Hi CPT, I appreciate that you are such an active poster. However, I am trying to steer the blog section in a different direction so I moved your post to the physics lounge section:)
CPT and others, I would really like for you to keep a blog of your experiences so that future generations of physicsgre.com visitors can benefit from your entries and posts. Perhaps you can blog about when you hear back from schools and the process you used to decide upon schools and what your thoughts are about graduate school. I think future visitors to this forum can benefit from reading stuff that may seem boring to you. Simple entries like “Today at an orientation the graduate advisor told us all to fill out the FAFSA by such and such a date so we could qualify for subsidized government loans” can be incredibly informative to readers especially in the context of a time sequence thread maintained by one individual. I hope you will consider writing a blog.