Went to Philly this weekend for my “fake” cousin K’s 28th birthday. Our moms are old college friends, and I grew up with her and her siblings, so we always referred to each other as cousins. In recent years, K. and I have gotten close. She is a lovely person and has been an insightful and genuine friend to me (she’s also very smart, an occasional model, and relatively single, so if any attractive successful male people are reading, let me know if you’re interested!). Can’t wait to see the person she continues to become.
And, ironically, I got to meet one of my “actual” cousins the following day, as he was visiting New York…although the odds are extremely high that we stood next to each other many times on the subway or in line for lunch during the two years we were living in the Boston at the same time and working in the same neighborhood. (A., if you’re reading this, you are very cool and I would totally want to be friends with you if I weren’t already related to you.)
I think 2015 will be ok.