While we're all finishing up the second half of our sophomore year, Matthew, Kristen, and I just returned from visiting Marissa Bear in her natural habitat for the first time. I still don't know what took us so long to get our butts to Baylor—well, besides our super busy schedules—but it was absolutely marvelous. Even the die-hard Aggie of the group had good things to say about the lovely campus in all of its splendor. But the most important thing was that the four of us were able to spend a little bit of quality time together, something that does not happen very often now that we have separate lives at our respective universities. But you can darn well bet that I'm counting down the days until our next planned reunion: October 27, 2012. And this time, the Bear and the Aggie are coming to Austin to visit Red and me!

P.S. Even though she's going to kill me for this public announcement... Madeesa's got herself a man now! And yes, we all approve. Cody is a gentleman in every sense of the word.
Ain't he cute?  ;)