growin’ up

Here, in a small, salty nutshell, are three recent events that signal my impending entrance into a new era of my life.

1) signing a lease on an apartment for next year. farewell, Stanford housing!

2) purchasing my first Mac. why did it take me so long?

3) buying a used copy of The Joy of Cooking that has pressed leaves and a yellowing 1989 newspaper article about preparing turkey slipped inside its pages. it seemed essential.