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22 December 2014

50 of 52: a farewell to memphis.

I wanted to have some sort of farewell event in Memphis before people began dispersing for the holidays, so last week we had a desserts and drinks event at Katie, Christina, and Toney's house. It was nice and informal, which was exactly what I was hoping for, so I had plenty of time to hang out and chat with people. And we had the Grizz-Spurs game - you know, the one that went into triple overtime - on to provide the right touch of drama to the evening.

[sherry went all out with that rum cake] 
[cupcakes, cookies, and mini bundt cakes. yummy]
It was great to have nearly everyone together one last time, and I'm so glad I got to see so many great people one last time. I've got some pretty great friends in this city, and I loved being able to spend some time with them.

[such a nice picture, and then you have the two jokers in the back]
And that QPon jersey is pretty great, too.

other highlights included: finally tried the BBQ spaghetti at Bar-B-Que Shop; another successful Ornament Exchange; saw The Theory of Everything; great Grizz win over the Warriors; in-depth tour of St Jude; fantastic farewell party; whirlwind visit from Bee; lunch at Las Delicias; last visit to the Forum; last lunch at Curry Bowl; began packing.

[bbq spaghetti. yes, please]
[ornament exchange getting underway]
[scored a world map ornament]
[awesome grizz win over the warriors]
[flags in the st jude atrium representing the nationalities of all the patients, families, doctors, nurses, researchers, and other staff at the hospital]
[further proof that quincy and i are destined to be best friends]
[the veebees strike again]
[we got to meet santa grizz! while i was wearing his face on my shirt, of course] 
[took a moment on friday night to say goodbye to this special place]
[let the packing process begin...]
[last sunday family lunch. chana bhatura washed down with some thums up. can't beat it]
4 days until I leave!

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