I’ve got a tradition of writing blog posts for those close to me when they
die to get married. They’re usually filled with dumb jokes that one right there that compare marriage to death. It’s a dumb bit to stick to but its kind of my thing so I stick with it. This blog post won’t be different from those that came before it, but it is a little bit different.
You see I’m writing this post to acknowledge the
death marriage of my youngest sibling, Erin. She has the honour of being the first of my siblings that gets one of these write-ups, even though she is the third of my siblings to get married. I’m not entirely sure why I didn’t do write-ups for my other sisters when they got married, but I didn’t. Maybe I’ll write one for them retroactively later, but probably more likely is that I’ll forget about that until someone else gets married.
I’m not here to talk about that stuff though, today is about Erin and her unfortunate dea… marriage that requires some celebration of her.
I’ll begin by pointing out to Erin that I’m listening to Mulan’s “Honor To Us All” as I write this. So like make of that what you will.
In a lot of ways, I actually think that Erin is the sibling I’m most like. Again, make of that what you will. She’s definitely the sibling I most enjoy talking to about movies, not because she likes the same movies I do (I would say her taste is the closest to mine amongst my family though) but more because I always get more from our conversations about movies. It’s very rarely just a surface level conversation along the lines of, “did you like it? No? Let me point out why you should’ve.” When I talk to her about movies it is much more like a free exchange of thoughts and ideas. That sounds really pretentious I know, but it’s the truth. So if I ever make some sort of movie podcast kind of thing just know that you’re always welcome to come on. Also, I wanted to bring up the movie thing because Erin’s ability to listen to me about movies actually extends to just about any topic, she’s just a good listener.
I’d regret it if I didn’t bring up Smash. Erin is the one sibling of mine that I really got to believe in Melee. She never really dove into it, but she clearly understood what made Melee special and I think that’s really great. Also now in the future whenever she comes across a normie who wants to play Brawl she knows exactly what to complain about. (It’s tripping. Always tripping.) Also, her Luigi is actually pretty decent. She makes some silly mistakes but there is a solid level of decision making that can’t be ignored.
Then there are the memes. Everyone in the Tollestrup clan is funny and Erin’s specialty is memory. (not sure that is a word but who cares.) That is something I’m really appreciative of. I’m a little worried how out of control her meme game is going to get post-nuptials with her fiance’s intense love of prequel memes but whatever the result of that is, I’m sure it’ll be hilarious.
Right, guess I should do a little more sentimental. I’ve always been impressed by some other things about Erin. She is fiercely intelligent, and that intelligence is combined with an even more impressive work ethic and a willingness to jump right in to solve problems. These three qualities combined make me feel like she’ll end up as like a mayor or something so she can crack down on as many problems as possible. Remind me in 20 years if I’m a genius or just totally insane.
Erin is also impossibly comfortable in her own skin, and while I’ve gotten better at that myself over that past couple of years I’m still pretty envious of people that make it look so effortless. I’m intensely proud of her for it as well though.
That’s pretty much all I got for now. I don’t feel like I hit my quota for marrige=death jokes though.
Hey Erin, congrats on your marriage! Say hi to Hades for me!
Hey Erin, have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise? It’s not a tale the Jedi would tell you because not even he could bring you back from this.
Ok, now I’ve nailed it. I do really want to congratulate you on your marriage. Sean’s a cool fellow and I’m sure you’ll have a good ole time being married to him. Later.