Tonight I had dinner with someone I've known since I was, um, 6 years old. Since 1979. Someone I've known for 30 years. The guy pictured with me above, who is this guy, actually. I'm not a name dropper (and the chances you know his name anyway are slim, unless you are into nerdcore and/or a rabid NPR listener) I just think it's cool that we have had sporadic run-ins and infrequent emails over the past, um, 18 years or so since high school, but then ACTUALLY ended up living about 30 miles away from each other, about 1,200 miles away from where we first met. And had dinner. At this place. Names were dropped all over that place, and a fine time was had by all.