“If you can’t have it all pick the most expensive one.”
That’s my cousin in a nutshell, and so is this.
In all fairness, he’s never actually said those words or worn the peanut costume, but that’s how I picture him anyway.
I also picture him a year older because his birthday’s coming up. I’d picture him a spry 20 or 30 something only I don’t know exactly how old he is. He may be a good cousin, I make no such claim.
We’re very different people despite our shared genetics. He dresses up as a Planters peanut, for example. While I, on the other hand, have a terrible nut allergy. So you could say we’re as close as modern day medicine allows.
Which is why I’m wishing him a Happy Birthday on my blog and not in person (my epi-pen’s expired so better safe than sorry I always say).
So Happy Birthday Cousin Mac’
till next year or I get a new epi-pen!
Illustration by B. Mac’
© Indian Macgyver 2016