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Posted on 2005.10.18 at 21:37
Music: gin blossoms-hey jealousy
can someone please explain to me how colleges expect us to write anything of significance or revealing about ourselves in 500 words or less? the deeper i get into it, the more and more rediculous and overhyped this whole college application process seems. i've written an essay that i acutally kind of like: it's quite honest and ciandid, but very me. i feel like if a college doesn't like what it says about who i am or what i believe in, then i probably don't belong there anyway. however, i've practically butchered the thing with editing, and it's still 668 words. i'm not stressing, just frustrated. if i have to get this thing down to 500 words all of the life and emotion will be sucked out of it, and it will almost undoubtedly convey a meaning completely different (and more mundane) than that which i had intended back at 800 words. ugh, whatever. this is so stupid!

oh, and just so this entry isn't solely about college (because i'm tired of that being all i hear about wherever i go, although i'm not claiming to be completely innocent in making it a dominant topic of conversation) i'll mention a few other significant things that happened today.

1. i fell in love (at first sight) with kirin's 2 month old bitch. (and by bitch, i of course mean her dog charlotte. you people have dirty minds!)
2. sang at the top of my lungs to avenue q, hanson, jesse mcartney and lfo with meredith. it had been too long!
3. i actually understood something in multi-variable calculus.
4. wrote a limerick about myself, which is probably more revealing than most butchered 500 word college essays. maybe i should just expand this a bit or copy it several times and send it brown's way? eh?:

gooday! my name's jessie brown!
i hail from the mighty oaktown!
i am rather short,
of the *intelligent* sort
but i can sometimes act like a clown!

*"intelligent" can be substituted for another adjective. perhaps nerdy? jewish? hygienic?

p.s. lyzi asked me to mention that she is rediculous. i must say, i wholeheartedly agree. hehe.


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jess_is_here at 2005-10-19 05:59 (UTC) (Link)

Re: well.....

who are you, anonymous breezy?

ooh, but thanks for the fyi!
chocolate_horse at 2005-10-20 03:04 (UTC) (Link)

Re: well.....

actually, the UCs don't have a 500 word limit either. they have a 1000 word limit for a total of 3 essays, but you can write one long essay and two shorter ones. i don't know if you're applying to UCs, though.
first_of_may at 2005-10-19 07:12 (UTC) (Link)
Dude, that limerick ROCKS!
Greg D
lothain at 2005-10-19 09:33 (UTC) (Link)
As I mentioned before, if you send an essay completely made in lymric form to Harvard, I will pay for the application fee. No joke!
coldelizabeth1 at 2005-10-20 05:04 (UTC) (Link)
why do you always rhyme about clowns???
jess_is_here at 2005-10-20 06:27 (UTC) (Link)
well, kirin. i've been trying to hide it but i guess now that you ask, the truth must come out...

i have a clown fetish. i mean, come on! their feet are HUGE! and you know what they say about guys with big feet. plus, those red noses really get me going.

okay i shall stop because i am really grossing myself out. but just for you...

"the brown clown from out of town is always down with a frown!" :) (and by down, i mean sad! not gettin' down!)
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