So I was at the Princeton alums/applicants gathering yesterday and there are 3 (!!!) kids from the area who got in early decision, including a very, very sharp classmate of mine (The Procrastinator, if you're wondering). Congratulations to them, but seriously! I was talking to them and all the conversations went like this:
ME: So what'd you do over the summer?
THEM: Oh, nothing much, just won a nat'l level competition/mastered a new language/built a device that detects bacteria in water supplies (not kidding about this one)/cured cancer, you?
And my plaintive cry continued: WHERE ARE ALL THE NORMAL PEOPLE!??!?!