Friday, October 24, 2008

Another Perspective on today's Dow Action

Interesting article by Time magazine saying that even though the economic crisis is bad, the US is getting off pretty lightly.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Iceland Redux

I'm at the end of midterms, and have my hardest one tomorrow, which concurrently is the one I've prepared for the least.

I finished off my travel blog for Iceland last night when I started hitting the point of diminishing returns: A Land of Extremes.


Friday, October 10, 2008

A Hearty Welcome to The Land of Doom and Gloom

We set out on Friday night to Iceland. The trip wasn't that bad - only about 4.5 hours to get in. After making some party supply stops at the Duty Free, we were on a bus headed to Reykjavic by 7 AM in the morning or so.

We hit rush hour traffic, got to our hotel which is amazing, and then headed on a city tour. After viewing several areas that we cared about, and others that we didn't (like the Icelandic projects), we were introduced to the fatalism currently existing here. Although we knew how bad the economic situation is, the tour guide kept on highlighting the doom and gloom in everything we saw - building projects that no one knows when they'll be restarted, an exodus of foreign migrant workers, the fact that the usually lively streets were empty because no one wanted to walk around... This is ground zero for the credit crisis.

After all the gloomy discussion, we headed back to the hotel for a nap.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Leaving, On a Jet Plane

I'm about to head to out to Iceland tonight. I should be studying for my three midterms next week, but instead, I'll be doing a case study on a country about to go bankrupt amidst bars and glacier visits. Should be fun!

Monday, October 6, 2008

In summertime, the living was easy

This summer, I started planning a trip to Iceland over Columbus Day weekend. I leave late this week. I wasn't overly concerned when I found out that I'd take my first midterm 14 hours after I got back, and have to be prepared for two others.

Now that I'm living this.... erm.... not sure I feel the same way.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Economic Concern

Scene from the overflow in the Diebold lounge from a simulcasted panel being given in Sloan's biggest auditorium regarding the current economic crisis.