Anyway, the point is, she was open and caring and showed that she did miss me, and it meant a lot to me.
Ben and Joe talked a bunch about WOW (go figure) and we ate pizza and played boggle and laughed and laughed. It was quite fun. I had forgotten how funny Joe can be (and how ridiculous he and Ben are when they're in the same room).
Joe and Allison look happy together, cuddly-kissy without being disturbingly sexual. (very little disturbs me anyway, but if you're rolling on the floor, well...) I don't know anything really about their relationship, but I hope they are helping each other to grow and individuate. ;-)