Bookish and Boston
I got back from Boston late late Monday night or early early Tuesday morning (whichever you prefer). I had a blast hanging out with Wendy and her family. I didn't get to take a picture of the canine furbabies, but here's a couple shots of the feline furbabies.
. I got to share a room with these two, because Wendy was kind enough to let me stay at her place while I was in Boston for the big interview. Ah... the interview.
So, I got to meet the competition. They're not a stupid bunch, unfortunately, and all the ones I met and chatted with are QUITE accomplished with research in the field. We were split into small groups of 3-4 applicants, then we shuffled from interview to interview in different rooms. Each room had at least two professors, and one or two doctoral students. They took turns asking us questions, to which all of us had to reply. I definitely had a strategy going in, hoping to respond either first or last on the questions I felt I had a good answer to, and piping up somewhere in the middle if I hadn't a clue. primacy effect, and recency effect). See? Some of that psychobabble is actually useful!
The four subject matters that we were grilled on: research, clinical (therapeutic relationships with clients), social justice, and personal. I'm still trying to recover from the experience, and I should be hearing about whether they'll make an offer in a couple weeks. I really enjoyed Boston and am excited about the program, should they decide that they want me. They offer guaranteed tuition remission and a stipend for the first three years!
Back to yarn related activities: Bookish Girl and I met up on Sunday afternoon, and she and her husband were kind enough to schlep me around to a couple yarn stores! I am very impressed with Mr. Bookish's ability to look as if he is enjoying being in the LYS.
in olympic news, I have decided to retire Lady Elenor... she's on the injury inducing list. I have moved on to a new project, which I doubt will get finished, but am proud of the progress I have made so far:
I cast on for this shrug at our Friday night meeting, and knit three skeins in the next three days. Progress has slowed down considerably, now that I don't have hours on a plane or in an airport to motivate me.
aren't the colors OH SO pretty?
Last, I leave you with more sad news. I will NOT be moving to NYC. They (teacher's college and NYU) did not want me. I had to call them to ask what was going on, and was told that I was NOT being invited for an interview. Oooookay. The good news is that I have been invited to Seton Hall for an interview. Having applied to only four schools, I'm pretty happy that I've been invited to two of them for interviews.