Thursday, October 01, 2009

An observation, and some hyperthermia avoidance

My sleeping pattern is pretty f'ed up, which is the reason for the late blogging. I was up too late last night, so I was exhausted all day today (nothing new there...I am always tired!), which led to a lengthy nap when I got home from school kind of early. Like a three hour nap, which is more of a "sleep" than a nap, I suppose. Now, I am not nearly tired enough to go to bed, and we can repeat the whole cycle tomorrow. At least I will have the weekend to get myself back on a schedule:-)

So, I have noticed something about school...it seems like people are intent on proving their intelligence by being skeptical about everything, and being super critical of discussion points. Anytime we go over a case study, there seems to be a race to ask the most insightful question that exposes whatever flaw there is in the business idea. Which is fine...the ability to ask good questions is a key part of what they are trying to teach us.

But to be honest, it is not that hard...you can always think of reasons that something won't work. What is really hard is deciding that the reasons something will work outweigh those, and being willing to put yourself on the line in backing an idea, or a company, or a plan, or whatever. Put any business plan in front of me, and I will tell you a dozen things that are wrong with it...but anyone who has spent a little bit of time thinking about things at a strategic level can do that. What is really hard is identifying the one out of ten business plans that really will work.

Anyway, I am still kind of thinking that a lot of my classmates are in the "trying to make a good impression" stage, but I am wondering when that will change. I kind of assume everyone here is at least pretty smart, I don't need them to constantly demonstrate it to me...

Enough of that...totally different subject...

It's a good thing that I have blog readers, because the whole "pregnant women should avoid hot tubs" thing was completely news to me. But yes, hot tubs are kind of a no-no...you are either supposed to turn down the temperature (most hot tubs work at like 105 degrees, which is too hot, but if you can turn it down to 98-100, it is OK) or limit exposure to like 10 minutes at a time. The concern is that a body temperature that rises to 102+ is dangerous during the first trimester, and sitting in water warmer than that for 10-20 minutes is enough to do that.

So there, we all learned something today:-)

Massages? Totally cool! Laying around in bed all day? Also totally cool. Ergo, I am planning on the bed occupying a lot of my time.While I have definitely started to put some weight on (scale says 103, which is an all-time high for me), I still look super cute in my underwear;-). Gotta do what I can while that is still true.

3 comments:

Rachel H. said...

It's so amazing what you can and can't do when you are pregnant! And 103...you are so tiny! :)

Windy City Kelley's said...

Hope you had a nice relaxing weekend! A massage sounds so good right now...

Ys said...

I didn't know that about the hot-tub thing! You've taught me something new too!