My father once told me that there is not enough appreciation for a dear friend of the opposite sex. Tonight I realized that all over again.I had an unexpected but very pleasant date with Fox. I was the one person without a media pass in the entire restaurant that didn't work there. Fox has said it many times but it truly does amaze me that he and I can be so very different on so many levels and yet connect - even if only for two hours over dinner. We talked about our friends and our jobs (both the amazingly cool and amazingly sucky parts of them). We made hopeful plans for the weekend. We talked about how much we missed each other. We talked about how fantastic our Puddin' and Wife are, respectively. And we laughed and laughed and laughed. So Fox rocks. And now after such a fine evening, I eagerly await a phone call from my lover as he returns triumphant from hockey.