Posted by Morbo
Despite my preparedness in making a crock pot dinner today– in the pot at 9am with a full eight hours of lovely slow-cookin time ahead– the logistical nightmare of this evening did not work out. I ended up on campus by 3:30 for a talk by Gary Parr, deputy chairman at Lazard, an investment firm that advises financial institutions and has been working with a lot of the big names during this financial crisis. Point is: it was worth going. Anecdotes you wouldn’t believe and insight other people pay mad monies for. He was really engaging– mostly he answered questions and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Could not scribble notes fast enough. (If you know me, you’ve guessed it by now, I’ve got a fleeting crush. Not my fault: dude is crazy smart.)
By the time I was out of there (after 6) the family back home had already dug into the delicious pot roast and veggies. I ended up staying on campus to study and eating alone which, though productive, sucksucksucked. Goal: make more in-town or on-campus friends with whom to have spontaneous dinners with if necessary. Did I mention it sucked?