Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Note About a Grad Students Social Life

So, Hubby as been attending school for nearly 2 months now and I have come know a few things.
  1. While he is not technically graded on Networking Parties; it is important to always attend, look sharp, and be sociable.  If these parties were graded it would be Pass/Fail where it is much easier to fail than pass since first impressions can be decided in seconds.
  2. If spouses/significant others are invited to said parties it is necessary to attend--more importantly it is necessary to look just as great/impressive as the student looks--as you are a reflection of that student and therefore a part of their resumé.  I know it is hard to swallow but it is true--when you are in the students world it is your job to make them look good.
  3. It is your job to make the student look good because every single person there is a potential contact to a dream job.
  4. But on the fun side, you get to have plenty of beautiful and classy clothes!  Just think of them as a necessary investment in your future.  If the student needs them so do you--although they might need more variety because spouses/significants are not always invited.
I hope to learn more.  Some of the wives that I have met are intense and intimidating!  (Not that I let them know that I am thinking those things)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Baby Proofing My Desk -- Part 2

As an update, Honey Bear cannot reach anything dangerous....  However, to quote Hubby, I have just "kicked the bucket down the road" because the top of my desk has become a disaster and I am always out of time to organize.  Which sucks because organizing is my bliss--sappy and sad but noetheless true.

In order to even get this far I had to breakout the hand-me-down Pack 'n' Play for Honey Bear because I needed to have my back turned for at least a few minutes at a time in order to get ANYTHING down at all and he is just a little too quick, interested, and smart to not be fully supervised in a "construction zone."  As luck would have it it took him all afternoon to realize that he was being restrained since I have never had the play pen out before, instead it was something new and interesting to investigate for a couple hours!

Now it is time to move onto the top of the desk, it must be organized before being photographed--it must!