I told ya so
Honestly, I haven't been pessimistic about being accepted at all. It's just when I was looking at it realistically, I had my doubts. I mean the competition is crazy, and I've talked to several people who have been waiting to get in somewhere for 2 or more years. In fact I talked to this girl in my ceramics last week (who is really cute by the way), she said this is her 3rd year waiting to hear back from local schools, and her GPA isn't much lower than mine.
Really I think the fact that I have a penis helped big time.