Disaffected Prep

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Coming Soon

Scans from a 1966 Bowdoin vs. Bates football program, and a 1970 Bowdoin vs. Amherst football program.  Recently pulled off eBay. 

It's not quite Take Ivy - but the pictures are great. The change in student style from 1966 to 1970 is nothing short of amazing.

Just need to scan and upload the 1970 program - but here is a teaser from the 1966 cover.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Study Session: NYPL

I've tapered down the posts a bit for two reasons - my laptop is broken again, and I'm in the midst of studying for the Level II CFA exam in June. Yes for you non-finance people who don't understand my pain, it is January and I'm knee-deep in derivatives and other lovely things. I started studying in December.

Studying for the CFA is like a marathon, so I mix up my study spots a lot between my place of work, my apartment in the west village, cafes, and libraries. I like studying at the New York Public Library on 42nd street because there is a grandiose feeling every time you walk through the doors. Whatever you are doing, no matter how inconsequential, suddenly has weight.

This past Saturday I brought my camera to document the study session.

I usually camp out towards the back as it offers an expansive view of the whole room. Here is my view from the table.

Crouched down to take this picture. Sometimes it amazes me to see everyone so dilligently studying. Everything from the CFA (you'll see half the room with Schweser prep books come May..) to LSAT/Bar exam or Med school. It's equally impressive and sad to see so many bright young people spending their day off studying.

I liked how this shot lined with the dude below the clock.

My trusty HP 12-C. This is a big boy calculator. Don't try to push that TI-BA II junk on me. RPN all the way brah.

Outside of the main reading room. The woman with the shocking red hair at the desk has an only-in-new-york level of grandeur. She's usually there on Saturdays.

Another view. I liked the balance of this shot.

Thanks for sticking with me and thank you to everyone who has written me - it means a lot to hear from you.

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