I knew so little about John, but what I knew I truly relish. I only knew him for 2 years, in fact we never met in real life but I think about him and remember specific things about him often. We’ve only spoke a few times, most of our communications were via instant message or email. Nearly 2 years after passing I find myself thinking about him and our friendship often. What’s funny is our friendship was very situational, meaning we always discussed what was going on, very rarely did we discuss how we arrived where we were at this moment in time.
What little I knew was what impressed me, he wanted to do or at least try nearly everything before ruling it out as a possibility. I think a small taste of this is evident from this blog, some of his posts were not the sort of glamorous things that most food blogs write about, a great example of this is his Baking Powder Experiment. Sure I may have been curious about if there really was a difference but there’s no way I would have gone through the testing he did!
I look back to how we met and I have to chuckle, we met through a Craigslist ad that I had run for a business that was a total flop. John and I kept in touch and kept working on little projects here and there and we happened to create this blog. I always enjoyed John’s comments and his ambition, he was always looking for the next project or task. Not the sort of guy who liked to sit still, though I think he made time for that as well.
Thank you for your friendship, contributions to this site and for being a man I’ll cherish knowing for the rest of my life – here’s to you John!