"There might be lots of traffic."
"You might want to leave early in case of crowds."
"You may have trouble finding a parking spot."
"It may take awhile to find your seats."
"You should go."
Then they left and it was just us. Hooray! Let the fun begin!
Here comes our younger brother.
"Where are you going?" he asks.
How do we say no? How do we say, you are not a girl and therefore, you shalt not come with us? I tried this:
"I don't know."
"To the make up store."
"To the bra store."
"To the feminine hygiene store."
Nothing swayed him. Nothing.
So he came. And he ate with us. And he ordered a filet mignon in the middle of the day. Really. He did. He says there's nothing wrong with this but I think he missed the point that we were out for a girl's lunch. And girls have salads and such, and then order a gigantic piece of cheesecake because we had salads and stuff. And I think he missed the fact that we were at the Cheesecake Factory and not The Outback.
Don't get me wrong. He's our brother.
I was going to add to that but I can't think of anything.
So our Day of Fun was a little different than we had planned. But I did finally buy four presents.
And now, I believe it is safe to talk about Survivor.
I am glad that Coach didn't win.
I am glad that Albert did not get one vote.
I thought Sophie should have won out of those three.
I feel that this Season didn't really have any break out characters.
I don't see any spin offs happening.
I am ready for The Bachelor but I wish it wasn't with Ben.
I am going to go spend time with the family. We are working on a 500 piece puzzle and I would like you to envision a fire in the fireplace, Christmas carols playing on the radio, a Christmas movie on in the background, Christmas sweaters on all of us, and lots of laughter and smiles as if we were in a sitcom. Just ignore the shouts of:
"That's my section!"
"Have you been hiding that piece this whole time?"
"You're hogging my section!"
"Give that back!"
"I wanted to do that piece!"
"What's for dinner?"
"Is there any more fudge?"
Envision the Hallmark commercial.
And tell me: are you close to your brother? Do you have a brother? Do you go out shopping and eating together? Does he order steak? From the Cheesecake Factory?