Imaginary Engineer - Yale SOM '08

Industrial Engineer dreaming of an MBA

Monday, July 10, 2006

Summer Update 4

Summer's chugging along and I can really enjoy doing nothing. Part of me is bored and wants to work to stay busy, while the other part of me is perfectly happy being a bum. Over the last couple weeks I've enjoyed doing random things, from going to a gun range to try shooting glocks, to attending a concert at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney (fun intimate venue), to just hanging out at the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. This summer is turning out to be as relaxing as I hoped!

On the MBA front, I got my Kroll notification (a few weeks ago) that I passed my background check so that obstacle is clear. I also finished reading Buffett's biography. His life story is very interesting and I think it's cool he's donating so much money to Bill Gates' Foundation. Even though the book was written in the mid-nineties, his character is consistent to that of stories written in current newspaper articles. The part of his biography that I will remember most is how he donates money. Buffett treats his philanthropy like investments, and always looks for long-term benefits versus just handing out money for short-term causes.

I also got my first bill for tuition last week. Even though you see student budget estimates, it doesn't sink in until you actually see the first bill. At the end of two years, I could technically buy a really fancy car instead of going to bschool (where are my priorities)....

35 Days till I move into New Haven
42 Days till Orientation