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Wacky Wednesday

Posted by on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in General Information.

College admissions involves serious topics.  We’re talking about a lot of money and a huge investment of time put into an uncertain future.  However, I feel compelled to tell you that this point of your life shouldn’t be all stress all the time. Live it up!  You only get to go through high school once, and while I am among the first to tell you I wouldn’t accept a million dollars to go back and do it over again… it’s still an experience worth savoring.

In the spirit of all things non-serious, here is my Wacky Wednesday post full of funny stories around the office, links to explore Nashville, and tips for reducing stress.

Funny stories:

I am willing to personally throw myself under the bus to lighten the mood up in here, so here I go…

Yesterday I was the officer presenting the group information session for OUA (we rotate between the 25 of us).  I always try to look particularly nice on days when I know I’m going to have many pairs of eyes on me alone for over an hour.  I wore gray slacks and a brand new black shirt; it was a simple outfit, but I felt like I was lookin’ good.  At 10am I conducted the session and the hour went off without any kinks.  For lunch, I went out with my best friend to grab some food.  As we were standing in line to place our order he looked over me, raised his eyebrows, and said “isn’t your shirt on backwards?”.  Oh yes it was.  I’m sure those 76 individuals sitting in on my group yesterday thought I had lost my mind.

Good news:

Nature is blooming here in Nashville!  I cannot stand winter.  White Christmas is fine with me, but beyond that I want 80 degrees and sunny.  Music City had an especially hard winter this past year with far greater amounts of snow than it’s accustomed to receiving.  Right around the middle of February I thought it would never end.  All of a sudden, though, winter dissipated and we’re in spring!

Here’s my proof….

Taken outside of my Nashville home, 3.8.2011

Stress relief:

In the spirit of not reinventing the wheel, I urge you to read over some of my previous stress-related posts.

Explore Nashville:

As you wait for regular decision notifications or (if you’re already admitted) for move-in day, here are some great Nashville-related sites to explore.

Photo courtesy of Eyad Alherz

* Find more great Vanderbilt photos (like the thumbnail in this post) through the Vanderbilt University flickr photostream

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  • CommodoreBound

    March 9th, 2011

    Thanks for the tips and the picture. For those of us in Ohio it is nice to know that it is Spring somewhere. We have seen grass! But it is still brown. Looking forward to an earlier Spring next year, hopefully.

  • Carole

    March 9th, 2011

    The funny story was great! Nice to know that admissions officers are people just like we are. Thanks for the Nashville links … planning a trip soon and I know these will come in handy.

  • hopeful

    March 10th, 2011

    thanks for this. it’s been a tough week listening to a girl in my english class talk about how she got the CVS but doesn’t really care because she doubts she’ll go to vandy anyway…and i’m dying to get in! so yes, this definitely helps with my perspective :)

  • Jan

    March 16th, 2011

    Lovely shots there!

  • tamplarie pvc

    September 14th, 2011

     funny story with the shirt, but these things happen all the time :-) i have a dozens of similar events