Stick A Chopstick in Me... I'm Done.
After a week of cramming for finals, I am done with what has been an emotional roller-coaster of a quarter. Hopefully, life next quarter will be "easier" now that I'm done with recruiting for my summer internship. Done you say? Yes, DONE. I am rather relieved, it was difficult on my schedule and psyche. I accepted an offer and am thrilled to be working for a great consulting firm in the lovely Bay Area this summer!! Not that I really wanted to leave Chicago because its amazing during the summertime, but I'm looking forward to stuffing myself silly with good Asian food (you can find it in Chicago, but it takes more effort) and reconnecting with the family and friends that I haven't had consistent contact with since liftoff.
Speaking of good Asian food, I'm going to celebrate the passing of the term (though not necessarily the passing of any of my classes) by heading down to Chinatown tonight for a dinner organized by Eric, whose GF is visiting from Sweden. After that, I'll be closing out the evening at a St. Patrick's Day shindig rife with good Irish beers, soda bread, and an apparently famous recipe for whiskey loaf. I don't really know what that is, but the combination of liquor and bread (carbs and... more carbs) sounds like a winner.
As long as we're on the topic of good Asian food, I have to finish packing now for a little trip. Tomorrow, I'm off to Japan!! That's right, I am OUTTA here to spend a week in Japan with other GSB students. I was going stir crazy after not having traveled in FOREVER (actual time = 8 months), so it's time to hop on a plane and leave the country for another trip to validate the moniker. Some of the activities planned - visits to corporations in Tokyo and Osaka, dinner in a Yakatabune, and watching a Sumo wrestling match. Bitchin'.
A parting note - best of luck to all of the 2nd round GSB '08 applicants - here's hoping that you get some good news coming your way!