you guys are cool.
the support system is composed of friends, loved ones,
and partners in crime. i'm a bit absent-minded when it comes to composing
complete lists; if you're not on this page, but you're pretty sure you
should be, don't be shy about calling me on it. then again, don't be an
asshole either or you might not deserve it so much after you're through.
to many accounts, my east-coast dark side doppelganger. we have our
differences, and yet we see in each other our own reflection. his musical
tastes are about as "refined" (i.e., pretentious) as my own,
though i think he ultimately wins out in that category.
while i haven't gotten to know him all that well, he is a mutual friend
of much of my recent online crew, and i managed to catch him up late
one or two nights to exchange advice in matters of the heart.
have known her longer than anyone else i can name that i have found
online. when i last stumbled upon traces of her, it was after four years
of radio silence, and i discovered that in addition to her writing,
and having an online "blog" of her own, she had become a hardcore
web designer in my absence; we had taken virtually the same roads, as
geekiness goes. her design was, in truth, the basis for this iteration
of the site. (i may have even
stolen borrowed the lack of
when not drunk, some of his observations have been quite (ahem) sobering.
jocellena: what is it with me and aspiring female novelists? she was
there for me when i started on the tech support road, and we now communicate
regularly, and trade advice often, over AIM even though she is states
away. we always found something to argue about, but it always made me
think, and learn, and grow, and for this, i thank her with all my heart.
I think this says everything I would ever want to say about her. May you continue
to shine in everything you choose to do.