Archive for May, 2009

the big day

May 28th, 2009 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

was May 22 at the Comcast Center. We walked with approximately 150 other MBA program and master’s students, as well as 875 undergraduates…and I can hardly believe this is the end of the road at Smith for me (for now, perhaps)!

That short walk across the stage didn’t seem as if it was enough to represent the two years of work we’d put in. And how do you begin to say goodbye to people you’ve spent hours working with in case rooms, classrooms, and at strange hours of the night?

I’ve never been very good at goodbyes. I consider myself an outgoing person, but somehow I become awkward in two social situations: dating and goodbyes. Luckily, I am getting married on July 30, so the dating awkwardness is negligible. However…a cliche describes it best – the only thing that is constant is change…or the only thing that is consistent is inconsistency…and goodbyes are something I will have to deal with (though awkwardly). 🙂

So to my classmates and colleagues – thank you. I sincerely believe every person we come into contact with changes some part of our personalities, and you’ve all affected me in some great way. And since I’m terrible at saying goodbye (it just seems so cheesy), let’s assume our paths will cross again!

I think I may continue to blog after school, so stay tuned for more news.


rounding the corner

May 10th, 2009 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

I’m on last lap of business school — taking my marketing strategy final on Monday. Then I get ready to move and get married until May 22, when I graduate.

Good news of b-school: I got some money back. Between my teams winning the teamwork class presentation competition and the business plan competition, I’m $800 richer! Too bad I’ve already “allocated” it elsewhere (meaning not all of it’s spent yet).

So here’s the deal…I gotta jump on the serious study train tonight. The final’s at 11:20 tomorrow. Wish me luck!


the NBA Finals and Caps feeding frenzy

May 4th, 2009 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

After the Redskins reign of success of the late 1980s/early 1990s, Washington D.C. professional sports have been the bane of a sport fan’s existence…at least, for this sports fan. I remember my excitement over the Bullets-turned-Wizards and learning “Hail to the Redskins.” I remember the Washington Warthogs (does anyone else) and when the Caps weren’t cool…which really wasn’t all that long ago.

Caps frenzy seems to have seized the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and hasn’t let go. It won’t, if the Caps keep doing well…since they just beat the Penguins tonight, it’s unlikely anything will change. It’s funny how pro sports in DC have been pretty lackluster, but once a team starts doing well, everything turns around. Everyone jumps on the bandwagon. I’ve been particularly surprised over the types of people in my life who’ve hopped on.

I guess what really inspired me to write this post-with-no-point is the NBA playoffs. The Celtics-Bulls series was amazing, everything you’d want in the NBA finals…although the final game probably could’ve been better. Outcome of that series: I love Kirk Hinrich. I remember cheering against him when Maryland won the national championship versus KU. But I not-so-secretly cheered for him during these games. Don’t worry, the fiance approves – he’s among the Jayhawk loyal.

I was let down by the Celtics-Magic game tonight, with perhaps the exception of 15 minutes of play or so. Really, a 28-point deficit isn’t something I look forward to in the playoffs. But I’ve recovered and have moved on to the Rockets-Lakers game, and now rediscovered Shane Battier.

I remember when he was at Duke, and we always called him “alien head” since the back of his head had strange wrinkles in it. Somehow, Mr. Battier is much more attractive than I remember him being. Where did the alien go?