Amanda's big news is that she's been admitted to Northwestern. I wish I could have recorded that phone call: she was so bubbling over it was hard to understand what she was saying. The essence of the message was, "I'm so excited! I'm so glad I did everything you said, no matter how obnoxious you were." And so am I; I don't mind being a pain in the neck if it works.
I saw Amanda again when I was in Chicago in August; she was thrilled with her summer orientation program, sponsored by one of the big law firms in the city. School hadn't started yet, so she was more excited than exhausted -- at least for the moment.