Briefly, the biggest news is that I was accepted at Fairfield University's low-residency MFA program. The first residency is in July, if I choose to go there. Right now I'm still waiting to hear back from two more schools. If I do go to Fairfield, I'm looking forward to the retreat-like setting on an island near Mystic, Connecticut (remember Mystic Pizza, anyone?--great movie).
I did not get accepted to the program I thought would be my saving grace. It's a Christian university with high academic standards like Taylor, and I thought for sure it would be the perfect fit for me, and I for it. After I got the small-envelope letter, I started thinking that maybe I was counting on it too much. Maybe it's too close to my comfort zone. Maybe it's my opportunity to be in a different environment--the kind of change I've been anxious for. The chance to grow in a way I've never had to before.
I hope this is making some sense.
Other than that, Andrew got a PS3, and, though I haven't played it much recently, I really like Portal and Little Big Planet. We got Rock Band, but we only just set it up. It'll be a party game. We did experiment a little with the guitar and drum kit, only I was on the drums and Andrew on the guitar. We were playing an easy version of E-Pro, and I said, "Hey, we're just like the White Stripes." I kicked Andrew's butt.
Soon to come: More updates on MFA status, a possible "real" post (like this one), or I forget about blogger for another month. We'll see! (You're on the edge of your seat, aren't you?)