"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Friday, February 29, 2008

Brother in the garage

Some people have a brother-in-law, some people have a ghoul in the attic - I have a brother in the garage. Fortunately for me, this BITG is much more helpful than an in-law or a ghoul. I mean, without Charlie, I wouldn't have a live-in babysitter, or someone with whom to hone my Rock Band skills. Okay, so maybe that one isn't such a great thing.

However, I am really enjoying having this thoughtful, fun guy living with me. He is great with the kids, and if I could get him to stop trying to massage my neck when he is stressed, I think we would get along perfectly! Charlie is definately a touch person, and my personal space bubble extends far beyond the bounds of most normal people. (Yes, Charlie is modeling the fabulous Moby Wrap I made. How many guys do you know who would do that?)

And, Charlie has all sorts of spiffy -isms. He has worked hard to gain an I-don't-care-what-anyone-else-thinks attitude that is really a nice change. He just likes what he likes, or does what he does without regard to anyone else. Take for instance, this spiffy Nintendo belt buckle. Who cares that no one else ever sees it? As long has he has it on, he is in a splendiferous mood. And, he does have such an interesting vocabulary. Splendiferous, for expample, is his favorite word.
Charlie thinks I am a bit over the edge when it comes to blogging, so for my birthday he found me this really cool shirt. And, I think he is a little miffed that it took me this long to blog about it. But, really, it is nice to have someone who knows you (or at least one aspect of you) so well that he knows to get a shirt like this. And, I have decided to adopt his I-don't-care-what-anyone-else-thinks attitude and even wear it occassionally. I usually don't wear shirts that say things, but this one is so darn appropriate.
As my last little bit about Charlie, I have to advertise. Since I know he will never check my blog, I can mention that Charlie is single (no, he doesn't have a wife living in the camping trailer in my garage) and would be a fabulous catch for the right young woman. Please know, that you will have to pass my approval if you want to apply, though!


Kristina said...

I think that Charlie would be quite a catch, but I have my own single younger brother that I am trying to hook up... I wish I new someone for both of them.
I'd also love the built in babysitter. How lucky can you get?

KellyAnne said...

I have a soon-to-be 21 year-old little sister. She lives in Cedar City though. Not sure how that would work out.
He does seem like a nice catch though, but don't hook him up too quickly or you'll lose your babysitter! :)

Curtis said...

Nice Tara, but is he catching like the flu, or an outfielder, or a swallow or what?