my friend is gone. he left for a new home in london on saturday, and i've been very sad. it's amazing how a person's absence can flood you with so many memories. after leaving him at the airport, i started remembering and missing random things from his house--his coffee mugs, his refrigerator!, the ever present chocolate stash. it's hard to believe how many memories you can have over six years of friendship. i hope he immediately makes and has tons of friends in london. either that, or i hope he can at least get back the crown jewels stolen from his people. bon voyage, charlie brown!