Salt Lick

Days are clear and bright and springy-feeling even though the ground is still buried under feet of snow. Temps are in the 50s during the day and snow is melting fast. No precipitation is in the forecast; maybe we’re done with winter and are getting back to traditional Arizona desert weather for the next 10 months.

The weeks roll by but I can’t stop. It’s good to do something with different friends every weekend: it’s the in-betweens that can get monotonous. Last weekend I hung out with old buddies from freshman year, but there was a masquerade ball, Chinese New Year celebration, and magic show that also tempted me. A late night, late morning—the rest of the weekend was math and writing. The weekend before was a karaoke night at the neighbors’, before that a quiet evening downtown. I’m looking for off-campus housing; if any locals know of anything, please let me know. I love my current apartment but the rent is high.

Spring break is approaching fast but it won’t be much of a break for me. I have off of work and classes but there are things to do that I’m already postponing due to lack of time. Projects to wrap up, reports to write, scholarships to apply for, presentations to prepare, and the list goes on. I have two advising sessions this week, after which I will likely add GMAT prep to my list of tasks. Then there are a bunch of recommendation letters and references to solicit to ensure smooth sailing into MBA land. People say I’m crazy to be doing an MBA with less than two years of high school and college combined. They are right.