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....