instead of waxing poetic on why i am the way i am, or how my family has helped me become who i am, i’ll just leave this “edited for continuity” text message here for posterity’s sake:
Patyick 4:17pm: am i the last sib to get an iphone!? can’t wait to send fun emojis:   (ed. the brackets are what i see, as the only sibling to not have an iphone.)
Beedge 4:18pm: no erin still needs one so she can see poo sniffing emojis too!! what color did you get?!
Patyick 4:25pm:  it’s the color of this hat (don’t want Erin to know the color).
Mairsie 4:37pm: Ahahahaha sneaky pat!!    
Me 4:27pm: you guys are the worst.
Patyick 4:35pm: look at all the beautiful fish! just so you know, Erin replied: you guys are the worst.
Patyick 4:35pm: just want to keep you in the text group 🙂
Mairsie 4:38pm: i  our siblings.
Mags 5:00pm:       now i can send you the entire “small world after all” gang
Mags 5:00pm:       or cute mammals to brighten your day
Mairsie 5:02pm: ahahahaha dying at the small world after all.
Patyick 5:03pm: hahahaha.
Mags 5:04pm: but no emojis…just annoying selfies.
Me 5:09pm: pass this on: i’m only going to send you guys pictures of my butt and the inside of my nose from now on.
Mags 5:12pm: hahahahshahahahaha.
Me 5:14pm: that’s my nose.
Mags 5:28pm: Erin says she’s only sending pics of her butt and nose from now on.
Mags 5:28pm: Above is an example of the nose.
Mags 5:29pm: Mary is too good at selfies. I felt like a total a**hole taking it.
Mags 5:41pm: hahahahaha i had to pull over so i could laugh because tears were filling my eyes!
Mags 5:41pm: i will forever have that image in my mind. love the headset, bro.
Beedge 5:48pm: hahahahahha you all are too lovely. mom and i went shopping and just peed a little while reading all of these messages when we got home!!! i like Erin’s nostril…good air flow it seems.
that pretty much explains everything.