He's quite a character. He's also my best buddy. And, whether we can believe it or not, we share the same blood. ;) He has taught me a lot but probably the most important thing I've learned from him is to not take myself too seriously. He brings out the very best and the very worst in me giving us a crazy rollercoaster-esque relationship that not many people understand. I don't even understand it!
Yesterday I was getting ready for work, washing my face, minding my own business when he comes in the bathroom to talk. He takes one look at me and asks, "Whoa, why do you have big bags under your eyes?" Thanks, bro! So I had to explain to him that they were not bags, that they were circles and I had them because I am a college student who had to study for a test the night before. "They're like dark shadows," he added....*sigh* I then told him that if he ever had a thought like that again, it'd be best to just keep it to himself. Actually...I wish my response was that polite... in reality I called him an arse, slammed the door, and wallowed in self-pity. Hey! We can't all be perfect!
The door remained closed for about a minute. Brother stood there desperately trying to make amends by saying things like, "I have circles, too, Kelly! A lot of people have circles!" It was really sweet and, considering my feelings weren't hurt in the least, I decided to relieve his grief like the amazing big sister I am. ;) This is when I opened the door and explained to him that with women, it's probably best to keep certain types of thoughts to yourself and that a "You look lovely" would work just fine.
Lesson learned and I got a laugh out of it.