A select few of the friends we've made here in the Land of Port (...ha!) are more family than friends. They won't easily be lost from my life, and this is a tribute to them.
One is a younger brother who is trying to make it as an artist. He's talented and awesome and everyone should book him for a gig.
Another may be even younger, but is too much like me for words. (Well, if I'd been a younger-sib boy rather than an only-sib girl.) He's got an amazing mind and astounding intellect, and it stuns me more than I can say.
And the last is the younger sister I never had but probably always wanted. Plus she has inherited all our leftover alcohol and our air-conditioner. Whee.
You're all expected in DC, kids. Don't forget it.