The whole reason we were there
We went with friends of ours, Barb and Bill. They had read the blog post I had done about LotL and decided that we should all be attending. My mom and dad agreed to the babysit requirement, and we were good to go!
We have been friends with Barb and Bill for a long, long time. Geoff and Barb met originally through a comic book shop that they both worked at. Barb was the only girl, and because Geoff was with me and isn't an actual lecherous ass, he didn't hit on her constantly, so they got along well. I really liked Barb too, and when Geoff thought about including her in our wedding party, I was thrilled. When she ran into a boy she used to know at my stag and doe, she never looked back. Although I had absolutely nothing to do with them getting together, I do like to claim 95% of the credit. I'm cool like that.
|me and Barb and her amazing glasses
|this pose is actually called "The Bill".
I have a version of it from every single time we have gotten together.
I should do a photo montage of them.
So, when they asked us to go, even though it was a Wednesday and I had to work the next day (not just work, get up at 530 am, so that I could be on the road at 630am, to catch a 730am train to make a 930 am meeting in down town Toronto!), I said yes. Yes. YES! And I am so glad I did.
We went to their place, had dinner and drinks and caught up on stuff. We headed over, nicely toasted (except Geoff, the DD) and the fun continued. We talked and laughed and drank and sang. And I was reminded why I was friends with them in the first place. Because they are good people, great friends. I missed them so much.
|me and Bill
When Geoff went visiting on Wednesday to say hi to some of his friends, he came back and told me that Tony was there. When he (finally!) made his way over to say hello, I was so happy to see him. While we very rarely see each other anymore, and are really not involved in each other's lives at all, outside of the yearly Christmas card, and running into each other at funerals, he will ALWAYS be a piece of my life. I will always think of him when I hear certain songs. I will always have Tony stories to tell. And I will always, ALWAYS be happy to see him.
We chatted and had some laughs. There was a fantastic moment, where I HUGELY misheard what he said, and I must have laughed for about 10 minutes over it. I love when that happens anyway, it's one of my favorite forms of social interaction, but in this case, it was great, because it was Tony and it was funny and the laugh was real and genuine and from the gut. :D
|Tony and me
I have the worst smile here.
What a great night. Thanks to you all. Much, much love.
|me and Geoff
Rosie N. Grey
The N stands for "now, we are together".