First off, let me take a quick moment to preach something.
No, no it's not anything religious...it's just a word of advice.
If you have a friend that you ADORE, keep in touch.
When I left high school and went off to college, I lost a ton of my so called "friends". Most of them went off to do their own things, got married, had kids, yadda yadda yadda. Still I had a few really amazing people left in my life and so I made an effort to keep seeing them as often as I could.
Then my life took over, school was crazy and I lost touch with most of those people too. I was lucky enough to find a brand new set of friends who shared my same crazy schedule and love of school (and books!), but I wasn't able to find those people I left behind.
Today I had lunch with a friend that I hadn't seen in SEVEN years! It made me realize how much I missed his company and why we always got along :).
Long rambling story short. Keep those friends.
It's worth the extra effort!
Side note: I so didn't have time to post "The Fanatic Report" this morning because of said lunch. It will go up tomorrow!