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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#4 University of Cincinnati Rejected Type: Sent: 09/04/07 Rec: 09/05/07 Comp: 12/11/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/19/08 Upd: 14 years
#6 Tulane University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/04/07 Rec: 10/09/07 Comp: 10/24/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/12/08 Upd: 14 years
#8 Loyola University New Orleans Accepted Type: RA Sent: 09/17/07 Rec: 09/18/07 Comp: 10/25/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/24/07 Upd: 14 years
#5 Catholic University of America Waitlisted Type: Sent: 09/04/07 Rec: 10/16/07 Comp: 10/26/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/07 Upd: 14 years
#1 Santa Clara University Pending D Type: Sent: 09/17/07 Rec: 09/26/07 Comp: 10/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#7 DePaul University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 09/04/07 Rec: 10/04/20 Comp: 10/20/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/07 Upd: 14 years
#9 Suffolk University Pending Type: RA Sent: 09/04/07 Rec: 09/14/07 Comp: 10/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#10 Rutgers State University Newark Pending Type: RA Sent: 09/04/07 Rec: 09/11/07 Comp: 10/22/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#3 University of Miami Pending D Type: Sent: 09/04/07 Rec: 09/10/07 Comp: 09/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#2 Villanova University Pending Type: RA Sent: 08/27/07 Rec: 09/19/07 Comp: 10/09/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 155
  • LSAT 2: 155
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.41
  • Degree GPA: 3.56
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Other
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

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Additional info & updates

8/20/2007 - My application to UC will be a dual degree app to the JD/MA Women's Studies program. I'll post my GRE score when I take next week.

9/04/2007 - I sent a bunch in today. So, now begins the waiting.

9/05/2007 - I called Loyola NO to ask them why their application isn't available on LSAC's site. They said it was a glitch and it should be up by the end of the week. I'll turn it in as soon as it is available. Then I have to wait till the 15th to turn in Santa Clara. I'll be happy to just sit back and see what happens at that point.
-e-mail from UC confirming my application has arrived and will be complete once my LSDAS report arrives. corresponded regarding getting a viewbook which led to an offer for a tour and sitting in on a first year class.

9/20/2007 - As of the 17th I have everything turned in except my certificate and money to Loy NO and Rutgers. I'll be sending those tomorrow. I'm pretty anxious to get an e-mail from some of these places to let me know they're beginning their reviews, but am suspecting that won't happen for a bit longer.

9/24/2007 - Today I'm sending in my supplementary application to the Law and Public Policy Program at Catholic. Requires separate statement concerning career goals and how you'd be an asset to the program. I was waitisted here last year. Hoping this time i'll get in, and get into this program. I'd be a great fit, as far as I can tell.

10/19/2007 - Deferred at Miami. I'm not sure what the point of the EA is, if they can just defer you anyways?

10/22/2007 - Just now got an e-mail from Rutgers saying I was complete and that it would be six to eight weeks. They ordered my LSDAS over a month ago and my dean's certification hasn't reached them via the mail (since I just mailed it this morning), so I don't understand how I could possibly be complete. Why is this process so mysterious?

10/24/2007 - E-mail from Tulane telling me I was "complete" and that files are reviewed in order they are complete starting in November. However, it said that notifications aren't necessarily made in that same order.
I also talked to DePaul to check on my application. They said I could expect something around Thanksgiving.

10/24/2007 - E-mail from CUA saying I'm complete.
Today I mailed letter to Miami letting them know I'm still really interested and talking about my characteristics/experiences as a student and why I'd be great to have in class (the committe is made up primarily of Profs).
I also sent a 2 page letter to Santa Clara letting them know that I am now working 60-70 hours a week instead of 40 and also talking about some circumstances which I think led my stats to be less than communicative of my abilities as a student and my likelihood to succeed (basically an addendum). I am not writing one of these for every school because If my numbers aren't below their median I think it would probably just look odd to be giving reasons for a GPA and LSAT that aren't really horrible in the first place.

