Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Olympic Count-Down

Well this is it, the last day before we head off to Paris and HEC for the MBA Olympics. This will be the last hurrah for IESE's 2nd year students, who officially graduated three weeks ago, and the chance for the 1st years to prove our worth in defending IESE's championship title. We have been victorious in the Olympics for the last three years and hopefully this year will be no exception. No pressure though!

Tomorrow we are all on two flights to Paris, and then on shuttle buses to HEC, where we will check in and then get settled at our hotels before - what else? - the big welcome party. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. Of course, I haven't packed anything (though I guess I don't need much) and it's good that everything is organized for us because I haven't done much planning! And I can't imagine doing much tonight either.

Tonight Diego is celebrating his 30th birthday (which was actually last week) and we're all going to see a flamenco show. I've heard very interesting things about this particular flamenco troupe, so I'm sure it will be entertaining. Interestingly enough, last night I went to a flamenco show as well. This one featured Sara Baras Sara Baras, who is absolutely incredible. If I were male, I think I'd be in love with her. Actually I might be in love with her anyway... I mean, well, the show was really good. If you ever have a chance to see her perform live, by all means GO! She and her ensemble were mesmerizing and at the very end her little daughter came out and did an encore. She couldn't have been more than 6 and she ripped it up. The place went wild.

Today, of course, I'm exhausted as usual, so a nap will be required before any flamenco shows or packing or running or cases are attempted. I need to fill up the sleep tank before fully emptying it again this weekend!


Anonymous said...

Remember Edna?

I burn my candle at both ends, It will not last the night.
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends,
It gives a lovely light.

— Edna St. Vincent Millay

Ashwyn said...

Hey all the best for the Olympics! We'll be cheering for you lot from here :)