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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Actors, Vegans, Members, Followers

I want to let you all know that I have been accepted into the UIS Online English Program! They "received a record number of qualified applicants for fall 2007, so" I am "to be commended for being selected as a student in the program. Well done!" (See how I commended myself there?) Registration starts in two weeks, so this afternoon I'm going to figure out which classes I want to take. I'm very, very excited.

The acceptance took away all the sting from not progressing to Round 2 of the Gather.com First Chapters Contest. Really, it did. I expected to be a bit more bummed, but I'm really not. So, that's good.

*The title of this post was swiped from the subject line of a spam email I got several weeks ago from "Collection Agency". I've been saving it for just the right time. It's what I do.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

A very BIG *Congratulations* to you!

Sorry you didn't make the second round, I was very disappointed, but good to see the new news has lifted your spirits.

I think you writting is great and will only get better now.

anon(ymous), ex that is & I am humbled and stand corrected. Please forgive me.

Brooke said...

Way to go!!!

hoesayfina said...

so, will you be entitled to the "student" discount at the movie theatre? :)

congrats! very exciting. -maria

Adam said...

Fantastic! Congrats!

mary said...

1. That's awesome! Congratulations!!!

2. I think that you DEFINITELY qualify for the student discount now. Of course, you may have to figure a way around the school ID card thing. The ticket people are real sticklers about that.

3. Too bad about the Gather thing. I just spent some time looking at the announcement article--and then the ensuing comments. It made me throw up in my mouth a little bit, and be kind of glad you're not involved anymore.

4. Can we see the rest of the story now? I'm going nuts over here!

5. That last sentence could also have stood on its own.

6. I love the title. It makes me want to write a short story around it. Well, maybe not me specifically--I'm more of a sci-fi/fantasy type of girl; maybe you could write it, and then I could just read it and laugh a whole lot. =D

Mary said...

7. I'm a big dork. I just checked the story site, and read the rest of it--soo good! I left you some comments there as well. =D

angela said...

you should have called me!!!!!! I had the busiest week and weekend, and this is the first chance I've had to check your site. Sorry.

CONGRATULATIONS! I'M SO PROUD!

And screw those Gather people. I haven't checked, but I'm sure the ones that advanced are the ones that have the most friends on Gather, and have been Gather people for a while, so have had time to do that whole thing. It didn't seem fair to begin with to be honest.