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disney buys marvel

if you haven’t heard.

i’d kill to see a marvel/pixar super movie …

when the lecture notes mock you

from my managerial economics class:

To maximize output at a given cost, we simply define our input bundle at the point where the isocost line intersects with the isoquant of the highest possible quantity.

after reading this a couple times, i actually understand what’s happening, but i think the “simply” here is plain rude. in general, these are pretty terrible notes. i’ve found myself going to wikipedia occasionally for definitions. that’s not right.

very sneaky,

check out these random links in the 10-day forecast on

sneaky weather

very random. they link to in-house pages talking about hybrid cars and green driving (oxymoron). i have no idea why, but i guess they got me to click on it. twice.

in related useless info, did you know i check the weather from 4 different sources continuously throughout the day? i have weatherbug and accuweather widgets on my mac dashboard, a bookmark for’s hourly forecast, and some terrible “the weather network” app on my blackberry.

if anyone cares, i like the best, but most likely b/c i’ve used it the longest. my BB app is by far the least accurate.

8 things i learned in business school so far

1. finance people aren’t so bad. you just got to find the ones who read books.
2. they are especially not that bad when they think i’m the coolest since i know stuff about rankings.
3. black monday has nothing to do w/ the great depression. it is the monday after thanksgiving when everyone comes back to school without boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, and wives. also, apparently “MBA” stands for “married but available.” it’s a joke. get it?
4. the derivative of e^x = e^x.
5. whartonites have a serious inferiority complex to harvard business school. meh. over it.
6. splitting the check w/ b-school peeps is the best. everyone is good at math.
7. getting a beer at the bar with b-school peeps is the worst. everyone is super aggressive.
8. networking is exhausting. how many people named jenny lee can you meet in a day?
9. by far the coolest thing i learned was that brazilian passports are really valuable on the black market. brazil is very diverse, and apparently it’s believable to see any race on a brazilian passport. that’s just cool.

UPDATE (10:30pm): someone smarter than i am has pointed out that although this post is titled “8 things i learned …” i actually listed 9 things. meh, so i guess i don’t split the check ever.

bschool is killing my sense of humor

“networking” is sucking the life force out of me right now. the people are fine, but attending 100 to 800-person meet-and-greets literally every day is not sustainable for my well-being. and it’s tiring. so tiring i can’t be funny. and if i can’t be funny, this isn’t a very good blog.

i hope i get my mojo back soon.

temp: 79

feels like: 99.

isn’t 86% humidity basically like rain?