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What were your quick takes?

pmcharkinspmcharkins Registered User Posts: 460 Member
Thought this would be a fun thread along with that quote thread

Three words to describe yourself: Commited, Driven, Animated
Favorite leisure activity: Skimboarding
Role model: Steve Prefontaine
Favorite musical performer/band/composer: Led Zeppelin
Most prized possession: Running shoes
Favorite food: In N' Out Double-Double (sauce and onions only)
Last book you read for pleasure: Catcher in the rye
Best movie of all time: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Favorite quote:
"When you die, you'll regret more of the things you didn't do, than the things that you did do" -Ralph Appezato
Dream job: Research Scientist working to find a cure for cancer (a little cliche I know...)
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Replies to: What were your quick takes?

  • aot2007aot2007 Registered User Posts: 283 Junior Member
    Three words to describe yourself: passionate, inquisitive, ridiculous
    (and i still got in)
    Favorite leisure activity: writing letters, making collages
    Role model: mother and mexican host mothers
    Favorite musical performer/band/composer: vivaldi, james taylor
    Most prized possession: collection of all the journals i've filled since 6th grade
    Favorite food: om'ali (egyptian desert made with bread, warm milk, and spices)
    Last book you read for pleasure: The Alchemist
    Best movie of all time: Y Tu Mama Tambien
    Favorite quote:
    "If you do not raise your eyes you will think you are at the highest point" -Antonio Porchia
    Dream job: director of traveling egyptology exhibits
  • imacrazyscientistimacrazyscientist Registered User Posts: 1,016 Member
    Three words to describe yourself: Biophiliac, passionate, vivacious
    Favorite leisure activity: Going to Barnes and Nobles :)...haha i'm a nerd
    Role model: Rosalind Franklin
    Favorite musical performer/band/composer: Rascal Flatts
    Most prized possession: Knowledge gained from experience...or soemthing to effect
    Favorite food: Steak
    Last book you read for pleasure: Hot Zone
    Best movie of all time: Grease
    Favorite quote:
    "if your faced with a choice and you have to choose I hope you choose the one that means the most for you" -Rascall Flatts
    Dream job: Cardiologist simulataneously doing research and later a biology proffessor
  • InvertedCommasInvertedCommas Registered User Posts: 203 Junior Member
    (I had to go back and look this all up.)

    Three words to describe yourself: articulate, intellectual, enthusiastic
    Favorite leisure activity: reading almost anything
    Role model: Mark Twain
    Favorite musical performer/band/composer: The Beatles
    Most prized possession: My digital camera (it goes nearly everywhere with me)
    Favorite food: Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream
    Last book you read for pleasure: Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Best movie of all time: Singin' in the Rain
    Favorite quote: "If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. "
    -E. B. White
    Dream job: Political columnist for a major publication
  • moomooitzpaulmoomooitzpaul Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    Man i dun remember very much of this except for my quote haha...i did it right then and there on the site >.< i'm gonna guess what i put

    Three words to describe yourself: Loyal, Compulsive, Happy (I remember Happy cause I couldn't think of anything lol)
    Favorite leisure activity: it was either origami or sleeping
    Role model: My Aunt
    Favorite musical performer/band/composer: Destiny's Child
    Most prized possession: My piano
    Favorite food: I think i put flan...or mango pudding haha
    Last book you read for pleasure: Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
    Best movie of all time: Two Weeks Notice
    Favorite quote:
    "The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. And then you die. What's that? A bonus? I think the life-cycle is all backwards. You should die first and get it all over with. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young. You get a gold watch. You go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol and party. You get ready for high school. You go to grade school and become a kid. You play. You have no responsibilities. You become a little baby & go back into the womb. You spend your last nine months floating... Then, you finish off as an orgasm. I like it."
    Dream job: Pharmaceutical Researcher or maybe I put Pharmacist hmmm

    btw aot2007, is The Alchemist good? I heard it was pretty good from my friend.
  • symphonyinblacksymphonyinblack Registered User Posts: 237 Junior Member
    Three words to describe yourself: Adventurous, Ethical, Optimistic
    Favorite leisure activity: Playing basketball and soccer with my friends, watching all kinds of movies, and the occasional 12 hour nap
    Role model: A tie between my two older brothers and Malcolm X
    Favorite musical performer/band/composer: The Fugees, Miles Davis, Bob Marley, and Led Zeppelin
    Most prized possession: The hundreds of photo albums I have with my friends and family from my birth to now.
    Favorite food: Seafood Gumbo
    Last book you read for pleasure: Their Eyes Were Watching God -Zora Neale Hurston
    Best movie of all time: Crash
    Favorite quote:
    If you don't stand up for something, you'll fall for anything.
    -Malcolm X
    Dream job: Father/Husband/Friend/Musician/Writer/Social Worker in disadvantaged neighborhood/CHEF!!!/Inspiration (oh, and Spiderman...)

