HBD Baby Bry

Today is Baby Brother Bryan’s 31st birthday and I love him for a whole dang buncha reasons including but most certainly not limited to:

  • he’s the best Taboo partner

  • he’ll accompany you to the top of the tallest mountain in the lower 48 if you ask him to

  • he doesn’t mind singing only the backup parts when you feel like being Aladdin and Jasmine during impromptu living room sing-alongs

  • he’ll drive all the miles on a road trip

  • his taste in movies is superb (Major Payne, Remote, Three Ninjas)

But mostly, I like the way he looks.

B2B Take Two

Despite the messy weather, tens of thousands of runners, many of them in costume, joined me at the Bay to Breakers starting line just before eight o’clock this morning. Included in the throng was a shirtless older gentleman who stood directly in front of me during the national anthem and then oh-so-casually slipped out of his tiny green shorts as the go gun sounded, granting me an unavoidable view of his bouncing, pasty white tush for the first few minutes of the race. Remember when Sunday mornings were for church?

I'm Not Crying, You're Crying

Only Not Play It Safe

Below is an edited excerpt from James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room which Grace read aloud at Patrick and Ross' wedding yesterday.

"Love him...love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters? You can give each other something which will make both of you better—forever—if you will not be ashamed, if you will only not play it safe."