Wednesday night I met Eli (she’s the one on the left) and some of her friends for drinks at Laszlo in The Mission since it was her birthday. (Happy Birthday, Eli!) I had a good non-alcoholic time and enjoyed meeting her friends. I was also pleased to hear that I was the one friend from high school she is still in touch with. Go me. Eli moved to the city just this week to attend California College of the Arts and do cool, arty things. I’m excited to have her here.
Tonight I met Justin for dinner at Godavari. Justin is another friend from high school whom I hadn’t seen in about 8 years, and he was in the area for an internship at Google. (No link necessary, I don’t think.) He made several efforts to meet up with me while I was still living in Mountain View, and I kept flaking, so now that he’ll be leaving on Sunday to go back to Texas, I finally made it out to meet him. I had a good time, and I’m glad he finally pinned me down.
I’ve recently been considering trying to reconnect with a couple other friends I’ve lost touch with. As good friends have always been one of the most important things in my life, I figure making the effort to revive old friendships is worth it.
In a only mildly related note, this morning I had a conversation about dogs with a homeless man in Golden Gate Park.