My sister, Lindsay, and I are complete and total opposites… OPPOSITES! Like, if someone were to ask what was the direct opposite of Lindsay, the answer would always be Whitney. I still think one of us is adopted… I have pictures of me in the delivery room, Lindz, so you might want to check the Genealogy charts! I KID! This is when my Madre pulls out the, “I can show you my C-section scar” argument. NO Ma… no one wants to see that!
Why are we complete and total opposites? For one thing… Lindsay is a fashionista… she enjoys clothing and shoes and jewelery and is not afraid to wear something out of the ordinary. Me, on the other hand… do I need to pull out my Whitney “the growing up years” picture montage again? Horizontal stripes and dickies ring any bells? She is also a fashion forward hair maven… Lindsay has had every hairdo in the book… faux-hawks, short boyish spikey hair, blonde hair, black hair, skunk-like hair (Lindsay… seriously, you have to admit that time a few years back when you were sporting the dark hair on the bottom and patch of light hair on the top… that totally screamed skunk!) Lindsay is outgoing… I am not. Lindsay was an aerobics instructor for 10 years in her late teens and early 20s… they wouldn’t accept my application. Somehow a 530-pound chick doing scissor kicks was not going to cut it! The list is endless!
I can say, despite all of our differences, Lindsay has always been unfailingly supportive… especially now in our adult years. She is encouraging and kind and always has a new idea up her sleeve. This here blogging adventure was her idea… and now I’ve termed her my “business manager.” She is already asking for 60% of the profits… which I’m totally willing to give… 60% of ZERO dollars I can swing. Look for the check in the mail, Lindzeroni! I hope everyone has someone in their life as supportive as Lindsay has been to me… it really does make a world of difference!
Thank you, Lindz. Thank you for sticking by me and believing in me and for making me feel like I’m a worthwhile person. I love you and I hope that your 31st birthday is filled with happy things!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! And a special shout out Happy Anniversary to Lindsay and Shayne, who is a pretty great brother-in-law.
Question of the Day: Who do you rely on for support?