Monday, August 30, 2004
Saturday night we went out to dinner with several other couples in North End, home of many great Italian resturants and bakeries. I had lobster ravioli, which was very tasty, and followed it up with a cupcake and a lemon ice from a nearby bakery. I was so satisfied I almost had to loosen my belt. Sunday was another re-charge day where we mostly just lounged around the house. We managed to clean the place and I got a lot of things knocked out that I had been putting off. All in all, a nice weekend.
I am coming to the realization in my Creating Modern Capitalism class that there are a lot of smart people here, and if I'm not careful I will have to settle for mediocrity among them. Although I have been a regular contributor, my comments do not seem to contain that extra bit of insight that can be found in about a third of the comments. I think part of the reason is that my background doesn't lend itself to the discussion the way it will in some other classes, like TOM (Tech. and Ops. Mgmt.). Reading a textbook and then making inferences and coming to conclusions has never been one of my strong points (I was an engineer, remember), so perhaps this is a skill that I will have to work to develop. Anyway, to make a long story short, I think I will have to work hard in order to perform extremely well in class.