My buddy Raft3r

My pal Raft3rLast night, I had dinner with Raft3r, one of my best – and oldest – friends. He and I have known each other for 24 years, having met each other in Grade 2. Cathy was with us, although she left us alone for dinner – “boys need their boy time,” she said – and caught up with us for dessert at I Heart Berries. (Idiot that I am, by the way, I didn’t bring a camera. Or maybe that was on purpose? Whenever Raft3r and I are together, I try to stay out of photos because he’s so much better looking. I’m “the funny one.”)

Raft3r and I go waaaay back (when you know someone pre-puberty, you know someone). We’re opposites in many ways: he’s tall, I’m not so tall. He’s lanky and lean; I’m still the future thin guy. He got looks; I have a great personality. I’m married; he’s not sure if he wants to be. My blog entries are fluid and verbose; his are short and straight to the point. Despite our many differences, we click, you know? Few people know me, and I trust fewer people still. Me, I will gladly entrust my life to this man. If Cathy and I died tomorrow, I may very well leave him my kids.

Thanks to modern technology, it’s easy to keep track of one’s friends. Strangely enough, this dinner was our first meetup for 2009. Even if we hadn’t seen each other for months, it felt comfortable and familiar. We joked a lot, and talked about my wife and his wife (FYI, he’s married to Janet Jackson.) He mocked me; I mocked him. (The only difference now is that I’m a dad; that makes you a fathermocker, Raft3r.)

It was great seeing you, Raft3r. I’ll see you again next month. Anyone wanna join us? Preferably female, 21-26y/o, with an open mind and a love for R&B music by Janet? 

  • Diane

    awww sweet. i miss you guys! =)

    Miss you too, Miss Thang! Let me know when you’re back in town, we’ll paint the town red!

  • Mikes

    Just wanna say it’s good to have friends. true friends at that!

    So true! It’s comforting to know that friendships can last a lifetime.

  • raft3r

    this looks like something straight outta craigslist

    What is craigslist?

  • raft3r

    that’s strange
    i always thought i was the “funny” one


    Reality check, bro. I’m funny. You’re… um… you’re… uh…

    Fine, you’re funny too. But I’m funnier. The one who likes puns is always funnier. And more mababaw.

    Mumble mumble…

  • raft3r

    google it

    According to Google, “craigslist provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.”

    How is my blog post like that? Am I selling you like a piece of meat?

    If I were, would that be so bad? At least you’re still meaty. Me, I’m a walking slab of fat.

  • berg

    i love the Rock Wit Chu hoodie he’s rockin’! Janet rules hehe

    You and he would get along! :D

  • raft3r

    the best 60 bucks i ever spent

    You and Berg would get along. Which means I would never introduce you to each other. I’m very possessive. LOL

  • lara

    can i join next time? :)

    Ooh, let’s arrange for a JASMS get-together!

  • raft3r

    hwag natin isama yan si lara
    sayo nagko-comment, sakin hindi

    Haha! Hala, Lara, tampo na si Raft3r!