Thursday - after sleeping in (always good to have that "3 hours behind" excuse) I drove DIT's car over to campus and met up with her...I got to crash one of her classes, which was really interesting - I forget how much interaction I have with businesses in my daily job; and how much anyone who works knows/has opinions about how business should work. :) Needless to say, I really enjoyed the class
Thursday night was a great peak at the life of a grad student. Let's do a comparison...
High School: Random house in woods
Undergrad: Random house in woods
Grad: Random house in woods WITH RUBBER FLOORS (these people are prepared!)
High School: Whatever you can get
Undergrad: the cheapest keg you can get
Grad: TWO kegs, and I saw some bottles of Veuve Clicquot
High School: I actually don't really know since I never made it past the random house in woods
Undergrad: Beer pong, if someone was lucky enough to have a table. Maybe some flip cup. Quarters. Various card games.
Grad: TWO BEER PONG TABLES. yes, really. I think that says enough.
I think at this point they had switched to flip cup
lesson - don't go to grad school unless you're ready to step up MORE than your academics...
Part of me still thinks that grad school is the chance to re-live college for those kids who worked really hard as undergrads (these people are all getting their MBA at Duke, after all)
Friday - spent all day watching basketball in Raleigh. The only upset of the day was Davidson over Gonzaga - the lucky people in Tampa had 4 upsets! How crazy to go to those games!
All the games were held at NC State...this one's for you Dad!
It was DITs birthday so after leaving basketball we returned to her house, got ready to go out and spent the rest of the evening at Alivia's with some of her classmates. In a crazy small world story, it turns out I am friends in Seattle with the brothers of one of her close friends on the program. How many Turkish people are in the US anyway?!
2011 Ports of Call (most recent on top - only listed once)
- Astoria, Queens
- Red Hook, Brooklyn
- Hoboken, NJ
- Long Branch, NJ
- Red Bank, NJ
- New York, New York
- Point Pleasant, NJ
- STL, Missouri
- OMA, Nebraska
- Omaha, NE (NEBRASKA!!!)
- Council Bluffs, IA
- St Louis, MO
- Fair Haven, NJ
- EWR, New Jersey
- AMS, Netherlands
- Musannah, Oman
- Nizwa, Oman
- Al A’Thawara hot springs, Oman
- Nakhl Fort, Oman
- Jabal Shams, Oman
- Seeb, Oman
- Barca, Oman
- SIN, Singapore
- Seminyak, Bali
- Legian, Bali
- Tanah Lot, Bali
- Kuta, Bali
- Sanur, Bali
- Ubud, Bali
- Nusa Dua, Bali
- Denpasar, Bali
- CGK, Java Indonesia
- Vigan, Philippines
- Boracay, Philippines
- Manila, Philippines
- Doha, Qatar
- Rus Al Jinz, Oman
- Salalah, Oman
- Muscat, Oman