Erin Virginia

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Monday, February 16, 2009

President's Day Weekend

The long weekend was wonderful. We celebrated Valentine's Day by meeting up with a couple friends at the Liberty Hotel early in the day for a glass of wine. After that, Chris and I rushed over to Troquet, a restaurant right off the Commons, for our dinner reservation. The rest of the weekend was relaxing. We went for a long run outside, made Massaman Curry for dinner one evening and finished up the first season of The Wire. I guess Chris did a little studying, too.

Here are a couple pictures from Saturday:

Monday, February 09, 2009

Good Samaritan

After class Chris always takes the subway to the Harvard Square stop where I pick him up. Last Wednesday evening, I waited and waited for him - over twenty minutes passed and still no Chris. He finally walked out of the station, a little grimy and with a stink about him. Apparently, while Chris was standing by the tracks at Park Street to change trains, a homeless man swayed and fell face-first down into the wells. Meanwhile, the headlamps from an oncoming train were getting bigger and bigger, but Chris and another guy still jumped down right away and hoisted the unconscious man up. I guess people were screaming and flagging the train to stop (it eventally did). Anyway, after medical personnel arrived, Chris took the next train and eventually arrived at Harvard Square, his nice overcoat sloshed with milkshake and thrown-away food that the homeless man had stuffed into his clothing. I think if Chris had stuck around, he would have been interviewed on the news. But he didn't - such a humble hero.