26 Jul 2004 mmangino   » (Observer)

I had a really good weekend! My parents came into town to see our new place. It is the first time they have visited us in Chicago. I think they really liked the house. We didn't do too much. We went on an architecture river tour which was excellent. We spent a few hours walking around the Lincoln Park Zoo and conservatory. For a free zoo, it was really nice. We also went to the dog park near Lawrence. My Mom is slowly moving towards getting a dog. It was good to see her get to meet many different types as well as to watch our dogs run. We also had to take them to Millennium Park which was just completed several weeks ago. It is a really cool park in the downtown area. I go there and eat lunch some days. Finally, we walked around Gethsemane Gardens for a little while. My parents are really into landscaping and liked that store. It's nice to be able to walk to a landscaping place.

On a personal note, I got my acceptance letter from DePaul University. I am in the process of getting registered for calculus. I've already taken quite a bit of math, but I didn't take it very seriously at the time. I'm hoping to go back and take calculus, multivariate calculus, diffeq and calculus based statistics. I figure if I enjoy that I may be cut out for a Ph.D. in Economics.

On the work front, it looks like I may have a couple of different opportunities inside the bank. I still have a few people to talk to and the org chart needs to be anounced, but I should end up with a resonably cool job. It won't be my dream job, but that's okay.

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