Saturday, August 16, 2003

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE SQUIRTUS!

it seems wrong for me to have a little sister who is 20. forces me feel older than usual, and try to counteract this feeling by consciously regressing. at least i have some good company in which to do so, even if she is going back to university in a couple of weeks.

the squirtus (a formerly avid opponent of coffee) came back from her summer project with a liking for frappucinos -- not really coffee, but a decided step in that direction. if i recall correctly, i started drinking coffee around age 20 as well...something about my taste buds changing and preferring the bitter taste to the sickly sweet. and so that change in her, along with the serious lines (which we jokingly said start appearing once you're 20) that her forehead is foreshadowing, is making my denial of my own age a little harder. of course the fact that there is currently a stuffed penguin living in my purse helps a little...
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