I talked to a couple of my friends from the old days yesterday and today. Yesterday, I spoke with my best friend; it was like old times in bizarro world. Here's the guy I went through Junior High and High school with, the guy I worked with for 2 years, the guy who I hung out with pretty much continuously for 8 years. Last night we talked about Blood pressure and cholesterol medication. Crazy, growing old.
Today, I spoke with another two of my closest friends from before I enlisted. Turns out one of them had a quadruple bypass a couple weeks ago. They found out there was a problem when he went in to get a checkup before his vasectomy (yet another reason not to get a vasectomy, don't need a heart attack) and they found some problems that required surgery. He's doing well, though his wife joked that he might not live longer at home... at least, I hope she was joking ;-)
Anyway, it was nice to catch up with everyone; it's been years.
In local news, my stress test came back good. I have a healthy heart and no blockage in my arteries, so I'm doing all right. Now I just have to convince the boss to let me join the Y again so I can start playing racquetball again. Good times. Of course, we still have the little problem of figuring out what in the world is causing me chest pains...