Friday night at Velvet Tacos with Samantha Duba, who was in my housing thesis studio ten years ago (although it only seemed like five to both of us). Sam has been working for Perkins and Will in Chicago, and she looks exactly the same as she did ten years ago (hence the picture from her final review), although a bit more tan – probably a result of leaving Oregon.
Sam showed us around her office right on the river, with its acres of floor space and spectacular views. It is so satisfying to see our former students making their way successfully in the professional world, although it is a little unnerving to realize that Sam now has about as much professional experience as I do. We were then able to show her where to buy Carpano Antica, and our favorite fusion taco place (about which Greta has just posted a review), now being old Chicago hands after a week here.