March 09, 2003

This weekend I was at

This weekend I was at the Harvard comp... it keeps getting more prestigious each year. This year they had an octifinal at the open level in latin---33 couples competing. God, that's huge. As usual, our team washed out of latin without placing, although we (meaning Dave, mostly) placed some in the other sections.

I've been thinking about it, and I've decided that I'm really content with the possibility of not getting a job right off. For one thing, it takes off the thesis pressure; if I finish in September, eh. As such, I'd be able to ease up a bit for the next month to dedicate lots of time to practicing for MIT comp; I'm really into ballroom again (it was fading a little last semester), and it kills me that I don't have time for it right now. Maybe if I practiced enough, I could get a first place ribbon in something; I've never done that before. And without a job, I could spend next year travelling: I could make that Europe trip that I've been claiming I'd do someday, and I could spend some more time visiting Mike in Hawai`i again, maybe this time when school's not in session.

Of course, I'm not going to complain if I do get a job, either. I should find out soon, either way, and I'll be sure to let y'all know.

"Actually, the Democrats took a lot of votes from the Greens." --Winona LaDuke Posted by blahedo at 8:49pm on 9 Mar 2003

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