I met Christopher in Lambrecht, in village in the middle of nowhere in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany in 2006\. We went there for a seminar of the German American Federation for its exchange students. It was early in the morning; we were supposed to travel by bus to the Hambacher Schloss but our bus got stuck in snow and ice. All of us were freezing, not really awake yet. Christopher, however, was not one for complaining. Instead, he was one of the instigators of a snowball fight, which kept us going for quite a while and made the day a memorable one.