The 'Licious Life
Written by Gabbi Hall
About Burlington, VT
Monday, March 11, 2013
A Hard-Working Start to Spring Break 2013
The best way to tell you about my weekend is to show you.
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Spring Break Begins
My life over the past weekend in tweets, Instagrams, photo albums and articles.
· Mon, Mar 11 2013 16:47:32
My spring break started a little early this year, but the work didn't stop. Thanks to my awesome professors, I was allowed to miss Wednesday and Friday classes in order to cover the NCAA National Championships at Middlebury Ski Bowl. As a senior who is job hunting, "real world" experience is important and I am fortunate to have professors who support learning outside of the classroom.
My last blog post was all about my experience on Wednesday, March 6, covering the first day at NCAA Nationals. The following is what happened Thursday through Saturday.
Such a good shot of Frederik Sandell '15 from last weekend's NCAA skiing championships, courtesy of Gabbi Hall '13. #smcvtSaint Michael's College
I'm excited for another fun day of covering #NCAASkiChamps tomorrow! SL is always exciting and there should be a pretty good crowd!Gabbi Hall
It's snowing here on day 3 of #ncaaskichamps! Get excited for some awesome SL racing! #smcvt #mjd219 #ski… http://instagr.am/p/WmSLh9BTbT/Gabbi Hall
One thing that has been engrained in me during my four years at St. Mike's is the idea of showing people the things that they can't see. When I'm taking photos, I always ask myself, "What are the things a regular spectator won't see?" This guiding principle led me to photograph the start area of the slalom race as opposed to being on course and taking action shots.
Welcome to the top of the #ncaaskichamps SL! Racing starts in 15 minutes. #ncaa #ski #race http://instagr.am/p/WmUEgkhTdJ/Gabbi Hall
View all of my photos in the following link:
NCAA National Championship SL 2013 | FacebookFacebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to ke...
Nick and Gus of @smcalpineski hanging out at the top of the women's race. #smcvt #ncaa #ski #vtbtv http://instagr.am/p/WmXjVchTRY/Gabbi Hall
Ski racing is a small world. Just ran into my coach from the J3 days. #throwback #Skiing #NCAASkiingChampsGabbi Hall
Quite a crowd here on the last day of alpine at #ncaaskichamps! http://instagr.am/p/Wm3311BTVC/Gabbi Hall
L to R: Salty, Willow, Freddo and Karen after the men's second run. #smcvt #ncaaskichamps #ncaa #btv #vt http://instagr.am/p/Wm3-DhhTVJ/Gabbi Hall
The Sky View Motel looks legit. By legit, I mean non-existent. #vermontproblems #lol #missing http://instagr.am/p/Wm6DkWBTXp/Gabbi Hall
@alpinepressski write-up: done. Photos of #ncaaskichamps: uploaded. Today: #greatsuccess. #smcvt #vt #btvGabbi Hall
Check out my latest story for @alpinepressski about today's #NCAASkiChamps: http://bit.ly/10rXvt0 #ncaa #vt #ski #raceGabbi Hall
Following the event, my friend and teammate, Karen, and I went back to campus. Karen is an RA, so she had to check the dorms before break and I needed to write my article for Alpine Press. Once we were back on campus, we were invited back down to Middlebury for a post-NCAA celebration with some friends. Going back down turned out to be a great decision. It was a really fun night with friends from the ski world.
Having too much fun :) (@ Two Brothers Tavern) http://4sq.com/16fn8xHGabbi Hall
Love these fools. Congrats on your NCAAs, Freddo. #smcvt #vt #ncaa http://instagr.am/p/Wn77fZBTfs/Gabbi Hall
Nights like these, the unexpected and unplanned ones, are the best part of college.Gabbi Hall
On Saturday, I was scheduled to shadow Ashley Chase, a former WCAX journalist and current CatamounTV (UVM Athletics Communications) employee, to get an idea of how she uses social media on the job. I was also interested in her job as a sports reporter.
In 8 hours, the final day of NCAA Skiing Championships will be underway with Nordic freestyle events. Can the #VCats make it back-to-back?Ashley Chase
I woke up to sunny skies, so Karen and I headed to the nordic competition. I had never seen one in person before and it was very interesting.
It's a beautiful day in #Middlebury! I'm excited to go watch the final Nordic race of #ncaaskichamps. #vt… http://instagr.am/p/Wo5LckhTfW/Gabbi Hall
View all of my photos here:
NCAA Championship Nordic Classic Race 2013 | FacebookFacebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to ke...
In a surprise twist, CU Boulder won the overall title. Last year's national champions, the UVM Catamounts, moved from 1st to 3rd on the final day of competition.
@cubuffsskiing takes overall team title at #NCAASkiingChamps, @utahskiteam 2nd, @UVMSkiing 3rd with unofficial results. Details to follow.Alpine Press
Buffs overcome the biggest third day deficit to win since skiing went co-ed in 1983, today was 54 points, previous was 31. #GoBuffsColorado Skiing
Once home from the nordic race, I took a nap and then put on my khakis to shadow Ashley at the UVM vs BC hockey game at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
Hanging out with @ashleychasetv before the #UVM vs #BostonCollege men's ice hockey game! #mjd219 http://instagr.am/p/Wp3BvZhTbt/Gabbi Hall
View of Gutterson Ice Hockey Rink from the broadcast box. #mjd219 #behindthescenes http://pic.twitter.com/gzbzt4HIzfGabbi Hall
@UVMmhockey team is rocking some sweet mullets and Mohawks. #hockey #ncaa #mjd219 http://instagr.am/p/Wp_XNXhTXu/Gabbi Hall
@BCHockeyNews is up by one over @UVMmhockey with four minutes left in the period. #hockey #vt #btv #vcats #mjd219Gabbi Hall
Learned something new: There is no fighting allowed in college ice hockey. So, that's why they are all on their best behavior. #hockeyGabbi Hall
Score is actually 4-0 now with Boston College leading. Goal was scored while I was applying the filter.… http://instagr.am/p/WqG_5pBTTb/Gabbi Hall
Thanks, @AshleyChaseTV for letting me shadow you this evening! I learned a lot. #mjd219Gabbi Hall
It was definitely a learning experience since ice hockey isn't a sport I was remotely interested in until I came to St. Mike's. It was less about how to use social media and more about understanding what is important about the game.
After the game, I went home and took a nice 12 hour nap. I also took a lazy day on Sunday.
Anyone know where and if I can still get Girl Scout cookies in #vt #btv? I really want some thin mints.Gabbi Hall
My also texted me on Sunday asking me this:
My mom just asked what I need for my graduation beauty budget. She is way more on top of this whole graduating thing than I am. #seniorGabbi Hall
My dad says I can't wear "clunky platforms" at graduation. I promised him I wouldn't wear more than a 5" heel. #fashion #seniorGabbi Hall
So, today I went to the Essex Outlets and to Church Street to start browsing.
Today I'm playing "Say Yes to the Graduation Dress." So many options, maybe I need one for the ceremony and one for after. #jokingGabbi Hall
After about 15 dresses, I found one! It's from Banana Republic and it's pink! I can't purchase the dress until I get Daddy's approval. If he's paying, I'll wait for the thumbs up. I did come home and do some collaging on Polyvore to give myself some inspiration.
Graduation Outfit - Possible Accessories @polyvore http://polyv.re/ZB3MQrGabbi Hall
Think Pink @polyvore http://polyv.re/10wBwgOGabbi Hall
Tomorrow, the real work will begin. I am going to try and tackle a chapter of the book that @lizmurraysmc and I are writing. The more we can get done now, the better off we will be in two weeks.
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