Me: Welcome back, dude. Good year?
Him: Yeah, good.
Me: Where'd you visit, anyway?
Him: Ah, we were in Australia and New Zealand mostly, but also got to Vietnam, Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Fiji...
Me: I went to Rathnew, Co. Wicklow last week.
Him: Yeah, that's like a foreign country too.
Me: Aye....ah, I fucking hate football, it's shit.
Him: Yeah, it is shit, it's always been shit. Most things are shit.
Me: Most things are shit. TV is shit.
Him: Yeah. So what have you been doing while I was gone?
Me: Um...I have a blog now. I like to imagine I didn't do it to fill a gap while you were away.
Him: Poof. Did you miss me?
Me: When it got cold enough.
Him: So, any news with you now?
Me: Not a lot. I might move to Canada.
Him: It's fucking freezing there and there are no visas left.
Me: Yeah, I know, but it's Nova Scotia so they might make an exception. They must be dying for people to live there.
Him: Why does your brother look so much younger after a whole year has passed?
Me: I stole all his weight and facial hair while you were gone.
Him: I was thinking that.
Me: You still hoping to go back to your banking job?