The beatings will continue until morale improves!

After a long night of making the Black-Scholes model succumb to my every demand, I went to bed with a sad realization:  when I wake up, it’s FINALS WEEK.

Well, I’ve woken up…it’s a beautiful day outside and it’s time for me to go to work, knowing that whatever free time I have in the next week will be dedicated to awkward Finance write-ups, and multiple choice questions testing my ability to think strategically (not sure how that’s going to work).  And of course, who can forget the final consulting report…all due by Monday.  #%$^#[email protected]!

This semester just didn’t pan out like I had hoped; from the easy coast through the Shanghai residency, I was really looking forward to a nice laid back pace going into Spring.  Then the Finance problem sets kicked in, and a case a week for Strategy…well, at least my wife and I got to be on the JumboTron at the Phillies game last Saturday.

If there’s any consolation, I suppose that after I put a banana-monkey beating on the Finance exam, I won’t have to deal with any more problem sets.  Of course, we spent so much time on the PV/FV algebra problems (how can the mid-term be 3 weeks before the final?), by the time we got to options, futures, and forward contracts, there was no time for absorption.  Yay for study time after the semester, since I’m sure I’ll see that stuff again in the future…

Whining aside, next week we’ll be 2/3rds complete with the program, and on our way to St. Petersburg shortly after.  Good luck on the finals everybody!

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