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October, You Exhaust Me

Is this thing on?

Apparently I decided to go from my month of blogging all the damn time to complete radio silence. We are going into the home stretch of the core part of the MBA program1, so all my waking hours have been spent doing homework, except when I’m at work-work, where my workload is also insanely impossible2. The other day in a meeting we were talking about our plans for the long weekend and I said, “I’m going to run the Victoria half marathon, which, compared to work, actually sounds like quite a relaxing thing to do.” I just kind of blurted that out as a joke, but as soon as the words escaped my lips I realized, I actually meant it!

Happily, we have the long weekend coming up, which will be filled with half marathon running goodness and then guiltlessly gorging myself on a Thanksgiving feast because, hey, I just ran a freaking half marathon.

Also on tap for October, once I finish two managerial economics assignments, two economics exams3, a group business plan that we’ve been working on since the spring, AND the integrated core final exam4, is a trip to Montreal & Toronto! I am heading to Montreal for two days of workshopping about my research – which is super exciting because (a) the workshops we’ve done so far for this project have been so interesting and so relevant to the work I’m doing and (b) we’ve made some really great progress with our research that I’m dying to share with my colleagues! Then, since I’m all the way out east, I’ve decided to take a few vacation days and spend the rest of the week visiting my family. Plans for that time include a belated Thanksgiving dinner – because why have one T-giving dinner in a given year when you can have two?5 – and maybe, just maybe, knocking item #44 off my 101 list.

But before I get there, there’s still a tonne to do. I’ve been working pretty much all day long and it’s somehow gotten to be 11:30 pm! So now – to bed!

  1. Where by “core” they mean “insanely impossibly insanely impossible workload”. []
  2. Happily all my projects are awesome, so that helps. It would just be nice if I didn’t have 27 of them, all with identical deadlines where the deadline is *right now*! []
  3. One managerial, one macro. []
  4. Mercifully, it’s a take-home exam. []
  5. This follows the “more is better” principle that I learned about in managerial economics! I’m totally going to ace that exam. []



Apparently me trying to have a life and make myself even more important at work1 are not conducive to having any time to write blog postings! I’m trying frantically to finish a draft of a big ole report at work in time for a big important meeting on Friday, at which I may have offered to give a presentation, what with all the juicy data I’m going to have from the big report2 and the desire to make myself important and all. I also had a massage and a chiropractor appointment3 after work and now I’m over at a friend’s place for dinner and for him to install the new open source version of my beloved wesabe onto my computer. So it was run from work to massage/chiro office to grocery store to home (very briefly to whip up veggie burgers) to my friend’s place. I mean, I had to call Kalev en route because I was too busy to even answer an email he sent me that required a response. Gah! And I’m writing this on my phone while my friend does computer voodoo to make wesabe live on my MacBook. So I didn’t have time to do much of anything tonight, including the run I should have been doing and now it’s home to bed ‘cuz I have to get up super duper early to get into the office and work more on my report. Gah!

Also, I appear to now have now have Linux on my computer. Which I’m pretty sure gives me total geek cred.

  1. because we already know I’m tres important but one can never be too rich, thin, or indispensable at work []
  2. oh data, I heart you []
  3. my chiropractor said that one of his other clients told him that he should really be dressed in head-to-toe leather for the work he does and after he worked on my knee today, I’m inclined to agree! Ouchy! But my leg felt sooo much better after! No pain, no gain! []