Last week was action-packed and placed time at even more of a premium than usual. In addition to work, networking calls and briefings, I caught up with a friend in town for business, participated in a case competition and attended the GWIB (Graduate Women in Business) conference. After an evening of networking and dinner at Farmington Country Club (which has absolutely gorgeous grounds and historically significant architecture), the ladies at Darden were invited to participate in conference on Friday followed by a luncheon in Flagler Court which allowed us to make the most of the warm weather. As you might imagine, the topic revolved around women in business, work-life balance and navigating intra-office politics.
On Saturday, it was great to head out to the Park (the fields behind the law school) to show some section pride during a Darden Cup event. With stitches in my foot for another few days, I showed up in a support role and cheered on my classmates that took to the fields in their cleats and “Triple Threat” belts. Yup -you guessed it- this week the event was Flag Football. Bundled up on the sidelines due to the morning’s stark temperature drop which was magnified after sunset, a group of us attempted our best spiral throws and couldn’t help but recount intramural sports games from years gone by. The conclusion we came to is that Darden Cup absolutely must incorporate Innertube Water Polo, Capture the Flag and Dodgeball (including foam wrenches for extra points as homage to Patches O’Houlihan.*)
Section B didn’t disappoint and closed the night on top. With section rivalries brewing and screen printers pumping out gear from t-shirts to coozies, one of my classmates couldn’t help but compare the race for Darden Cup to Harry Potter…a hilarious, lovably nerdy and spot-on comparison;)
*If you find yourself wondering who Patches O’Houlihan might be, what the phrase “if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball” might mean and generally tend to enjoy Ben Stiller movies, then check out,Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.