We all have them.  Those friends who you see once or twice a year and laugh till your gut splits.  Eric is my skinnier, white twin.  I would die for him.  Literally.  14 years after I met his redneck arse we are still the same.  We got a rare 16 hours with E and A tonight.  It was awesome.  It sucks we live 3000 miles apart.  But with blogs, ichat, cell phones, and our yearly trips, we end up seeing more of them than some friends in Riverside.  It was a simple good night of gut busting laughter. 
"On 4 legged deer" – Rodney Carrington