Weekend Update

11:30 AM

The wonderful weekend ended this morning when I awoke at 4am to fat, fluffy flakes falling outside my bedroom window.  It was heaven.  I hope the rest of you had enjoyable weekends whether you were out partying or protesting!

I nervously agreed to join a co-worker out for drinks w/ her friends on Friday night.  I'm so pleased I went.  It one of the best nights this year!  We met up at a downtown hotel bar (where apparently ALL of the after work set go) at 6pm and drank straight to 11:30pm.  I met a bunch of awesome people including a hot engineer named Nate (who prefers to tell everyone he's a magician bc it's 'more fun') and an adorably geeky team leader named Tom.  After happy hour and $5 martinis ended, the birthday girl led us on to a nearby swanky sports bar.  Even though I admitted my horrible darts skills at the beginning of the night to Nate, he asked me to be his partner in a game of cricket.  We came in 2nd (boo. I like winning).  The bar crawl proceeded somewhere else (I'm 3 whiskeys in), and I left at 11:30.  There were hugs all around and promises to get together again soon.

It was a fantastic night.  I left at just the right time - a.k.a. before I embarrassed myself with a faceplant or bartop passout.  No, I didn't get Nate's phone number or anyone else's for that matter (too drunk to remember those important things).  However, I did drunk dial my younger sister and literally sang to her my woes of wearing heels and getting drunk for the first time in months.  She played the voicemail for my Mom and 14 yr-old brother.  I am now the lovable laughingstock of my family.  woot.

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The rest of this wkend was spent studying for the upcoming GMAT.  I'm scared stiff that I won't get into any MBA program anywhere.  Therefore, studying my ass off.  (It's actually kinda fun. sad, I know)
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I did take a break to watch the premier of YouTube Live - the first annual YouTube awards show.  It surpassed every other awards show I've ever seen.  Granted there were only like 2 awards given out.  The rest of the show was a showcase of some of the most original creativity I've ever seen.  There were the requisite ukulele players, Beardyman (beatbox phenom), Chad Vader, Planet B-Boy, and everyone's favorite 'My whole family thinks I'm gay" comedy singer Bo Burnham.

The Visionary Award went to Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan who has been a recent role model of mine.  She was celebrated for her use of online videos to educate the world about the Arab culture and unite the Arab community.  If you have a chance, learn more about Queen Rania at her website.  She is an incredible woman.

My sole reason for watching this live event was to see Jon Chu's latest project:  The League of Extraordinary Dancers (LXD).  The video below of their performance is low quality and fails to capture the detail of perfection.  Click the link to find it on YouTube and select to watch in High Quality (HQ link is below the volume button).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw2JAsaCso0







Check out 3:10 for the beauty of the strange but awesome similarities in grace between the krump dancer and ballet dancers.

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