A thank you to all my friends and neighbors who generously chipped in with advice and suggestions on how to improve my personal statement. I mean you, Leenda, Jaklumen, Amy, Lakshmi, Scott, Waterbaby, Oink(who appreciates fine thighs- I do, too), Aubrey and Vijay. It wasn't just the advice, but also that you took the time to post thoughtful, useful comments instead of just telling me to go back to school.
I hadn't expected so much good advice, but I should have. Lesson learned.