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Thursday, November 11, 2004
Can this be Possible?
You know, I've never really envied any one else's childhood. I had two parents who doted on me. I was basically raised as an only child, but I still got the benefits of having older brothers. (They're 14 and 16 years older than I am, so they were mostly out of the house by the time my memories start.) By benefits I mean saying: I want that. And one of them, usually monkeybro, would get it for me. I don't know how I didn't end up a completely spoiled brat. Don't answer that question, brother dear.

But do you know what happens when your brothers are 14 and 16 years older than you? You end up with a 17-year-old nephew. How the hell did that happen? How the hell can I possibly have a nephew who is one year away from voting? And the same age as that girl Kael tried to woo. It's kind of depressing. And I'm so not "cool Aunt Lori." To be "cool Aunt Lori" would require money to blow and keeping up with the latest 17 (oh and 16, 14, and 8) year olds' trends. What am I, an architect?

P.S. What do you all think of the template? And look, I found out how to add links. Still working on them though, so don't spit up a hairball if yours isn't up there yet.

I think I have writer's block.
posted by LoRi~fLoWer
  • At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh, was THAT uncalled for!

    and she was totally wooing me...

  • At 4:46 PM, Blogger LoRi~fLoWer said…

    Oh, so he IS alive. Just checking.

  • At 10:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i'm really quite the recluse at times.

  • At 8:46 AM, Blogger bella said…

    I can somehow relate as I was an olny child for 10 years... then came my brother who stole my thunder! But we are so close now that we joke around that we're twins in spirit. Loving the new template - I like the purple themed color :)

  • At 11:12 AM, Blogger monkeybro said…

    Yo quiero the new template mucho.
    If you think being an aunt to a 17 year old is shocking and a little depressing...Try suddenly realizing you're the father of one. Good God, when did I get so old?
    Re: "cool Aunt Lori" - You know, they have a cool Uncle Owen who is a few years older than you, unemployed (and therefore always poor)and he makes no effort to keep up with the latest 17 year old trends.
    They think he's cool because he relates to them on a level uniquely his own. He assumes they'll either follow along or get lost. They usually follow.
    Despite the fact that your two Austin nephews have every material possession a teenager could possible desire, I honestly do not think they are particularly impressed by it all. I believe they value time spent with them far more than money spent on them.
    I understand that feat is a little difficult for you to pull off considering there's 8 or so states between you and them, but it's not impossible in our brave new cyber world.
    Dylan thought your comments on his blog were great. Rory is starting his own blog you can post on too. They both have cell phones, email addresses and IM capabilities as well as a mailbox in front of their house. Stay connected and you'll remain cool Aunt Lori. Notice I said "remain". They already think you're cool.

  • At 12:10 PM, Blogger LoRi~fLoWer said…

    And _that_ folks, sounded suspiciously like a lecture.

  • At 12:13 PM, Blogger LoRi~fLoWer said…

    and doesn't yo querio mean "I want"? You want my new template a lot?

  • At 2:32 PM, Blogger monkeybro said…

    Yo quiero, Yo tengo, me gusto, whatever...
    What am I, an architect?

    Only old people lecture. It was a ... rap session. Yeah. I was rappin to you about family and shit.
    Word to our mother!
    Fleece out!

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