A sweet birthday email from my little bro:
"Just wanted to say happy birthday to the second-coolest member of the family. I feel really lucky to have you as a friend and even luckier to have you as a sister. Who could have known 20 years ago when you created the recipe for sourgrass salad that it we would end up on good terms or even speaking? But au contrare. I'm the president of your fanclub. Which isn't too hard considering your mad creativity and loving nature. Plus you gave me a genius niece and a kick-ass bro-in-law. Go you."