omg! i'm dying of embarrassment!!!!! i forbid my parents from talking too much to the schools so that it can all be my decision and i can do this myself- i never thought i would need to warn anyone esle off- who else would think to mess in my college decision? and then my AUNT decides that because she is a professor at boston college, therefore she is somehow qualified to become involved in my college selection process and... NO! NO! NO! she calls the admission counselor in each of my schools and quizzes them! apparently at one of my colleges, my top choice, she asked if i was going to be tortured at the school by the older students. not only that, but it was apparently my grandparents, who hate the idea of me doing a military thing, that put her up to it. so in 1hr of conversation with each of these admission counselors, i'm sure they now think i'm a total wimp of a girl likely to wilt under any pressure- and definitely not the sort of girl that would survive even a week at a military school. OMG! OMG!!!!!! i won't be able to face any of these admission counselors again! they're going to think i am such a baby! just put me out of my misery right now.