@atticus : Congrats for the usf! when did you apply? I have heard good things about the ip program too, hence the application. My application was completed on january the 11th, I think... should I be worried that I haven't heard from them yet? Are you thinking of going? (obviously you'd like to know all of your options before deciding, so let's just say I never asked!) :)
@trout face : my thoughts on ucla? I am a California fan, therefore I will not say more. Ok, I will! I LOVE California, practically lived there for give or take a year with a few breaks. L.A is not my favorite city, but there is so much you can do there. So I would say I am a west coast person... As for the women, I don't really count on finding one there... Not that they are not pretty, sexy etc. It's just me : I'm a girl (straight :) ). I guess I should start thinking of changing my username to something more feminine, since I have been getting the "dude" thing a lot! lol! But to answer your question, yes, women are beautiful, especially as it gets sunnier and warmer! It is always sunny, the cities are amazing, you've got everything close, Vegas, San Francisco, Napa, road trip highway 1 etc.
Let's hope we all get accepted to our first (or at least top) choices!
Whoops! My bad - sorry for the whole "dude" thing! But thanks for your snippet of California life. The dream lives on then...Good luck. Where does UCLA feature in your wish list? If admitted, do you reckon you'll go there?