Happy Birthday, Edward

Posted on
Sep 21, 2011

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

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

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.

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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  • 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?

  • Aw, this is cute.

    Happy birthday, Brother-of-the-Everywhereist!

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

    • 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.

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

  • SeΓ±or 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 πŸ˜‰

    • 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 πŸ˜‰ 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. πŸ™‚

  • 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!

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