I don't know what I did to deserve Rachel. We moved to Denver at the same time to work at the same library. Shortly after we met, we took a joint trip to IKEA followed by brunch at Snooze. During that outing, I realized that I wanted to be friends with Rachel for a long time - she had great taste in Swedish home accessories, she was incredibly calm in a chaotic maze of modular furniture, and she wasn't shy about eating a giant plate of breakfast foods.
Working with Rachel, I envied all the skills and qualities she had that I lacked - patience, organization, attention to detail, and the ability to control her emotions. I loved working with her because she improved everything I did. She is an energetic, thoughtful teacher who respects and admires students, and her creativity in active learning is off the charts.
Leaving Rachel in Denver when I moved away last summer was really tough. She was generous enough to let me stay with her while I was in town for Midwinter and it was so good to be around her. Because I associate Rachel with Snooze, we have to have pancakes and coffee whenever we see each other. And that's what I love best: sitting next to her, eating, talking, laughing about the ridiculousness of everything. I am so glad to be friends with such a sweet, brilliant woman.
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