- Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 -- 8:30pm
- Location: Somerville, MA
- Kitchen: My Apartment
- Fellow Chefs: Ana and Genevieve
- Dining Companions: Matty, Matt, and Glen
- Recipe Rating: B+
My senior year in college I shared an apartment with 3 other women: Emilee, Rachel, and Sara. We all graduated that June and moved away (some of us further than others -- Emilee just moved to the other side of campus!). I loved that apartment, and we had a really wonderful year together living there. A day or two after we graduated, I was the last one to move out. Everyone had packed in a hurry, and people accidentally left a few things behind. A friend of Sara's had made her a country music mix CD and she unintentionally left it in the stereo when she moved out. The stereo was the last thing I packed when I moved out, so I listened to that CD over and over again as I cleaned out the apartment. When I finally finished packing and cleaning, I unplugged the stereo and sat down on the floor next to it. That was the moment when I realized for the first time that I was really leaving Stanford. I sat there and cried for ten minutes before I got in my car and drove away.
I never did mail that CD back to Sara. It reminds me too much of that apartment and that very special year. I just can't part with it... I ran across it this weekend -- listening to it brought back a lot of lovely memories.