Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Bro, Broheim, Brosephine


I have been validated by the beach gods!

I got into Hawaii for grad school. I’m more stoked (see, I’m fitting in already) for this news than any other program. And, contrary to popular belief, it’s not an online university with a world-renowned program in basket-weaving, beach-bumming, board-waxing, falling over in the sand and getting lei’d at a bonfire. Not anymore, anyway*.

Let the island escapades continue until my face resembles a catcher’s mitt from the sweet, sweet sun. Clearly after St. Maarten and this acceptance, I know I’m meant for the water. And Mai Tais. Lots and lots of Mai Tais. And legions of surfer boyfriends in jam shorts and maybe one random guy, like in the background, serving drinks in a banana hammock. All I ask for is that.

Wait, scratch that, I think the dude in the hammock would be more like itching for years after fighting with your parents to control your own life and then graduating and semi-growing up and your first apartment and getting to eat whatever you want for breakfast. A Milwaukee’s Beast and a Hot Pocket later and you realize, slowly and horribly, the anticipation far outweighed the application.

In any case, it could be pretty amazing…

*In all honesty, the program pretty much rocks. Take that Iowa! Go on and keep your cornfields and your crystal meth. Yeah, I said it.

7 comments:

JamiDru said...

Wait did you apply for Iowa? I applied to Iowa's directing directing program, in order to work with playwrights, I however was not one of their four every three years. Congrats on Hawaii X 54689.12. Seriously.

P.S. it's good to have you back, despite your warning about being away for a week I checked in nearly everyday.

goodness gracious! said...

congrats! i want to do my post doc (provided i get the opportunity to do a doc in the first place) in hawaii. the mai tais i had on the big island were INSANE. so so good. also, sometimes the air smells like flowers, and there are giant turtles.

themarina said...

Oh WOW! Congratulations! That's SOOO exciting!

GeminiWisdom said...

Congrats, Kay. When do you start?

Mattie Black Hawk said...

Aloha, K.

I'm visiting by way of my creator, Gemini Wisdom. I'm back home on the island now, too. Kahului, the north shore of Oahu. What part will you be on? When will you start?

K said...

Hi guys!

Thanks so much for all the well-wishes. As tempting as it is to pack up today, I may try to stay in NYC for another year, be near my family, finish and (fingers crossed) sell the book. I wonder if I can defer...I'm looking into it. Cause honestly, I'd really love to go...

Oh I can't make a decision to save my life. I want to go, but I also have this impending feeling that when I leave New York, I do so for good and want to squeeze out every last drop...so hopefully it's school in Fall 2008...

I'll keep you all posted if I end up pulling this off...it would be in Honolulu...

Another Twentysomething said...

Sweet! And how close is this book to being done? that's so exciting!