UT accepted me today and I'm now enrolled in four classes for this semester. I've got to play catch up for 9 days worth of missed classes, but what else do I have to do? Also I'm not going to be looking for a job anytime soon since I'm getting such a good deal on school. I've got to focus all of my energy there.
Today when I went to get my fancy new UT student i.d. I ran into a friend of mine from high school, Peter Spoon Chassignac, in the line. He is also a student displaced by the hurricane and is seeking academic refuge at UT this semester. Peter informed me that a lot of my friends from Mandeville High School are now living in Austin (who knew Austin was THE hip place to live?!?). It's weird, like Hurricane Katrina was the tornado from the Wizard of Oz, but instead of dropping me in Munchkin Land it dropped me back in high school in 1996.