Me: I should get some writing done. I've been slacking like a total asshole.
Mat: i'm trying to get motivated to walk to the store for beer
me: wow, we are a sad bunch
Mat: haha, i know. it's bad when drinking seems hard
Mat is a friend I met at NBC Bay Area. He's pretty awesome, the kind of guy who drives to the Far East Bay to buy a life-sized Spiderman to keep in his apartment.
Mat lives in the Mission, but we don't see each other any more. You go from seeing someone 40 hours a week to never seeing them at all, it happens just like that.
I'm going to stay at his place in a week or so when he's out of town and watch his puppy Dexter. The place with the life-sized Spiderman, a statue I bet is pretty goddamn creepy in the dark. Like I said, he won't be there.
It is something that the people that life shoves at us, those are the people we get. For better or for worse.
Mat is for better.