When we were in Boston, we got the chance to visit some old friends. We didn't get to visit as many old friends as we hoped, but you can only do so much in three days. But, importantly, MJ got to meet Asa. He took some convincing, but he warmed up to her.
I met Asa's mom when I moved onto her couch for a summer in college. I had just broken up with a painter. The painter and I only dated for a few months, but there was massive heartbreak involved. She had just broken up with some writer-emo-very-sensitive-college-boy. Also massive heartbreak. I needed a place to crash for about a month and a half until I left town; Boston's expensive, renting a place wasn't really an option. I knew her roommate and arranged a couch space.
And since that time, we've been life twins. We've drifted in and out of contact. Dated each others friends. Both ended up marrying fantastic guys within a couple months of each other. Both ended up having fantastic kids within a couple months of each other. Somehow manage to buy the same clothes despite not having seen each other for years. Needless to say, we have plotted our children's futures together.