Saturday, May 20, 2006
So after three and a half months of complete and utter laziness, I finally decided to change my age from 21 to 22 along with my location, favourite song, etc. in the "About Me" section. I have continually failed to find a new blogskin. Everything on www.blogskin.com is so damn feminine-looking. I have been a fresh uni graduate for about a week now. I still don't think it has sunk in yet because I feel like I've just come home for summer break. I figure it will sink in 15 August, my first day of work. According to some reports, this year's graduating class is the best in terms of receiving jobs, nice salaries, and bonuses since the dot com boom. I can probably attest to that.
Back in December, I received a mailing from US Airways asking me to choose free subscriptions to use up my frequent flier miles. I had about 7,000 from traveling during last summer's internship so I'm assuming they were acting in my interest in that this was the best way to use up the miles...free subscriptions...since you need at least 30,000 for a free roundtrip flight in the US. So I chose educational subscriptions like The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Economist. But, I also chose MAXIM - something extra-curricular.
In each monthly issue, MAXIM as a column called "Ask Heidi" who is also referred to as "The First Lady of Sex!" People can write in to her and get their questions answered. The following question and response came from the June 2006 issue, copyright MAXIM.
Question: "My buddy and I have a $100 bet on this one: What's a more popular request among guys who pay for sex - a threesome or an Asian chick? - Sal, 20, New York City"
Answer (by Heidi): "I would say it's 50-50. Asians are really hot right now. The standard thinking about Asian women is that they're great because they're submissive and they do anything, and there might be something to that. But beyond the whole submissive stereotype - and I know plenty of Asian women who don't fit that profile at all - Asian women always seem to have really great skin. That's part of the attraction. They look very clean and presentable in public. Guys want a girl they can bring to a charity function, then take home and get her down on all fours and do the nastiest things they ever thought of. Classy on the town and porno star in the bedroom - that's what guys are after."
This is probably the best column (...hahaha) I've read in a long time. Some of the other funny/amusing questions asked by guys in this issue were: "My friend's little sister is superhot and always coming on to me. Should I nail her even though my buddy would probably kill me?" AND "I recently started dating a women who has a reputation for being a skank. She seems like a sweet girl, but I can't help believing the rumors. What can you say that'll make me feel better about her?"
To any guy that read this post, pick up the next issue of MAXIM. To any girl that read this post, sorry for possibly being offended.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Graduation < 24 hours away. Everyone is sad and depressed. I'm emotionless - neither happy nor sad. Maybe it hasn't sunk in yet that it's all over.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Here's a link to where I'll be living come August. It's a pretty sweet place, basically brand new. I think we'll be only the second tenants to occupy the apartment.
Here's a look at the floor plan. It's the first one.
For some reason the links don't work, so you'll have to copy and paste.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
I'm soooooooooooo pissed with myself right now!!!! I'm soooo stupid! ARGHHHHHHH!!!!!
Saturday, May 06, 2006
You know you're bored when:
1. You check your uni email, gmail, and hotmail every half hour even though you know you won't have any new messages.
2. You start taking things off walls, pack up bags, and do other cleaning up activities a frickin week before you're scheduled to leave when you normally do it the night before.
3. You clean everyone's dishes when normally you b*tch at your roomies if they don't do them fast enough.
I'm sure I'll have more "you know you're bored when" statements soon, i.e. within 12 hours.
Since I'm bored out of my f-ing mind, I figured I could occupy it by blogging.
I finished uni this past Monday. I only had two finals (this week, two last week). I can't believe it's all over. In three and a half months, I will be in the real world. I've considered just staying somewhere in Asia and never going back to the US...haha. I wish I could do that. Anyways, finals and the semester went well. I got two A's, one A-, and two B+'s which gave me a semester GPA of 3.70 and a cumulative GPA of 3.70...props to me. I will also be graduating with "distinction" since I will be graduating with at least a 3.69 cum. GPA. It's sorta the equivalent of graduating "cum laude" but if you're not in the honors college (like me), you cannot be given that honor...only distinction or high distinction or highest distinction. For me, it was just a pride thing graduating with distinction. I get nothing for it except for self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
I will be "walking" next Sunday, Mother's Day. Of course, they had to schedule graduation on Mother's Day so that our mothers will have 2x the amount of tears since we're graduating AND it's Mother's Day. Please send me mom a box of tissues. In the meantime, I have to occupy myself for the next week. I've gone out the past couple of nights but like always that gets old and expensive. It's no where near to being like Melbourne where I actually enjoyed every night out except for those high drama nights...although I guess those moments made the nights unique. Anyways, I bought two books earlier this week. I bought "The World is Flat" by Thomas Friedman, a book about globalization and "The Smartest Guys in the Room" by Beth McLean and some other dude/chick, a book about the Enron scandal. I started reading The World is Flat, 50 pages thru, 450 more to go. I think I can finish it before graduation next Sunday.
Sooo yeah. That's about it in my unexciting life except for doing little things for my trip, for example, b*tching out Travelocity and making them accommodate me on a new domestic roundtrip flight.
I guess I can tell you about the start of my job too. I got an email yesterday from the KPMG recruiters about starting/training. You're definitely gonna be jealous after reading this. From 21 August until 31 August, I will be in Orlando, Florida at one of the Disney Resorts for my "Audit Fundamentals" training. Then, I fly back to Philly. Then, from 15 Septemeber until 19 September, I will be in Dallas, Texas ("Don't mess with Texas!") for Advisory training. Training is like a holiday, literally. Yes, you go to class, but you don't really pay attention. You have the nights to do whatever...aka go to the bars/clubs. And, our flights, hotel (extremely nice btw...like a $200 Marriott), and food are all paid for! So that's what I love, an easy first month of training and getting paid for it!
Name: Mark Marasco
Location: Erie, PA, USA
Occupation: Corporate b*tch