And with this another weekend comes to a close. There has been so much talk of graduation and packing lately (really, that’s all my parents can think about) that I keep being reminded that in less than a month I will have (a) run a half marathon, (b) been on a cruise to the Bahamas, and (c) be 24 hours away from being an MIT graduate. It’s just ridiculous how quickly time has passed, it feels like yesterday that my parents left me here, in this strange city, alone for the first time. And now it’s gotten to the point that I just don’t want to leave. Not that I’m not excited about being with my new classmates, who I LOVED, but I just can’t imagine life without my roommate who I have spend the past 4 years with, every day, almost 24 hours a day. It’s going to be weird having her be across the country (she’s moving to the Bay Area) and to not be able to talk to her whenever I want or know that she’ll be waiting for me at home after a long, trying day of classes. So in many ways, graduation will be one of the happiest days of my life. But in a lot of others, it will also be one of the saddest.
Anyways, I know misery is not becoming on anyone, so I will move on. Gotta appreciate the month we have left! And appreciate we did at senior ball. Here are some pictures of us taken at the Boston Public Gardens.
My roommate and I:
And my closest group of friends. From left to right: Dan, his date Ari, me, Tiffany, Jen, and Peter:
Another sad bit of news is that after this recipe, I only have ONE MORE Pappardelle’s Pasta left! What that means is that I HAVE to order more. However, I am not going to do that until after I move into my apartment in the city on July 2. Not that I don’t love my family, but I don’t think they would really appreciate the often esoteric flavors of the pasta and I just couldn’t bear to waste it on them. Plus I’m kind of greedy. I want all four servings to myself!
you look gorgeous!!! i love that dress.
I bet you are so excited. It’s a mixture of happiness and sadness isn’t it?
It’s bittersweet. But exciting changes are ahead for you!! This is full of goodies-the orzo sounds so yummy! Pumpkin and sage – how divine!
I have never had flavoured orzo before, sounds yummy.
You guys look so happy, so great to be young and just facing the world.
that orzo sounds amazing, and this dish looks good, too! Such an exciting time for you, glad you had a nice weekend 🙂
You look beautiful Joanne. Gorgeous. Love the dress the shoes. Oh, you must have had a blast. good for you!
This dish sounds terrific. I adore gorgonzola and love how you used it with the orzo.
Oh, Joanne… I know what you mean, that bittersweet emotions! but you’ve got a whole new chapter in front of you!
you look beautiful, btw! and the orzo looks beautiful, too, haha!
Gorgeous dress! You’re on the brink of so many exciting things – congrats on all the achievements!
Ashlee – Thanks so much!
Pam – I am excited, but you’re totally right it’s definitely a mix of happy and sad. That’s just the way change is I guess…
Reeni – I know, two of my favorite flavors! Although I do feel kind of weird having autumn in spring.
Natashya – We were happy, it was a fun night. I rarely have a chance to dress up like that and it’s nice every once in a while.
ttfn – The orzo was quite good, kind of sweet-spicy. Thanks!
Donna – Thanks so much, it was a ton of fun. I am becoming such a gorgonzola addict it’s unbelievable, what a great cheese.
burpandslurp – I know you must feel the same way about leaving Singapore, but there is so much ahead for you as well! Thanks for your comment.
Cate – Thanks so much, it all seems to be happening so fast but it’s definitely exciting.
That pasta looks so colourful and yummy!
Johanna – Thanks, I love colorful dinners. They seem so much more appetizing.
You do look gorgeous and so does your pasta. Best of luck in all your new adventures and thanks for sharing your pastas with Presto Pasta Nights. I certainly hope that won’t stop.
Ruth – Aww, thanks! As long as I breathe, I will eat pasta and as long as I eat pasta I will be submitting to Presto Pasta Nights. So have no fear.