Andrew and I met for the first time in Lethbridge
in 1997. He did not remember this when we met again
in Montreal, by chance, in 2000. I still have his old business card as
proof. Recently, he's gotten himself two new metal beams in his apartment
and I was glad to be invited to celebrate them. A pleasant afternoon
of tea and cake. Andrew was baking his special cakes all afternoon and
the invitees tasted them fresh out of oven. The beams are black, I
suggested that he cover them with mactac, the wood pattern of course.