i would have turned out a much sorrier excuse of a human being if i hadn't grown up with siblings. my older brothers taught me about bugs, dinosaurs, thorping, and not getting to be the center of attention all the time. my younger sister taught me about responsibility and what it's like to have a true best friend.
i don't know what i've done to deserve her friendship after all the mean things i said and did to her back in the day (ah, childhood), but here we are. hopefully if i just keep buying her pitchers of beer at blackthorn, i can buy her complete forgiveness. we are part irish, after all - mixing beer with family is the irish way.
having a sister is the best. i highly recommend it. especially when they come as independent and funny and beautiful as my sister is. i can only hope that some of that awesomeness is because she's spent so much time hanging out with me, but who am i kidding?
happy birthday, zoe! love you lots and thanks for being such a great sister. cheers to a great year!