And no, I had changed my mind about being a veterinarian during my freshmen year of college. Apparently my deductive reasoning for wanting to be a vet (Paul likes seeing animals treated nicely. Veterinarians treat animals nicely. Therefore, Paul should be a veterinarian.) was not valid :)
And was I accepted to Harvard? No, I wanted to be a veterinarian when I first entered college so I just applied to the programs at the University of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Purdue (I must have been a Big Ten type of person; though I am incredibly excited (and jealous :) of your opportunity this summer at Harvard! If by the odd chance your program has anything in the description about getting to bring along an extra person for free, you know who to ask :)
600 miles? That's like a warm-up lap :) My family has a cabin up in northern Wisconsin & I used to go to the boundary waters for canoeing up in Minnesota so perhaps the ride really wouldn't seem that bad--though I think I'd opt for a car...
I thought maybe you had just been away for a while to focus more closely on the sustainable jazz band :) Love that idea too!
No personal connection to CSBSJU other than coming across the peace studies program awhile ago and being impressed (though I wished there was a grad program); I believe I saw you were at Notre Dame not too long ago...were you at the Kroc Institute?
Thanks for inviting me to join! Also I enjoyed my day without shoes, but I can tell already that my feet are going to hurt a bit tomorrow. :) I ended up explaining the project to 17 people. I actually found someone who had heard of the project, but couldn't participate because she had to student teach. It was great.