Very clearly. My first best friend was Eric Herman. He was such a good friend that I'm not sure if I spelled his last name correctly. Even then, I was so incredibly insecure - I wondered if he considered me his best friend or if it was just a one-way best friend thing. I also got a tinge jealous when he would hang out with my brother and not me. I think my brother and I had some competition going on at times.
2. Are you still in touch with this person?
I wish. I have no idea where he is. We used to watch 227 and other misc. 80's television shows. I remember when his mother died at the age of 37 - my mother reminds me of this from time to time. He seriously would almost beat people up when they made "mother" jokes after that happened, but that's almost a given when such a thing takes place or what not.
3. Do you have a current close friend?
There are a few people that I feel close to as friends, at this moment - one of them might even be reading this at some point, tee hee. I am quite grateful to them for putting up with my whinging and what not. They're really wonderful people, all of them.
4. How did you become friends with this person?
One of them I met through livejournal. One I met at my shul on the upper west side. Then there's my two best friends : Matt and Kara. Matt I met when I was in college, depressed about being dumped. I think I started talking to him because he had a nice voice. Kara I met when I was in high school - I started talking to her at a dance because she looked like this girl that my brother once dated, that I had a huge crush on.
5. Is there a friend from your past that you wish you were still in contact with? Why? There are two people - Eric, and this other person that I got to be close with - Ravi Murugessan. He was one of the coolest people ever. I wonder how weird he'd think me now, being all more observant and what not.