Had a lengthy texting convo with my little brother this morning while he was in study hall or something. Apparently, he, like me, is all about a) breaking up with people that he’s not officially going out with, b) minimizing the time spent on romantic relationships, when you could be spending good time on friend relationships, c) “not to be egotistical or anything” just isn’t interested in getting involved with somebody who isn’t as cool as he is. I’ve tried very hard to explain to him that listening to me about relationships might be a bad idea – mainly because I’m 38 and never-been-married-and-happily-single. His response when I’ve tried to dissuade him is something along the lines of “OMG! I feel just how you feel! I love you, sister!” Which, of course, is lovely, but DUDE. I don’t wish my intimacy-phobia on anybody! I want him to be happy and free and in love! And yet, apparently, we both really like to hedge our bets. He wants to think that this is genetics, EXCEPT MY DAD LOVED A GIRLFRIEND – even when he was married! Which I can’t tell my brother, at least not yet. Point is: Why in the HELL is he taking after ME? OF ALL PEOPLE? I mean, seriously.
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On Crazy’s Agenda
* polish long article that I should have sent off like a year ago and send it off to editor of Fancy Journal.
* draft of Chapter 2.
* revise talk into article and submit it.