Four score and seven years ago ...

Okay, not quite that long ago ... but 33-years-ago one of the most amazing people currently living on the face of the planet was born. And normally, I am not one to recognize birthdays or other holidays high-lighting people on my blog {because if I did, that's all that would ever be posted}, but I made an exception today ... For my brother, Brandon. Happy birthday, friend. I love you!

And, as tradition goes, I write odes for my family members' birthdays ... Here's yours, Donkey:

Ode to Brandon David Thornley

Brandon is my favorite brother by far,
And one reason for this is because
I’ve never had to fight him for shotgun in the car.

Without Brandon I would be lost indeed,
For it was he who saved me at Disneyland
from the dirty, dirty swamp of stink-weed.

Brandon taught me how to crush rocks,
Even after I, with little care, would put on his black socks.

He told me I could be whatever I wanted to be.
The amazing hair-stylist in myself he helped me see.

He’s given me more nicknames than anyone else on the planet:
Judas, Demon, Dean, and even Oh Madeline – but never Janet.

Sitting next to him I made my EPSN debut.
The Aggie games we’ve watched together are more than a just few.

We suffered the Big West Aggie loss to Northridge together,
It only made our relationship even better.

Brandon, I am who I am today because of you.
You’re not a Jew, a Foo, or piece of goo:
And I want you to know: I love you!

In honor of this great guy on his special day, here is a photo of him in his underpants! And me eating his arm. :)

Golden star to all who can tell me why I never had to fight him for shot gun in the car!


Sis A said...

He has his own chair!

btw....add another star for the cross country question! Am I good or what???? LOL

Krystal said...

I started laughing when I saw the shotgun comment... even before I saw that I'd get a gold star for knowing the answer! :o) And I am sure your brother LOVES you sharing those pictures... remember, revenge is sweet!

Rhonda said...

Hey Mindy-
Thanks for your comment on my blog. I have been wanting to change my blog layout for a very long time, but always feared losing all my links (just like you said). So I finally asked my computer savvy husband to do it for me...and Voila!...I have a new blog layout AND I kept all my links. Unfortunately, I have no idea how he did it and therefore can give you no pointers. All I know is that it has to do with HTML and whatnot. Sorry!

Cali said...

Yup.. I knew the answer to that question too. What a great brother you have!

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