Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Might as well give an update...

... I passed my field prelims- trade and labor. Not that they have much overlap, but I knew I could pass them the first try, so now I can spend the rest of the summer starting my third year paper. Time is flying.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Since some people still poke around here...

I also passed macro. Minnesota is usually a high-pass school, but our class was creamed, so I'm pretty psyched.

Also, the dept. got another Nobel prize, so everyone was pretty excited.

How are things going with you guys?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

News today- passed the micro prelim! Only waiting for macro now.

... he shouts into the silence.

Saturday, March 03, 2007


This is the website for a Virginia Ball Center program that Kat is doing. By me linking above, I have increased the number of sites linking to their pages by infinity%!!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Update on Grad School

Well, I'm taking a sort of usual Minnesota sequence of courses it seems. I'm in micro, macro, and probability with measure in the math dept. From other people on Testmagic, this seems like a lighter course load (no metrics for example). But, Minnesota is a little different I think, as nobody is taking more than three classes at once. Maybe this is why the pass rate on the prelims is quite high.

In other news, I think my loyal reader (Adam) will be happy to find that investing heavily in math as an undergrad pays off big time. I know that last semester of topology especially has made it so that math doesn't phase me. I'm sure that measure will do the same for you.

On a side note... the econ-blogging community has gone through some insane changes over the past three years! Chris is an accountant, Kerry is a professional, and Passey is something new every few days. Seeing as I have never been an especially productive blogger, I think I will officially put this thing to rest. I'll still keep up with everyone elses, and one day maybe my website will have useful stuff:


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Grocery Store Misadventures

It is surprising how minor things become very difficult without a car. Yesterday I decided to get some groceries, so I found a Cub Foods about a mile from my apartment. I walked to the store (beautiful day here), and bought a load of groceries (5 bags and a gallon of milk). I figured that this amount of baggage was doable on the bus, if I got off at the exact stop. Well, to cut it short (class starts in ten), I got off waaay to early, and because of the bus route, ended up walking more than the original mile. It took about 3 hours to get groceries in the end, and my arms got a better workout than I can ever remember. Moral: I need a car.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Now at Minnesota

Long week- drove up to Minneapolis from Muncie on Friday/Saturday (12 hours in car maybe)
Ran around Minneapolis in extreme heat from Saturday until Wednesday
Drove back down to Muncie on Wednesday and Thursday
Hung out at the Heorot, went to reception on Friday and Saturday
Took train back up to Minneapolis on Sunday (Traveling started at 6:15AM, ended at around midnight... including an extra hour due to time change)
Today: having fun at math camp and finding a grocery store close to my house