We now interrupt your regular Strange Food Saturdays programming to bring you a special announcement: one year ago today, along with 626 other Class of 2012 students, I graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. It’s amazing how slowly the days pass yet how quickly an entire year flies by. I’m lucky to have a boyfriend, an apartment, a blog and a job and I wish the best of luck to all my friends in the Class of 2013 who are graduating today!
After a fantastic dinner there when my dad visited earlier in the year, we agreed there was no better place for dinner the night of my graduation, than Prime. For some reason we only took two pictures at dinner, so I posted both of them even though my sister and I look pretty strange above. The shot perfectly illustrates our depleted energy levels by the end of that day. After barely sleeping Friday night, my friends and I had to get up around 8 a.m. Saturday morning. We frantically donned our graduation gowns and drove through Dunkin Donuts for the mandatory iced coffee (which I of course spilled on my nice white dress) before arriving a bit late to the ceremony. The ceremony was long (speech after speech after speech, and then all 627 names were read aloud as we each received our diplomas) and hot, since it was at the outdoor amphitheater SPAC. Then we had to fight through the crowds to find our families and after that, my friends and I picked up some food for a laid-back, multi-family gathering at their house. By the time dinner rolled around, I was thoroughly exhausted. Dinner at Prime is always delicious, so I managed to stay awake and enjoy it.