Starting around the time that he graduated from high school (two
years before me), any break from school meant that I'd be
spending days on end at Sheel's house. His mom would always fix
amazing Indian food, Ryan Tarpine would always come over, and
we'd spend a few nights in front of the tv, in the basement catching
Ryan's married now; Sheel lives in Boston. But, for the first time
this year, the three of us were all in town.
I went over to Sheel's house for lunch around 2:30, expecting to
leave before dinner. I wound up driving my sister and myself home
Pasta by Sheel. Lunch by Mrs. Ganatra.
Nur and Ryan are married.
Practically every time Ryan and I would be at Sheel's,
these girls would, too.
We have an odd relationship.
See no/hear no/speak no
This is mango, actually.
Jess is talking. Again.
I like this picture.
We played Carrom.
We are very, very poor Carrom players.
One game took us around 45 minutes.
The men went to Acme to pick up ingredients for
dinner. The women fixed it.
Tarpine and I thought it would be a good idea to
invite our families over for dinner, so we did.
My mom and sister talking to Tarpine's wife.
Three years ago, I'd never believe that, in 2007, I'd
be saying that.
I'd like to call these pictures "Forest of tea: Tarpine",
but I don't.