Ok, so a few posts back, I wrote about my brother. He's a Navy SEAL serving someplace that I don't have the security clearance to know. 'In the war, somewhere that you're not invited' is about all I got out of him. Apparently, he doesn't appreciate all the times I pretended I was Sydney Bristow and ran with 'Knife Hands' around the house.
So that you don't think it's strange for me not to have access to something, Trey won't give me the key to Mercy Street that opens every door in the place, including the pantry where they store all the candy, either. It would be a real tragedy to me if I didn't know that inner-city kids don't really like Milk Duds or Diet Coke so there's nothing in there that I really want anyway, except maybe some Hot Cheetos.
Anyway, my brother wrote me this email last night and said things like this...
Long time reader, long time complainer. I'm sending you this e-mail because I wasn't going to "throw you under the bus" on your blog. Here's the deal: So, I'm overseas, trying to do my job...One itsy, bitsy thing that I have is my morale. One of the means I have to keep my morale high is reading your blog. Let's just say I'm a loyal "hoodmamamel" follower. My week has progressed steadily and that is a good thing but therein lies a problem. (Are you seeing where I'm going with this?) I completely understand that you're a very busy woman and lots of people rely on you every day. However, your loyal blog followers are waiting for an update...C'mon Mel, throw us a bone here. I have thought about starting a petition in order to get this thing rolling but geography makes it difficult at best....
Apparently, he thinks sarcasm is a spiritual gift.
He was a wee bit testy that I hadn't posted in a while and so I had an idea. What if you, the two of you besides him that read my blog, write questions for him in the comments section and he can answer them for us. You can also email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. They can be about anything from his thoughts on the progress of the war, to his favorite Easter Candy. If he can't answer your question because, you know, National Security and all, we'll move onto the next. It will be like Anderson Cooper only I'll be wearing fuzzy slippers and my retainer.
Since he's kinda busy with top-secret-ninja stuff, I'll give him a week and post his response next Tuesday.
He definitely got the humorous genes in the family so it should be entertaining. And if you're like him and have read for a while and never commented (read:stalker) now's your chance! Seriously. Do it now.
I'll start with one.
Bryan (if that's even your real name) what do you and your people do in your free time overseas, if any, for entertainment?