Daniel was my best friend in high school. We ended up going to the same university and going to the same combined computer science and business program, so we decided that we had to room together in the dorms. This meant a lot of late-night conversations, about anything from video games to philosophy to religion to Jessica Alba, and I adored those conversations. And of course I had those conversations with other people over the next four years too, but something about insomnia and sharing a cramped bedroom with your best friend leads to an inordinate number of interesting discussions.
Daniel has the rare honor of being the only person I can think of who has actually changed my mind on a religious topic through the power of persuasive debate, which I suppose is pretty impressive given the number of professional preachers I've heard in my life. I won't get into the details since that's a good topic for an entire series of blog posts, but suffice it to say it was a good discussion, and probably one that kept us up way too late into the night as always. So thanks, Dan.