Hands down, spring is my favorite time of year. However, in recent years, it’s acquired an additional connotation that I am still not quite used to – the bittersweet emotions that result from seeing good friends leave town, either for the summer months or for the long term. In particular, this spring marks the graduation of the last set of college students that I had a large degree of social interaction with (they were freshmen when I was a senior).
Also, this week I’m swapping one roommate for two new ones. Here’s a sampling of trivia about the nine people I’ve lived with since fall 2000 (past, present, and future):
- Two now work for Microsoft
- Two have been to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals
- Two are now married; one will be married in the next month; three others are also engaged (two to each other)
- One is likely to get his law degree; another is likely to get his Ph.D.