I have made extraordinary four-course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin.I have played Hamlet, I have performed open heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening.
Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear.
I don't perspire, I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail...
On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami.
Years ago, I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down.
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, -0400 (EDT) This is an actual essay written by a college applicant to NYU. I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice.
I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes.I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently.Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row. He also won first prize in the humor category of the 1990 Scholastic Writing Awards.From: Tom Kilsdonk To: [email protected]: NYU Essay Dear Click & Clack: Thought you might appreciate this item -- it was making its way around the internet a while back. Yes, I am sending this using "company" resources, but I'm on my lunch hour. (Especially if you read this and my boss is listening). IN ORDER FOR THE ADMISSIONS STAFF OF OUR COLLEGE TO GET TO KNOW YOU, THE APPLICANT, BETTER, WE ASK THAT YOU ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: ARE THERE ANY SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCES YOU HAVE HAD, OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU HAVE REALIZED, THAT HAVE HELPED TO DEFINE YOU AS A PERSON?Now that she had one shoe in the door, the note said, she hoped to get the other one in, too. But if the rest of Jessica's application reflected the same creativity, he noted, it would be a strong plus. received 30,750 freshmen applications this year -- more than any other private university. (whose school color is violet) pronounced the shoe ''cute, but not too cute.'' Mr. But this one provided a bit of sparkle last week during the marathon process that constitutes admissions.I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love and an outlaw in Peru. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie.I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants.