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May 4, 2009

It was a rainy evening at the Yale Farm, but that didn't discourage the class of 2009 from turning out for fresh oven-baked pizza, Costco wine, and enthusiasm for giving back to SOM. One of the things I have been working on this spring is the Class Gift. With 6 fellow classmates, we have been working hard to figure out the best way to reach out to our class. We are asking them to give back to SOM as all of our careers grow over the next few years. We ask people to pledge a certain amount, given in small portions over the next four years. Nothing is due today.

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April 26, 2009

Business school is transition. No sooner have you unpacked your bags in your East Rock apartment and dived into orientation, then you are repacking for your summer sublettor (with a wish and a prayer that they won't flambe the coffee table), unpacking in a tiny summer sublet, repacking, unpacking for Fall Yr 2, finding a full time job, coasting and peddling in a haze through second year, then finding yourself gazing around your East Rock apartment with the daunting task of moving, storing, moving for graduation, summer, new job in fall. (p.s.

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February 26, 2009

"It's cold... but Spring is not far behind." I overheard a woman say this at the Yale Health Center; it sounded so hopeful compared to my usual drip about the weather. I looked up some pictures from last Spring, to remind myself that the weather will, yes, get warmer. I took these last Spring, on my walk home from school--just as the buds were cracking open the barren branches.

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February 8, 2009

We have had a spat of warm days. Breaking 40F, don't get too excited--nevertheless, it has reminded me that, unbelievably, Spring will come eventually.

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January 28, 2009

We have returned to school. Still-tanned faces grimace under hats in the snow (then freezing rain). I returned to my credit card bill from the holidays and Argentina, and had a near panic attack when I reconciled it against my income-less bank account.This is paired with my stock portfolio which--while already embarrassing in its selection--in a bear market makes liquidation fairly useless.So I have resolved to be hyper economical. Here is my list:1. Blog twice in January, which rewards me a $5 gift card good at Food For Thought. Done.2.

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January 6, 2009

It was four months of non-stop classes, TA-ing, gymming, walking to school, cajoling a ride home from school, setting up group meetings, meeting in groups, working in groups (different), managing groups, frittering away 15 precious minutes gossiping in the Hall of Mirrors, last minute projects and, always always, trying to do the reading.And since mid-December, I have been blissfully idle.As a second year, I have nearly five weeks of vacation from the holidays until the end of January. (The first years begin their Internaional Experience next week).

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September 6, 2008

It is such a luxury to return to school after working in the real world for the summer. My summer internship was amazing--but after 12 intense weeks it was pretty cushy to say "it's been fun, see you later, I'm going back to being a student for 9 more months." I have been so happy to return to New Haven. I have been really happy to see my SOM friends again--this is the last time we will all be in one place again. On the first, my friends know me as a native New Yorker, but I love living in New Haven.

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April 7, 2008

In other news, tonight I visited the Architecture Salon, which the SOM Arts & Culture club organizes in conjunction with the Yale art schools (there have also been an Art Salon, a Music Salon, and a Drama Salon). The goal is to exhibit students' artwork and have students from different schools talk with each other. Did I mention that there is beer and a cheese plate? Anyway. Tonight at the Salon there was a contest. To build a house on Mars.

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April 7, 2008

First of all, the first years totally won the Garstka Cup on March 27. What is the Garstka Cup? When first year students play second years on the ice, and nobody has played ice hockey before (or, at least, it looks that way). It is a good time with a real band and lots of beer, and I distinctly remember a second year telling me at the pre-game happy hour that the second years always win. Well, looky at this one.

 

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February 24, 2008

Tonight was the Academy Awards. And tonight, eight handsome gentlemen cooked dinner for me for $25. At the GSE Date Auction a couple weeks ago, a number of us girls pooled our money together to bid on these gents, who had put themselves up for auction. Nakedness and gourmet meals were promised. In the end, Chris baked us his mother's famous lasagna with Jose as active sous-chef, and Craig did the dishes. The other guys kept us company. There was no nakedness. But there was chocolate fondue from a fountain. Thanks again everybody for a fun evening!

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