Your useless pretensions

This is not the special post I was talking about last time.  That has yet to come.  This is, sadly, another post for the purpose of stalling until that special post is able to be written.  So, sorry for the false warning in my last post.

What I am about to say is probably not of any meaning to you, but OMGZZZ I wrote my first college essay!  I didn’t expect for the darned thing to come so soon.  Writing it takes forever, and it’s grueling, and it comes to the point where you want to crumble it up and throw it in the trash-can because the more times you read it the more it sounds pretentious and disgusting and whatnot, BUT in a way I’m glad that my English teacher made it an assignment for my class.  It feels good to have at least one of them done before this summer (plus, I chose to write the “big” Common App essay), because I’ve definitely got five more at minimum.  This way I can go through a couple drafts of my mom’s editing, turn it in to my teacher who’ll edit it, and then stash it away for a couple weeks…. and then pull it out again with a fresh mind during the summer.  At the moment, my essay is a work in progress.  I’m sure I’ve got a looong way to go.

Oh and yeah, you probably want to know what I wrote about.  Before I get sidetracked with a verbose explanation of my topic, I should tell you which college(s) this essay will eventually be sent off to.  The Common App essay that I just wrote will be going out to Brown, Cornell, and possibly Columbia, Tufts, and Wesleyan.  Remember it.  Commit it to memory. (I don’t want anybody asking me).  Wait, that’s mean.  It’s actually okay.  You can ask me about it in person.  I’ll probably answer.

So what meaningful/inspirational/lesson-learned experience did I write about?  I scavenged my files and basically my life story for some ideas to brainstorm with.  What I found was that I’m not all that interesting and that I’d better exaggerate whatever I end up writing about, or else my essay is going to be a huge pile of boring that the admissions officer is going to roll his or her eyes at.  Alas, my topic– DRUM ROLL PLEASE, THANK YOU– piano.  That one time when I was twelve, and I performed on the stage of the Walt Disney Concert Hall for a competition.  It was a very scary incident, seeing that I had no idea I was going to be playing on that big ol’ stage.  I actually won’t go into too much detail trying to tell you the in’s and out’s of the essay, but if you want to read it, shoot me an email.  I will be needing the input of other people than my mother.  (Grandpa, if you’re reading this, I’m sending the essay to you in the near future so that you can please help me with revisions)

There you have it.  That’s all I’ve got to purge from my system for this week.  I’m just highly anticipating the conclusion of my junior year and the commencement of a relaxing three months.  My educational escapade for Summer 2010 is a trip to Brown for a program for high school students, just like I visited Columbia last summer for a similar program.  This time I’ll be playing musica and learning music theory instead of taking a creative writing class.  Should be marvelous!  You can count on plentiful posts and pictahhs during my three weeks there.

Lastly, I swear on my life that my special post will be up this week, and at the latest this weekend.

*Title: credit to the song “While You Wait for the Others” by Grizzly Bear


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