Soooooo, can you guess who I had lunch with yesterday?
Hmmmm? Can ya? Can ya? Hmmmmm?
(contented sigh) Ahhhh. It's good to have friends in high places.
Actually, what's good is to have lunch with an old friend, who you've only seen once or twice in the twenty-four years since you graduated high school together, and see for yourself that they are (he is) just as smart, just as funny, just as nice, and just as gracious as they were (he was) in school. It's very easy to be happy for someone else's success when you see how they have genuinely lived up to thier potential as successful husband, father, provider, and businessman.
Of course, the fact he agreed not to sue me for telling the extremely unflattering frog dissection story to the internet helped as well.