shalacked again...

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Post by TheHawkBat » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:04 am

So I woke up this morning, checked my e-mail, and get pumped because there are a ton of facebook emails because I went crazy on writing on peoples walls last night.

Then I look more closely, and in the middle is an acceptance e-mail from Stony Brook University! Now things just got more difficult, because I have 2 schools I'm accepted to. It would be so much easier if there was just one.

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Post by grae313 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:39 pm

um wrong thread. this thread is only for getting shellacked.

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will
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Post by will » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:08 pm

I was listening to one of my favorite 90s post-punk bands, while putting a french polish on some furniture, when it struck me to check my email.

I've never been so shellacked.

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Post by fermiboy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:14 pm

Nothing in the mail. No UIUC email. Only that nice Yale letter.

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PH
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Post by PH » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:19 pm

got three big white envelopes today when i got home (I thought atleast one would hold an admit). One was the taxes, the other was a CC offer and the third was a bloody auto insurance offer.

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Post by fermiboy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:23 pm

That reminds me that on Tuesday I tricked myself. My roommate puts my mail on my desk when I'm not home. Tuesday morning I have a different schedule so I took all my folders out of my bag and threw them on my desk before I left for school. When I got home that night, the light was out and I saw a big envelope on my desk. I ripped it of the desk and it's just my E&M folder with my notes. A self-shellacking.

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Post by twistor » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:43 am

A self-shellacking.
lol...

And when did we change the spelling...I thought it was "shalack"?

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Post by grae313 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:32 pm

doom schooled me about its spelling in another thread. I cited urban dictionary for my spelling, he cited OED and dictionary.com :cry:

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twistor
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Post by twistor » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:59 pm

I'm still using "shalacked."

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Post by doom » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:58 pm

Grae, please don't cry. I'm sorry I was so harsh in my correction. ;)

Besides your Huge Internet Tears from your Huge Internet Eye will surely drown us all. Then we wouldn't have to worry about getting shellacked. :lol:

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Post by butsurigakusha » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:37 am

I got a call from an unknown number, and as usual, I didn't answer it. It was from an area code I didn't recognize, so I looked it up, and it was Boston, which made get excited. The caller didn't leave a message, but immediately called again, so I answered it. Turns out it was an old friend of mine who is currently a grad student at MIT, just calling to see what's up.

I guess I was kind of shellacked, but at least it was a good conversation.

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Post by grae313 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:10 am

oooooh... that's a serious shellacking right there.

the higher your hopes the more the shellacking

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Post by twistor » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:15 am

You can't misspell a nonexistent word so you might as well use "shalack".

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Post by doom » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:49 pm

You can't misspell a nonexistent word
Huh? Why do you call "shellack" a nonexistent word?

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shellack

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Post by twistor » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:19 pm

Quote:
You can't misspell a nonexistent word


Huh? Why do you call "shellack" a nonexistent word?

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shellack
:x

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Post by astrofan » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:19 pm

Got a call today, didn't recognize the number. Didn't know if Universities are open on President's day, so I was hoping it was a school calling.

I picked up, and the person says "Congradulations!", pause. So, I am like yes, which school could it be. Then, I realize its a recording and it continues to tell me that I won a free prize to something or other. I was so pissed.

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Post by twistor » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:36 pm

Aren't you going to tell us what kind of prize?

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Post by will » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:51 pm

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Post by astrofan » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:11 pm

I have no idea. All I heard was "Congratulations! you have been selected to win ...", then I hung up.

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Post by dcr13 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:29 pm

I got an email from Berkeley, and my heart just about stopped out of excitement. Then I read it and it was just to tell me that they had begun reviewing my application.

Shalacked!!

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Post by hpharty » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:34 pm

astrofan
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:19 pm Post subject:
Got a call today, didn't recognize the number. Didn't know if Universities are open on President's day, so I was hoping it was a school calling.

I picked up, and the person says "Congradulations!", pause. So, I am like yes, which school could it be. Then, I realize its a recording and it continues to tell me that I won a free prize to something or other. I was so pissed.
That is a supreme shalacking!

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Post by twistor » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:22 am

lifetime supply of quad sized penis pumps.
How many is that?

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Post by quizivex » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:39 am

How's this for a shekllkalacking... I check my e-mail and there's a message whose subject says "Institute of Technology..."

I hold my breath... and then...

I look more closely, and it's some spam *** from the New Jersey Institute of Technology that probably got my name from the GRE search service :cry:

So it seems that nobody anywhere has heard from Stanford, Caltech or Harvard (pure physics)... is it like this every year? I swear someone heard from Caltech in January last year!!!

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Post by zxcv » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:42 am

I just got that email, too. Of course, I saw "New Jersey" first... which is about as opposite from where I'd like to be as possible in this country.

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Post by anthonyk » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:58 am

haha same email as well

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Post by hpharty » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:57 am

Damn you NJIT! You've shalacked us all!

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Post by marten » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:29 am

Yup, me too

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Re: shalacked again...

Post by vroomfondel » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:54 pm

wtf?! I guess I didn't make NJIT's first round :(
fack them

(oh yeah, and fack the GRE :mrgreen: )

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Re: shalacked again...

Post by will » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:19 pm

So, I check my email this afternoon, and I've grown accustomed to there popping up two or three letters that aren't the ones I'm interested in. But this time there's like 17, and so I think, "damn, 17 emails? One of these has to be from an admissions committee!"

But that turned out to be entirely untrue.

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Re: shalacked again...

Post by jdhooghe » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:42 am

I get a bunch of spam from my grandmother everyday....she has just discovered the carbon copy so she can write emails enmass now....

Anywho, here's looking to another day without anything. Now back to venting my frustration on the "people who don't give a crap" stack of homework.

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Re: shalacked again...

Post by hpharty » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:40 pm

Gmail - Inbox(1)

Research Bulletin for Winter, 2008
Geroge Robbinse, Director of Graduate Admissions

It was a pamphlet describing research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Geroge better hope he doesn't see me in a dark alley anytime soon.

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Re: shalacked again...

Post by hpharty » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:58 pm

I just want to follow up on that previous post...

So I clicked the link to opt out of receiving e-mails from RPI and what do they do?! They sent me a *** confirmation e-mail to make sure that I wanted to stop getting their e-mails!

Shalacked twice! DAMN YOU GEROGE!

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Re: shalacked again...

Post by dlenmn » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:03 pm

Heh. It's been a while since someone reported a good shellacing...

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Re: shalacked again...

Post by VT » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:16 pm

I got the same *** email from George. First i thought it may have been from UCSD. What the heck is wrong with RPI?

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Re: shalacked again...

Post by grae313 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:35 pm

Yeah I'm still waiting to hear from Harvard applied physics and I know that my chances are dwindling. I saw that email and got my hopes raised briefly. I bet they know that if RPI is in the subject or author line that nobody will look at it.

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Re: shalacked again...

Post by VT » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:40 pm

But grae313, I already congratulated you for getting into Harvard Applied Physics. What are you wating now? You are already in. Congratulations again. :)

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Re: shalacked again...

Post by grae313 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:53 pm

VT wrote:But grae313, I already congratulated you for getting into Harvard Applied Physics. What are you wating now? You are already in. Congratulations again. :)

lol, you are funny. :P We shall see...

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Re: shalacked again...

Post by jdhooghe » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:25 am

March 3rd and still nothing.... :cry:



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