Choosing a topic for my first blog post has proven to be difficult, but I have finally decided on what I want to tell you about: hosting guests in a capital city. Typically it can be challenging to host guests during business school and complete assignments. However, I’ve discovered that if you live steps away from Georgetown’s shopping district and a short bus ride from the National Mall it is quite easy.
Since our marriage in early September, my wife and I have hosted guests at our apartment on all but three weekends – one of which was because I was in New York City visiting consulting firms during career week (has anyone else in this blogosphere told you what that is? In brief it is the week between our first two modules (half semesters) during which there are organized treks to target companies in DC, NYC, Dubai, etc. per industry). This fact is all the more amusing when you learn that we live in a 700 square foot apartment in Glover Park. Our guests have been troopers who are happy on our two-tier inflatable mattress in the family room, which has been great.
It is not an exaggeration when you hear folks describing the first few months of business school as being incredibly busy. Having the luxury of an interesting city folks can explore on their own has made the balance of visiting and working that much easier during this busy timefor me. And this isn’t to say that I don’t find time to romp around a bit as well.
And in case you were wondering why it snowed in DC on Saturday, it is because my folks drove down from Michigan and brought memorabilia from my home state with them (I owe credit to Marva at the career office for this keen insight). Below is a picture of these fine folks in front of the White House on Sunday. We were at this point walking from my wife’s concert with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic to Founding Farmers for dinner (one of the best restaurants in DC by the way).
For a teaser: prom is this weekend so you can expect a post from me about this event. And I will be leading a hike on Old Rag in two weekends, so look for a post on that as well.
Now back to this strategy paper on BMG Entertainment… wish me luck!