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Return from Lengthy Hiatus

Hello to all! I've been around, but not so much in the blogging mood. Why now? Not so sure, but probably has something to do with me being bored out of my mind.

Anyways, I am currently on Winter Break, having just finished fall quarter of my senior year of college (only two more to go!). It was probably the most chaotic (but most rewarding) period of my entire academic life. On top of four classes and my job, I went through the very long, sometimes stressful recruiting process. Fall quarter of senior year is that time when all the accounting firms do their on-campus recruiting, and I was well in the mix. It was very hectic, going through the extremely competitive recruiting process where I was going up against not only fellow students, but also students from other schools. It was tough and worried me to death for about a month, but I came out alive and managed to land a couple job offers. I accepted a job as an entry-level audit associate with KPMG, one of the big four public accounting firms. I felt a tremendous amount of joy and relief because this was the culmination of all the sweat, blood and tears I put into college (not that it hasn't been an absolutely amazing experience) the past 3+ years. I do look forward to starting my career in the demanding and challenging world of public accounting, but I am definitely going to miss those moments of just being young and immature and just having fun without worrying [too much] about repercussions and consequences.

So what do I do when I'm not swamped by school stuff and have time to waste? Definitely have to keep up with sports and my super awesomely addicting weekly TV shows (though it is currently being severely hampered by the very tragic and unfortunate Writer's Guild of America Strike, which has prevented the production of new episodes for basically ALL of my favorite shows). Not so much into videogames, but I have found myself highly addicted to mastering Guitar Hero, the videogame sensation that lets you live out your fantasies of being a rock n' roll legend without actually having the talent or skill. It only simulates a guitar on a very superficial level, but it's still an absolute blast to play. Still working on five-starring every song on expert (and cramping up my hand and fingers many times in the process).

I have to put in a good word for Pushing Daisies, my favorite new TV show of the fall season. It is about a man who possesses a special ability to bring the dead back to life with the touch of his skin. However, it is governed by a couple rules. When he brings someone or something back to life, they can only live for exactly one minute. Once the minute expiries, he must touch them again to return them to their lifeless state. If he does not do so, something of equal "life value" will drop dead, in the form of balance. Also, if he touches something that he has revived again, they will be dead forever.

I personally enjoy it tremendously and would highly recommend it. It's cute, sweet, and a lot of fun to watch. The characters are very likable and I love watching them interact with each other. The narration and storytelling has the feel of a fairytale, which adds a lot to the show. The story revolves around a group of characters who solve mysteries, but it is also about managing relationships and exploring the meaning of what it really means to be alive. The only problem is that the show has only run for nine episodes and is on hiatus because of the Writer's Guild of America Strike. Absolutely kills me.

Anywho, Happy Holidays to all of you (probably less than five)!

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