After meeting Dana in Belgium, she invited me to come stay with her in Cambridge. I don’t think she realized when she invited me that I would want to stay forever (and almost did), but hopefully by paying rent in the form of brownies I didn’t overstay my welcome too much. I absolutely fell in love with Cambridge: the green lawns, the amazing architecture, the fact that it’s a town law that all good looking men must wear glasses (maybe it’s not a law, but seriously, SO MANY GLASSES. Hot.). I stayed a week there breathing the ‘smart people air’ and hoping that it made me smart by association (it didn’t work).
During this time, I implanted myself into Dana’s group of friends. I went to bars and clubs, open mic nights, and all the best cafes in town (food gets its own post, don’t worry). I had a number of really nice picnics in “Ab Park” (which is really Jesus Green), because we all know I’m always in for a picnic (especially when abs are involved). The new friends I made in Cambridge are fantastic; incredibly smart, talented young ladies, and I am excited to be able to see where their lives take them.
Anyway, I pretended to be a college student again for a week and it was awesome. Plus, Cambridge is really pretty- check it out:
I’m really grateful for this trip. I have this theory that each destination and experience on my trip has come right when I needed it. I was started to get really run down, but being in Cambridge gave me my smile back.
An extra special thank you to Dana, who is BEYOND kind. I’ve already told you how awesome you are, my friend, but seriously…you deserve a calorie-free brownie a day for the rest of your life.