Apr 302007

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):

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Apr 172007

Last night, I played kickball for the first time since…well, I can’t remember the last time I played kickball, though it’s likely the last time I played was sometime between 6th and 8th grade.  Sadly, my return to the diamond after a decade’s absence was destined to be a short one.  In the second inning, I had a kick sail into shallow right field.  I had rounded first and was almost to second when my right leg decided to stop moving, which made me fall face-first into second base.

When I got up a few seconds later, I realized what had just happened: my right hamstring, which I had pulled back in high school, had been strained.  I’ll be hobbling around for the time being, so if you see me walking awkwardly, that’s why.

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