applications finished :: dude, where’s my car?!?

Well, over the course of the last four days, I’ve shipped out all 11 Ph.D. applications. The monkey is off of my back, and into the schools’ court, with all the balls, bells, and whistles I could send (untangle that metaphor!). We shall see what comes of this, but for the time being it’s wonderful to have one less thing to worry about. I’m going to spend the evening reading. I would have spent the afternoon in celebratory repose with a book but…

…the city of Albany kindly towed our truck this morning for failing to comply with “snow emergency” regulations. Cave-dwellers that we are, we never heard the announcement on TV or radio stations. Mountain people that we are, we never realized that snow constitutes an emergency in Albany. Sinister stuff, that snow, recklessly falling out of the sky all over everything.  So, bad money after good—$200 in towing and tickets to chase all those application fees… Ugh…   

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