Happy 23rd birthday!
Since you’re my little brother, I feel it my duty to give you a few words of advice seeing as how I’ve already navigated my 23rd year of life in 2010. Quite successfully, I might add.
1) Do what you want. Even if it turns out horribly and you know it was the worst thing you could’ve ever done, at least you’re the only one to blame. There’s some comfort in that somewhere.
2) Try to be a nice person. It sucks regretting that mean word or unkind action.
3) Adopt a pet. That way you’ll always be smarter then one other living thing at home.
4) Mooch off parents as long as possible. Paying rent feels like throwing away perfectly good shoes every month. Shoes you never got to wear. Or even hug.
5) Pick up a hobby. Or else what are you going to talk about when you try to meet girls?
“Oh haro…I like to play basketball (and sprain my ankles – at the same time). And, urrrrhh…I like going to Vegas. I play Warcraft too. Herp derp?”
Somehow I don’t think that’s going to work.
But, if you do manage to get a girl to come over and hang out with you, not only will you have that awesome graduation present I made you, you will now also have this:
It’s a Buddha! So when you need a bit of luck, you can rub its head or stomach. And when you’re stressed, you can meditate, stare at the Buddha and go “Ommmm…” Or when you need to impress a girl with how cool you are, you can always talk about your Indian Buddha.
Your Buddha is carved out of stone and heavyish. I also took a picture (below) with my hand in it so you can see how big it is.Hope you like this virtual gift. You’ll have to wait until I come down to San Diego and visit in early August to actually physically receive it. But until then, it’s got your name written all over it.