This past few weeks I've been doing some contract work for a company I used to work for 7 years ago. I had worked for that company for 18 years previously. I live a good 3 hours away from the silicon valley where this company is located. Over the years I had forgotten just how many friends I had made there. When you leave a company you stay in touch for a while but over time the past just kind of fades away and friendships are somewhat forgotten. It was kinda strange walking around talking and seeing how people had changed, chubbier, graying, not quite a pretty, more wrinkled but basically the same people on the inside. Well anyway.. it's kind of strange running across old forgotten friends..