On Sunday night I was studying. Okay that’s a lie; I was actually live-streaming the Emmys with the untouched Economics volume propped up in front of me. Neil Patrick Harris is awesome. I don’t usually watch awards shows, but unexpected things happen sometimes *coughKANYEcough*. The awards themselves and finding out the winners don’t really interest me, but I was really impressed with the red carpet fashions. Olivia Wilde was the winner for me – Marchesa does painfully beautiful chiffon. Also I wish I had more free time ’cause now I want to watch 30 Rock and Mad Men.
I will need to chain myself to my books when I’m not at work, so there’s nothing really to look forward to until after my exam. My only forms of entertainment will be the odd TV show (HIMYM and TBBT premiered last night!), and I will live vicariously through my newsfeeds. Tokyo Game Show 2009 begins on Thursday, so here’s hoping for some interesting gaming news. I was scoping out their site and came across this floorplan. If you look on the bottom right where the international pavilions are, you can see that the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade will be represented there. If they mentioned I might get to go to TGS, who knows, I may just have accepted their job offer :P The gaming world is abuzz with yesterday’s big release of Halo 3: ODST (apparently there was even some kind of event going down at the Fermenting Cellar), but there are quite a few good DS games I need to play:
- Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. I loved Curious Village, and this one’s turning out to be pretty good too. Except I don’t really care for the mini-games (the camera/tea/cat stuff is so annoying). I think I’m close to the middle of the game, but I refuse to pick it up again before CFA exam cause it’s super addictive :(
- Scribblenauts. I’ve read so many great reviews, and the gameplay intrigues me so I’ll have to check it out.
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. It comes out on the 29th. I shouldn’t even have to justify why this is on my list.
Aaaaaand I just wanted to highlight a few finance-related articles that caught my interest:
- Finance prof says markets are too reliant on mathematical models, need more “common sense”. I agree! Less math makes the world a better place.
- An RBC trader was fired, supposedly over dating a Ponzi-scheming dude, and is now suing. Also, turns out her male colleagues are really lame with sexual advances (“sensy”?? Please kill yourself).
- Goldman may now want out of their bank charter to lessen regulatory influence. Namely, caps on their nice fat paychecks.