rough week so far…

Finals. Already, yes. It’s so much fun being tested on subjects I completely suck at. I have about an undergrad level of understanding in Finance, but we were tested at the graduate level. And it hurt. I knew what to expect, but still. I just hope that really hard question was to separate the High Pass students from the mere Pass students. But for real, I should know how to value projects based on their potential cash flows. That’s kinda important. So I ran home crying, ran out of gas, found out someone hadn’t done a favor they promised me, and that my new Time Warner cable box has not solved the plague that is NC Time Warner. Fucking monopolies. Oh, and of course the fuckwads who “fixed” my bike (Triangle Cycles, Durham, NC) gave it back to me with about 1 liter of coolant GONE. Then they act like I’m making it up, or it’s my fault. And they left my bike out in the rain while it was disassembled, so there may be water in the engine, and who knows how much exposure the electricals got. I want to kill them but instead I have to do my best to use the influence tactics I learned in leading & managing, as they’re rumored to be much more effective than the influence tactics I learned growing up in a typical American family.  Happy Ending to that story, thanks to their excellent managment! They did a little more research, admitted fault and did a complete flush/fill for FREE!!! I didn’t even have to beg! Now that’s what I call service!!! I was so impressed, and so glad I don’t have to start schlepping my R1 someplace farther!

Anyway, it’s a new day now, full of hope. Accounting is my 2nd favorite subject because it’s so not about math. It’s about finding a place for everything and putting everything in it’s proper place. A pastime I have always enjoyed. Then there’s micro. which doesn’t even matter, because no matter how hard I try, I am still penultimate in the points and since we are graded on a curve, and 3-5% of the class must get L’s that means I must be getting a Low Pass. Well, at least I have NYC and ATL to look forward to next week…In the meantime, here’s a nice happy picture of me and my boyz at MotoGP this past summer.