Easy run around TR with Kory while chatting about how terrible we felt.
The story of my trip to New Hampshire:
Last week may have been the most stressful week of my life. Getting in to grad school has been my main life goal since 2009. I didn't have stellar grades or anything like most people who go so it didn't seem likely to happen.
Wednesday I flew up to New Hampshire for an interview with the Chemistry department. Also on Wednesday, a January tornado decided to hit Greenville. I was terrified all day that my flight would be cancelled, but luckily my plane took off about 15 minutes before the bad stuff hit GSP. Then when landing in Baltimore the plane hit a thermocline and actually made me a little nervous, even though things like that are more exciting than scary to me. Then I had to rent a car. Terrifying. I got the worst KIA Optima ever made too. And it was brown. Oddly enough it was a balmy 55 degrees when I landed in New England. I hate weather.
Thursday I had 7 interviews all back to back from 10am to 3:30pm which completely wiped me out. I left with a sinking feeling that I wasn't what they were looking for. Rained on me most of the day and was still warm. I hate weather.
Friday I drove 3 hours to Stowe, VT and skied for a couple of hours (until my toes made it so that I couldn't stand up because of the cold) in 1 degree Fahrenheit. Awesome experience, but I was disappointed in the snow conditions. I hate weather. On the way back I got an email with the subject "Congratulations." Needless to say, I had an emotional moment in the car.
Saturday I flew back to Greenville, where it promptly snowed on me for 2 hours as soon as I got home. I hate weather.