A lot of catching up to do

Whew...it's been a few months, so I'll hit the wave tops of the goings on over here: Midterms were okay, but finals were a test of survival more than actual knowledge. I had two midterms, but five finals. All in all, my grades didn't scorch the earth, but aren't terrible: (2) B+, a B, and …

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Midterm Season is Upon Us

Stolen from the venerable Khamal Clayton: "Girl, you have a convex utility function, but I know how to maximize your preferences." So, my microeconomics midterm was yesterday. All innuendo aside, the midterm was hard - making matters worse, I had to rely on math I hadn't used in 17 years to get me through. Having …

New project

"Authors who moan with praise for their editors always seem to reek slightly of the Stockholm syndrome." - Christopher Hitchens You know the sayings that generally allude to the point that you should always shoot for opportunities that you think you're not good enough for? Be it dating, professional, or anything else.. ..well, I did …

Everyone Has A Plan, Until They Get Punched in the Face

I borrowed the title of the blog from the 20th Century poet/boxer/philosopher Mike Tyson, but it actually encapsulates life in the past couple weeks. Personally and professionally, it's been a total whirlwind, ranging from bad news to incredible news, and some in between. The original quote I thought of in my mind was, "Wanna know …

Oktoberfest 2017

When you're exactly 253 miles away from the world's largest party, you simply go. So, an eight hour, overnight bus ride later, and I found myself in Munich for Oktoberfest. I was only able to do this because I had friends (who I hadn't seen in 15 years) take me in. I'll start with my …