(I can’t remember when I wrote this, I’m guessing some time in 1999)
Well, obviously and most importantly, there’s Grete. Without her I would be lost. She is my soul mate, my other half, and a wonderful wife. She also has her own webpage, which you are now obliged to visit 😉 Leave a guestbook entry, she likes guestbook entries!
I’m lazy when it comes to friends. I take them for granted, I rarely keep in touch if long distances are involved, I often say things which I shouldn’t and sometimes things which no one should say.
For some reason, some people still put up with me, for which I’ll be eternally grateful, without my friends I’d be a self-centred old boar. My friends keep me on the straight and narrow.
I wouldn’t say I have a lot of friends, but the ones I do have provide quality enough to fill the friendship role a thousand times over. Some of these people are listed below, not all of them mind, so don’t worry if you’re not there 😉 Thanks,
For acts above and beyond the call of duty. For having a bigger appetite than me. For many things, but mainly for being Simes.
- Chris & Christine & Andy
For reminding us that getting pissed in front of the TV, with friends, is just as enjoyable as ever. For roleplaying, for curry, for wargaming, and a whole host of other stuff.
For showing me Ireland, for keeping in touch after university when I was being lazy and for keeping me sane at 64 Carterknowle Road.
A list too long to count. For teaching me that insomnia didn’t have to mean boredom, for saving me from myself at school, for still talking to me after that incident in Newcastle town center, and for making the effort to keep in touch when I forget.
For trusting me when she had no reason, for reminding me that I sometimes am a nice person, and for putting me back together after Ken McKenzie pulled me apart.
For teaching me about beer, and curry and having a good time, for giving me a place to live and then letting me move Grete in as well, and for a whole load of other things we did at university.
For saving me from GLB, and for reminding me there aren’t many hobbies better than roleplaying.
For never, ever, ever, letting me win at Warcraft, and for coming to two of our wedding receptions and also for having a bigger appetite than me 🙂
For lots of things, but above all, for giving Grete someone to confide in.
For letting me win a few games of pool every now and then, and for getting me out of the Royal Bengal without too much of a problem.