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Wait List / Re: Like to get an opinion on my WL situation
« on: August 05, 2004, 01:46:06 PM »
I would say it is a good sign.  At least they are communicating with you.  I have never received ANYTHING from the school I am waiting on; not a "your application is complete", not
you are on the waitlist", nothing.  I have got what little info I have received on the phone, that is how I found out I was on the waitlist.  I called them 7-13 amd they said they were sending out letters the end of that week and the next closing out the waitlist.  Think I would have received a letter, NO, so I have no idea if I am still on the list or if since I called, they figure telling me over the phone is enough.  Winded, but I think you are in good shape.  Good luck


And I thought my school had awful communication.  That sucks, REDNED, hope it works out for you!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Help me name my kitty!
« on: August 05, 2004, 01:24:53 PM »
Coconut, Ghost, Glacier, Marshmallow, Houdini?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Help me name my kitty!
« on: August 05, 2004, 01:09:24 PM »
Call him Yeti.  He looks like a yeti.

ZAP

I like that - good one!  Cute kitty! :)

I recently helped some friends name their new kitten.  It took an entire evening of running through every name we could think of.  They ended up calling her Gracie.  He says it's after Grace Kelly, but she and I keep calling her Gracie Lou Freebush, from Sandra Bullok's character in Miss Congeniality.  He is not particularly pleased.

My pets are named after literary figures: Beckett and Wharton.  Lame and pretentous, I know, but definitely unique...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What's your favorite store to shop at?
« on: August 05, 2004, 12:50:26 PM »
x

we got a bunch of Barnes and Nobles with Starbucks attached.

sorry daynee but that is one of my biggest pet peeves - when people say "barnes and nobles." just because the store is two people's names doesn't mean it is possessive. i also don't like it when people say "happy new years" as opposed to "happy new year."

Whoa, grammar police!   :P

If you look a little closer, you'll notice I was using Barnes and Nobles as the plural of Barnes and Noble, as in "a bunch of."  In my original post about the store, I used the singular, Barnes and Noble.  Perhaps you would have prefered I say Barnes and Noble stores?

Oh, and the possessive form of Barnes and Noble would be Barnes and Noble's, anyway.

Sheesh.  Get a life, man...  ;D

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Wait List / Re: Like to get an opinion on my WL situation
« on: August 05, 2004, 11:56:01 AM »
Hang in there... it sounds promising. I wish you the best of luck!

I shudder at the thought that I will most likely be in this situation next year, with some of the schools I am going to apply to. :(

Thanks!  I shudder at the thought that I'm actually considering putting myself through this again next year! :(

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What's your favorite store to shop at?
« on: August 05, 2004, 11:53:46 AM »
Yeah, Pottery Barn is nice but they don't have any of my money.

As for Barnes & Nobles, I prefer Borders. I go to Borders every Sunday to read the paper and get a bagel. They have plenty of my money. I just bought the Da Vinci Code narrated on CDs for my long moving trip.

There's a Borders where I live, and that used to be my favorite bookstore.  Then we got a bunch of Barnes and Nobles with Starbucks attached.  I'm a sucker for Starbucks.

The DaVinci Code is so good.  Definitely one of the best books I've read this year.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What's your favorite store to shop at?
« on: August 05, 2004, 11:43:41 AM »
For clothes?  Old Navy. 

But my all-time favorite stores to shop are Sephora, Pottery Barn, and Barnes & Noble.  They have so much of my money, it's not funny...

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Wait List / Re: Like to get an opinion on my WL situation
« on: August 05, 2004, 11:22:34 AM »
I think that it is definitely a good sign that they telephoned you. It is possible that they are considering the possibility of students dropping out at the last minute. They might be taking their top waitlist candidates and calling to see who would definitely go if they have to fill the spot at the last minute. Good luck! (I feel your waitlist pain--they're horrid)

Thanks - what really gets me is that I talked to the same person both times, but she played dumb when I called to follow up.  And, when they called me, I point-blank asked them if this meant I was next in line.  They didn't confirm it, but they sure as hell didn't deny it. 

Now, I would think that if they were just calling everyone on the waitlist to see who wanted to remain on the wait list because they didn't want to take the time to send letters again (2 WL letters have been sent already), they would tell me so when I asked them if this meant I was pretty much in.  The conversation went like this:

Them: "The director was looking at your file and wanted me to call... Would you accept a seat if one was offered?"

Me: "Yes! Does that mean people are declining admission and you're moving to the wait list?  Am I next in line?"

Them:  "Well, I can't offer any guarantees, but the director wanted me to give you a call.  We should have something concrete in a couple of days."


It should have gone like this:

Them: "The director was looking at your file and wanted me to call... Would you accept a seat if one was offered?"

Me: "Yes! Does that mean people are declining admission and you're moving to the wait list?  Am I next in line?"

Them:  "Well, I can't offer any guarantees, we're calling everyone who's still on the waitlist to get a feel for who would accept a seat.  Unfortunately, we're still overenrolled, and may not be able to make a decision, if any, until the week of orientation.  Do you still want to remain on the list?"


I mean, seriously, how difficult would that have been?  Grumble grumble...




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Wait List / Like to get an opinion on my WL situation
« on: August 05, 2004, 10:12:03 AM »
Hey.  I've been posting my WL woes in the University of Richmond thread, but I'd like to throw it out there to the general readership.  I posted the following last week... Has anyone been in a similar situation for another school and/or what do you think about the situation?

Okay.  So, last week, I get a call at work and it's UR.  They ask me if I were to be accepted, would I attend?  I, of course, said absolutely (almost pulled a Mr. Big and said abso-f-in'-lutely, but I luckily refrained).  They said something should be decided within a couple of days.  That was last Monday.  I haven't heard anything since.  So, I call this morning to ask them what's up, and I get the run around and completely get the impression that they won't be accepting people off the list after all, but they could call me anytime between now and the first day of orientation.

Now, when they called me, they did say there weren't any guarantees.  However, through all of my reading and research, if and when a LS goes to the trouble to ask a waitlisted applicant, "If we were to accept you, would you attend?" it's the step immediately preceeding actually offering a seat (because they're not going to offer unless they know they aren't wasting their time).  So, how insane is it that I finally get this call, and now it looks like there's no hope after all?

Did anyone else get this call?

Definitely cruel and unusual punishment, if you ask me... 


Thanks for any opinions and insight! :)

P.S. Also, prior to this phone call, all other correspondence was exclusively in writing.

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News Discussion / Re: Same sex marriage - the battle spreads
« on: August 04, 2004, 03:36:58 PM »
Zap - you're kidding, right?  I mean, really, please tell me you are kidding...

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