Friday, March 2, 2007

Lava Lamp

I just noticed that my lava lamp died on my desk in my office. It has been running continuously for months and I guess it finally decided to give.

Today is the last day of classes before spring break. I went out last night and had a nice dirty martini at the stylish Tantra lounge with some acquaintances. I was home with the fox by one, exploring the depths of infatuation with that one.

Something about today feels different, besides that apparent absence of all my fellow students. I awoke with a great deal of happiness and now, augmented with coffee high I suppose I should get some concrete work done.

I realize that there are only six weeks after spring break left, the time accelerates like a new sixteen year old in a new mustang. Change is the only constant.

I am such a blogoholic. I love exploring the webs of my contacts, searching out their friends and expanding my network. Never dull to discover some other interesting life.

I finished Blink today. I was disappointed, as it was mostly the same repetitive concept: We make the best decisions subconsciously based on experience, and handle information most efficiently when we 'thin slice' it (analyze data in small fragments rather than in entirety). I am starting to feel like many of the books on the NY Times best sellers list aren't so indicative of quality, more so mass appeal.

My next book is going to be entirely in Spanish, in efforts to accelerate my knowledge of the language. 100 years of solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, supposedly a classic. I'll let you know how it turns out. I also picked up a cook book by Marcella Hazan.

What is everyone doing this weekend? I can't wait for 300 next Friday!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Glug glug glug

Jacobson showed reporters an appetizer offered by Uno Chicago Grill that he said contained 2,050 calories. It was a cross between a pizza and stuffed potato skins, with a deep-dish pizza crust crammed with mozzarella and cheddar cheese, mashed potatoes, bacon and sour cream.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Self Study

I believe I have come to the realization that a large flaw in my personality is derived from my almost consistent propensity to preach. If god would only grant me the discipline to keep my mouth shut and merely be in accord with prevailing opinions rather then rail against them so. Even if I do not agree, which opinionated I seldom do.

I was attacked on numerous levels last night about my personal beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. Rather than truly examine what the issues were, I think the greater issue, the thing that I have been replaying in my head so frequently today is the public availability of my opinions.

Everyone knows what I think, because I make it my practice to tell them. I wish I could change this, I wish I could keep more into the shadows about my beliefs and not be such a braggart.

It always leads to conflagration.

Must be nice

  • I can't live with girls anymore I have decided. Attempts at logical argumentation are met with emotional pleas and unrelated idiocy.
  • I'm in negotiations to move into the big beefy man compound
  • I hate being sick, because I hate the doctor, and I never want to go because he is a waste of time
  • I got into an argument with the fox last night regarding the relative level of prestige in the legal and business environments. It was my opinion that lawyers are intrinsically workers, students of business (following my personal path and ambitions, I.E MBA) are administrators and thus climb a ladder with higher rungs to greater status
  • 220 kgtu. racecar from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.00 seconds and with 800 bhp available, it accelerates very quickly to its 360 km/h top speed.
  • Mmmm, Black and Bleu cz burger. Albiet no bun or condiments and water...
  • Spring? We don't have that here, we have cold then the next day people are in bathing suits.. Oh Floridians how backwards you truely are...

Monday, February 26, 2007

August 4th, 9 am. The end of struggle, the beginning of domination

It will be a day that will live in infamy, the hearts and minds of the many men and women whom have aided in my climb through higher education will be vindicated. In the face of adversity, bleeding on as ambition goaded me along the road less traveled. The more difficult road, the one that began at University Elementary School in small town suburbia and will end upon the red bricks of Florida State University.

Be there, when the heat of the searing sun shall be defeated by an impregnable cloak of black graduation shrouds, when crowns of distinction will illuminate the heads of the learned, and where the cogs of the machine of destiny shall smile upon me.

Graduation.

I have made all the calculations; fate will do the rest.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Weekend Reading

  • "According to a survey of more than 200 Wall Street professionals who took home at least $2 million in cash from their 2006 bonuses, respondents are spending 11% of their payouts, on average, on watches and jewelry. For even the lowest-paid bankers in the survey, that's a bling budget of more than $200,000."
  • "A suicide bomber struck Sunday outside a college campus in Baghdad, killing at least 41 people and injuring dozens as a string of other blasts and rocket attacks left bloodshed around the city. The blast left cement walls pockmarked by shrapnel and twisted parts of the metal gate and turnstile. Parents rushed to the site and some collapsed in tears after learning their children were killed or injured. Students used rags and towels to try to mop up the blood."
  • Expected MBA Earnings - After Graduation
    Women 86,805
    Men 94,710
  • #2 MBA Employer - Google
  • "Pay expectations are high: Candidates expect to take home average salaries of $88,087 in their first year after graduation, up from $81,658 the previous year -- and a hefty $167,052 five years down the road.
    There was a nearly $8,000 gap in expected salaries between men and women, with men expecting $94,710 and women expecting $86,805.
    "This is an almost self-inflicted salary gap, because it's what they're expecting to get," said Tattanelli. "It has increased from last year. Part of it is because women gravitate to the consumer goods industries that don't always have top salaries."

  • For return on investment, the best home renovation is to upgrade an old bathroom. Kitchens come in second.