Sunday, May 07, 2006

Big Changes, Little Changes

Hmmm I haven't written in a while, which is weird because it was a very eventful week. Maybe too eventful! So, let's start with Wednesday, shall we?

Wednesday was a pretty run-of-the-mill day, aside from two things. One, we started our last new class - Leading Organizations - with a case about Enron. On Thursday we had a case about Andersen, and tomorrow we have a case about WorldCom. Are you noticing a pattern? The class should be called How NOT To Lead Organizations. It's always heart-warming to hear about the disastrous failures of high-rollers, isn't it? Remind me not to run an evil empire. An interesting side note... this is the first class we've had in Section A with an American professor. I wonder if that was done to prevent USA-bashing. Er, more USA bashing than usual....

The second exciting event of Wednesday... I got a haircut. In Barcelona! And I don't look like a punk! Quite the contrary. So, if you are in Barcelona and you'd like to get a fantastic haircut, go see Damien at Le Salon. Consell de Cent, 261. He rocks! And speaks Spanish, French, English, and who knows what else.

Onto Thursday, which was the last day of class for the week. Every week should only have three workdays. When I'm Queen of the World, I'll be sure to address that issue first. For now, I'll just have to enjoy the rare three-day week as much as possible. Thursday evening brought the school play, which was actually a series of four short plays, and the audience moved between them to different locations. Very cool setup. I was on camera duty. The perils of a film degree. Actually, it was a pleasure. After the play I headed over to Gabriel's house to celebrate his recent engagement to his girlfriend Mimi (congrats again!!) and then we all went to the BOW at Otto Sutz. The music was so good that night I had to dance till 5am. At that point the dj started repeating songs and I decided it was time to go home.

On Friday the 2nd year students graduated. How weird is that? I mean, they were done with classes in early April, but most of them were still around, and some were taking additional mini-classes. Now they're really done. Hard to believe that I'll be in the same position myself in a year. Well... hopefully. It might partially depend on how midterms go. IN THREE DAYS! Ugh.

This weekend I spent mostly studying, with the occasional tanning breaks up on the terrace, and a spin up Tibidabo on my road bike. I've felt kind of "off" the last couple of weeks and I can't quite put my finger on it. We're all pretty tired of cases and studying at this point, and dealing with another round of midterms certainly isn't fun, but it's something more than that. My oldest friend in the world (I've known her longer than I've known my SISTER!) is getting married on Saturday and because of the timing with midterms, I can't go. I knew this as soon as I got the schedule back in August, but I kept hoping there was a way to make it work. But there's simply no way to get from Barcelona to San Diego overnight. Well, ok, there IS, but I don't think I can afford a private jet.

I was supposed to be in the wedding and the fact that I can't go at all is really bumming me out. Then last week my friend Matt told me he missed his best friend's wedding during the fall term and his friend hasn't spoken to him since! Fortunately Annie promised she'd still speak to me (and she's currently doing an MBA too, at Fordham, so she understands what I'm going through) but I'm still bummed. Sorry Annie!!!! I'll be there in spirit!


Anonymous said...

Which one is which?

NoellieBellie said...

I'm on the left. :)