Monday, December 08, 2008

I found my local Justin!!

And just like the original Justin was when I first met him, he's a cute little 18-yr-old, pure and cheerful and good and happy and...what's that one word that means something like "really chatty and social and charming and good at talking to people?" Gregarious.

And he is now aware of his new status as my local Justin. And oh, he totally gets it. Witness the conversation we had last night at the Institute building, where there was a potluck before the First Presidency Christmas Devotional. I was chatting with my new Justin, we'll call him E, since that's his initial, right before Bishop and Sister N were getting ready to leave and give E a ride home:
Me: I just want to tell you that you remind me of the little brother of a good friend of mine, and it makes me really happy.
E (not bitterly, just observing): I think I'm the ward's little brother. Everybody tells me that I remind them of their little brother.
Me: Well, you remind me of Justin, the little brother of my good friend, Josh, and they are both my dear friends. So it's not like you're my little brother [and I made a motion like I was patting a small child on the head], it's more like...you're my Justin.
E: Well, if I'm your Justin, let me give you a hug.
And he did.

See?? He totally gets it!!

5 comments:

merrilykaroly said...

awwwwww I love it!! we get our Justin back next month!

Josh said...

Yeah that kid, he got it. It sounded just like a Justin conversation. Hug and all.

Nathan and Sarah said...

Everyone needs a Justin!!!! I love that kid. I am glad you found a local one, however, I am not sure you could ever find one as good as the original!

Love you!

Sarah

p.s. Could you e-mail me your address?!?

helgaruth said...

Kindred Spirits :)

Jenn said...

I'm so glad you found your local Justin! I'm still looking for mine, although I have a few semi-Justin's in mind. :) I have to say that there are few that compare to the original.

I love you girl! I hope all is well with you! Thank you for writing on your blog so that I know you are still alive and well! :)