"What size shirt do you wear?"
One doesn't normally expect random questions like this to appear in the IM window.
A few days later, a friend from college, Jeff Babey, presented me with a T-Shirt from Thinkgeek:
Jeff has been most generous with me over the last few years, using his meal allotment on my behalf, paying for much-needed food after concert band rehearsals. We talk about technology, pop culture (of which he knows much more), broadway, more technology, and sometimes just life. He has, on multiple occasions, tried to teach me how to play Jazz.
I'll miss Jeff. I will miss *all* the interesting people I have known at Elizabethtown College.
I am rapidly trying to see a lot of people for what will probably be the last time. People I wish I knew better. I spoke with one friend for nearly five hours straight last week. We were trying to make up for a year and a half of never having a chance to really talk. It wasn't enough. This pleasant time was good enough just to show me how much I missed out on.
Life is short. Yet mine carries on.
And you? God will look after you all, I pray.