|added Wed March 10 2004 at 10:59 PM
|I walked into Derick's room just a minute ago. And the bed was gone. The room was rearranged to give Greg more space, and there was no sign of Derick.
We've all known the entire semester that he was moving out. He's getting married on Friday, and they tend to frown upon married couples living in Heritage. In fact, they simply don't allow it. And today Derick made the final move over to the new apartment. So I gave him a call and told him how much we're gonna miss him.
We've been joking that we'll miss him because of his cool toys. And we will. It was kinda nice having a large TV, a DVD player, VCR, surround sound, etc. Derick had a *lot* of cool toys. I decided long ago that wherever he lived next year, I wanted to live with him, because of the cool toys. But in reality, I could care less about that stuff. I don't watch a whole lot of TV anyway, and I've gone months at a time without watching any TV. I never had one in my apartment before living here. What I really will miss is having Derick around.
I don't mean to sound like I'm writing a eulogy here. He's not dead... he's moved on to a better place. I mean, he's moving up in the world. He gets to start his own family now, and this is a really exciting time for him. I envy him that. The reason why it sounds so much like a eulogy is because the fact of the matter is that married people don't hang out with us single guys as much. Shoot, I don't hang out with past roommates even if they aren't married. We got along together great, but now there's not much to keep us together.
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