Well, the snow gods did not smile on me this weekend.  I still don’t know what it feels like to make snow angels. I still don’t know what it’s like to have a snow day.  I know, I know, I should just drive to the snow and get this snow angel fixation over and done with.  But, it’s not the same.  I don’t even have a snow globe on my desk to shake and make me feel less pouty.  So, I guess I’ll have to be distracted by work instead.

Regarding work, let me tell you about the most aggravating pieces of paper on my desk right now.  As you might imagine, we’ve had requests asking to submit late applications.  These requests never come in with specific reasons for the late filing – I think these applicants believe we’ll not notice.  In any case, staff always reaches out asking for the reasons behind the lateness.  And, what do we hear back?  “I just decided I want to go to law school in the last few weeks.”  “My job opportunity fell through and I find myself with time on my hands.” “I’ve been busy with classes.”  “I’ve been down with the flu.”  Really?  These are not good reasons and you need not worry that any of the people behind these requests are competing with you for seats in the class.  I’m waiting for “The dog ate my application.”  I have a feeling it’s gonna come one of these days.

I heard this song on the radio as I drove in this morning.  OK, I’m now done being pouty.  You gotta smile if you can start the day like this – it’s my Tuesday morning gift to you.

4 Responses to Not so giddy anymore…
  1. The snow is always whiter on the other side. Although snow days here are pretty much the coolest thing ever, (snowball fights of 2000+ people) after a winter of bitter cold, more snow sucks. And you silly Californians couldn’t drive in it if your life depended on it. 😛 It is snowing here in WI, contrasted with the expected 70 degrees in Palo Alto. Let’s trade?


  2. Hi Dean Deal,

    I’m sorry you didn’t get your short glimpse of snow (although, I can’t say that I feel too sorry for your lack of piles and piles of snow that we have here in the Midwest.)

    I was just wondering if you could give us an idea of what percentage of the class of 2014 is filled up so far? I apologize if that is a question that you hear a lot. I was just curious roughly how many spots were up for grabs.

    Thank you for your time and good luck with the stacks of applications.



  3. Thanks for the song 🙂


  4. Thanks for the song, and can we pass some of our snow your way.


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