This is going to be something of a short post, because I actually don’t know all that much about Stephanie. It seems like there’s got to be a lot to know, because she’s something of a multifarious and multitalented person. I also may have my facts mixed up, so please do correct me if necessary.

I first met Stephanie at Tulane, as she mentioned, via gatherings with our mutual friends such as . Being the generally solitary person that I am, I didn’t see that much of her, but each and every time I was struck by how lucid and intense she was.

Valentine’s day of… hmm… must have been 2002, I made a post to which she replied. We went to Canal Place to see Amelie, still probably in my top 5 favorite movies ever, and had dinner at the excellent Siam. Actually, just check the posts I made the next day. Anyway, now that I’m back from that trip into my old entries (lord, is that weird to read), more about Stephanie.

Sadly, after that year, she was no longer at Tulane. I think I speak for all of us when I say that her presence here was and is sorely missed since that time. Luckily, she was able to come visit at one point: Friends at Lebanon's and a bunch of us went out to Lebanon’s Cafe for some delicious Mediterranean food.

Gathering from her posts, Stephanie’s had a rough time of things since she left Tulane. Despite what might be considered adverse conditions she’s done well for herself, and is now in France. She speaks French, and correct me if I’m wrong, English and some Japanese. Maybe lots of Japanese.

While we’ve had some differences of opinions, her perspective on life is always new and interesting to me, and she gives a lot of thought to things that I’ve never considered. I generally like people that I associate with to be intellectually stimulating — to have something more to say than I do, that I may learn from them. Stephanie delivers on this front quite well, and I wish she were still around Tulane so that she could join us at various gatherings and lend me a different perspective (which she’s apt at doing) for a time.

As with my previous post of this variety, be aware that I may end up coming back and adding more… perhaps. Gah, these things do take a while to write!