11/15/2007 -
Alright. Cincinnati is the only place that hasn't ordered my LSDAS report. I needed them to forward some information on to another dept in their grad school, so replied to an e-mail I got saying they had requested it. Then, they e-mailed me back and said there was an "error" and it hasn't been able to be requested because their system wasn't working. So, it was supposedly going to be back up yesterday. They still haven't ordered it. Partially this makes me angry because I got an e-mail saying that it was on its way, when in reality it wasn't. And the other part is that I need them to send two items on to another department and I want my app there to be completed as well! It's really getting frustrating.
I am going to an open house tomorrow afternoon at the Law School, and I'm really hoping that I can get it straightened out face to face. Ugh.

11/20/2007 - The open house at UC College of Law was actually pretty good. It was somewhat apparent that they knew who was coming in that day. The dean of admissions kept reiterating that he had gone over applications that morning before the open house. I tried to ask some intelligent questions. They were really playing up their clinics/institutes/centers. Unfortunately, they didn't talk much about the one I am interested in, the Domestic Violence Clinic, and there wasn't anyone on the student panael who had participated in it. The facilities were pretty nice, compared to what I had expected. It's not lavish, but it's more than functional. Sitting in that lecture room with the notes from Property on the board...yeah, it definitely felt right. I can really picture myself there.
Admittedly I sometimes hope I am not admitted as getting in there will make going anywhere else a big expensive adventure (UC will be half the cost of anywhere else I applied). And, it's one of the best schools I applied to rankings-wise.
But, I'm still below the median there, so I shouldn't be getting so invested in the idea anyway.

11/26/2007 -
Cincinnati has still not ordered my LSDAS report...seriously.
Rutgers says I'm with the committee via phone.
DePaul has confirmed I'm with the committee via phone.
I hope to hear from Suffolk soon as the LSAT range for notified applicants is creeping closer and closer to mine.
Catholic will notify by mid December.
Santa Clara should follow closely.

11/30/2007 -
Kind of freaking out because I just realized I never got the "complete" e-mail from Santa Clara. Today is the last day to go complete to be included with the early action crowd. As soon as people in California are awake I can call. Ugh.

12/11/2007 -

Well UC finally worked out the glitch with my LSDAS report. My file is with the Committee, and there's a possibility I will hear by Christmas, says my contact in their admissions office.
Santa Clara will be mailing early action decisions the week of 12/15 (that's this Friday). Catholic will make a decision concerning my file by 12/14. So, if I don't hear anything this week, next week should be busy.
I'm a little confused as to why I have not heard from DePaul, as I confirmed that I was with the committee about five weeks ago and they're supposed to take 3-4 weeks to give you an answer. They have sent out a lot of rejections this week, so, mayabe i'll get my very own rejection today. : (
My fiance has been laid off from his mortgage industry job (thank you adjustable rate mortgages!) for several months. He FINALLY got a job offer yesterday. So, I'm hoping that this hellish year, at its end, will mean a change of luck for both of us.
I got an e-mail from CUA's director of financial aid yesterday just letting me know that they will send out e-mails about financial aid to admitted students in January and that the are "looking forward to working with me." It was so vague...while it seems like it's not bad news I'm trying to ignore the fact that it sounds like I'm admitted until I know for sure. There should be a law against communicating about financial aid and saying vague things that make you think you're admitted before they actually send you a decision. It's criminally anxiety inducing, that's for sure.

12/13/2007 -
Well, CUA followed up with an e-mail to let everyone know that that the financial aid e-mail was not indicative of a decision on your file...ha.
Called DePaul today as I'm wondering why I haven't heard anything. I've been under review for at least 3 weeks and they have a 2-3 week timeiline. Admissions said, "Let's see, you're in Ohio (pause) you can probably expect a decision in about a week." So mysitical.
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Well, the guy at DePaul is a liar. I got a waitlist in the mail today. It's as good as a rejection to me since they'll give me no money off the waitlist and since it will be difficult for me to be able to wait until the Summer to decide where to go (my husband will need to be able to look for jobs or we'll be living in a cardboard box). Wow. Today stinks.

