"This Russian term of literary analysis refers to the experience of having the familiar and commonplace made strange or alien." - This feels like my life.
Rejected at Northwestern
Hardly surprising that I didn't get into Northwestern. We didn't want to move to Chicago anyway so I'm not disappointed. I would have actually been really stressed out if I was accepted, because then I would have felt that I had to go there because of school rank, etc. Now I can relax for awhile. Also it ups my rejections count, so in order to maintain my perfect one-to-one ratio of acceptances to rejections I'll have to get accepted somewhere else.