>I thought I'd wait before I blogged today to see if I had any school news. Two of my friends were admitted into the nonfiction writing program (one got a call from the program director waaaaaay back on Feb. 25, the other got a big welcome packet in the mail this past Wednesday), but I have heard bupkes. I've been assuming I'm not in anywhere (I also applied to Hunter College, which called people on Feb. 25), but hoped to find out fer shure, dude, before I took a week to gallivant with my sister and brother-in-law.

My rule of thumb is not to call admissions offices and pester people, as they have a zillion things to do, but since it would suck for poor Husband if he had to call me and tell me about rejections while I am gone, I decided to be proactive. I rang the New School, where the very nice woman told me no decision had been made on my application yet. She said that everything will be finished up next week. Oh well.

Other things that are on my mind:

Good: Girl Scout Cookies. I just picked up a box each of Samoas and Tag Alongs (as they are known in Chicago; in NYC, they call 'em "Caramel deLites" and Peanut Butter Patties). Yum.
Bad: Caramel de"Lites" my ass. Two cookies have 7 grams of fat and 140 calories. Of course I ate three of them, and topped my indulgence off with two of the chocolate peanut butter ones (8 grams of fat, 150 calories). Pants are tight....

Good: Barack Obama's mom, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro. I read an article in today's New York TImes about her that made me cry. She sounded like an utterly amazing, fantastic, wonderful, cool person.
Bad: She's not running for president. (In fact, she sadly died of ovarian cancer when she was only 53.)

Just thought I'd share.