The Wonders of a Shopping Mall and other Ramblings

It's amazing the things you take for granted living in a suburb: driving your car wherever you want to go, parking said car in a free lot, and spending days at a full-fledged shopping mall. Today I spent five glorious hours doing the latter: shopping at the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall. Bells rang when I walked through the glass doors and saw three floors of nothing but clothing, shoes and accessories stores. It was truly a beautiful thing. Needless to say I now have an ample fall/winter wardrobe complete with close-toed shoes for both walking and going out, knee-high socks, wool and knit dresses, thin shirts for layering, a trenchcoat, cute hats and more (thank you financial aid!). I will likely still have to supplement as the weather gets colder, but for now I'm set!

Next week at HBS is a busy one. I've got the Club Fair on Tuesday (and I already want to join 8 clubs, which is a bad, bad thing considering how packed my schedule is now) and registration with Career Services (meaning I'll finally have access to the 65,000 person alumni database so the networking can begin)! Socially, I'm going out for dinner/drinks with my new learning team on Wednesday night and I'm putting together a Grey's Anatomy premiere viewing potluck/party with some of the ladies from my section for Thursday night. A fun week to look forward to, for sure!

And now I shall leave you with a few pictures from this week...enjoy!

My new learning team: Phil, Reji, Qiao, Me, Craig and Aneal

Some Section G'ers at Vinalia for the RC/EC Mixer: Monica, Vesso, Ashlyn and Me!

The Section G Ladies at our first Wine & Cheese Party

7 Responses to "The Wonders of a Shopping Mall and other Ramblings"

Alex ( responded on September 22, 2008 at 12:48 AM #

I recently found your page and i just realized that because of your location you must have gone to UF, is that the case? I am a UF graduate who is going through the HBS application process... Well to the point i like your blog.

Gabby responded on September 22, 2008 at 9:01 PM #

Thanks Alex. I am a 2006 UF graduate (Go Gators!). Best of luck with your HBS application process -- feel free to shoot me any questions you have.

Alex P. responded on September 22, 2008 at 10:13 PM #
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Alex responded on September 22, 2008 at 10:14 PM #

Gabby, thank you for the offer. If you don't mind me asking what did you studied at UF, i studied engineering, class of 05.

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

Alex, I studied Journalism, Class of 2006

Alex responded on September 25, 2008 at 10:47 PM #

Gabby, by any chance were you friends with Ryan Worthington? He is a very good friend of mine in Journalism class of 06.

gabby responded on September 27, 2008 at 12:32 PM #

I do recognize the name, but we were not friends, sorry!