I have to tell you a story. But first I need to clarify a few things otherwise the story just doesn't make that much sense.
(a) Gym guy. We went out on a few dates, he helped me move. He was a really nice, good guy. But not the right really nice, good guy for me. My words, not his.
(b) Remember way back when I went to Cornell for Re-Visit weekend and I was talking about this guy and you were all suspicious about whether or not there was anything going on with us? Okay let's be realistic, you probably don't remember. Anyway, when I met this guy initially I was pretty sure that we were soulmates. It was just the kind of thing where I met him and was like, okay this is it. Not that I'm rushing anything.
So yesterday he comes up to me and says, "Are you dating anyone?"
Then he asks, "Were you dating someone?"
"In my life, yes, I have dated people."
"Did you ever date someone named J---- B------?"
I stop. In my tracks. He is referring to my high school boyfriend who I dated for four years, whom my parents loved and wanted me to marry, and who I am still on really good terms with even though there is no romantic spark there at all. It just feels like kind of a waste to me to not be friends with someone who you spent four years of your life with and who probably still knows you better than most people.
"Yeah, in high school, why?"
He pauses, inhales, "I'm related to him."
How crazy is THAT? Apparently J's grandfather had been talking about the fact that I'm going to an MD/PhD program at some family gathering that J was not attending and soulmate boy put two and two together (via some intense facebook stalking).
My mom was very happy to hear this by the way. I believe her exact words were, "Well at least now there's a chance you'll still marry into that family."
::Sigh:: Life can be ridiculous.
As stated in the title of this post, this is the BEST FRUIT SALAD EVER. Be warned, it's very addictive. I adapted it from a Cooking Light recipe that initially called for kiwis instead of peaches. But I am allergic to kiwis, so they were definitely a no go. This was also my first experience with white balsamic vinegar. Which is addictive as well. But oh, so delicious.
Strawberry-Peach Salad with Basil
Serves 2, adapted from Cooking Light
1/4 cup half and half
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar (I bought this at Trader Joe's)
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 pint strawberries
2 tbsp basil, chopped
Combine the first four ingredients. Slice the peaches and quarter the strawberries. Toss well. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Stir in the basil just before serving.
I am submitting this to Souper Sundays, which was created and hosted by the lovely Deb of Kahakai Kitchen.