In just five short minutes, I am on my way to Chicago to see one of my two favorite siblings, who goes by the self-appointed alias Def Leppard. (Why? I have no clue. Ask him.)
For those that don't know, I am the oldest of three children. I am four years and six weeks older than Def Leppard, the youngest. We have a sister precisely in the middle.
Coincidentally, earlier today I read this article on CNN about the study of sibling relationships. It's a popular topic.
I like to think that I had a positive effect on my siblings. They'd probably disagree.
On an unrelated note, Slate also had a topical article about how to plan a fireworks display, which apparently is was way more complicated than it seems. Maybe, if I'm lucky, I'll be back in time to see the always impressive Fourth of July fireworks over the Washington Monument.
Have a good holiday!