Last impressions

I’m headed out to DC tomorrow for the Society of Actuaries’ Associate Professionalism Course, the last step (hopefully) to getting my first set of credentials as an actuary.  I’ve noticed whenever I travel I tend to clean up right before I leave so everything from my bedroom to my cubicle at work to my rental car is spotless.  I’m not sure why I do this.  Maybe, to give a last good impression in case I die during my trip.  “That Theo guy was so clean…”  Maybe I should lay out my guitar and some artwork and bake some cookies and have some 50 pound dumbbells laying around, and have all my DP textbooks open and so they’ll be really impressed.  “What a productive guy . . . and those biceps!  Who knew…”  I guess it’s nice to come back to a clean room and a clean desk so maybe that’s it, but I come back to those things on a daily basis and I don’t clean my room all the time so… hmm.  Maybe I just do it to make it easier for the next guy to live in my room, car, desk if I don’t come back. The reason for my rental car is that I got into a big car accident last Monday.  I think my car is totaled, but thankfully no one was hurt.  I’m not sure what my next car is going to be, but definitely not a red Camero as my coworker suggested.  I tend to like hatchbacks and wagons, so I was contemplating the cheap Kia Soul, but I’ll probably just go for another Fit.  Maybe white this time.


  • kevin

    October 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm Reply

    aw man that sux, glad you’re alright. what about a mazda 3 hatchback?

    • theo

      October 12, 2012 at 5:23 pm Reply

      That’s what Ed has right? Hmm, possibly. It is a few thousand more, but according to the website, the 2013 model is “engineered to burn more adrenaline.” Doesn’t that technically mean you’ll be calmer? Maybe I’m overthinking this.

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