Monday, October 8, 2012

distracted on a long weekend

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And we're back to work tomorrow.

Hope everyone had a good long weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family, friends, and the ones you love. I need to stop moping for a bit, and be thankful for what (and who) I do have in my life now. Thanks. I spent the long weekend working on applications, running, and alternating between drunkenness, raging hangovers, and general malaise. Fun. I'm far from a quitter, but I don't know how much more of this stress I can take before I actually, full-on lose my goddamn mind. I've been pretty much drinking the strongest coffee I can brew to wake up in the mornings and pound out some writing, and turning to liquor in the afternoon to take the edge off cuz I think I'm 2 essays away from a nervous breakdown.

I learned today that I may not be able to go to Shanghai this November after all.  Scheduling problems with application deadlines, and potential interview time slots.  Of course, that's (a big) if I get an interview invite. Fingers crossed.

Berkeley Haas' deadline on October 17, and that'll be a good day. I have tickets to go to a tasting of Australian wines that day. With a bunch of friends too, so if anything, it'll be a chance to unwind before the next one.  Tired of hearing me moan all the time yet? Whatever.  I'm an immigrant - if things suddenly go smoothly, we get nervous. We had a Thanksgiving meal last night with our family friends. Funny . . . all our host had in the fridge were cheap Mexican beers.  So cervezas all night, and about 8 (or 9, memory's fuzzy) bottles later, I paid for it with a splitting headache at 5 in the morning. Went out for a run today, in probably one of the last good running days of the year.  Good sun, really cold, but still able to get out in shorts. I like this time of year.  Shellfish coming into season, time to start drinking heartier red wines. Steak and braised dishes and all that.  And, time for trench coats and Chelsea boots and long scarves. Lots to do in the next few days.  Let's get to it!

DF

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