Last week, my wife and I put up our Christmas Decorations. I know... already? For me, Christmas is an energetic time and I wanted to have a little more cheery atmostphere in the house. But, it's hard to believe Christmas is upon us. It's 34 days away! Gifts, cards... those take time and cards usually have to be sent out 10 days ahead at least.
For me Christmas is vaguely in my mental thoughts. I don't feel guilty or anything. I feel like everything that is happening is like a dreamy haze. It's just plain surreal.
I've been thinking a lot about what I will be doing with a great, good or crappy score on my GMAT tommorrow. Let's just say that I go through emotions and thoughts of pure determinination and confidence to numbness. In case you're wondering what I mean about numbness, it's a severe case of emotion. It's when the level of stress, tension make one become like a computer freezing up.
So yesterday I'm studying at Meyer library at Stanford. I was sitting at a wide open table and 3 guys come sit down and begin discussing a business presentation for a class on something about Delta Airlines. They were ironing out to do points and laughing about how they could spice it up. They were so loud that I couldn't help but become a bit irritated because I was studying. However, I was also envious. I glanced at them once or twice and just looked at their faces and composure to get an idea of the kind of people Stanford B-School accepts. I'd have to say that they looked like they were in their late 20's and were nice guys, but nothing else.
Overall, just walking around Stanford, you don't get the impression that students here are much different from any other University. I do think to myself however that many of the students walking about me were probably in the top 5-10% of their class. And I'd imagine that many of the students I see were their class valedictorian.
Anyway, there are just so many people riding bikes around campus. I've had a couple of close calls while driving. So I'm a bit paranoid now to make sure I look in every direction when backing up or making turns around campus. There have been times when I blinked and I was surprised how fast a bicycler will take a blind turn and not take into account that a car may be coming.