Went to the Sarah McLachlan concert last night, what a great show. She has a fantastic voice, did all of her favorite songs, played an hour and 40 minute set without so much as a water break, followed by a 20 minute encore. All of this for under $60 (she wanted to keep the show affordable, definitely could have charged more). It's been 6 years since her last tour and you can tell she is thrilled to be back on the road and in front of a crowd. Highly recommend! On a side note, I was surprised by the number of guys in the audience, much more than I expected. Lots of "date nights" apparently. I went with my friend A, she excused her husband from date night.
Do you ever notice how easy it is to get up early when you don't have to or when it's to do something fun, but if it's just to go to work it's torture? I think its something to do with the awful "beep, beep, beep" of the alarm. No matter if I go out the night before, I wake up naturally on the weekends feeling refreshed, around the same time my alarm would be driving me crazy during the week as I beg it for just one more snooze.
On the MBA front (it is the point of this blog after all so I should probably mention it), I've got some essay ideas outlined and I've compiled information that will be useful in completing the applications (performance appraisals, transcripts & class descriptions, score reports, etc). I really need to narrow down my schools and discover a "hook" for why I want to join each program. To that end I will be spending this week reading program reviews and tracking down contact info for current students that would be willing to chat with me about their experience. Narrowing down needs to happen soon because I need to send GMAT scores and I'd prefer not to waste money by only sending those that are necessary. I will be able to order transcripts from WSU, too.
I'm in the process of updating my resume. Yuck, what a task. I've been with the same company since UG so it has been seriously neglected and needs an overhaul. Thanks to Dave for posting the Wharton Resumes. It's nice to have a reference for what a typical MBA resume looks like. Kudos to Dave for keeping us all in the loop with deadlines & essay questions...you're the best, dude! His blog has so much valuable information for all of us MBA wannabes.
Since Riter enjoyed the Mai-Tai recipe, here's another one of my favorites: Dirty Margaritas. Not to be confused with the Dirty_Martini, its neither the drink nor the MBA blogger. My friend A taught me this one and I believe she got it from the book, The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love, which is one of the funniest books I've ever read.
OK, here's the drink: Take one can frozen limeade concentrate (melted) and put it in a pitcher. Save the can because you need it for the next part. Add one can full of Sprite or 7-Up. Add one can full of your favorite tequila. Add a bottle of Corona. Serve on the rocks. Salt optional. That's it. I know it sounds a little weird, but the resulting concoction is fizzy limey goodness that is very buzz worthy.