Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Big Break

Wow, things have moved soo fast lately. Just a week ago I got a phone call from my boss telling me that he was moving up to the AHL (AAA level for hockey) and that his job was therefore open. I overnighted my tape and resume, got a phone call on Friday, meeting on Monday, and bam!

I'm the new Voice of the Trenton Devils!

I'm sooo excited! The pay is meagre, to say the least, but I'll be the play-by-play man for the rest of the 72 game season, plus any playoff games we manage to get into. I'll be traveling down to Florida and throughout the east coast, while also handling PR for the team. I even have interns working for me (which just might be a little awkward, considering I was an intern just this past Friday).

I'll be sending out an email in about a week with my new email address and links and the like, but if you're interested here's the website for the team: My first game on the air is next weekend, and all the broadcasts will be free of charge over the air (I'll have details for how to get them, as well). The biggest bummer of all will be that I won't be at the Game because of it =(, but I'll be there in spirit and try to be in Princeton for the game there.

I'm also moving to Philly, since its really close to Trenton and I'd rather live in a big city. Does anyone know any other Yalies who are in the City of Brotherly Love? And even better yet, might be looking for a roommate? Let me know.

I hope everyone's doing well! Lets see more updates =).


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

oh yeah, i have a job

I don't know why I haven't posted about this yet, but I'm employed! I'm working at this super sweet small historic site in Alexandria, VA . It's been a museum since 1939 but was given to the city only last year. So now we're starting to go through all the papers and boxes that have been here since the shop closed in 1933.

My position is "Museum Aide I (Site Manager)". I'm the only one at the museum all week so it's my job to give all the tours, run the gift shop, and now I'm learning how to do the financial stuff too. And starting next week, the museum will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for the winter so I'll have more time to help with the cataloging and researching.

I thought I'd be lonely being here alone all week, but it's not bad at all! I always have really interesting people coming for tours and there have been LOTS of German tourists. And we all know how much I love Germans. But actually, it's really cool to get a chance to practice my German and these old German tourists are usually thrilled to find someone speaking German, even though my Deutsch ist pretty terrible.

So I'm happy here in my little museum in the cutest city ever. You should all come visit me! See you all so soooon at The Game! I'm getting in some time Friday evening and plan on partying straight through Sunday morning. Hope you're all down for that!

Friday, October 26, 2007

for the grad students...

So last night I made a decision to go to engineering grad school instead of law school but I'm sure to flip flop at least 32 times before I make a real decision. But it's been bothering me for a while and there's something to be said that I gave that answer to my sister when I was uber distracted, accompanied with reasons! Reasons!

Anyway. Some PhD comics I found funny.

Quantum Gradnamics

Newton's Three Laws of Graduation:
First Law
Second Law
Third Law


Also I watched 28 Weeks Later two weeks ago and I was still feeling the effects of it throughout the week. Scary zombie-like infected people --> seeing vulnerable points of break-in in my apartment --> fear of people breaking into my apartment (which given the number of creepy guys who talk to me or follow me from (and to, once) the bus stop correlated in my head as a valid fear!)
I'm fine now. And I want to see 28 Days Later. The Game is so much sooner than I think it is!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

the game

So when are you all going to be in New Haven? I'm taking the train from DC on Friday but I haven't decided yet when to go back. I think it would be fun to bum around New York for a day or something, if anyone wants to! I mean, I'm already missing class, so. :o

Also I was planning on sneaking into the Bowl with the band. Thoughts?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Too many app essays...

So I know this is two posts in a row for me, but this was just too weird.

Last night I dreamt that a bunch of us ypmb 07ers were hanging out in Harvard Yard, drinking wine with President Levin, the dearly departed Larry Summers and a smallish group of other Ivy alumns (extras). Eventually Summers starts badmouthing Yale and we get appropriately righteous, climbing up on some nearby scaffolding to sing "Bulldog." When we start to sing, I realize that we somehow didn't sing Bulldog at all, but BCY. Then, no, it wasn't BCY... it was my high school alma mater, and everyone started to realize that we weren't singing a Yale song and dropped out, leaving me the only one to finish the song.

Later in this dream the statues of Elihu Yale, John Harvard and (I shit you not) Abraham Lincoln were stalking me as I tried to make my way to the Harvard version of DUH urgent care to treat a concussion I got in some lecture hall. Long story.

If anyone has any sort of interpretation they'd like to share, go for it. As for me, I think it means too many application essays in too short a time.

Side note: the transition from Yale fight song to my original alma mater isn't actually that strange. The lyrics:

Although Yale has always favored
The violet's dark hue
And the gentle sons of Harvard
To the crimson rose are true
We will own the lily's splendor
Nor honor shall we lack
While Clarion stands defender
Of the orange and the black.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Historical Roots

Hi all!

Guess what I did yesterday. Went to the hardware store, bought a few mums (potted flowers, for you un-botanically inclined) for the apartment, carried the mums back to the apartment (ick), wrote two rough drafts of applications essays and watched a little TV. Notice, therefore, what I did not do: assist research.

Nope, I wasn't fired: Harvard had yesterday off. Columbus Day. I think graduate programs outside the school of arts and sciences had classes, but that's beside the point. What's with these pansies? Those of you with friends or classmates or whatever that went to It-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named might have known their schedule, but I was shocked. What days did we get off? Oh, right. Not days -- day. Martin Luther King Jr. Day only. Pretty hardcore, if I do say so myself.

Ben, I'm assuming that you guys had yesterday off as well, but is Yale in the minority or the majority here? Gilene, what did UCLA do? Iowa? Just curious. :o)

In other news, Michael got 2 tickets to game six of the Cleveland/Red Sox series via an online lottery -- we're both hoping A) the Red Sox win and B) they win slowly enough to make it to game 6. Wish us luck!

Monday, October 8, 2007

So it's decided: I'm going to the Game, even if it puts me out several hundred dollars and I have to miss four days of class. :( I can already tell one of my professors is not going to be happy with me. But I miss you guys, so I guess she'll just have to deal.

Anyway I guess I'll be at home for a few days, so Jenny and Diana, let's hang out!