    I wrote that last one as partly a joke, but my friend convinced me to leave it like that
  • sparetiresparetire Registered User Posts: 711 Member
    Three words that describe you: jaunty, toasty, bear-like
    Last book you read for pleasure: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    Favorite musical performer/band/composer: Third Eye Blind
    Dream job: Mr. T impersonator
    Favorite leisure activity: writing humorous anecdotes plush with in-your-face interjections on school nights heading into midnight with sips of bitter tea from an oversized mug and male singer-songwriters' soothing voices on Internet radio
    Role model: Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.
    Favorite quote: "No, I invented you!"-the internet to Al Gore
    Favorite food: anything I didn't cook
    Best movie of all time: Zoolander
    Most prized possession: my USC application

    ...seriously. Hey, I still got in!
  • calvinrmcalvinrm Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    Three words to describe yourself: opinionated, inquisitive, sarcastic
    Favorite leisure activity: Making good conversation
    Role model: Albus Dumbledore
    Favorite musical performer/band/composer: Regina Spektor
    Most prized possession: My discount at starbucks
    Favorite food: Chicken Fingers
    Last book you read for pleasure: Hamlet. I know it's not a book. But I loved it.
    Best movie of all time: La Dolce Vita
    Favorite quote:
    "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Suess
    Dream job: Highly Paid Actor (who picks the roles he loves)
  • agentbaueragentbauer Registered User Posts: 137 Junior Member
    Three words to describe yourself: witty, perceptive, detailed
    Favorite leisure activity: Watching basketball
    Role model: Steve Jobs
    Favorite musical performer/band/composer: Queen (I just put what I was listening on iTunes at the moment when I was doing these)
    Most prized possession: My yearbooks
    Favorite food: Authentic Mexican Tacos
    Last book you read for pleasure: The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
    Best movie of all time: Wayne's World
    Favorite quote: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. " - Confucius
    Dream job: Starting my own business

    and I got in!
  • Music4988Music4988 Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    Three words to describe yourself: musical, honest, accepting
    Favorite leisure activity: music - playing it or listening to it
    Role model: my mom (cliche, i know)
    Favorite musical performer/band/composer: Ben Folds
    Most prized possession: My Miyazawa flute (the piano is technically not mine, so I didn't put it)
    Favorite food: strawberries
    Last book you read for pleasure: The Devil Wears Prada
    Best movie of all time: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    Favorite quote: "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die."-Mel Brooks
    Dream job: musician in a broadway pit orchestra

    haven't heard from them yet...
  • saeraxDsaeraxD Registered User Posts: 191 Junior Member
    I didn't do quicktakes and I got in.

    I kind of wish I filled it out, it would've been interesting.
  • aot2007aot2007 Registered User Posts: 283 Junior Member
    it was the best part of the application for me... i wish all schools did it. kind of took the pressure off for a second.

    moomoo: the alchemist is a WONDERFUL book. i don't know what kind of reader you are, but i personally hate four-hundred-layered-analyze-to-death-here's-what-i-think-the-author's-trying-to-say "literaturrrrrrrre" so the alchemist was a lovely departure from what i have to read for school, or even books that seem like homework when they're not. the beauty of it is that you can read it like a children's book and enjoy it that way, simple and plain, or you can try to understand the symbolism and deeper meaning. i highly recommend it.
  • nactor329nactor329 Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    Three words to describe yourself: Bringin' Sexy Back
    Favorite leisure activity: Basketball
    Role model: Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter
    Favorite musical performer/band/composer:The Notorious B.I.G.
    Most prized possession: iPod
    Favorite food: Copetes (Family Colombian Dish)
    Last book you read for pleasure: Freakonomics
    Best movie of all time: Training Day
    Favorite quote:
    "Stay far from timid, only make moves when your hearts in it, and live the phrase 'sky's the limit.'"- The Notorious B.I.G.
    Dream job: Retired (if that doesn't work out Record Industry Executive)
  • moomooitzpaulmoomooitzpaul Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    aot, I absolutely agree with you. Even though my Junior English teacher was the best one I ever had, we analyzed each book to death x_X haha...anyways I think I'm gonna go to B&N and get it =) thanx for the recommendation ^^
  • Gallagher2x2Gallagher2x2 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    This is seriously what i did and got in

    Three words to describe yourself: Admitted, to, USC
    Favorite leisure activity: Getting into colleges
    Role model: Tommy the Trojan
    Favorite musical performer/band/composer: Circa Survive
    Most prized possession: Letter of acceptance to USC
    Favorite food: Pizza and Sushi
    Last book you read for pleasure: USC brocheur (sp?)
    Best movie of all time: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Favorite quote: "Do or do not. There is no try" -Yoda
    Dream job: USC Admissions Officer
  • TrojansFightOnTrojansFightOn Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    its tommy trojan not tommy the trojan..what a homer...obviously u didnt get the letter then...since u cant spell brochure...****
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