My first deadline is now less than a week away—Thursday, December 1. Dum, dum, dum! But behind all of my lazy blogging this month, I’ve actually been catching up with my applications and I’m in pretty good shape currently. After this one, I have due dates of December 5, 9, 15, and 31 before the January onslaught hits. Hopefully, once I get this first app in the rest will follow in streamline fashion—hopefully.
|This is actually a pretty good impression of me... after moving in with Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern when they got locked out.|
And though I hate this and all other upcoming applications, the schools I’m applying to, and their dastardly deadlines, I can’t help appreciate the appropriate timing of these deadlines. Now that Thanksgiving is officially over and the Christian, commercial, and secular worlds can finally sink their collective teeth into Christmas, what better time to introduce a ticking clock? Think of any Christmas movie that you’ve ever seen—from Rudolph to Home Alone—there’s always some kind of countdown to Christmas where the characters need to accomplish something by Christmas morn, or at least hold on until then. All I need now is a cartoony colander laden with black ‘X’’s to count the days down to the respective doom days—application Armageddon. Hmm, really too many religious references in this post me thinks.
What does any of this mean? It means I’m sitting around trying to clean up my writing pieces and struggling to put on the final tinsley touches on my statements of purposes, so instead I’m writing this post—sweet distraction. But I shall return to my stupid work—some time, soonish—with a ticking clock in my head and thoughts of Macaulay Culkin throwing paint cans at Joe Pesci. ‘Tis the season.