Looks like I'll be finishing a little earlier than I expected! I got the word yesterday in my classes that neither will need to meet next Thursday. I'll be taking my technology management final on Tuesday, and my data mining class will not meet Thursday, so I'll be finished with my classroom experience by 4:15 pm on Tuesday, May 4. There will be a big relief Tuesday night, when I'm finished. All that's left then is to walk at graduation Friday, and I'm an MBA graduate of the Kelley School of Business! After 2 years, I'd say I'm ready to move on to the next stage. It's pretty funny seeing the 1st years go through what I went through last year, and seeing Facebook comments about classes I was in. Pretty much all the MBA finance students have comments about F520 being tough, or marketing students commenting about Ray Burke, or so on.
Several of my friends and I went to see "Avenue Q" at the IU auditorium on Tuesday night. I had never heard of it, but it's a Broadway musical involving puppets. The puppets swear a lot, have sex, and say some outrageous things. It's pretty funny, and there's a really sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek motif. For example, the song "The Internet Is For Porn" is a lot tamer than you'd expect. Never though I'd have that phrase in my blog!
I'm about to settle in to watch the Champions League semifinals between Barcelona and Inter Milan. I'm also working on an independent study project with Wayne Winston, and hopefully some stuff will be posted/published soon. It's pretty cool basketball analysis...one of the reasons why Indiana is a great place for a career change MBA like me, coming from basketball! Hopefully I'll be able to discuss the project more in my next couple blog posts.