Monthly Archives: July 2011

Con te partirò



Getting ready to move is a messy process. I’ve already packed 3 boxes and a suitcase… no end in sight. The good news is I won’t be moving again for two years, which is a personal record for this girl to stay in one residence in quite some time.




nananana nananana hey hey hey… goodbye

Well folks, that’s it.

11 months later I have over 50 new friends from around the world, can run a regression in Excel, gained about 15 pounds, partied until the break of dawn more times than I care to count, am now the beholder of two MBA degrees, and have a job in a new city starting in September. While I’m devastated that my year at GISMA is over, I’m looking forward to exploring Cologne, working again, losing my bier gut, and making more friends, whom I can only hope will be equally as amazing as the ones I found in Hannover.

As my friends trickle out of Hannover over the coming days and weeks I’m sure I will shed more than my fair share of tears, but my fears for the next two years I’ll spend in Cologne are alleviated at least a little, in remembering how terrified I was when I moved to Hannover and how well it worked out in the end.


let’s kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy

graduation is in 6 days. family comes in 5. i have to stagger the days i stay out partying until daylight so i’ll survive up through next week.

i’ve never had more consecutive days of debauchery fun.

land that I love

This is how our school 4th of July party started:

already missing a few biers, actually

I’m sure you can guess how it ended.

In between there were: cheeseburgers and roasted marshmallows, games of flip cup, beer pong and kickball, a sea of red white and blue, and a rousing rendition of God Bless America in the lecture hall.