Herroh, Goodbye

There are two sad facts about life in D.C.

First, we have – without a doubt – the worst drivers in America.

Second, you better be good at making friends.

This place is home to a large number of transients who, more than any other place I’ve lived, come and go depending on elections, job opportunities, deployments, marriages, divorces, births, deaths, school and other fill-in-the-blank life shifts. A major change in one of these areas often prompts a friend to move away. Scores of friends entered the Washington revolving door since we moved here in summer 2005. Like love-struck teenie-boppers, we become inseparable – football Sundays, happy hours, barbecues (no key parties) – before something pushes them out of our everyday lives.

The wife and I have attended a rash Final Supper-like gatherings that culminated in farewell toasts, which I feel are a bit out of place in any setting aside from a wake. I don’t believe in goodbyes – I do believe I’ll see you later. What comes around, goes around – as Ratt said. What departs will eventually return. Yang follows ying – a perfect circle.

No teary tributes here. What I do offer are some semi-accurate caricatures of a few friends who are leaving, but who really aren’t that far away.

Dave and Addie

Bad Attitude

Jersey Mike

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About Chairman Mao

I like fomenting socialist revolutions and purging my homeland of pseudo-intellectualism and capitalist dogma. I also like sports, dogs and food (although I wouldn't consider myself a foodie).
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3 Responses to Herroh, Goodbye

  1. Bad attitude says:

    Ill miss you BD! Been a good run and I know we will cross paths in the future!!!

  2. Addie says:

    Love the blog post and we will be seeing you guys in SD. Truman will love the giant sandbox aka the beach 🙂

  3. Jersey Mike says:

    Mr. Chairman, am I Charlton Heston or the damn dirty ape?

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