Yeah, there's not too many people who are as real as they talk and walk better than they even do that. Bean is one of the few people on SG whom I envy solely on spirit, and hope we become better "real-life" friends....

Also, influenced me to purchase an X-box 360...

I spilled beer on him. Twice. In 2 hours. And he still let me stay at his house and cuddle with his dog. Quality people, I tell you. Quality.

From katieesq

I'd be lost without bean's well cited and thoughtful posts on the current events board.

From shal

I'd like to reiterate what I said in 2005.

It's 2008 and my feelings have not changed. Well, ok, maybe deepened a bit. Maybe become even more appreciative of his wit and humor and sense of fun and general awesomeness. But I still miss him during the day. smile

From qbug

Bean is amazing. He handles flame wars with diplomacy. He is quite fair and very patient. If I had to deal with what he deals with, I would beat up a lot more people than he has. smile

From priapos

The Staff member who came out and talked with members for hours during a crisis of confidence. That rocks.
He did so with understanding and humor and force in appropriate places. I'd kiss him.

From fixer

I love bean's complete earnest in drinking. It might be hard to get him away from WoW, but once you do, he's with you for the long haul.

From burtlo

A man of many talents and charms. Considered by many, the king of hospitality and friendship.

All you have to do is just talk to Bean for a few mins to find out that he is one of the most friendly and caring people on this site. I don't think there is a single person that doesn't like Bean. If there is..they suck.

From datsun

bean definitely deserves to be green - hes tactful, witty, and a hell of a guy. I was glad to finally meet him in person this summer.

From anja

Bean is a magical man. Spritely, huggable, and a masterful host, he is simultaneously dependable and fun, a rare combination. A jack of all trades, he somehow manages to be technically knowledgable, a planning/organizing officianado, and entertainingly whimsical.

From shal

Bean is my favorite person in the world. I've never been as retardedly in love with anyone as I am with him. Even after a year of living AND working together, we never got tired of each other, and now that I'm working somewhere else, I miss him during the day.

kiss

One of the most down-to-earth people I know, and certainly half of the most awesome couple in California.

Well, maybe second most awesome. wink

Seriously, bean's good people, and every time I visit, him and his missus are the people me and my missus want to see the most.

From _sarah_

I met this guy in Chat, and the first thing we talked about was a sestina he wrote in his journal that day. He's been a great friend since then. I have much love for the bean.

From punk

bean is the coolest dude this side of the Mississippi. Hes a web design juggernaut and an awesome guy.