MBA Cutie...

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

When is cheating, cheating?

I read an interesting article on the plane the other day. It was about things that every girl should discuss with their significant other so that they are on the same page as far as where the relationship stands. One of the most important things to discuss, supposedly, is your mate's definition of what constitutes cheating. I was a little surprised, but then the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. I mean, what really DOES constitute cheating?

- Is flirting cheating?
- Is hugging someone goodbye cheating?
- Is talking for hours on end with someone other than your SO on the phone cheating?
- Is kisssing cheating?

Surprisingly enough, many people seem to think the only way you can cheat on someone is to have sex with someone else. Others actually seem to think that even talking to anyone that you may have ever had any romantic interests in is cheating. In the world of b-school the lines get even blurrier. In the spirit of one of my friend's comments this weekend, as to whether or not anyone at our table had played "fake or not", let's play a little game over the next few posts... the game of "B-school Solicitation: Cheating or Not?"

Friday, October 27, 2006

Chocolate at the Pen

I'm going to have Chocolate at the Pen tomorrow night! It's been ages since I've been to Chicago. And I have to miss the homecoming game to make it out there, but I'm not exactly sure when else I'll have the chance to have an all chocolate dinner and then enjoy cocktails on the rooftop of the W Lakeshore Chicago.

Much has happened since my last update. We survived finals, and I even managed to make it out to Leopolds the night before my Strategy final. I didn't stay long, but all the studying and lack of movement really got to me, and I knew that I had to get out or I'd scream and self-destruct. The second wine event took place on October 13th (Friday the 13th!!!), and it was so much fun. I think I drank a little more wine than I really needed to. Maybe these are the times that it's nice to have a boyfriend who wants to make sure you get home safely, even if he catches you talking to people that it's probably better for you to stay away from now that you are attached... Needless to say I didn't stay long at Oz with the others in my class, to dance off the wine. A good night's sleep and two asprin in the morning just seemed so much more enticing.

We celebrated the end of finals with a fabulous Halloween party. I was a goregeous Cleopatra, and I made my entire outfit myself. I was so proud! NOW, onto my gripes about halloween costumes. Do costume makers realize that women are different heights? Something that's designed to be hoochie on someone that is 5'2'' will make someone like me look like total trash if I chose to wear it out! I tried on outfit after outfit after outfit at Halloween USA and not ONE of them was long enough to cover my behind in any sort of reasonable fashion. Not any of the CUTE ones anyway. Finally, I decided to throw in the towel, headed over to Jo-Ann Fabrics and bought some cream linen to put together my own Cleopatra outfit. Which I think everyone loved. Well, it doesn't matter because at least I loved it.

My boyfriend's birthday was last Sunday, but since I headed home to Fremont, I didn't get to spend the day with him. I made it up to him when he came out here for West Coast Forum. We went out three nights in a row: Nola's on Tuesday, Santana Row on Wednesday, and then out in the Marina in SF on Thursday. I think he had a good time. I had a good time having him around. I'm looking forward to heading back to Ann Arbor tonight. I'm actually starting to miss the place. (Crazy, huh?) But I will really miss the weather out here.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

One more week to go...

How is it that my blogging has fallen to the wayside? People really aren't joking when they say that b-school is ridiculously busy. I've stopped calling my friends back. I've stopped talking to my family every day. All interactions I have with the real world are through my laptop, which has become my new lifeline. I don't know what it would do if it disappeared, or even worse, one day, just didn't turn on.

A few interesting events have managed to take place during my blogger absentee-ism days...

The first snow of the season fell today. It didn't stick, but it was cold, and it was pretty, and it only lasted about 5 minutes. But I guess that's it. The snow has started, the winter is coming, and how is MBA Cutie going to stay warm?

A new column, Ross Goss, has started up in our school newspaper, The Monroe Street Journal. I have to say I have mixed feelings about it. I thought it was ridiculously funny even though there was a slight jab at me (I think) in it, but I am so annoyed that so many people are coming up to me and asking me if I write it. First of all, I'm a little disappointed I wasn't approached to write it. I mean, obviously I know how to utilize a "gossipy" tone of voice and like to go out. But then, maybe that's exactly why they didn't ask me to do it. Because everyone would figure out that MBA Cutie is writing over-time. Anyway, I wouldnt' be able to keep all the good fodder in my blog if I had to get involved with that. So a disappointed and rejected MBA Cutie says the column is good, but maybe the person(s) that writes it can bring me in as a consultant from time to time? :) I mean, of course, ONLY if I'm value added.

My experience at GBR decided to follow me this weekend... right to the B-School bus after the Michigan State game. It was ... surprising... as I didn't expect to ever see (or have to see?) this person again. For a short amount of time, it was very possible that three people that know me a little better than most were all in a 500 sq ft vicinity. Scary! I was a little disappointed that the surprise visitor didn't inform me that they were coming, but then again, I guess I have no right to be disappointed. I don't exactly keep them abreast of all my developments either.

And ... what you have all been waiting to know... yes, MBA Cutie has agreed to couple up. She met another MBA Cutie of the opposite sex, and then eventually gave in, to letting him call her his girlfriend. Oh wait, I think she calls him her boyfriend, too. But don't worry loyal readers, there will still be plenty of fun and antics in the next two years... whether MBA Cutie is coupled up or not.

Monday, October 02, 2006


That's right! This MBA Cutie went to her first toga party this weekend, courtesy of the Hill House. I had never been to one before, so the whole evening was quite an adventure. Knowing that there is only one majorly good fabric store in Ann Arbor, I rushed out with Microfinance Girl on Wednesday to purchase a toga in my chosen color... Lavendar! And I found exactly what I wanted. Luckily enough, the sales girl happened to be an "antique costumer", so she showed us the best way to wrap togas (so simple, but totally authentic looking!), and we were on our way.

I wasn't exactly sure how to accessorize, so I consulted my fashionista friend. She said lots and lots of gold jewellery! Thankfully, I have plenty of the fake stuff, since I had just bought a few sets while I was in India. And a necklace became my new crown. I curled my hair and tried to look as "grecian" as possible. I even changed my eye color to green.

First, we had a section 4 preparty at one of our section mates houses. Another girl in my section was celebrating her birthday, so we had a cake, sang, and got excited. When I came to pick up my roomate, Arwen, she was all decked out and looking absolutely fabulous. The line to dance with her on Friday night was long, and competitive! Lots of belated birthday tidings came her way as well. More than a few people noticed her popularity, but then again, I expected nothing less from the most fabulous looking girl there! The party wasn't very crowded, which was great, because there was plenty of room to dance without bumping into anyone. My guy didn't end up coming (yes... details in a later post... I promise!), but I still had a good time and people seemed to like my toga and accessorizing efforts. It was a fun night, but one that ended a little earlier than I expected... I got a late night call and had to get home... but Arwen managed to stay a lot longer than me. And I know she had a fabulous time.

And yes, today is my birthday! Congratulate MBA Cutie as she welcomes in her 25th year!