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USS: Optimism

Postby Philaw » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:07 pm

"I'm thinking about being a crack dealer....not one of thos mean crack dealers, you know? A nice one. Like, 'Hey guys, anybody want to buy some crack?...

-Will Ferrell, Talladega Nights

So amidst deferrals, rejections, and anxiety, there has been a lot of pessimistic, negative, frankly discouraging posts about what may be happening at our schools of choice. This is the place where you can get a glimmer of sunshine to warm your day. What is the reason that YOUR acceptance is not yet here, although it is definately in the future?

- Georgetown has taken so long on the 12/01 Decision Rendered batch because it is taking the dean quite a while to write all of our individualized notes on the acceptances. -From JonB in Gtown 2013/(2014)

:D

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:20 pm

All of the schools to which I have applied, where my numbers are less than stellar, are holding off on accepting me until they can accept enough people to pad their USNWR rankings... THEN, due to my totally awesome PS, I will not only be granted entry, but also that full-ride that they reserve for people who discover the cure for some terrible disease or sail around the world solo at the age of 7.

I'm pretty sure that this is what has happened to me, though I would be interested to see if anyone else has had the same experience so far. :D

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:21 pm

The Will Ferrell quote cracked me up, by the way...

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby calicocat » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:22 pm

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby Philaw » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:26 pm

Oli wrote:
jackalope11 wrote:All of the schools to which I have applied, where my numbers are less than stellar, are holding off on accepting me until they can accept enough people to pad their USNWR rankings... THEN, due to my totally awesome PS, I will not only be granted entry, but also that full-ride that they reserve for people who discover the cure for some terrible disease or sail around the world solo at the age of 7.

I'm pretty sure that this is what has happened to me, though I would be interested to see if anyone else has had the same experience so far. :D


+1 you sailed around the world at age 7 too?????? :P


I heard that first, beginning at the age of 4, jackalope began reconstructing an exact replica of a Portugese Carrack which he/she sailed around the world in at the age of 17.

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:29 pm

Philaw wrote:What is the reason that YOUR acceptance is not yet here


Nobody likes me enough?

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby Philaw » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:32 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
Philaw wrote:What is the reason that YOUR acceptance is not yet here


Nobody likes me enough?


BOOOO.....get off my ship.

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:33 pm

Philaw wrote:
Oli wrote:
jackalope11 wrote:All of the schools to which I have applied, where my numbers are less than stellar, are holding off on accepting me until they can accept enough people to pad their USNWR rankings... THEN, due to my totally awesome PS, I will not only be granted entry, but also that full-ride that they reserve for people who discover the cure for some terrible disease or sail around the world solo at the age of 7.

I'm pretty sure that this is what has happened to me, though I would be interested to see if anyone else has had the same experience so far. :D


+1 you sailed around the world at age 7 too?????? :P


I heard that first, beginning at the age of 4, jackalope began reconstructing an exact replica of a Portugese Carrack which he/she sailed around the world in at the age of 17.



How did you know I was a he/she? Do you think I shoud have included that in my PS?

I started out trying to build a sloop... but really thought the carrack would present more of a challenge. Nothing like trying to furl some sails while holding on to a giant effing tiller, right?

Coincidence of all coincidences... it was named the USS: Optimism. :oops: Ouch... I'm usually good for a better punchline, but it's been a long admissions cycle already, ya dig?

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:34 pm

Oli wrote:
jackalope11 wrote:All of the schools to which I have applied, where my numbers are less than stellar, are holding off on accepting me until they can accept enough people to pad their USNWR rankings... THEN, due to my totally awesome PS, I will not only be granted entry, but also that full-ride that they reserve for people who discover the cure for some terrible disease or sail around the world solo at the age of 7.

I'm pretty sure that this is what has happened to me, though I would be interested to see if anyone else has had the same experience so far. :D


+1 you sailed around the world at age 7 too?????? :P



C-R-A-P! I used that for how I would make the school more diverse... Great, now if you tell me that you've applied to top law schools too, we're both screwed.

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby Philaw » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:35 pm

jackalope11 wrote:
Philaw wrote:
Oli wrote:
jackalope11 wrote:All of the schools to which I have applied, where my numbers are less than stellar, are holding off on accepting me until they can accept enough people to pad their USNWR rankings... THEN, due to my totally awesome PS, I will not only be granted entry, but also that full-ride that they reserve for people who discover the cure for some terrible disease or sail around the world solo at the age of 7.

