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Saturday:

InterrogationThe kid was nominated by her foreign language department for a summer study program in Germany. She passed the exam and the essay section of the application process. Today, she’s going for the oral interview. The interview starts at 2:00pm. We are ready, er, we think.

Wish her luck.

18 Responses

  1. They just came to take her away. She looked like a tall, skinny toothpick walking down the hall. She left her German dictionary with me but was looking up words Tunis the last minute.
    {{nerves}}

  2. Wishing her LUCK! (and crossing fingers too)

  3. If she’s anything like you, she’ll have no problem!! Anda prayer can’t hurt.

  4. What a honor to be nominated. I hope you get positive news soon. Please share and allow us to send a contribution towards her summer. Several years ago one of my children went to a World Boy Scout Jamboree in Chile and one of the boys who was set to go as a member of his troop needed assistance due to his father losing his job in a corporate cut back. Funds were found through the scouts and private donations to assist him. I would be honored to help your daughter with some expenses I know she will have when she is selected.

    • Thank you for your generous offer. However, if she gets this prize, all expenses will be born by the German government.
      All she will need is some new clothes, which I am encouraging her to earn on her own.

  5. Good luck!

  6. Best of luck, Brooke!

  7. How fantastic! Yay Brooke. And yay RD. It’s been awhile. Missed all of you. Another trip for her, interntionally. ps: has fingers crossed for you RD. Just know that it is bad all over. For me too. More horrendous than you can imagine in the mo. Hell. Actually. The divorce. Really hell.

    • I think all divorces are sad and some are bigger hell than others. But all divorce is painful in way or another, Hang in there VB, it does get better. Sometimes we end up with an even creepier version of what we had before cause we didn’t figure out we are drawn to those types.
      I fall for the charming, very charming but very self involved with mommy issues (half crazy mothers who abused them emotionally) guys.
      Whatever your pattern is, I hope you break it, unlike me. Because there will be other significant others in your life. Believe me when I say, they will find you like heat seeking missiles.

    • I wondered where you disappeared to. Very sorry to hear that The Troubles have hit you too.

      • I’ve never heard it called The Troubles. heh. great name. Im myself called it the lottery. That’s kinda what it felt like. very few winners, there.

    • I’m so sorry. Please take care of yourself.

  8. By now the interview is over. How did she do? When will they let her know?

    • They said she was delightful. She says she took them by surprise with her language proficiency. A panel of 3 German teachers evaluated her. She’s taking three languages and they asked her if the other ones helped her learn German. She made some comment about how she thought German was more challenging and she liked learning all of the declensions (what a suck-up, they must have *loved* that). She’s only supposed to be level II and she’s more like level IV+. I think she did pretty well and can’t imagine they’re going to find a better candidate from this chapter (there are 65 chapters nationwide and only 40 slots). That doesn’t mean that there isn’t stiff competition here in NJ. We saw the girl that came after Brooke, along with her Tiger mother. So, if they’re looking for ethnic diversity, Brooke’s at a disadvantage. But if they’re looking for a wicked smart language addict who likes adventure, has a good sense of humor, and holds up well in foreign countries without her parents, I don’t think they could pick a better candidate. It probably helped that she was later in the day.
      Next step, assuming Brooke is accepted from this chapter, is to be selected by the national committee.
      Keep your fingers crossed.

  9. she was delightful.well of course.it is the good raising.RD 🙂

  10. Best of luck to Brooke – and you, too. What an exciting time….

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