Chatted tonight on Facebook chat with my friend Mike.
Met him in 6th grade.
He took pity on an awkward, shy kid.
That would be me.
I think he is the first person I ever considered a real friend.
I had kids I played with and hung out with.
But never what I would call a good friends.
Mike and I went to school together until 12th grade.
Somehow we stayed in touch off and on over the years since high school.
Every few years we'd re-connect.
An email here.
An email there.
Haven't seem him in about 8 years or so.
He recently joined Facebook.
So now I feel more connected, at least virtually.
He always makes me smile.
Tonight was no different.
I learned his favorite TV show is Charlie's Angels.
And I am the gay one.
It is nice.
To hear about him.
Plus he is still there for me.
After all these years.
He saw from my Facebook status and blog that I had a difficult week.
He checked in on me several times.
He let me know he was there.
And that he cared.
Sometimes you meet those people in your life that you just know are true friends.
You may not see them every day.
Or hear from them for months on end.
But you know when the chips are down and you needed them.
They would be there for you.
I feel Mike is one of those people for me.
And I hopes he knows I would be there for him too.
Plus Mike's mind is amazing.
He remembers everything from our childhood.
Stuff I must have suppressed.
He reminded me tonight I took 2 girls to the prom.
Not bad for a guy who is gay, huh?
It made me laugh out loud.
I had forgotten all about that.
Like the corner of our mind.
Misty, colored...never mind, you get it.
Plus Mike calls me Buck sometimes.
And that makes me feel all butch.
You made a long, difficult week come to a close.
On a good, fun note.