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Saturday, April 12th, 2008

nyse in the 60's During one of the early episodes of Idol this season, Simon asked annoyingly adorable Brooke White if she was “always going to be this nice?” In a very pleasant way, I’m feeling that way about Stern.

This weekend is Stern Previews, which is basically like Prefrosh weekend for b school. Last night’s kickoff was a cocktail reception held on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, a killer venue for a party and a pretty sweet reminder of Stern’s amazing access to NYC. About 250 showed up and virtually everyone I spoke with seemed eager, interesting, and bright. Plus there was this admissions counselor who was a dead ringer for Andy Bernard. Word.

Sort of a grownup

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

The three people who read this blog have encouraged me to be more expressive about myself and not merely my penchant for writing javascript while listening to retro Britpop. Even if Duran Duran’s newest album is quite good. But I digress.

This fall, I’ll be returning full-time to school to pursue an MBA at NYU Stern. Many things have changed since I entered college eight years ago. I’ve changed. Communication has changed. Blackboard has not.

Two weeks ago, I went to a happy hour organized by a group of my future classmates at The Fat Black Pussycat. The awful choice of venue notwithstanding, it was great to meet so many new, seemingly eager people. People were so excitedly talking about their interests and career goals. Not surprisingly I didn’t meet anyone interested in technology or web-based services, but I loved being surrounded by so much optimism.

By the time I enter b school, I will have been away from college for as long as I attended it, but I’m still not entirely comfortable with the idea that I’m sort of a grownup now. And while I’m also not entirely comfortable sharing real thoughts on a blog (it’s just so laughably emo to me), I’m embracing what’s ahead. Even if that means my friends probably aren’t hanging out with high school girls anymore.

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