12/14/2007 -
Lots of speculation on the Catholic situation. Bottom line is that wasn't the end of the EA acceptances.
People are getting very touchy around here. Sentiments of entitlement distinctly increase the elitism fostered by this profession within this profession. God forbid you become an attorney to actually better this world. You haven't time when your only concern is appearing to care exactly the right amount about where you are even admitted to law school, while also looking cool enough to not have to worry at all. Jeeze...
All the acceptances coming out of Santa Clara appear to be going to people in California...what's up with that. Show some Ohio love.

12/17/2007 -
Deferred at Santa Clara. Thin white envelope. Sounds better than a rejection to me.
CUA says they sent out all the decisions EA on friday on their admissions blog. It should take until tomorrow to reach Ohio from D.C. Hopefully it will be good news.

12/20/2007 -
Well this year is playing out pretty much exactly like last year. I was waitlisted at Catholic, recieved small white envelope today.
I know they'll give no aid if I get in off the waitlist. And, I also know I'd have to wait until well into the Summer...which isn't really possible for me this time around. I am pretty much devistated. I applied there last year, and improved, but still the same old form letter response. I am feeling like I won't get accepted anywhere (which is dumb with places like LOY NO on my list). All I wanted for Christmas was an acceptance, and now, I just don't think it's going to happen.

12/26/07 -
Well, I got an acceptance on Christmas Eve (just in time to fufull my Christmas wish) from Loyola NO. Although this is certainly not my first choice, I am so happy to know that no matter what else happens I have the option of living, working, and studying in New Orleans for the next few years. I am very excited about the prospects for practical experience in public interest work. Although there are things that are not appealing about NO (i.e. crime), it would be amazing, despite the risks, to be a part of this vital time for the city in terms of rebuilding both physically and emotionally.

1/14/2008 -
Got the rejection from Tulane two days ago. I wasn't expecting anything different, so I'm not too dissapointed. I was surprised to see that they highly recommended interested students to consider transferring in their rejection letter. It was really nice. And, if I ended up at Loyola NO transfering would always be an option to explore. I'm so anxious to hear from some other places, and wondering when these two deferrals might get back to me as I would love to start making plans to move and helping my finace look for jobs.

1/17/2008 -
Talked to my contact at Cincinnati. My letter is being mailed today. I'll say she didn't sound too enthusiastic so I'm goin to go ahead and prepare myself for bad news.

1/19/2008 -
Rejected at Univ. of Cincinnati. No dual degree, and definitely no staying in Ohio. This brings another world fo complication to this decision making process, because now my finace will have to find a new job, too. He reassures me that even if what he ends up doing isn't amazing at first, he's happy to know that I'll be pursuing this and it doesn't matter. Still...it's complicated.
Really need to hear from Suffolk, Villanova, etc get so I can starting narrowing this down.

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Hey
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

Sorry for the confusion. I have not submitted any yet. But I've started filling them out electronically. We have similar stats and applying to a couple of the same schools. Good luck!

Miami
Thursday, July 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

Nice to see another Ohioan applying down in Miami. :) Let me know how things progress!

thanks
Wednesday, August 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

hey thanks so much for your advice and good luck with your apps this year! quick question-do you think addressing my age (and my reasons for graduating early and being so young) in my personal statement would be helpful?

lsat
Sunday, June 17 2007 at 08:00 PM

i'm taking the Sept. one...the schools I have listed are the ones I'm gonna apply to if my score is close to my latest practice ones (low 160's)

gpa
Sunday, June 17 2007 at 08:00 PM

hey, maybe you can help me...for the LSDAS GPA are we supposed to put our "Degree '(Summary) GPA" or our "Cumulative GPA"?

