Posted 17 December 2015 - 06:09 PM
well, .......... shit. So damn sad. Such a funny yet complicated/tortured guy.
We took him under our wing several years ago during one of my Vegas WSOP/FCP golf outing weekends. He told me his mom warned him not to fly out there alone, that we were not his friends. His whole family babied and over protected him because of his condition and he absolutely hated it.
But he came anyway, to my knowledge his first time ever to Vegas (or anywhere traveling alone I think) and he went nuts and had a blast. He wore a T-shirt he had made with a giant photo of his drivers license plastered on it to stick it back at dealers/waitresses who constantly asked him for ID.
He had a dark angry unhappy side that he mostly kept hidden with biting humor and often behind a haze of alcohol. He hated how he was unfairly babied and afflicted with his life situation and how it held him back from many things he desperately longed to be and do. The laughs and the booze made it all tolerable.
I kept in touch for a while but some odd things happened over the years and we all drifted.
But I do know that he talked about that Vegas weekend for many years afterwards. At one point, before I lost contact with him, one of his local pub buddies found me and asked about it. They were doing something for his Bday and wanted my side of the Vegas story. that local pub was his life, where no one made fun of him, or babied him, or asked for ID.
33 is way longer than they all thought they would have him but it is also obviously way too young to check out. Im glad that I and a few others here were able to be there with him that golf weekend to help show him a great time..
Rest in peace Chris.