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Posted on Dec 15, 2010 in Dear Diary | 6 comments


Happy occasion today, peeps! Please help me wish a very Happy 27th (!!) Birthday to my big brother, Ben!

So in true tributary-blog-post form, here are a few facts about Ben:

Fact: He made me buy a house with him. (Two-thirds his, one-third mine, allegedly.)

Fact: 9 times out of 10, at a restaurant he will order a burger. (Is it any wonder that we’re heading to Red Robin tonight for his b-day dinner?)

Fact: Give him the ability to choose the movie for movie night, and you’re pretty much guaranteed one of the following: Saving Private Ryan, Tron, Top Gun, or one of the four Aliens movies.

Fact: Despite his tendencies for undeniable “guy” movies, he has watched all three Twilight movies.

Fact: He made it until two (2!!) days before the movie release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince without knowing that (spoiler alert!) Dumbledore dies. Thanks a lot, AMANDA. 😉 So, ergo, assuming he actually reads this blog regularly (doubtful) please ensure there are NO SPOILERS FOR THE 2nd HALF OF DEATHLY HALLOWS! You’re welcome, bro.

Fact: He really digs frogs.

Fact: He is really into jumping.

Fact: He is a bonafide rock star. Want proof? Check him out:

Also, these:


Fact: He gave me a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas last year, and I burst into tears upon opening it. Best present ever.

Fact: He’s a pretty awesome big brother. Happy birthday, bro.


  1. how cute is this…..happy birthday, ben!

  2. That was the sweetest thing ever!!

  3. Fact: For YEARS you and Ben fought like cats and digs! Very sweet that you (finally) got past that (sort of!)

  4. I’m never gonna live that down, am I? In my defense, I assumed since he lived with YOU that he had to have heard everything about Harry Potter already.

    Very awesome tribute 🙂

  5. happy birthday shrunk brother!

  6. I LOVE that last picture. It made me tear up. I love you guys! That is why you made my “always visit whenever humanly possible” list:)


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