1. Who is your best friend?
2. Why did you become friends?
Destiny. *chuckle* Um, I think because I was attracted to him like we were two magnets? Yeah, I thought he was the hottest thing ever, fell head over heels in love with him. Which wasn't the smartest move but hey. I managed to get over that, at least to the extent I stopped wasting my energy on it. Do still love him, though! As far as what he saw in me, I was wildly entertaining and gave good food rubs.
3. How did you meet?
We met at UMass Amherst Sept. 21, 1993 -- 14 years ago tomorrow! We met when I was coming back from Herter Hall, going back up to Orchard Hill dorms and ran into this girl Kristina (another BFF of mine) who I'd met the week before at some kind of Honors banquet. She was with this cute guy with Flock of Seagulls black hair and a leather jacket. We started talking and couldn't stop. We plopped down right in the middle of Orchard Hill, on the side of the path, and got into some kind of long discussion. Then we went back to the Mall to see about getting a PVTA bus to NoHo to go to Salvation Army, but we must've missed it because we then wound up going of to the Campus Pond and feeding the ducks. We three were pretty much inseparable after that. I lived in the same dorm/apartment as Caleb for 8 years after that. These days he is about three blocks away. Kristina moved down to Atlanta twice and was nearby but for the past several years she's been living in Philadelphia.
4. Why have you stayed friends?
You mean why haven't I pushed him in front of a bus? Good question. *chuckle* Seriously, for all I bitch, nobody understands me like Caleb, entertains me like Caleb, or is as good a traveling companion. I'm very lucky to have such a resourceful, intelligent friend. Even though he can be a complete SOB at times.
5. How long (realistically) do you think you'll be friends?
Forever. After death even.