Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Need Halloween Costume Idea

This summer, life had seemed easy (for more ways than one), and I was dead set on being Tobias F√ľnke for Halloween. The Fuzz would come up from NYC to be my Lindsey.

Since she'll be coming earlier in the month, I don't think that'll be happening. I need a new costume idea.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tropical Boston

Following 3 straight days of rain, steam is rising from the puddles across Boston. It feels like being back in Southeast Asia - though thankfully, not as horribly hot.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


If you thought that parking in a mall during Christmas season was tough.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Quote of the night

The dearth of recent blogposts has been related to the advent of club kickoff week. Aside from the schedule that was impossibly hectic in the past two weeks, we've all been attending informational sessions to decide what clubs to join. Most of these events have featured pizza, and hats off to my classmate Kate for last night's quote of the night:

"After the third consecutive meal of pizza, I ran to Whole Foods as fast as I could, bought some vegetable and steamed them."

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Need.... Balance

Aside from making it out on Friday and Saturday (necessary for sanity), I spent the whole weekend aside from eating and a run, working on schoolwork.

Good news - I've pretty much finished everything for the upcoming week.

Bad news - I didn't have a moment to myself, and didn't do anything aside from work when I wasn't out and about.... I could feel my life flowing down the sieve.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Starting to Surf The Tidal Wave

This past week, I was overwhelmed by work, and I didn't manage my time well... I went to several events on whims, like guest speakers and club presentations, and was under the gun to get work done the day before it was due....

So, now, I'm focusing on getting all the weeks work done this weekend - and have already been able to clear out work up to Wednesday. We'll see how this works, but, if I can keep a buffer, that'll make it easier to go to all these ad hoc events.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A (Nearly) Unwinnable Situation

Our first accounting homework is due tomorrow. We also had our first accounting class today. Interestingly, we covered NOTHING in class which has to do with the homework. We're just, supposed to figure it out from the book, I guess... I know enough to be dangerous, but don't have a full understanding on any of these concepts. My homework probably has a few things that are right, but is likely riddled with errors.

I'm disappointed with the Accounting department. I've heard from classmates in the other sections that this assignment was to get our feet wet and would be graded leniently, but, I didn't hear that directly from my Prof (who is also supposed to be amazing, but since he's the head of the department and has sanctioned this exercise in futility, I'm not impressed).

Frankly, I don't care even if that is the true story. We're allowed to ask the TA's questions piecemeal on an internet forum, which is OK for very focused questions, but I'm trying to get the general gist of a topic that is largely arbitrary, and that's not enough - I need to be taken through the concepts, and last I checked, that's why I'm required to take a class!

I'm here to learn how to do accounting, and turning in a problem set full of mistakes that I don't even know I made because I haven't been taught any of this isn't my idea of learning. I'm anxiously preparing for the hit to my grade and self-esteem. Thanks accounting department.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hitting the Wall

Not so bad, not so bad, wham! That was my week.

After a fun Friday night out, I realized that I had a mountain of work due starting on Monday. It took me over an hour just to get organized and figure out all I had to do. So, for the past 48 hours, with a brief respite with a Core Team dinner which was highly tasty, I have been doing school work.

I have to echo Kim on this one, DMD (Data Models and Decisions) has engulfed my life!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A student once again

Yesterday was the first day of class... Exciting.

This also represented the first major homework assignment, which after going through, and seeing that my numbers didn't quite add up how I expected, solicited feedback from my roommates. We ended up drawing and arguing the whole thing through on our recently installed white board until we figured out. Our collective efforts are proudly displayed to the right.

Feeling quite accomplished, I headed out to a barbecue/party near Central Square.