Reply DePaul
Monday, September 03 2007 at 08:00 PM

>Just wondering if DePaul has ordered your LSDAS report. They ordered mine yesterday, received it today. Not sure what their problem was, but they screwed mine up to. After calling to see what the problem was, they promptly requested the LSDAS report. Hope that doesn't take me out of the first group of reviewed apps. Good luck! BC

decision
Friday, June 08 2007 at 08:00 PM

received a letter from Miami today saying my application had been reviewed and that it will be held and a decision will be made by 04/30/08.

good luck
Friday, June 08 2007 at 08:00 PM

hopefully your response is a little better than mine. can't say i'm real surprised by a deferral. hopefully i'll get accepted in the end. let me know how it goes!

...
Friday, June 08 2007 at 08:00 PM

I guess we are in the same boat man. hopefully things will work out for both of us. Good luck to you, keep me posted...

Thanks!
Monday, October 15 2007 at 08:00 PM

I need all the help I can get. Thanks for the heads up on Miami and DePaul. I hope something comes in from the Chicago schools I have applied. We have many similar schools, I wish you luck and I will be stalking you.

Yea..
Friday, June 08 2007 at 08:00 PM

I have the same feeling. I looked at the deferrals for Miami, that were listed on this site, and from what I can tell they all eventually got accepted. I am optimistic, however, I do share the same feeling about the Early Decision ordeal....

Miami
Saturday, October 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

What exactly was it that you got that said you were complete at Miami? Was it the Application Acknowledgement postcard? Anyway, it looks like people with our index numbers eventually get in to Miami, so I wouldn't worry about a deferral. I expect to get the same letter shortly. Either that or hear nothing until I get my fall grades in and I get bumped up over a 3.0. Also, in talking with a recent graduate at the LSAC Forum this past weekend, he said that last year Miami had a class of 500 people, when they meant to just admit a class of 420, so I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot of waitlists and deferrals from them this year.

EA
Sunday, November 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

isn't EA binding? Where on UM's app is EA available?

hey
Wednesday, October 24 2007 at 08:00 PM

hey, we have similar stats; good luck with this cycle! P.S. What did depaul say when you contacted them?

Username
Thursday, April 26 2007 at 08:00 PM

I must admit, it's a tad crude, but it makes me giggle. Maturity was never one of my strong suits. Good luck with everything (especially since we're applying to different schools)!

nothing from suffolk
Saturday, June 30 2007 at 08:00 PM

I check my e-mail/LSN compulsively, so the second I get something it will be up. Hope we hear something soon!

also
Saturday, June 30 2007 at 08:00 PM

what do you say when you call? I want to start checking in, but I am at a lost for what to say.

Complete at Suffolk!
Saturday, June 30 2007 at 08:00 PM

Was told via phone today I completed at Suffolk on 10/25.

santa clara
Monday, June 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

i got an email three weeks after i applied that told me i was complete. if you're concerned, try emailing/calling. they are super nice there. good luck!

Ohio
Tuesday, October 02 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yea graduated from OSU and moved back to cincy. I take it you went to OSU as well? p.s. what law firms did/do you work at??

suffolk
Thursday, October 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

thanks! it was so nice to get an acceptance early...good luck to you and let me know!! nice to see another ohioan applying there!

santa clara
Sunday, October 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

I was not waitlisted. I'm still waiting to hear back from them. Good luck with your apps. =)

wtf
Wednesday, October 24 2007 at 08:00 PM

Depaul! I am getting impatient. HAHA. Any updates with them?

Best name
Wednesday, October 17 2007 at 08:00 PM

Your name is fantastic. It takes me back to high school latin class. Thanks for brightening my day.

anything?
Saturday, June 30 2007 at 08:00 PM

I just want to hear something, anything at this point from anywhere. I guess I am frustrated that I worked so hard to get my apps out early and people who applied to these schools recently are getting in. Oh well, Positive Thinking, right? my mom is bringing my mail today so maybe there will be good news :)

Hey there
Sunday, November 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

No word from Suffolk yet, but I didn't give the "Dean's Certification" form to my school until last week!

