It's just me and one grad student (and a vole) at work today. That's academia for you. So I won't be in long and I won't be in tomorrow, either. Mike Guis' service is tomorrow. It's at Divine Savior Catholic Church, 9079 Greenback Ln at 11 am as Mickey posted. I have heard that there might be some sort of gathering at Mike's moms house after. It will be good for everyone to gather together and remember Mike. He's been on my mind a lot the last few days. It's funny how it takes a bit for news like that to hit you. The Four Eyes Christmas show was very bittersweet because I saw some friends that I hadn't seen since I heard the news and especially because the walls of the Loft are crammed with old flyers for bands that Mike was in. The Four Eyes were fucking amazing and by the end many people were able to cheer up enough to join into an extended chorus of "we are the champions".
I hesitate to write about this, but I guess I will mention that in a crazy coincidence, a reader of this blog (who I don't know) was with Mike after the accident and stayed with him until paramedics arrived. He stopped to help when he saw that someone had been hit. He said that Mike was not conscious, but that there were people around him that were comforting him and that they covered him with jackets and kept him warm. He said that he held Mike against the protests of some who were afraid of further injuring him because he wanted Mike to know that he was being cared for. I don't know this guy's name, but I'd like to thank him.