How are we all spending our free time now?

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Hey all-
Long time lurker, first time posting.
For the other folks who just sat L1 this past weekend: I can see from the abundance of “I feel guilty not studying” threads that I’m not alone in feeling very, very odd in coming home from work and not picking up a textbook. What are you guys doing to chisel away at what feels like a HUGE amount of free time? For me, in no particular order…
1) Making sure my day job gets done [to a better degree than it has been for the past three months…]
2) Catching up on a stack of books/netflix movies/magazines that have sat untouched for a while
3) Talking to all the friends I feel like I have basically ignored [short of them coming up to me with blood spurting from a stumpy arm and screaming ‘DUDE YOU HAVE TO HELP ME’]
4) Worrying to hell that I’m going to have to re-sit lvl 1
5) Worrying to hell that I passed lvl 1 and should be studying for lvl2, but hesitant to go out and get the books until I know for sure.
-supersadface

Ditto on just about everything you said.
1. Working on 2010 forecasts/budgets as well as trying to make our entire 2009 numbers in the month of December. I was in the office Mon - Thurs last week before taking Friday off and there was an understanding not to bother me and for the most part everyone complied. On Monday I apologized to a couple coworkers and thanked them for putting up with me for the past couple of weeks/months before the test.
2. I’ve got some stuff on dvr to watch.
3. I had lunch with a buddy today that I’ve been ignoring for a month. He’s all like, “I hate my fiancee and we fight all the time.” I told him marriage is tough and it isn’t going to get any easier. I busted out the, “It’s not too late to back out.” line but he’s probably going to go thru with it.
4. Word.
5. I’ve experienced a little guilt by not having anything to study but I have enjoyed the free time and I’m not worried about missing the opportunity to be studying for Level 2 right now. If I pass Level 1 I will be so happy and ready to hit the Level 2 books so I am enjoying this time off.

sadface, Im with you on the 4 and 5.
1. Playing online monopoly with workmates
2. Started a blog
3. Catching up on my reading
4. Horror movies
5. Work politics takes up half my day

Where are you playing online monopoly? All the games sites I know are blocked for work, but I would happily bribe every IT person I know to play some monopoly. I LOVES me some monopoly.

1) Can’t seem to concentrate at work. plus my bodyclock is pretty screwed up from my study habits last week (took a week off, was study at night and sleeping in the day)
2) Spending my early nights after work watching eps of tv shows that i’ve missed
3) I’m making my weekend plans right now! will involve lots of shopping, talking and eating :)
4) Ditto
5) Not worrying about L2 yet…

supersadface, we’re playing it on pogo games. it is awesome, and we bet on who wins, and its a far cry from cramming at home and hyper ventilating at the thought of sitting in an exam hall all blanked out.
everyone is catching up on tv shows, but I never missed out on any eps. Now I’m stuck because hardly any new eps are coming out at this time of the year, so I’m opting for movies instead.

1. catching up tv show episodes that i missed these couple weeks
2. run DVD marathon absolutely
3. start reading comics and novels again >> haven’t done this since start studying on July
4. hanging out on weekend again, finally!
5. get some massage & spa, i think my body also screwed up

I got my self a week long certificate for a full body Swedish massage

sundusg_ Wrote:
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> 4. Horror movies
Anything good? Please share…

hawgdriver Wrote:
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> sundusg_ Wrote:
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> > 4. Horror movies
>
> Anything good? Please share…
Vacany

Spending more time playing with 16mo son, learning Schubert’s Wanderer-Fantasie (Allegro) on piano, reading the Flight graphic novel and also a novel.

Congrats (belated) on the newborn, hawg.

Thinking of moving from UK to a country where government doesn’t get 70% of bonuses.

Are they laffing at you?
hehehe

hawg!
Im watching the old ones really, this one I watched from 2009 was awesome though…its called (dont laugh - i know everybody hated this movie) Jennifers Body.
But the one I will really recmomend is Orphan. It is not a horror movie really, but it still scares you and it is quite unpredictable, definitely worth a watch.
Paranormal Activity is next on my list

Was excited at first (had TV, PC, and X-Box going all at THE SAME TIME the day after the exam). Then I started feeling guilty/anxious about results and starting doing some questions. After that I felt like a complete tool and went out and bought Call of Duty 4. Now all is right with the world.

Just got three books from borders…

i i i i i am chillin..

