Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
how much it would cost to push my flight back one day. Las vegas
layovers aside, my trip was very productive.
I was able to stay at a friends house while she and her boyfriend
enjoyed their weekend pass at Heavenly. That in itself should give
you an idea about some I'd the differences Haas offers- no class on
Fridays! Anyway, I enjoyed dinner in downtown Berkeley on Friday
niight and then a viewing of Cloverfield.
A friend borrowed my truck and managed to lock the keys in the truck
as it was running. So I lost a good 16 mins of the movie but enjoyed
it otherwise. Nothing more than movie entertainment.
I woke up Saturday and spent a couple hours preparing for my
interview. I walked to the Berkeley school and found 100 other
applicants ampere for super saturday. I ran into another Annapolis
kid and enjoyed sharing stories with him.
After a brief intro to the day, we had lunch with a student. Then,
two hours of informational sessions. Finally, I had my interview. My
interviewer was a cal under Grad who went to work for the haas school
right after graduation. She was at least 4 years younger than me so
that was a little awkward. But it was an enjoyable experience because
I love telling sea stories. Most of them incredible and she was
easily amused. I believe that worked in my favor.
After the interview, we toured the school and then went to a mixer at
a local hotel. Cool.
I really like the feel of haas and am excited about jan 29--decision
Most of you know that the west coast suits me and my mentality. It
would be an awesome place to go to school. One of their slogans is
confidence without arrogance. That makes a lot of sense to me.
Also cool to note is that this entire blog posting was completed via
my cell phone. Communications are improving on the world daily.
Decisions release dates: Berkeley-jan 29, UVA (darden)--feb 1.
No full throttle or coke this year!
What a beautiful clock tower on the Berkeley campus!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
As I am a rider at the core, I feel the above accurately represents how I perceive options. For those so adept in all the lingo I maintain (military, pilot, bike racing, and gangster rap), a Flyer is a racer who just puts it all out there in an effort to win a race. That racer commits to his effort knowing that even if he doesnt win that particular race, he'll garner respect from the other racers --if he is able to hold off the peleton or initiate the move that selects the race winner.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Now editing and then scrounging for food.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
So I am contemplating one essay concerning the entrepreneurial mindset. "Explain how you have captured an opportunity." What a horrible essay. I initially penned a quip about buying and selling a home in socal, taking advantage of the hot market. I sent this email to a friend and he quickly reminded me that every soul in the past 5 years has done this and it probably lessens my chance for admission--yawn! So I am contemplating what else to write. ANy ideas?
On a completely separate topic, I called HBS and Stanford today. No interview invites yet but I was told both schools invite to interview up until the last day (right). So the twine is unravelling and I still choose to hang onto the last bit of hope. Then, after finding a blog from another MBA hunter, I find that HBS actually waitlists without interviewing. Ouch. Or yeah! depending on your perspective. So all is not lost with respect to #s 1 & 2.
Wick and I rolled a quick 25 today. It was a welcome change from the office. It was funny because I remind Wick that riding his million dollar white sidis in the winter is a bad idea. Today was day 3 for him riding them and it started to rain. I have never seen him climb the Berkley bridge so fast. He really wants to keep his shoes white--good man.
There are so many places in my life where I think snobs and pretentious people suck. But everyone who knows me well understands that I love being a bike snob. The amazing thing is, there are people who are more of a bike snob that me (fowler comes to mind, maybe the S in SR racing too).
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
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