Adam's colleague invited us to a gourmet dinner party this weekend. The host calls out a theme and each couple prepares a dish for the party. The theme of the evening was Cuban food. Adam made plantains and rice pudding. It was a nice way to meet new people in Mount Pleasant. We actually talked to a couple who are history teachers at CMU and got their doctorates at UC Irvine. The wife is a native Californian. exciting.