For starters, I just got home from a friend's house and had an encounter with a nasty possum kicking it outside my front door. YUCK. Big, ugly overgrown rat. Gave me flashbacks to childhood when I found a possum that had hung itself in a fishing net inside our shed. Really, YUCK.
On a brighter note, Kauai was great. Two weeks vacation was great. Spending time with my mom was great. We went to all of our favorite beaches, read some great books, spent a day at a spa, and drank lots of Mai Tais (see the recipe below, it's the best). I took a kiteboarding lesson and it was awesome, can't wait to take another one. Add another boardsport to the list for this girl. Mom wasn't a ton of help on the b-school front, actually she just added to my anxiety about the mountain of debt I'll incur, but I did get some reading and outlines done. So it goes.
What did I do my first day back in San Diego? Yep, went to the beach. Can't get enough of the ocean. First day back at work was fine, I had a ton of email to sort through and I've got a healthy to-do list for the next couple weeks, but I'm re-energized from my vacation. I hope I can ride this momentum for the next few months through the application process.
Amazing Race 5 starts tonight, woohoo. Best reality show on TV, it would be a blast to do.
OK, for the Perfect Mai Tai, first you have to make "the recipe." This is your juice base. Combine 1/2 gallon orange juice, 1/2 gallon pineapple juice, 1/2 can lilikoi (passion fruit) concentrate (melted), and 2 glugs of orgeat/almond syurp. To that, add rum of your preference. Our favorite is a shot of coconut rum, a shot of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, and a float of Meyer's dark rum. YUM!