- Date: Saturday, August 26, 2006 - 7:30pm
- Location: Southborough, MA
- Kitchen: Richard and Anita's House
- Fellow Chef: Chris
- Dining Companions: Richard, Anita, and Michael
- Recipe Rating: A-
My first year at MIT I met a guy in my building who asked me out on a date. I went out with him twice, and he was a good, smart, nice guy. But for some reason, spending time with him made me really boring. I wasn't bored by him - he was interesting and had a lot to say, but when I was with him, I just became a really extremely boring version of myself. I never figured out why. After a couple dates I told him I was too busy to see him again. In truth, I just didn't like myself when I was with him.
He was essentially a stranger, so it wasn't a problem, but what do you do when someone that you are close to brings out really unflattering parts of your personality? I thought a lot this weekend about how there are some people in my life who I really like and care about and enjoy spending time with, but who, for whatever reason, really bring out the worst in me. What do you do when you like your friend, but you don't like the person that you are when you are near him?