MBA Cutie...

Life on the road to Ross School of Business at U of M... GO BLUE!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Crappy Day.. after so many good ones!

I'm back in New York. And now I remember why I wanted to leave! So NYC is fun... sometimes! Last night I actually paid $16 for one martini. Yes, for ONE martini, not TWO, not FOUR, but ONE. And that didn't even include the tip. Welcome back to NYC, MBA Cutie!

Today, after training, I ran all the way to the Equinox on 43rd and 5th to catch the Brazilian Butt and Brazilian Tummy Tuck classes. OMG, the pain! I wonder if they will pay off. I'm almost afraid to go to bed because I don't know if I can take the burn tomorrow. Anyway, I exit Equinox at 6:30ish, and it is pouring rain. It's pouring rain in the middle of June! (Oh, how wonderful you are, California, my love!) Thank goodness I hadn't changed back into my work clothes. I ran through the streets back to my hotel only to discover that my cell phone wasn't working. I would open it up, but the screen would be totally blank, yet it buzzed and lit up just like it was really receiving text messages and phone calls. How terribly frustrating!

I came into the hotel, forked over $14.95 to get online access in my room (oh yes, thank you again, spiteful New York!), and then found where the closest Verizon store was. I had only 25 minutes to make it there before it closed. Out into the rain again. I made it. They fixed it.

My big lesson: Never again will I buy a Motorola phone. Oh wait, maybe it was never again will I come to NYC without an umbrella... even in summer.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Seattle, Banking, and a whole life still left to go...

The return to the bay after a week in Seattle has been relaxing, but it's excrutitating to be away from my almost hubby. I think I've gotten so used to being around him, and even though being in the bay used to make me so excited because it meant going out, going out, and more going out, my "going out" itch has waned significantly. I think I have quite a bit of a nesting itch.

So I was reading this article yesterday about MBA spending... and it really scared me. During recruiting season, I really felt that particular recruiters put undue financial expectations on full time MBA students. My parents didn't understand why I had to have such good suits (because I'd look awful standing next to someone who was dressed more impeccably than me), why I had to fly to New York when no one had offered me a job (informationals), and why having a drink on Thursday and Friday evenings was so important (how else do you network and socialize!). It is hard to adjust the other way once you have worked and had a good income, but the loan does frighten me. A lot, actually. Whatever happened to being a student? Sure, I want a job, but I don't want to break the bank in the process of trying to get one! Especially when there are no guarantees in life.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I have too many clothes

The recent move back to California for the summer has left me with one true observation. I have way too many clothes... most of which I don't wear, are the wrong size, I have no idea why I bought them, or are just too young looking for my current lot in life. I guess it's time to start kissing the going out all night partying MBA Cutie goodbye. She needs to trade in her wardrobe for some good staples that make her look hot, sexy, sophisticated, and not juvenile!

That means she has to give up her target jeans...

Hmm... this may be harder than I thought....

Sunday, April 01, 2007

April Fool's!

It's April Fool's Day!

I managed to get away without being fooled. However, I guess I was slightly fooled. My team is at work on our MAP project, and we were suppoed to have a meeting in NYC tomorrow. I told my girlfriend I'd be back in New York for the weekend, and then at the last minute... plans were cancelled. So that was my only April Fool's Day gift.

Other than that, school has been busy, I've hardly been going out. I'm discovering that wedding planning is a lot more work than I had expected. It's really hard to coordinate eveyrone's thoughts (including mine, my fiance's, and our families'). I'm also getting over the stomach flu, so this weekend really was so-so.

Oh well. More news when it happens!

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Monday, March 12, 2007

... & Baby!

No, no, NO! Not me! I'm talking about Shopaholic & Baby! I haven't gotten a chance to read it yet, but I was so excited when I saw it in a bookshop in the airport on the way to New York last week. I can't wait to read it. There are a couple of other books out there that I've been dying to get my hands on, including Freakanomics. No, I still haven't read it yet. *sigh*

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Return of the MBA Cutie

I've been gone. I know I have. I've ignored my blog for months. But I have lots of news for my readers... If I have any readers left! I'm ENGAGED! And here's how it happened....

So I started dating this guy that is in the Business School at Michigan also. We have been inseparable for months... as anyone here can tell you! For spring break we went to Italy... and while touring around Venice he popped the question. And of course I said yes!

The second highlight of our trip to Italy the chance to visit Milan during fashion week. We had a few drinks at Just Cavalli (Roberto Cavalli's lounge, located in the middle of a park in Milan). It was incredible. Jewels and fur everywhere! Our table had a beautiful couture dress "frozen" into the tabletop. Interesting clientele... lots of girls clearly looked like they were in Milan for runway shows, but many of them looked so very young. There were also a lot of couples with older men and very, very young girls. One of the Milanese girls we were with said that it's a very common thing. The business is so harsh and many girls are willing to do anything to get a break or a chance to walk down the runway for even just one show.

Since my return to the states, I had go back to my old stomping grounds and spend the second half of last week in New York City. Our MAP projects have started at school. I came back to AA to find out that my soon to be hubby is on his way to Brazil... and I won't see him for 5 weeks. Could be an interesting 5 weeks. Stay tuned!

Monday, December 11, 2006

If you wait long enough...

When it comes to celebrity couples, if you wait long enough, it seems that none of them manage to stay together. This weekend my girlfriend came to town and we (my boyfriend and I) took her out around Ann Arbor and had her participate in various activities taking place with b-school friends. One of these activities was CELEBRITY CHARADES, where we put numerous celebrity names into a bowl and then went through three rounds: (1) describe but cannot say the name, (2) act out, (3) one word description. It was actually a lot of fun! But it got me thinking... of most of the celebrity couples out there, how many of them have actually managed long term success as a couple? And, of those that seem to be doing well, how much longer will it last?

Just yesterday, as I continued on my new Fox Reality Network binge (and if you haven't checked out this channel, OMG! You HAVE to!!!!), I saw an announcement that Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn are now over too? I'm not sure if this is true, but there is speculation about everyone and everything! Not that it's not well deserved! Between the recent splits of Jennifer and Brad, Jennifer and Ben, Denise and Charlie, and Britney and Kevin (because absolutely no one saw that one coming), it makes me wonder if it's even worth it to continue to pay attention to any of it. My boyfriend freaks out, because as one of the few MBA 1 couples here at Ross, he sometimes feels the attention may push us to the celebrity level of public monitoring. However, I don't think there is need to be that vain. As far as I know, we are last semester's news. There is always enough drama out there to help divert attention. I hope so anyway!

Maybe some sort of hedging instrument can be created. One that will derive it's value from the length of a celebrity couple's relationship. Damn, I should have shorted my KFed stock last month. :(