We met in high school but we didn't know each other. We got to know each other years later. It was during poker night. Josh, like many other guys would come over to play poker, drink hooch and smoke. We always had a good time.
One night he got the nick name Loomis. That's another story. But the name stuck just like the friendship.
He worked with Chuck, Matt and Joshua B. They all worked in a jewelry store together and I worked around the corner down the way a bit at a tobacco shop.
We hung out quite a bit.
Loomis has been that friend I can go to at any time with anything.
Loomis is the least judgmental person I know. He is able to listen to anyone with total attention and focus on what's being said and the undercurrent of why it's being said.
Tomorrow Loomis will inspire me once again. As he has so many times before.
He's doing an Iron Man event in New Orleans.
About a year ago, a married man with some extra pounds wrapping around him, he decided to get back into shape. He has stayed with it and now is at a level where he feels ready to take on a serious challenge.
I am so impressed with him.
I could go on and on about a lot of greatness about Loomis and thankfully there are over a couple of hundred days to write about him again. Today's #thisiscrazylove2016 goes to a friend going for what I see as an insurmountable challenge.
I love Loomis so much and I couldn't be more proud of what he's going for.