i'm glad i've been able to maintain contact with my friend brian...we have lived so far apart for most of our friendship and now finally we live somewhat close to each other and i feel so unable to take the time to go up to visit him, even though it is only like half an hour away or a bit more. now that he lives close i really hope i make myself find time in my schedule to get to hang out with him more. he said he is getting his car back, so maybe he'll be able to come down here and visit too. i think his schedule is more likely to allow for it, plus i think he'd really like Reed. ; ) maybe i'll go couch it up there a couple days during break and do work and be away from my computer and really get to task on some of my personal projects.