November 12, 2004

My brother

I admire my little brother very much. He set goals for himself when he was younger and he has met or exceeded most of them. Sure, there've been a few setbacks along the way, but for the most part, he's done exactly what he's set out to do.

We weren't really close growing up, although I have always considered myself his protector, even when he grew taller than me. It's ingrained in me, somehow. Fortunately, all the bullshit we went through when we were younger has not affected our relationship now that we're older and, er, wiser. :)

I'm going to visit them for Christmas again this year like I did last year. I'll be honest with you, Dear Reader, it was the most fun on Christmas Day that I can remember. Ever. The holidays have never been my favorite time of year for many reasons, but I can say with all honesty that last Christmas was great.

We've never been a mushy kind of family. Not many "I love you's" floated around, although it was certainly understood. When IM'ing today, my brother said the closest thing to it, though. I'm really happy you are coming out. That, my friends, will make even the shittiest day seem perfect.


That's really sweet. I think I'm going to go call my little brother now... :)

Posted at November 15, 2004 05:13 PM

I admire my little brother, too, but I'm not about to tell him -- he doesn't need his head swelled!

We were your typical arguing siblings growing up, but somehow we grew out of it enough to where we now share a house...voluntarily! If someone told me as a teen that this would ever come to pass I probably would have laughed so hard that I would have peed myself.

I'm glad you're going to get to spend the holidays with them. :-)

Posted at November 16, 2004 12:08 AM