January 20, 2004
Karel is a very awesome person that I have been lucky enough to know for several years... He and I have managed to be friends even after losing touch for a while and I am so happy that I got my head out of my ass long enough to get back in touch with him!
Karel is smart, funny, snarky and good-hearted... he gives good advice and offers a sympathetic ear or hug when needed... and he gives great hugs!!
Karel has also come a long way on the emotional growth area in the years that I have known him... He has changed in so many ways and for the positive... I am really proud to count him as a friend and loved one...
PS - For those of you unfortunate souls who don't know him in real life, his name is pronounced "Car-Ell", not Carol -- It's a Czech thing *grin* And don't bother making Superman jokes -- he's heard them all before :)
January 17, 2004
What can I say about Karel. It would be easier to say what I can't say about Karel. He isn't loud and boorish. He doesn't live his week to park in front of a TV watching football, drinking beer, and munching pork rinds. He does not have a mullet. I doubt he ever fired a shot-gun in his life. And he positively, absolutely does not play racquet ball using an antique cast-iron frying pan and new-born kittens. Nope, none of that is Karel.
Karel does not talk your ear off, but what he does say is worth listening to. His advice is caring and sincere. He doesn't give it lightly. He listens without complaint and with his full attention. He is loyal to his friends and generally forgiving of those who annoy him. He holds to his personal code of honor and beliefs firmly, but does not force them upon others. His patience and forebearance amaze me.
When I think of a guy friend with a good head and a wry observation, I think of Karel.
The fact he also has some nifty computers, and a yen for computer gaming is just a nifty side benefit.
(What's good for the lech, is good for the duckie. Deal with it. *smirk*)