I'm pretty sure that this is what has happened to me, though I would be interested to see if anyone else has had the same experience so far. :D


+1 you sailed around the world at age 7 too?????? :P


I heard that first, beginning at the age of 4, jackalope began reconstructing an exact replica of a Portugese Carrack which he/she sailed around the world in at the age of 17.



How did you know I was a he/she? Do you think I shoud have included that in my PS?

I started out trying to build a sloop... but really thought the carrack would present more of a challenge. Nothing like trying to furl some sails while holding on to a giant effing tiller, right?

Coincidence of all coincidences... it was named the USS: Optimism. :oops: Ouch... I'm usually good for a better punchline, but it's been a long admissions cycle already, ya dig?


You absolutely should have mentioned that...You'd get some serious URM boost.

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby SanBun » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:36 pm

Exactly, they use the high # to boost their rankings, and reserve the rest of spots for special polyglots and globetrotters like me, who took the LSAT in their third language and due to a very unique background will contribute significantly to diversity, enhancing the overall experience of the entire class in addition to spreading far across the globe the glory of the school by virtue of being an international baller.
Wow, this is the best i've ever felt in the past 3 weeks.

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:43 pm

SanBun wrote:Exactly, they use the high # to boost their rankings, and reserve the rest of spots for special polyglots and globetrotters like me, who took the LSAT in their third language and due to a very unique background will contribute significantly to diversity, enhancing the overall experience of the entire class in addition to spreading far across the globe the glory of the school by virtue of being an international baller.
Wow, this is the best i've ever felt in the past 3 weeks.



I think whenever someone asks me in an interview: "So, where do you see yourself in five years?" I am now going to answer: "I either see myself as a mogul in the emerging polyglot market, or perhaps I will even become an international baller." Awesome.

(BTW, me too... I needed this to stop hitting refresh to read about all of the other acceptances everyone else is getting while I still sit here and listen to the sound of crickets chirping.)

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby Philaw » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:44 pm

Duke has put me under review twice now with no decision rendered simply because the Dean can't adequately express how perfect I am for their program in every way, despite my mediocre hard factors. The first UR was when he had to scrap the first draft, and he is currently working on the second draft on his personal time while double-checking with the English Dept. to make sure it is written well enough. They couldn't put DR until that was done, as Duke has to e-mail me the same day. I understand.

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby Philaw » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:46 pm

jackalope11 wrote:
SanBun wrote:Exactly, they use the high # to boost their rankings, and reserve the rest of spots for special polyglots and globetrotters like me, who took the LSAT in their third language and due to a very unique background will contribute significantly to diversity, enhancing the overall experience of the entire class in addition to spreading far across the globe the glory of the school by virtue of being an international baller.
Wow, this is the best i've ever felt in the past 3 weeks.



I think whenever someone asks me in an interview: "So, where do you see yourself in five years?" I am now going to answer: "I either see myself as a mogul in the emerging polyglot market, or perhaps I will even become an international baller." Awesome.

(BTW, me too... I needed this to stop hitting refresh to read about all of the other acceptances everyone else is getting while I still sit here and listen to the sound of crickets chirping.)



:lol:

How does one crack the international baller market? It sounds interesting!

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:50 pm

Philaw wrote:Duke has put me under review twice now with no decision rendered simply because the Dean can't adequately express how perfect I am for their program in every way, despite my mediocre hard factors. The first UR was when he had to scrap the first draft, and he is currently working on the second draft on his personal time while double-checking with the English Dept. to make sure it is written well enough. They couldn't put DR until that was done, as Duke has to e-mail me the same day. I understand.



I totally think this is accurate. Writing stuff is HARD.

I know, I've had to write like 5,000 essays in the past two months, all about how awesome I am. And, even with all of THAT material to play with, it was tough.

Imagine how hard it must be for the Dean to come up with the adequate words to express your own awesomeness, when your PS was already so well written that all of the high points have been taken.

PhiLaw, it's in the bag!

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby SanBun » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:50 pm

Philaw wrote:
jackalope11 wrote:
SanBun wrote:Exactly, they use the high # to boost their rankings, and reserve the rest of spots for special polyglots and globetrotters like me, who took the LSAT in their third language and due to a very unique background will contribute significantly to diversity, enhancing the overall experience of the entire class in addition to spreading far across the globe the glory of the school by virtue of being an international baller.
Wow, this is the best i've ever felt in the past 3 weeks.