Thank you
Tuesday, June 12 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thank you so much. What a relief, now I can finally get some work done. You should be getting an email from Catholic really soon. Good luck to you and God bless!

CUA
Wednesday, July 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yea, it was an e-mail.

CUA
Tuesday, October 16 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, I actually got it today with the other one. Good luck with yours and thanks!

Depaul
Wednesday, May 10 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hey, being waitlisted is better than being rejected.

Thank you
Monday, December 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for your note! I received the Catholic e-mail at 11:25 AM EST on December 13. Best of luck in your admissions quest!

Thank you
Monday, December 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for your note! I received the Catholic e-mail at 11:25 AM EST on December 13. Best of luck in your admissions quest!

CUA
Friday, July 06 2007 at 08:00 PM

I received the e-mail at 11:26. Best of luck with your cycle! I'm crosses my fingers for you with Catholic!!!!

rutgers
Wednesday, October 03 2007 at 08:00 PM

i forgot to update it. got an email around 2. good luck!

got it at 11:30AM
Saturday, June 30 2007 at 08:00 PM

You are next my friend! Thank you for kindness and support these past few weeks, you are next!!!

rank
Wednesday, October 03 2007 at 08:00 PM

hey! i was curious how you formulated your rankings for schools? was it based on location or reputation or something else?

Catholic
Wednesday, June 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hi. Yesterday during the frenzy of Catholic acceptances, I noticed that you were watching LSN pretty closely too. I did not get an email yesterday either, and am wondering if You have any hope about more emails going out today? I think we're out, but I can't figure out why.

Catholic Follow-Up
Wednesday, June 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

I really like your theories on why we did not hear. I just kept neurotically checking my email yesterday, and then circling back to check LSN, and when nothing came I got pretty discouraged. I was rejected last year from Catholic, but with lower numbers. Twice in a row would really sting. My gpa is low, though, unlike yours. I think you have a great shot, and was surprised to see that you did not receive an email yesterday. Here's hoping we both get good news- I am keeping my fingers crossed!

cua
Wednesday, October 03 2007 at 08:00 PM

i dont think i applied early enough for EA, but when i talked to them via phone they said id get a decision either before or right after the break

Thanks
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hey, got a letter in the mail today from Santa Clara.

Catholic
Thursday, October 05 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hey there, You're right. I got the email yesterday. I accidentally got the date wrong. Good luck with Catholic!

rutgers
Wednesday, October 03 2007 at 08:00 PM

in the email the said a letter would be coming shortly but they wanted to get the word out asap before the holidays. hope to hear from you again, and good luck to you as well!

Thanks!
Monday, November 05 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey I dig your name too...I hope you have a great cycle as well!!!

GPA
Wednesday, June 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

My gpa is a 2.5. I worked close to full time throughout my undergrad career, which affected my performance. I also was a debater, and left town every weekend for tournaments, and just let myself get behind. I have a ton of EC's, good recommendations and lots of work experience in the field that I want to go into (Environmental Law). Not sure what went wrong at CUA and American. I am pretty disappointed, but am very happy that I got accepted at Pitt. It would have been a lot easier to stay at my job and do law school part time in DC, but it looks like it is not in the cards for me. Good luck to you. I will keep my fingers crossed! I think you still have a good chance at Catholic...

Thanks
Sunday, November 25 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey, Yeah eh not to upset about it. I am lucky enough not to have to worry about the financial aspect of it all. I wasn't so into going to such a religious based school (especially since I am not Catholic)

Sufflk
Sunday, November 25 2007 at 07:00 PM

I woud literally give up a couple toes to get a decision from NYLS and Suffolk.

cua
Wednesday, October 03 2007 at 08:00 PM

sorry about catholic, i hope the rest of the cycle goes better... gotta keep a positive attitude. good luck!

