Happy Birthday, Edward

A message to my bro, on his (AGE REDACTED) birthday;

Remember how mom used to make us celebrate our birthdays together on the 14th?

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And how we totally hated it? When you put your foot down and declared enough of that – SEPARATE BIRTHDAYS, DAMN IT! – I was completely happy. I didn’t miss celebrating with you at all. Nope. Not one bit.

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So, are you coming to visit again soon? Not like I care. Whatever. Have a happy birthday or something.

Sincerely,
Your sister

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  • http://www.edwardderuiter.com Lance McBigHuge

    What’s with the creepy digital numbers in that second picture? Did a Terminator robot take it? Am I Sarah Connor?!

    I thought you guys were coming down this way for Turkey day?

  • Bhavya

    There are seven candles on his cake and three on yours. Do you want us to do the math or is it just a coincidence?

  • http://www.ludakristen.com Luda

    Aw, this is cute.

    Happy birthday, Brother-of-the-Everywhereist!

  • http://smatano.blogspot.com Philip

    WALLPAPER! Holy cats, I want that in my house right now.

    • http://smatano.blogspot.com Philip

      Oh, and happy your brother’s birthday to you.

      • Everywhereist

        You noticed the rounded-edge mirror, too, right? I kind of love it, because my uncle and grandmother are reflected in it.

  • Kathleen

    Wallpaper. Somebody designed it. Somebody okayed it. Somebody printed it. Somebody picked it out of a book and paid for it. Somebody hung it. Somebody thought it was all right to live with. How? How did that happen?

    • Everywhereist

      Well, I can only speak for my own family, who didn’t bother replacing it when we moved in. So, in no particular order, laziness, poverty, and the deep-rooted belief that that wallpaper was, in fact, awesome.

      Because, come on, Kathleen – it totally was.

  • http://facebook.com/marticcrn Marti

    Proof that there is still some small part of me that is hip. I am not the only one who wants that wallpaper.

  • SeƱor Sex-brows

    You’ve redacted your brother’s age but left us a ton of clues to figure it out. Once again, New Coke has ruined things for everyone ;-)

    • Everywhereist

      Yeah, I think I’ve written about our age difference. And it’s kind of obvious. Also, it’s online somewhere, I’m sure.

  • Pheonix

    This is priceless! And So funny cause my (four years) younger sister and I have the same birthday. So we grew up doing to “Combo Birthday” too. I was the one who finally put a stop to it around age 11 when I just got tired of having small children running around my totally fun-and oh so “grown up” and “chic” birthday parties ;) Now as an adult living far from her it just doesn’t feel right not having her around to complain about having to share our birthday.

    • Everywhereist

      That is so sweet. On the plus side, you never forget her birthday. :)

  • http://knowingishalfthbattle.wordpress.com Christopher

    That first photo is so good. I can’t get over how perfectly decade specific everything is. The wallpaper, the hair, the clothes, the Coke. It’s like a time capsule from the dead. Top notch!