MP, my benchmarking partner, and I had a good meeting with our professor. We were both feeling a bit run down, just in general, and we're also a bit worried about our paper. We have only done three interviews so far for our project and we need at least six. We submitted a rough draft and rough was the only word to describe it. Next Wednesday we are presenting our findings in front of the class so we need to have an updated draft posted online so that our classmates can read ahead and comment on our work. This is a tough crowd so we're more than a little bit anxious about the presentation too. The first batch to present last Monday, three papers in all, did a very good job. Anyway, the professor told us that we only need to have interviewed four organizations at minimum by the time we present. We can make up for the balance later on when we submit the final paper. That's a load off our back. Plus, our client, being in DC, will not be present during the presentation. We sent them email telling them we can arrange a voice or video conference but did not really get a firm response from them. Another pressure point released. MP and I are both traveling this weekend and we're going to be squeezing in work whenever we can while at the same time hoping to enjoy our time off. We'll see.
The meeting with the professor was good for another reason. I haven't participated at all the whole semester in this class. At 8.40 in the morning, who has the energy? So I think he was happy just to see me in his office--I haven't gone to his office hours either--and hear me speak and share my thoughts. I'm more awake at 3 pm than I am at 8 am!
I am glad it's Thursday. Worked on a homework/memo this morning and I was able to finish with plenty of time to spare. Not that the final product was by any means an excellent piece of work. We discussed the case in class this afternoon and I definitely missed a lot of important points. But anyway, the point is that it's Thursday. No class for me tomorrow. I'm flying off to DC. We have a KSR staff party tonight (I think). And after I pack tonight, I think I'll be just about ready to drop.