Tuesday, March 22, 2005


Yesterday I systematically emailed every Stanford Mechanical Engineering professor whose research is remotely interesting and asked them for money.

I groveled.

I begged.

I pleaded.

I offered to grade papers or do grunt work.

On my way home from work I flipped on the radio. This girl was talking about how she bought her finace a $90K truck as an engagement present only to have to guy cheat on her 3 weeks later. Instead of demanding the truck back in court, she decided to just let him have it. She said, "I'm a trust fund kid so I paid for it in cash and it doesn't really make that much of a difference to me"

I was instantly ENRAGED!

It seemed so backward that some 22 year old trust fund kid dropped $90K on a guy who cheated on her and I'm sitting here ready to sell my soul for someone to pay my $44K tuition to the second best engineering program in the country. Surely that money would be better spent on my education than some moron's transportation?!?!?!

I can't even afford the $300 plane ticket to get out there for their prospective grad visit day on April 4.

Just another indication of how the whole universe is out of balance.


Maggie said...

Maybe this means you're not supposed to go to Stanford?

Katie said...

Since when have you been such a fatalist, Mags?

Elle said...

I completley understand those thoughts beacause in other situations I have thought that same thing. But then I am reminded of how much I do have and how lucky/blessed I really am. Everything is relative.

-I havent commented (on any blogger comments) in a while because it has been so slow.

Katie said...

I know. Blogger comments suck, but I installed haloscan and it deleted all of my old comments and I want to keep those, so I dumped haloscan. Now I just tell myself that there are a ton of people reading my blog and just dying to comment, but they are too impatient to deal with a sub-par commenting system

Elle said...

I understand! I just keep telling myself...they are just comments, they are just comments...