To be my friend apparently requires a very specialized set of skills and abilities, so much so that only three people in my life fall in to the category of “friend”. Chris, Oscar, Matt; the three of you have consistently shown patience to my moods and have always returned when I have tried to run you off. For this I am very thankful. My self-isolating tendencies make having many friends nearly impossible. I am very happy that the three of you have stayed with me for as long as you have.