Monday, August 15, 2005

Happy Birthday, Chippy!!

I would like to wish a very happy 23rd birthday to my little bro' "Chippy"!! (Chippy is my nickname for him; adopted from the days when I'd come home after school to find him watching Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers") I'm sure it wasn't easy growing up with four older sisters. There was never one week when one of us was not PMS-ing or without a crisis of one sort or another. We frequently dressed him up like a girl, complete with a flower tucked behind the ear and make-up. (As if we needed another female in the house) I actually think he liked it!! Ah, so many memories...but I will always remember the day I gave him a bloody nose. He was intensely fixated on the t.v. screen while playing one of his video games so I jumped in front of his line of sight to break his focus--and feigned a punch towards his face. Alas!! I misjudged my distance and accidently punched him in the nose. (I still swear--it was an accident, Chippy) I remember hearing a distinct "pop!" like the sound of bubble gum bursting as he covered his nose and ran off--but not before he shot me this bewildered, injured puppy look. He later said that it was the first time he bled through both nostrils. After that day, he would vengefully vow, "when I get bigger than you...(blah, blah, blah)..." to which I matter-of-factly replied that as he gets bigger, so will I so he will never outgrow me. So what did he do? What any angry little brother would do when picked on--he sought revenge!
One night I couldn't sleep. My bed was very uncomfortable as I tossed and turned all night. I felt every little pill the old hand-me-down sheets must have had. Weeks later when I mentioned my sleepness night, he admitted that he was so mad when I punched him in the nose that he crumbled cookies in my bed!! Cookies. If he hadn't said, "Geez, you're so sensitive like the Princess and the Pea because I didn't think you'd feel the crumbs I had crushed so finely into your bed!"--I would've undoubtedly given him bloody nose #2.
Lucky for him I stopped pretending that I was the next action hero and so the years have passed since then. I wonder if he still remembers? Photo was taken in Thailand. That's me on the left and Chippy is sitting on my older sister on the right. The photo was almost destroyed in a house fire and I'm glad to still have it so I can embarrass him on days like this ;)


Anonymous said...

LOL, is that you? You were a cute kid. Is that here in the US?

Your bro is showing the world his stuff...LOL

Daly said...

That was when we were in Thailand, one of the refugee camps. My sister is cut off because I trimmed the photo to get rid of the burnt fringes from my parents house fire.

Annejelynn said...

cute pic~