January 07, 2006


There's a crosseyed monkey, armed with a cudgel and dull scissors, trying to perform a frontal lobotomy on me... through the back of my head. I think he's getting somewhere... my thinking is muddled. I mean more, much more, than usual. It's all part of the sacrifice.

One of my friends just lost his wife to cancer. 'Twas a long and hard fought war, going back over two years. Though we knew it was coming, and coming fast at the end, it was taken very hard. Especially by my friend. Merry frickin' Christmas.

Last night, he came into Fritz's, and we did something we hadn't done in quite awhile... we sat down, drank, and just visited. The beers went down, and his spirits came up. I can't tell you how long we sat there, but by the time he left, there had been four of us sitting there, reliving rides we'd been on and such. He told us that with one exception, it was the best time he'd had since her death... it had provided a great release, and it meant the world to him.

Hey, we know that the things he has to deal with won't disappear after a night of drinking. But he's been reminded that he's not alone, and that we are all there for him.

It's well worth this morning's surgery via simian.

Posted by That 1 Guy at January 7, 2006 11:31 AM

Your a good man T1G. A good man and a better friend.

Posted by: Tammi at January 7, 2006 03:19 PM

How tragic! Holy cow. And he is so lucky to have y'all.

Posted by: Bou at January 7, 2006 06:34 PM

Ya done good, Bro. There aren't many things more valuable than friends.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at January 7, 2006 08:00 PM

Wonderful. You are just wonderful.

Posted by: vw bug at January 8, 2006 06:13 AM

What a wonderful friend you are T1G. Absolutely wonderful. I'm sure that your friend realizes that too.

Posted by: Moogie at January 8, 2006 09:20 AM

Sometimes the day after is more of a reminder of the good the night before then a punishment of the over indulgence.

Posted by: Contagion at January 8, 2006 09:43 AM

It's great that you and others were there for him at such a difficult time. Friends sure make life easier.

Posted by: Sticks at January 8, 2006 01:43 PM

Death is the greatest hoax ever perpetuated on mankind.

Doesn't change the fact that we miss them when they leave and suffer with them when they suffer.

Posted by: WitNit at January 9, 2006 12:44 PM