my dean of boarding remarked to me today that "they" (meaning the administration) were plesantly surprised that i had made it. i thought that she meant that i showed up for the boarding life meeting that i had been skimping on for two months. she corrected me in saying that they were plesantly surprised that i made it through the mod/term. meaning: "wow kris, you didn't allow yourself to get into any situations in which i could expell you for. who would have guessed?"