Wednesday, January 07, 2009

It's 2009 Already?

I'm having a hard time gearing back into blogging for this year. Let's attribute that to my (self-diagnosed) Seasonal Affect Disorder...which sits right up there with my (self-diagnosed) ADD. Who needs medical coverage when I have all this insight into afflictions?

I'm not a huge fan of cold or evenings that get dark at 5PM or realizing that I'm in contention to replace Valerie Bertinelli for Weight Watchers, but then again, I really have no control over it. The sooner winter is over, the happier I'll be. (As I sit here complaining even though we haven't had our first snow fall yet.)

My last semester began on Saturday. It was a harsh reality to start school on Jan 3, but then again the 16-week countdown began. Thank God I have no math-based classes this semester. I won't tell you my grade for Financial Strategy, but if it was applied directly to my life, I wouldn't even be able balance my checkbook.

Six classes this term:
  • Executive Communication (turns out that doesn't include updating your Facebook status)
  • Business Law (I'm Johnny Cochran and I'll defend you.)
  • Marketing Strategy (Wait, there's strategy?)
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation (What about the Craigslist sales; does that count?)
  • Ethics & Corporate Governance (hmmm, listing things on eBbay during work hours might not put me in contention for an A.)
  • Negotiations (I'm going to have Venti latte AND there'd better not be sweetener in it!)
Graduation is May 15 and I think we're ALL ready for that to happen.

The biggest thing hitting us right now is Inauguration. Every day is a new prediction of another 500,000 people coming or that Oprah is renting out Dulles Airport for her show. The fanfare is crazy. Once everyone talked about renting out our homes, now many locals are just trying get out of town for the long weekend.

Larry's company is having 3000 high school kids in town so he'll be swamped the whole week. I'm planning on watching lots of Law & Order for 4 days. We're also hosting the Chilis on Inauguration night as they brave their way here from the Northeast. I'm too cynical on parties with 5 million people so it'll be fun to watch it through their eyes.

Other big news is growing too, but I won't write about it yet in hopes of not jinxing anything. Wait, did I just jinx it by saying that? (And NO, we're not pregnant.)

4 Comments:

Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

The Chilis are probably more than a little insane to even be trying this, but it seemed too good to pass up. Who knows, you might be stuck with us in your living room watching the festivities on the t.v.; if it's too scary, we've not ruled out the possibility of bailing altogether (and we're not even considering the weather yet... ugh! TOO many variables!). One thing I know for SURE I'm excited about, though, is getting to see you again; I can't wait!

MWAH!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Papa Bradstein said...

Dude, I'm with you. I'll be on the couch, remote in hand. You know, when I'm not chasing 3B around, setting up his mic or plugging in his guitar.

11:41 PM  
OpenID postulatesandpasttimes said...

HD! So good to hear from you over at P&P. I forget about you here on Blogspot.
New Year's Resolution: Ignore fewer fellow bloggers!

There, it sounds like I'm gonna actually try, without being too committed to any one person in particular ;')

I'm so glad I'm outta D.C. and even happier I'm no longer in school.

Hang in there!

1:04 PM  
Blogger Holly - The Westie said...

Still waiting on the big news. And I was checking today to see what you had to say about the Inauguration, even if it was to say you hunkered down in your house with a pint of Ben & Jerry's and watched it on tv!

8:16 PM  

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