March 20, 2003

Keeping the Enemy Close

After a year and a half of research, essay writing, interviewing, and constant stress, I am extremely relieved and proud to announce that I have finally selected a Grad School!!! This fall I will be attending the University of Maryland (College Park). Yes, I will be living down the street from President Bush because I believe in keeping my enemies close. A few notable facts:
1. I will be a student in the #1 counseling program in the country.
2. My school’s mascot is "Testudo the Terrapin." Yes, that’s a turtle.
3. My new school’s fight motto is, in fact, "Fear the Turtle!"
4. I will be 10 minutes from Washington D.C., so you people better come and visit me.
5. I will be working as the Graduate Coordinator for Student Involvement & Leadership at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
6. I also hope to work as the house mom in a Fraternity or Sorority (although, I haven’t secured this position just yet).
7. For the first time in my life I’ll be in classes that have just as many students of color as white students.
8. For the first time in my life I’ll be attending a school that is mentioned in a Missy Elliot song. =)

Thanks to all for putting up with me when I was stressed and insane.
Much Love,

Posted by j*2the*olie at March 20, 2003 01:45 PM

Congrats Jolie!

Posted by: Nuala on March 20, 2003 01:54 PM

yey yey yey!!!

fight the turtle! i love it!


Posted by: michele on March 20, 2003 02:04 PM


P.S. Missy Elliott? She nasty.

Posted by: sean on March 20, 2003 02:44 PM

Missy Elliot talks about UPS in one of her songs, too. It's an old song called "Small Liberal Arts College in the Pacific Northwest, Yo." It's an obscure album.

Congratulations on College Park! Wow, that was quite the cliffhanger. You kept me guessing till the end.

Posted by: jason on March 20, 2003 04:03 PM

yay jolie! but not so yay with the moving far away. but yay with the house mother in a frat. many of my fantasies begin in just that way. too bad it will be wasted on you, you freaking lezzie mclezerton.

Posted by: didofoot on March 21, 2003 09:59 AM

you know what else i like about this, besides the turtle? the fact that i went to college park high school constantly confuses me into thinking that you're going to grad school in phill at a HS.

Posted by: michele on March 21, 2003 10:36 AM

Oh, that woul be so handy. I wouldn't have to move. And speaking of Handy moving, Jason Ronbeck told me last night that Laura plans to move to SF whenever the school year at UPS ends.

Posted by: Jolie on March 21, 2003 10:43 AM

Hmmmm...I thought she told you guys that when she was here in SF? At least, she told me, so I assumed that she had told you, too.

Posted by: Jacob on March 21, 2003 10:47 AM

Well, I knew she was moving here... just not when. I was just updating people on approximate dates of arrival.

Posted by: Jolie on March 21, 2003 11:17 AM