I think whenever someone asks me in an interview: "So, where do you see yourself in five years?" I am now going to answer: "I either see myself as a mogul in the emerging polyglot market, or perhaps I will even become an international baller." Awesome.

(BTW, me too... I needed this to stop hitting refresh to read about all of the other acceptances everyone else is getting while I still sit here and listen to the sound of crickets chirping.)



:lol:

How does one crack the international baller market? It sounds interesting!


easy. live in a politically unstable country and flee once chaos ensues. You will be forced to learn multiple foreign languages and become proficient in numerous cultures.

or: Just go out into the world and see where life takes you.

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:51 pm

Philaw wrote:
jackalope11 wrote:
SanBun wrote:Exactly, they use the high # to boost their rankings, and reserve the rest of spots for special polyglots and globetrotters like me, who took the LSAT in their third language and due to a very unique background will contribute significantly to diversity, enhancing the overall experience of the entire class in addition to spreading far across the globe the glory of the school by virtue of being an international baller.
Wow, this is the best i've ever felt in the past 3 weeks.



I think whenever someone asks me in an interview: "So, where do you see yourself in five years?" I am now going to answer: "I either see myself as a mogul in the emerging polyglot market, or perhaps I will even become an international baller." Awesome.

(BTW, me too... I needed this to stop hitting refresh to read about all of the other acceptances everyone else is getting while I still sit here and listen to the sound of crickets chirping.)



:lol:

How does one crack the international baller market? It sounds interesting!


I KNOW! I think you have to go to LS first though. Maybe SanBun can clue us in? (Nevermind... looks like I was too late)

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby SanBun » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:57 pm

jackalope11 wrote:
I KNOW! I think you have to go to LS first though. Maybe SanBun can clue us in? (Nevermind... looks like I was too late)


the market is becoming more competitive by the minute, but I will be offering apprenticeships soon. In fact, they offered me a show similar to donald trump's the apprentice. It's a back up in case ls doesn't work out.

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:04 pm

SanBun wrote:
jackalope11 wrote:
I KNOW! I think you have to go to LS first though. Maybe SanBun can clue us in? (Nevermind... looks like I was too late)


the market is becoming more competitive by the minute, but I will be offering apprenticeships soon. In fact, they offered me a show similar to donald trump's the apprentice. It's a back up in case ls doesn't work out.



Well, let me know when the market is flooded... I think it's pretty obvious (from when I decided to apply for LS) that I would prefer to make sure that jobs are hard to come by before I put myself out there, you know?

Is that too pessimistic for this thread? I kid, I kid. (Best Triumph impersonation)

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby calicocat » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:48 pm

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:17 am

You know, I thought this thread would tow the HMS: FREAKING OUT back to the shore of sanity, and that is NOT what is happening. :evil:

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby robin600 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:22 am

Philaw! I love how you used the ship analogy like me!!! and I heart your optimism!!!! i heart ships and optimism.

Right now I'm watching Glory Road, very inspiring and optimistic!

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby jackalope11 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:40 am

robin600 wrote:Philaw! I love how you used the ship analogy like me!!! and I heart your optimism!!!! i heart ships and optimism.

Right now I'm watching Glory Road, very inspiring and optimistic!



All due respect, but I believe it was the mighty Jackalope and Oli that made the first ship references on the thread... although I will give a hearty +1 for the use of "carrack" in a sentence to the esteemed Philaw esq. (2013).

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby robin600 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:52 am

jackalope11 wrote:
robin600 wrote:Philaw! I love how you used the ship analogy like me!!! and I heart your optimism!!!! i heart ships and optimism.

Right now I'm watching Glory Road, very inspiring and optimistic!



All due respect, but I believe it was the mighty Jackalope and Oli that made the first ship references on the thread... although I will give a hearty +1 for the use of "carrack" in a sentence to the esteemed Philaw esq. (2013).

Awww shit, I thought i was an original trend starter, my bad!!! Now I'm just a follower, but a proud follower!

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Re: USS: Optimism

Postby ILoveClowns8 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:05 am

Just popping in to say that I consider myself to be on this boat, thanks for the boost in optimism.




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