Monday, May 28, 2007

Moving Moving Moving....

So all I've done for the past few days is pack and move, pack and move. Tomorrow the actual movers come to get the big stuff, and then I'll get to stay in my new apartment for real! Once I get moved in, I'll take some pictures and post them. Happy Moving Day!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Red Sox Attempt 3

Attempt 1: 2006, Red Sox vs. Rangers series was during our big Integrated Project. No go.
Attempt 2: 2007, had tickets for opening weekend. It was FREEZING and miserable. No go.

My friend, Boston Bill called me on Friday morning to tell me that the Red Sox were back in town and we were going. So we hopped in my car and went to the game. No sooner had we gotten into the stadium, it started POURING rain! Our third attempt at seeing this game and it was going to be rained out!Two hours after the game was supposed to start, we looked out and saw the people taking the tarp off the field! We were going to get to see the game!This made Bill very happy. :)Surprisingly (or maybe not!) a lot of people waited out the storm! The stadium was more full than it has been for games on perfect days. Look how full it was!So after 2 years and 3 attempts, Bill and I finally got our Rangers vs. Red Sox game, and I get to cross an item off THE List. :)

61. See the Rangers play the Red Sox

Sorry for the low quality pics...I took them on my cell phone!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Picture Mania!

I was looking through an old memory card for my camera tonight and found some fun pictures I haven't looked at in awhile. So today I thought I'd post as many as I have the patience for (Blogger is annoyingly slow at loading pictures!)

My diehard Astros fan friend, Mike Reavey and I at the Astros vs. Rangers game last summerMy last night as an active Kojie in 2005. This picture makes me understand why my roommates said my hair was so short last when I saw them in March.
I left my camera unattended at a friends house one night and came back to find these

Sweet baby Maisy before Kody and Ginny's wedding

And I'll leave you today with a video of a girl in my MBA program named Dana. I have to preface this by saying she used to be a bartender in one of those Coyote Ugly-type bars and learned all sorts of cool tricks. Do NOT try this at home! :)

Friday, May 18, 2007

I'm Moving....again!

I have been struggling basically all year with where I was going to live once I graduate. I have been going back and forth between Dallas and Fort Worth for months. Most of my friends are moving either to Dallas or out of DFW altogether, but I had just enough people in Fort Worth that I decided to stay here.

The day after I posted the new apartment I found in FW, one of my friends that was going to be staying here decided to move. Two days later, two more friends that were going to be in FW decided they weren't anymore. Two days later, three more people bailed on Fort Worth and I started wondering if this wasn't a sign of some sort. Maybe there is something else out there that I need to be exploring.

So after a loooooooottttt of thinking, praying, and talking to different people, I decided that I was going to revisit the Dallas option. I've been apartment searching for about a week and on Wednesday, I found an apartment that I am so excited about! It is Manchester State Thomas in Uptown Dallas. Its got a great location, hardwood floors, more space than the apartment in FW, and is just perfect for me. So come visit me at my new place in just a little over a week!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tis Far Better to Give...

Almost 2 years ago, I came home from VBS practice and my parents were waiting with a surprise...a new Sony VAIO laptop that they bought me for graduation. I definitely had the best laptop of everyone in my class.

About 3 months later, I found out that in order to buy my computer, my dad sold his 1983 Les Paul Custom guitar on eBay. If you aren't a guitar fan, you probably don't know that Les Paul Customs are basically the best guitars on the market - you really can't get any better. It made me absolutely sick to find this out.

So this year, I've been saving up in hopes of finding the same guitar on eBay. After being outbid a few times (once by only $25), Ben went to the guitar shop to talk to them and found out that for people who actually play their guitars, a new one is better than an old one. So I bought one and gave it to him on Saturday at Lawry's at my graduation dinner. It was definitely the best feeling on the planet. I have never seen my dad truly speechless before. He's done so much for me, it was great to finally be able to give him something back.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Graduation Day!

This is the Hooding Ceremony for the MBA was as much graduation as I needed. :)

Neeley School of Business MBA Class of 2007
The mandatory "Parents Flanking Child" picture

I went to the Reata Rooftop after to celebrate with some of my friends. I'm going to miss the ones that are moving away!!
Tonight my family is doing our celebratory dinner at Lawry's in Dallas! I can't wait. :)

Monday, May 07, 2007

Guess who's done with Grad School???

WE ARE!!!Had my last final tonight! I'm officially finished!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

I have a problem.

I have a problem doing things that I think are stupid. This has really come to a head in grad school as they make us do a lot of things that I think are stupid....reading articles that have no point, completing certain "personality tests" and "leadership practices" tests, several pointless items of busy work from my GA that I know will not serve any good purpose, rearranging my schedule to hear speakers I'm not interested in to name a few. I know everyone thinks a lot of things are stupid, but my problem is that I procrastinate until the very last possible moment to do them rather than just getting it over with like most people. Luckily, I am ONE DAY OUT from being finished with my degree, but I have spent the last couple weeks trying to scramble and finish these pointless things, cursing the people that are making me do them all the while. I know its a long shot, but I'm hoping that I will encounter less and less of these dumb things as I go into my full-time job. Anyone else have this same problem?

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me!

I know, its a little narcissistic to wish myself a Happy Birthday, but its allowed cause its my birthday. I can do whatever I want! :P

Lets face it, did you really expect any different? Have you forgotten about my countdown last year?

Emily Tate: Shamelessly Self-Promoting Birthdays since 1983.