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The blizzard of ’69

December 1st, 2010


If I hadn’t been on probation and confined to campus, I never would have gone in to Boston that weekend. I was told that I had broken a rule:

I hadn’t signed out for Christmas break. I don’t remember ever signing out, or in, at college for anything, ever. My roommate and best friend Liz knew a guy in Boston who would let us crash at his place.

I don’t remember much about him or what we did, except for two major firsts: the incredible joy of eating a whole bag of chocolate malt balls when you have the stoned munchies, and hearing the sound track to 2001: A Space Odyssey through a stereo head set. Richard Strauss never tasted so good.

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