I saw a lot of my favorite people last week. In fact, I think I even liked most of the strangers I met. This is Ilya meeting me on 2nd Avenue after I got off the Subway. Note his recent kickball finger injury, a real tragedy. He was one of the greats.
We met our friends Tom and Naheed for dinner and had a great time, and then Naheed's husband Danny met us for my second dinner, which commenced immediately after we left the first restaurant. More later. Lauren, Tom, Ilya, Naheed and I all lived in Case Hall (North Case. South Case was lame) our freshman year at MSU and have been friends for 9 years. 9 years! I've known these people a third of my life, I love that we still all see each other. Not nearly enough though.
I keep telling you to read George's blog, and this is the man himself, see here with his wife, the lovely and mysterious Lady J. They're both great, and we had a great dinner, at the place that claims to have invented the soup dumpling (I don't buy it).
This is my friend Charlie, who I have been friends with since our junior year in high school in Toledo. He's an actor, and I didn't get to see as much of him as I would have liked because he was rehearsing for Hamlet last week. I think he was playing Polonius, but it was pretty loud in the bar at the W.
Amazingly, I ran into one of Noah's pals during the course of my work. It really is a small world.