Since the last post I have acquired a new sibling. Mel got married a week and a half ago. I talked to her at length for the first time yesterday. I was glad to talk to her. I have come to realize that I absolutely detest having long distance relationships with most of my immediate family. There is nothing like being physically present with someone, even if you aren't holding a conversation. Phone conversations don't cut it, really. I've come to realize that part of growing up means that some things just suck. period. and there's nothing you can do about it.