Wow, not really. I remember a guy named Craig Anderson, but it was more a friendship of convenience, as we were both in the same neighborhood. That neighborhood was hellish; I remember when we were moving and the moving van was parked in our driveway when the school bus came home, the entire bus cheered.
2. Are you still in touch with this person?
3. Do you have a current close friend?
A few. Barb is definitely the closest, and the one that I share the most with, but I generally have a difficult time maintaining close friendships. I genuinely enjoy being around creative people, but I usually end up feeling like I'm not creative enough unless I'm doing something, so I'm usually a lot friendlier when I'm on a project.
Wow, I guess I'm neurotic. :)
4. How did you become friends with this person?
I first "met" Barb when she was about 12. I used to play chess with her half-brother when I was a ham radio operator, and one time we talked for a while. Later on, I met her in college when she was dating a friend of mine. We actually didn't find out about the first meeting until after we had been dating for quite a while. And really, we knew each other for *years* before we started dating.
5. Is there a friend from your past that you wish you were still in contact with? Why?
Urg... hadn't thought about it much, but probably Scott Lyons. We used to work together in Radio in Bemidji, and we got along really well-- I think our senses of humor really clicked. Then he went and got married to some Norwegian chick that looked like Brigitte Nielsen, and faded into oblivion. Norwegian chicks don't like me. :)
It's really odd how this one made me think about myself and past friendships. I've managed to change a lot over the years, and I don't think a lot of those friendships would stand anymore.
Barb has a core group of friends that she's had since grade school, and they still actively do things together. I have very few friends that have remained since college, and most of the time I'm alone.
Wow, I really sound pathetic now. :)