Hey everyone! It's good to be back...I've missed you all. New York was a lot of fun. My interview went really well. At the school I was interviewing with, the interviewer actually reviews your application before the interview so the person I interviewed with had already read my essays and studied my resume. It made the interview sooo much better!! With my other interviews I had to spend 5 minutes explaining what I do in my current job but with this interview, she already knew and it gave her more time to ask more detailed questions. According to the current students I spoke with at the conference, this school interviews such a small number of people that if you're interviewed, you're pretty much in unless you really bomb your interview. So I'm optimistic that I'll get admitted but I'm still being guarded and continuing to plan for the possibility that I don't get in. Could find out anytime but I will definitely know within 3 weeks.
We had a great time sightseeing. We went to the top of the Empire State Building and went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I loved the Met...I took several art history classes in college so it was awesome to see the paintings I studied. We got back to DC Saturday evening and spent yesterday doing the grocery store and cooking thing. We also watched part of the Super Bowl...is it just me or have the Super Bowl commercials gotten worse?? There was only one or two that I thought was remotely funny or good.
While we were in NYC we got in lots of walking. I estimated calories while we were there and I was over most days but it's hard when you're traveling and not in your routine. Plus the two days I was at the school, lunches were provided so I couldn't really opt to not eat the meal. But we did quite a bit of walking so it all evens out and I'm back to my schedule this week. I was looking forward to running today at lunch but it's raining (again) so I'm hoping it clears off for a bit so I can get outside!