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Full Steam Ahead

I’m applying to B-school. I’m writing essays. I’m in a GMAT class. I’m working my tail off in my “regular” job. I am guilty of NOT going to work out in over a week. Ugh.

In the past two weeks, I have been a traveling chick-a-dee. Weekend before last, Mom and I went on a fun road trip to my top business school to check it out and confirmed what I already believed: I must go there. I don’t know if I’m applying in 2009 or 2010 yet (GMATs dependent upon what I do) but I’m excited about the possibility of going back to school. The weekend was amazing. Beautiful grounds, wonderful friendly faculty/staff, alum and current students…just made me feel right at home. Granted, I know most schools are trying to “Sell, Sell, Sell” (I am in marketing so I know the game), but I have been quite surprised just how friendly the students have remained even now that I’m not walking around on their campus.

Aside from my trip to B-school number 1, this past weekend, I went on a road trip with one of my girls to my favorite weekend getaway [MD/DC] for the Halloween weekend. I had a fantastic time, of course. Dressed up as a fierce black cat, I danced and purred the night away at this great spot in DC with a few close friends. It must have been my lucky night because…I met a guy! I saw him from across the room and something drew me into him. I just had to talk to him. SO being “big and bold” like I am, I walked right up to him and proceeded to tell him just how attractive he was. Yup, I did. *Side note: I was not intoxicated but I had had a glass of liquid courage.* My “line” went something like, “Hey…how are you? You know, I saw you from across the room and just had to come over and tell you ALL B.S. aside, you really are an attractive man and I could not in good conscience leave this party without telling you”. I planned on turning right back around and walking away but “E” (<—said atractive man) actually talked to me for about 15 minutes. A little chuckling and a little flirting, lead to a little giving out of nine little digits. He took my number. And even better, he actually called the next day. I wasn't sure men still did that. Someone I actually LIKE. Butterflies. Have interest in. Can you believe it? I mean, it's been almost two years since "he who's name shall not be spoken or written" and I broke up and I haven't been remotely moved by anyone. I have tried to date and have been very unsuccessful. Who knows if my "success" in the wretched dating game is making a turn for the better, but the simple fact that I can feel again?? Words can't even describe. I seriously thought I was broken for a while.

Anyway, I’m charging along, studying, keeping busy and making moves. Thought I would check in and say hello. So…hello.

Hope I’ll have more positive GMAT and handsome guy stories to tell you in the near future…back to studying.

oh and ps – this is my WTF moment of the day — how awful is this? Minding my business at the library studying diligently and notice the man next to me hogging up the local printer that sat right between our desktop stations. I glance over at his screen and do you know what I saw? KIDDIE PORN. A digusting, perverted old man printing child pornography; pages upon pages of it. I almost threw up on the spot. I immediately packed up my belongings, went right to the reference desk, reported the issue and proceeded to go out to my car and scream. Never in my life have I dealt with or seen something like that live and in the flesh…and I hope I never have to again.

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