from March 30, 2003:
Lots of interesting comments and questions coming in (and Holly still hasn't made up her mind between Smith and Bryn Mawr. Personally, I'd love an excuse to visit Northhampton, but then, I'd also love an excuse to visit Philadephia, so I'm just waiting for her to pick. Several people sent me messages rooting for one college or the other, and they've all been passed on to her. If you think you've got a tie-breaker, send it to me and I'll pass it on). Anyway, deadlines are not my friends right now, so the various things I was thinking of blogging will remain unblogged.From March 27, 2003:
So, alert readers of this journal may remember that my daughter Holly has been looking at colleges. She's just had in a slew of acceptances (yay Holly!), and is currently trying to make up her mind between her two preferred colleges of the bunch, viz. and to wit, Bryn Mawr and Smith. And I'm sure that in the next few days she'll decide which one she's going to.
Her sister Maddy also has strong opinions on the subject.
"I think," Maddy said, "That she should go to Smith. Because I like the name Smith, and because if she went to Bryn Mawr it's in Pennsylvania, and then I'd worry."
"Why would you worry?" I asked, feeling like George Burns, in a double act with an eight-year-old Gracie Allen.
"Because of her getting her blood sucked. It's in Pennsylvania, you know. Where Dracula comes from."
"Er, Mads. You're thinking of Transylvania. That's in Eastern Europe. Pennsylvania's in the USA."
"Oh. Well, I still think Smith is a nicer name."