Jan 14, 2010, 12:51 AM
Post #5909 of 6279
Here's a little story.
Re: [WanderingTree] Application Response Data for 2009-10 Application Season
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When Lee Martin, then director of the OSU MFA program, called me last January (Jesus, it's been nearly a year already) I just about lost my shit, in the parlance of our times. I had been receiving a number of calls from unfamiliar numbers, which ended up being telemarketers, but I answered my phone each time, hoping it would be good news, semi-life changing news. I was at work, it was around 1 in the afternoon and I was in the middle of a tutoring sesh with a student.I got a call from a number I didn't know and wouldn't you know the following exchange happened:
Lee: Hello is this Mr. Tory Adkisson?
Lee: I think I might have some good news for you this Friday.
Lee: Well, this is Lee Martin, director of the Ohio State MFA Program and I am calling you to let you know the admissions committee made their final decisions last week and we are excited to inform you that you are one of our top candidates to be admitted the MFA program here in poetry.
Me:...REALLY? REALLY? OMG! ZOMG! ZOMG OMG!!!!!1 AHHHAHAHHHHAHHH (unintelligible)
He was very nice and patient, as was my student, and I was so flushed to know that out of the many people who applied I was special, I was the one they wanted. A first pic, a first choice, the belle of the ball (one of six anyway). I stammered through a couple questions as he told me about the offer--tuition remission, full funding and GTA stipend, etc.
I planned to be composed, but that didn't work. So allow your cups to runneth over if it happens, but a little more tranquility might serve you well.
Who told you I was a racist? Was it...a minority?
-T-Rex, qwantz.com Dinosaur Comics
(This post was edited by insertbrackets on Jan 14, 2010, 12:54 AM)