Saturday, September 30, 2006

So, always one to wonder about the value of an MBA, I've been thinking about the advantages of a joint JD MBA, specifically at Northwestern. The program is joint with Kellogg school of business and Northwestern Law school. You end up with a JD and an MBA in just 3 years. First year and summer are spent at Law school, second year at Business school and then the third year you do both. It certainly is exciting to think that in 3 years you could come out with such a huge qualification. Still, I'm not sure what its actual value is. I was also a little put off at first by the thought of having to take the LSAT and the GMAT, but it turns out all you need to submit is your GMAT score.
Still it seems that the majority of students come out working in a law firm- so why even bother with the MBA- but I do like the flexiblity it would give you.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Wife's birthday today.
Her sister e-mailed her yesterday to say happy birthday, her other sister talked to her today and 'didn't realize it was the 28th already in US. so I guess between them they got it right. Her Dad thought she was 25 today, that;s not until next year.
Still we had a fun day, Birthdays are very important to her. I got her a pink Ipod Nano, so thin I can't really believe they make them so small- meanwhile my mother also bought her a pink Ipod- well I guess it shows that was a good idea and now she gets to walk around saying she got 2 pink ipods for her birthday rather than say that her family forgot what day she was born :-)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I saw this new business idea today from Germany about a breaking up agency. It really seems like a stretch and I can't imagine why people would actually invest money into such an idea. It sounds like something out of a futuristic novel. I mean if you really don't want to see someone ever again, why on earth would you spend money on breaking up with them- with all the technology of text messaging and e-mail why would you waste your time and money? I guess we'll have to wait and see if the idea actually takes off, but I doubt it.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Well Craigslist works its magic again. We have managed to sell our TV and our Love Ac for the price we paid for them. It's so great, I think I will just keep changing furniture and appliances every few months, probably good for my brain or something- they always say variety is good. It's also a good thing not to get too attached to anything. That way if we have to pick up and move some day soon it won't be a big deal, we'll just sell it all with no regrets.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sitting at a beautiful beach front restaurant this weekend I started to wonder why it is that San Diego does not develop its water front more. With the nature of Mission Bay, Coronado and La Jolla Cove, the coastline is immense, it seems bizarre that people haven't grapsed this opportunity more often, especially as it seems you can add an automatic $10 per plate onto a dinner entree if you have a sea view. It's not like there isn't development, the waterfront beach houses are endless and gorgeous. I just feel they would be more profitable as restaurants.
The same is true of the river, in Mission Valley particularly the San Diego River is just beautiful and yet there seem to be no river view restaurants at all. It's one of my dreams, I still hope to open a waffle restaurant one day in San Diego, and I think the river would make a perfect setting for that, nice deck outside, make use of that beautiful free externality.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Why is it so much harder to sell things than to buy them? I have been rearranging my house this week and hope to sell my television and love sac, sadly this seems to be a lot of work and sadly no takers.
Hopefully it will simply be a case of fixing on the right price and then suddenyl BOOM everyone will want them. Still this does seem like a lot of work, and at the end of it I don't come out with cool stuff.....

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Pet Peeve of the week:

Blogger's spellcheck. It is just awful and doesn't recognize the most common words. Then when I spell a word wrong by missing the first letter it comes up with some completely random ideas for words I might have missed.


Oh and by the way it didn't recognize 'Blogger's' or 'spellcheck'

Monday, September 11, 2006

I was just recommended this new site: . Very nice review of books, movies, TV shows and indeed all sorts. I was immediately struck by the article on entourage- show we have found ourselves watching at those times when working seems impossible.
At first I hated it, so shallow- I mean what exactly is the point of the show? But then I started to get into the characters, and certainly as Headbutler says, the humor. Ari Gold is a hilarious character, although there is no one funnier than Johnny Drama, played by Kevin Dillon.
One thing that really bugs me however is Eric or 'E'. This character shows no talent as a manager, never really does anything and you wonder what on earth he is paid for. He's also really goofy looking and his liaisons with the intelligent, attractive, affluent Sloane are not even slightly believable.

Still, it's a pretty good show, certainly has some excellent banter written in. I'll be glad when the decent TV shows start back up though.

Friday, September 08, 2006

So today I was sitting at work filling out my time sheet, and sorting to get very very annoyed. This week my semi-boos, (well she is a little above me, but really I do much more than she does) had a flat tire in the morning, she never showed up the whole day! This woman is off sick or on vacation pretty much one day per week, goes home with a headache plenty of days. Filling in my time sheet and having to leave out Monday, a federal holiday, but unpaid for temp employees like myself it hit me how she was getting paid not only for that Monday, but also for the flat tire day and every other day she finds an excuse for. Meanwhile I do her work whilst she plays around on the internet. I was told months ago I would be made into a permanent employee and yet here I am still waiting.

this avenging after work I then went over to my internship, I had been working on a project for them that they were having some trouble with. It has been quite a challenge but is just in the area I am good at- sorting out spreadsheets, making new systems etc. They were so appreciative of everything I had done, and amazed at how quickly I had done it. The difference was certainly stark- if only these guys could even afford to pay me as a temp!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Just watched the season premier of House MD. It was actually really good, the new House fresh from last season's operation is a very interesting character and I love the struggle he has to understand his hallucination and himself. I heard the other day that a theory for the writing of House is that conversations between him and Watson are like the two sides of one's mind. Now I have heard that I can't watch the show without thinking about it.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Looking forward to this labor day weekend. Somehow a three day weekend seems so so much longer than a two day one. Prehaps it is just because my wife is not working this saturday like usual, but it seems like we will be able to do so much.

Prime things on the list: BBQ in Mission Bay Park with friends and Snorkelling with Leopard Sharks in La Jolla. Should be fun, I really want to get into snorkelling. then of course we can catch up on chores, watch movies, cook a nice dinner together.

Can't wait, what I wouldn't give for a 4 day a week job!