I’m actually haveing trouble going to bed. My body clock is ALL screwed up, I was staying up and waking up early for the CFA, I think I was running on adrenaline alone.. and now i’ve nothing!!!!!!! and my body is not happy

Philly! Ditto. Except I used to squeeze in afternoon naps, and now I can’t because I’m back at work..it sucks.

nuppal Wrote:
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> Congrats (belated) on the newborn, hawg.
thanks man.

sundusg_ Wrote:
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> hawg!
>
> Im watching the old ones really, this one I
> watched from 2009 was awesome though…its called
> (dont laugh - i know everybody hated this movie)
> Jennifers Body.
>
> But the one I will really recmomend is Orphan. It
> is not a horror movie really, but it still scares
> you and it is quite unpredictable, definitely
> worth a watch.
>
> Paranormal Activity is next on my list
thanks…it’s tough to find a good scary movie. last one I really enjoyed was The Descent… that was a habanero…er…mad spicy curry? (don’t know the Pak equivalent, sorry) anyway, i liked it

LOL youd ont have to search for Pak equivalents, I am a genius and I understand everything.
Checking it out on imdb. Rated R for violence/gore. I think I might like it

Orphan was good!! :) Haven’t watched Paranormal activity myself yet.

My head is like a sore thumb now…

1. Drinking/RR
2. Drinking/RR
3. Drinking
4. Catching up with pals
5. Catching up on action items at work
6. Drinking
7. Reading
8. More RR
9. Movies
10. You get the point… overall just enjoying the 2 months off…. boy it was brutal!!

gogirl Wrote:
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> Thinking of moving from UK to a country where
> government doesn’t get 70% of bonuses.
You guys are doomed!!!

Just chilling…
Spent my first weekend as a lazy bone….

[hawg!
>
> Im watching the old ones really, this one I
> watched from 2009 was awesome though…its called
> (dont laugh - i know everybody hated this movie)
> Jennifers Body.
>
> But the one I will really recmomend is Orphan. It
> is not a horror movie really, but it still scares
> you and it is quite unpredictable, definitely
> worth a watch.
>
> Paranormal Activity is next on my list
thanks…it’s tough to find a good scary movie. last one I really enjoyed was The Descent… that was a habanero…er…mad spicy curry? (don’t know the Pak equivalent, sorry) anyway, i liked it]
Check out ‘The Strangers’

Xbox 360

Working like a dog….but partying hard too.
Went to sleep at 430 on Saturday night/Sunday Morning. Woke up at 9AM to my MD calling me and yelling at me because my spreadsheet was hard to read.
Got in bed at 11pm Sunday night after spending about 12 hours remaking the file.

I’m going to try to remember where I left my social life.

i’m spending my time racking up the student loans

nuppal Wrote:
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> Working like a dog….but partying hard too.
>
> Went to sleep at 430 on Saturday night/Sunday
> Morning. Woke up at 9AM to my MD calling me and
> yelling at me because my spreadsheet was hard to
> read.
>
> Got in bed at 11pm Sunday night after spending
> about 12 hours remaking the file.
woahhhhh. where do you work/what do you do?

Its a little complicated.
I work F/T at ATT as a business analyst which keeps me busy from 730 AM to 930 AM. So, I decided to take on a job as an analyst with a tiny tiny P/E, Consulting shop in town.
Essentially the PE position has taken up my entire life (as expected, and I do not mind at all). For instance, we are working on getting retained on this deal right now, Thursday I went to the gym and spent 1.5 hours on the phone instead of working out.
This projection model I built had a broken data link and my MD was PISSSED, so I ended up rebuilding the entire damn thing. Can’t complain though I am getting some awesome experience and some pretty powerful/important people are seeing my work.

I do it to scrape by and make a living for me and Sundy, she is worth every second of it.

nuppal Wrote:
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> Its a little complicated.
>
> I work F/T at ATT as a business analyst which
> keeps me busy from 730 AM to 930 AM. So, I decided
> to take on a job as an analyst with a tiny tiny
> P/E, Consulting shop in town.
>
> Essentially the PE position has taken up my entire
> life (as expected, and I do not mind at all). For
> instance, we are working on getting retained on
> this deal right now, Thursday I went to the gym
> and spent 1.5 hours on the phone instead of
> working out.
>
> This projection model I built had a broken data
> link and my MD was PISSSED, so I ended up
> rebuilding the entire damn thing. Can’t complain
> though I am getting some awesome experience and
> some pretty powerful/important people are seeing
> my work.
For real. I’m gonna need a job soon, graduating in a few months. Hook it up! ;)

Dude don’t let him bullsh*t you, Nuppal runs a hedge fund

CzarHC Wrote:
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> Dude don’t let him bullsh*t you, Nuppal runs a
> hedge fund
I know for a fact that hes a spy.

Yeah?

fo’ sho’.

It’s a Long/Short out of Karachi.

nuppal Wrote:
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> It’s a Long/Short out of Karachi.
I trade futures in Karachi.

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