Welcome to the club
Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 08:00 PM

I got my letter from DePaul today also, informing me of my waitlist status. Don't worry, if it's not at that school then it will be somewhere else.

congrats
Thursday, October 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

on Loyola NO :)

cograts on loyola
Wednesday, April 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

are u thinkin of retaking? i am. this whole process is so numbers driven. but i guess you have to play the game by the rules. im thinking ill wait to see what happens by march , if im not happy i will take june. we have close gpa, and my lsat the first time was a 154, second 164. i dont know how it will look to take it 3 times.

Congrats and good luck!
Monday, December 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Loyola! I wish you best of luck with your future -- I really get the sense reading your diary that you intend to use your JD to positively affect the world.

congrats!
Sunday, October 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

hey there. just thought I'd say congrats on Loyola and its good to see another future 1L looking to do public interest! Good luck rest of cycle!

Congrats on Loyola
Saturday, October 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

If you are interested in PI and clinic opportunities, there really isn't a better place in the country to be right now. Plus, the Loyola/Tulane area of NO is really nice, cost of living is really reasonable, and Loyola grads seem to do really well in New Orleans. Also, I wouldn't worry about the crime too much in New Orleans. Yes, there is a high murder rate, but that seems to be primarily drug crimes. From all the research that I have done on the area, it seems like as long as you are smart you shouldn't have too much of a problem with crime. I still think you will get into Miami, at some point.

Sorry
Sunday, November 25 2007 at 07:00 PM

About Tulane...But look on the bright side you still have an acceptance under your belt...There are still those of us ONLY with rejections

Cycle mistake
Wednesday, March 14 2007 at 08:00 PM

...my cycle was from 06-07 and now it's been updated with the new info for 07-08...sorry about the confusion. congrats on LoyNo!

NOLA
Monday, January 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hey Congrats on Loyola! I saw that you have some concerns about NOLA and I thought I might be able to help. I lived there for 4 years- 2 before Katrina and 2 after, and I just moved away and up to Philly in June. To be honest, I felt safer in NOLA (esp. living near Tulane/Loyola campus- such a safe, beautiful spot in the Uptown/ Garden District area) than I do living here near Penn in West Philly. Obviously New Orleans is still recovering so you have to be careful where you go in the city, but with the same reasonable caution you would use in any large city, you should be fine. It was bad after the storm and into 2006, but I was noticing alot of improvement by the time I left. BTW NOLA is the most amazing place- the food, music, nightlife, art, party scene, and warm weather make it the perfect place to be young and have fun. Also, if you are interested in public service, there are so many opportunities. I particularly liked the Natl Immigration Law Council (NILC). They do alot of work to protect workers rights for the immigrant population that came to the city to find employment in the rebuilding effort. One of MANY great organizations that could use people with legal experience. Living in post-K NOLA you will really feel like a part of something- like you can contribute to the rebuilding of one of the world's GREAT cities. Visit the city- tour the devastation in the 9th Ward AND the revelry of French Quarter- get the whole picture before you commit. And if you go soon, you might catch the end of Mardi Gras! Good luck!

Thanks
Sunday, November 25 2007 at 07:00 PM

!! Although I really need a few more to feel good about this cycle. I will go to NESL if thats the only choice, though.

Philly schools
Monday, January 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

Omg, when are we ever going to hear from Villanova!! And just out of curiosity, how come you didn't apply to Drexel? They should be accredited by the end of the month, if that's what you were worried about, and I have a couple of colleagues who go there and LOVE it. It's kind of a sweet deal bc they accept some lower numbers since they are waiting for ABA, but they should come out with a pretty solid Tier I ranking once they get accredited. The app is free online- might as well give it a shot!

Anything
Sunday, November 25 2007 at 07:00 PM

any new news???