i sent in my deposit to stanford last week and am pretty excited about it. i'd love to go to yale, but don't have my hopes too high. even without yale in the picture, it was a tough decision, but i think i made the right choice for me.
and the fatalist part of me thinks that the gods of the admissions season want me absolutely to go out to the west coast to try something new. had i got into (or should i get into) yale, that wouldn't have (won't) happen.