I met Lori in the ninth grade. We were paired up for an Elizabethan English project. I remember that assignment fondly. In truth, we killed it. That triple A work will go down in the annals of Washington-Lee High School's AP English program as one of the most ambitious undertakings to date including costumes, hand outs, and puppets or something like that. 17 years later, I'm grateful she's still around to remind me of such times!