowAnd wondering what dress to wear, now
I say a little prayer for you
Forever, forever, you'll stay in my heartAnd I will love you
Forever, forever, we never will partOh, how I'll love you
Together, together, that's how it must be
To live without youWould only be heartbreak for me”