Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Great Concert

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.


Reflection said...

Oooh! Sarah McLachlan on tour. Too bad I'm not in San Diego yet (moving there soon though...)

How did it go meeting up with your mentee? (Is that what they're called? umm... how did it go meeting up with that girl you'll be mentoring?)

Dirty_Martini said...

I like your drink ideas! I will definately need to test out your recipes, especially with all of the stress that comes with B-school apps. :) nice blog.

aregon23 said...

An applicant for the class of '07 myself, I am in the midst of the same dilemma, which colleges should I apply for, and how they can fullfill my long term goals.

If you don't mind my asking, what are you using as a resource for program reviews?

Wakechick said...

Reflection, meeting my mentee went well. I'm hoping to get another entry up today at lunch or after work.

Resources for researching programs...the last edition of Business Week's guide has been helpful, the profiles are very thorough. I think they'll be publishing a newer version this summer/fall. I also have the WSJ guide from a year or two ago, but I don't like it as well. Other than that, it's a lot of web research (school sites, MBA sites & forums, blogs of current students).

Dave for MBA said...

Wake, as I have the GMAT in a week, I wasn't planning on going. Hah funny, I just looked up the event on the Wharton Web Site. It's July 22 and apparently you have to register. Moreover, the registration is full. Did you register yet? I was actually hoping it would be a week or two later so as to see if we could go together and ask questions and report back what we find. Dang. I really wanted to attend at least one of these things.

Wakechick said...

Dave, nope, I haven't registered and I guess now I'm SOL!

Riter said...

Never had a dirty margarita- I'll give it a shot(heh heh) and let you know! :-)

Dirty_Martini said...

Dave & WakeChick,

I am registered for the LA Wharton event and promise to take copious notes and give a full report on my blog. :) stay tuned. Althought, it would have been fun to meet the real dave and wakechick... maybe at future info sessions. Also, wakechick, check out forte, there is an info session for women only sept. 22