I have an awesome brother. Well, two awesome brothers, but one lives on the other side of the world so I don't have as many opportunities to brag about him. Gordon, the one who still lives here, and I have gotten much closer in the last two years. There are many reasons for that, but one of the big one's is that we both deal with major health problems and end up spending a lot of time at home and on-line. And, while on-line, we chat about things all day long. Sometimes it's the mundane ("I got a great score on my game") and other times really serious ("I'm really frustrated/angry today.") It's built a really tight bond between us.
Last night, in particular, Gordon was entertaining me. Mo and I had joined my parents out at a restaurant for dinner. They were doing a special deal where everyone who ordered a meal got a free slice of pie. So the waitress had bused our table and brought us new silverware.
Well she didn't manage to get all the original silverware. The end result was that we had several extra sets that Gordon started collecting at his end of the table. He almost had enough knives to make "Wolverine" claws! In fact, he would have had enough if we cleaned off a dirty knife, but that's when the pie showed up, so he put them down.
Now comes the best part. He had so many forks and spoons gathered around him, that he decided he wasn't going to use any utensil twice! He was pretending to be a snob. He certainly managed to collect a sea of silverware and keep us all laughing!
My only regret from last night? I forgot my camera and I didn't think to ask my brother if I could use his to take pictures of him. *sigh* Oh well, I guess that will teach me to carry my camera more often!