Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Missing Friends

Filed under: Deep Thoughts,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Personal Archive — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Rooster which is in the early evening or 7:51 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

I’ve been holding this post back.
Mainly because I know certain people read my site and might possibly interpret this post as talking to them. It’s like a conspiracy theorist, though, the more I deny it, the more proof they seem to find that I am, in fact, doing it. So, rather than get caught up in it, I’ll just say it.
I found out last night that a friend, an acquaintance really, passed away this week. It doesn’t come as a surprise, actually, Reid had AIDS and the past few months he’d started to go down-hill. He’d been in the hospital for a couple of weeks and I knew he wasn’t doing well.
I feel guilty, though, because I’d lost touch with him. Three and a-half years ago, when I first started going to one of the support groups that I attend, he was leading the group. He could see I was in deep emotional pain and that catty old queen held this breeder’s hand and listened to me pour out my troubles through teary snot bubbles and told me it would be okay. He was a good man, and he’ll be missed. I’m glad I knew him.
See you on the other side, Reid.


  1. Poor Reid. I hope he had someone there for him the way he was there for other people. This makes me sad.

    Comment by MightyKong! — 7/10/2005 @ 2:09 am

  2. Yeah, I felt guilty that I’d lost touch with him. Friday the person who told me he’d passed away said that he’d been in a hospice. Unfortunately, I didn’t even know he was that far along until it was too late.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 7/10/2005 @ 8:28 am

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