while on the topic...
i meant to post a link to my friend jon's blog a couple days ago when I first read his posts about his cousin. I know I don't really have many readers (if any...lol), so it's really more for my sake than anything else because I really enjoy his works. These in particular were written for his best friend/cousin/roommate on his birthday. It is a trilogy of stories that express some of the feelings that we (well, at least me, being a girl) rarely get to see from guys. I can't use any of my own words to give it justice, so i'll just shut up now :-)
"Authenticity" (see the entry marked Tuesday, January 24, 2006)
and yes, despite the fighting against the girly girl inside of me, I cried.