The Next JK Rowling

13 Jan


My mother is unfailingly supportive.

I mean dye-your-hair-in-an-ill-fated-attempt-to-look-like-Addison-Shepherd-and-still-tell-declare-you-gorgeous supportive.

She also believes in her children 100%. Which is why she tells me I’m the next JK Rowling.This is nice to hear sometimes. Okay, all the time. It’s always nice to know that someone believes in your crazy dreams, even if that someone gave birth to you and basically has to.

My mom isn’t just like this with me. My brother Joel is a computer science major. (He is also the reason this blog even exists. I’m of the HTM-what?? school of computer programming.) My mother tells Joel he is the next Bill Gates. I hope this for my sake because have you seen Bill Gates house? It has its own Wikipedia page.

There have to be perks of having your brother live in that house.

Anyway, we were discussing my mother’s unflagging belief in her children in the car the other day, and my older brother Jeff asked, “So who am I going to be?” Jeff is getting his PhD in economics–a subject I know HTM-what about.

My mother paused for a moment. “Keynes of Keynesian economics…?” she began, hesitantly.

I jumped in with a fail. “Reaganomics?”

Let’s be real here, there aren’t many economists that are household names. Plus I was a social work major and I now study teen soaps full time. ¬†If you want to discuss personality disorders or Dawson Leery or what personality disorders Dawson Leery has, I’m your girl. ¬†Collusion? Not so much.

At the end of the conversation it was decided that Jeff will be the next famous economist following in the footsteps of…the other famous economists. Joel will be the next Bill Gates and then build a home that has its own Wikipedia page. (Okay, I decided that.)

And as for me? Well, I’ll be the next JK Rowling.

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2 Responses to “The Next JK Rowling”

  1. Jeff January 18, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    I clearly look taller than Joel in this picture.

    • jillianlorraine January 19, 2013 at 12:49 am #

      After officially measuring it on my computer screen, I agree.

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