Today marks the birthday of my big brother Jeff. In addition to being 28 years old, he is also a history and geography wizard, a trivia lover (seriously, he TiVos Jeopardy), and possesses a fantastically dry and quick wit. He also enjoys betting you five bucks you can't do something that he can. An important detail about the five-dollar bet is that you will invariably be able to do said task and Jeff will get mad. Once, on a long drive to Utah, he bet me that I couldn't cut a deck of cards exactly in half and I did it. I'm still waiting for my money. Anyway, Jeff also loves kids and they are obsessed with him because he riles them up and plays with them tirelessly. He is always up for new adventures (he's been bungee jumping and he ran with the bulls in Pamplona last summer) and getting people to do fun things. Happy Birthday, Jeffy boons!