So here's the thing about having bangs: sure, they cover up your enormous forehead (which you can see below), but they also make you look like an idiot when you've been in the sun all day (as you can also see below).
I spend the day in Hyde Park touring University of Chicago. It was a beautiful day, and it's a gorgeous campus. I met with the co-director of the MAPH program (who I was pleased to see had several Flannery O'Connor books in his office), as well as the program coordinator and one of the mentors.
I really, really want to go there.
When I got home, I checked the mail and found the transcript I ordered from JMU. The big fat 2.970 stared me in the face and said, "You aren't getting into grad school, jackass." Then it punched me in the balls.