Boston Harbor Boat Cruise, Sleep Deprivation, Snapple and Benihana

First things first: Last night the first year students went on a boat cruise around Boston Harbor, which was beautiful and lots of fun. The sunsets were gorgeous (see evidence below!) and the cool night air was so refreshing.

Unfortunately, balancing social activites, school work and other daily tasks is becoming more and more of a challenge, and we've just begun! Already my throat is scratchy and I feel a cold coming on, which leads me to my second topic: sleep deprivation. Seriously guys, I got way spoiled in the six months before I moved here and never really slept less than 8.5 hours. Now, a good night is 7 and a normal night is 6.5. You won't think a difference of an hour or two would make such a mark on my day -- thankfully I don't feel it as much with my morning coffee -- but I think my body is sending me signals that it's getting worn down. My allergies have been acting up in a big way, and now I'm getting that swollen glands, phlegmy throat, overall icky feeling that always precedes the first cold of the season. Just what I need!
Before I dive into my cases for tomorrow, let me just say that I have new appreciation for Snapple and Benihana. These are just two of the companies that we've studied in our first few days of class. It's amazing the things you can learn about a company from 80 minutes of class discussion, but I now have a firm grasp on Hibachi operations and branding of juice/tea -- so much so that I grabbed a bottle of Snapple Diet Raspberry Ice Tea after our marketing class to show my loyalty (and I want to plan a trip to the closest Benihana). Tomorrow we're studying contact lenses for chickens, which somehow doesn't sound nearly as compelling.
...and I'm off, more soon!

4 Responses to "Boston Harbor Boat Cruise, Sleep Deprivation, Snapple and Benihana"

Tausha responded on September 10, 2008 at 9:24 PM #

There's a Benihana in New York!

The Soul Doctor responded on September 23, 2008 at 3:45 AM #


Your blog is great peak into life at HBS.

I am an applicant for the class of 2011. I hope to make it to Boston next fall.:)

Could you please help me with some information about HBS that I couldnt find ANYWHERE else? I did mail to many official mail IDs that are given out in the website, but no avail.

Can I write to you?



Gabby responded on September 25, 2008 at 3:27 PM #


Thanks for your comment! Feel free to ask me any questions you have about life at HBS. I will do my best to answer them from my perspective and if needed, am happy to provide contact information for some official HBS staff who can also help.


The Soul Doctor responded on October 21, 2008 at 1:47 PM #

Hi Gabrielle,

Thanks a ton for your reply. I am sorry i was caught up in something which kept me extremely busy the last few days.

Is there a mail ID where I can send you a detailed mail?

I understand that you will certainly have privacy concerns. Can you can kindly send me a one line mail to

I will send my queries as a reply to you.

Wishing you good luck for your exams.:)