Thursday, August 26, 2010

Education vs. Experience

Before class, I was talking with Lina about work vs MBA/graduate school.  It seems almost as though it is one or the other.  Here are the options:

  • Work in a job that will further your career and be a hands-on learning experience
  • Go to school full time and get your MBA by the time you’re 25
  • Do both – Work FT, then take a night class here and there and get your MBA by the time you’re 32

Why do we go to school?  To get a better job!  What happens if you have “the job” though?  So we started talking about Education vs Experience, and which is more valuable to a potential new employer.  Hands down, I think experience with suitable educational background is most valuable.  So do you quit your job to get your MBA, when everyone else who is getting their MBA wants your job?  It’s a toughy.  School is priority.  School comes first.  But if you have the opportunity to have a job due to prior education and work experience background, ISN’T THAT THE POINT??  Isn’t the end result supposed to be A JOB?  So if we’re satisfied with our current job, why do we kill ourselves to continue to go to school to get an education to land the job we already have?

Then Lina brings up a good point:
If everyone is getting their MBA due to a lack of job availability right now, isn’t the new standard going to be “Masters Degree” instead of “Bachelor’s Degree” ??  THEN where does experience play a role… I have years of experience and no Masters, whereas someone else may have a Masters with zero years of experience.

It’s a wonderful debate, and at the end of our conversation I don’t think either of us left with a “right” answer, or even an answer that made most sense.  We just danced in circles around the topic for a half an hour with no ending conclusion.

Okay, the end.

Back to School!

Time to go back to school.  I'm already a little overwhelmed with my school schedule.  It seems nice and dandy, but at the end of the night when is there time to shower even?!  Of course I could shower in the morning, but when I get out of class at 10pm and start work at 7am, my personal hygiene is my last concern :-)  I definitely need to work on organizing my time in the most efficient way possible.

BADM 769 Seminar in Marketing 7-10pm

IS 660 Internet Programming II 7-10pm

BADM 791 Soc. Entrepreneurship 7-10pm

I know... sucks to be me!  Cheers to a wonderful Fall Semester!  May the homework be minimal, the classes go quickly, and the grades be A's. 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Swollen Face

I know the picture isn't flattering, but I don't care!  I woke up this morning with my cheek extremely swollen :-(  Turns out, I have an infection so I'll be in the doctor's office first thing tomorrow morning to get this sucker drained.

Sucks :-(

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lies, All Lies

 People keep telling me this.  We'll see.

(P.S. I get all of these little pictures from this website)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Teefer Update

This is miserable. I ended up getting dry socket, so they stuffed my tooth-hole with the oil-of-clove-tastes-horrible thing that totally worked!

I got my stitches out yesterday, and I'm not sure if it's me being paranoid or not but it hurts again :-( Just my left one... my right is totally fine. I ate a bite of spinach dip yesterday and spent foreverrrr cleaning my tooth-hole with the syringe and I either really irritated it, I'm being paranoid, or I still have dry socket.

This blows. I'm such a baby!! It doesn't help that every time I even start to syringe out my tooth-hole I get nauseous and freaked out. I point and aim and HOPE I'm getting the right area.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mine baby Mine!

Me and TSwift
Taylor Swift released her new single!!!!  It's called "Mine" and I LOVE IT!!!  It's a wonderful song, and it makes me so excited for her new album!!  She has already shot the video, so I'm just anticipating it's debut :-) 

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh

You were in college, working part-time, waiting tables
Left a small town and never looked back
I was a flight risk, afraid of fallin'
Wondering why we bother with love, if it never lasts

I say, "Can you believe it?"
As we're lyin' on the couch
The moment, I can see it
Yes, yes, I can see it now

Do you remember, we were sittin' there, by the water?
You put your arm around me for the fist time
You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
You are the best thing that's ever been mine

Flash forward, and we're takin' on the world together
And there's a drawer of my things at your place
You learn my secrets and figure out why I'm guarded
You say we'll never make my parents' mistakes

But we got bills to pay
We got nothin' figured out
When it was hard to take
Yes, yes

This is what I thought about:

Do you remember, we were sittin' there, by the water?
You put your arm around me for the fist time
You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
You are the best thing that's ever been mine

Do you remember all the city lights on the water?
You saw me start to believe for the first time
You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
You are the best thing that's ever been mine

Oh, oh, oh, oh

And I remember that fight, two-thirty AM
You said everything was slipping right out of our hands
I ran out, crying, and you followed me out into the street

Braced myself for the goodbye, cause that's all I've ever known
Then, you took me by surprise
You said, "I'll never leave you alone."

You said, "I remember how we felt, sitting by the water.
And every time I look at you, it's like the first time.
I fell in love with a careless man's careful daughter.
She is the best thing that's ever been mine."

You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
You are the best thing that's ever been mine

Do you believe it?
We're gonna make it now
And I can see it

I can see it now

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Wisdom Teefers

On Thursday, I got the dreadful wisdom taken out of my teeth.  Four of my teeth are now less wise. And my cheeks are more poofy.

(Day #1:  I had my boyfriend and puppy keeping me company.)

Surprisingly, it hurts a lot more than I thought it would (for a lot longer as well). I thought I'd be out for all day Thursday, and feeling better by the end of Friday in time for a fun Saturday and Sunday. Nopers.

I'm still dependent on Percocet. I'm still using the funny looking sock wrapped around my face. My cheeks are slightly bruised. And I look like I'm smuggling peanuts in my mouth. I can't open my mouth very wide. All I want is a taco or meaty spaghetti. And I want my mouth to stop bleeding every time I eat anything other than applesauce.

 (Day #2:  Taking another nap with my puppy, b/c sleeping is all I seem to be able to do)

But either way, I am glad to have finally gotten my wisdom teefers out! Hopefully I will be off of the percocet soon!! And hopefully I'll get to eat something YUMMY! But for now, I am stuck with applesauce and a depleted bank account.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Surf Dawwwg

My mom bought Noki a super cute bathinsuit for summer!  He's just so cute :-)