Friday, November 02, 2007

My Extremely Modest Seventeen-Year-Old Brother Is Back

Since my brother's last guest post was such a hit, I've decided to bring him back on as a regular writer. Every couple weeks, I'll give him a new beauty product that he would never in a million years choose for himself (I believe his current routine goes something like: soap.), and convince him to write a review by buying him a burger and reminding him of the ego-boosting comments his last post received.

The other day I gave him some hair gel. Here's what he wrote about it:

Having downed two cups of coffee, I knew where my next stop was going to be. I entered the public restroom and picked a urinal spaced a healthy five feet from the obese man already painfully grunting over one. Having finished, I approached the sink, but to my left I caught a glimpse of a fire I thought had gone out. In the mirror I saw for the first time the full rich brown sugar hair that I'd always longed for. It was then that I rememberd the minty goo my sister had ordered I smear into my scalp the night before.

You're probably wondering why my second guest post is also my second hair product review. Well, the answer is simple: who better to test hair care products than someone with such beautiful curly locks? For even before I was my sister's guinea pig I was engaging in exchanges like the following:

Filipino Dental Hygienist: You have really nice hair.
Me: Thank you.
PDH: Thick like my husband's.
Me: (Uncomfortable laughter)

To conclude, "Avatar Men's Cream Care" or whatever the hell it was called is a must for anyone who wants richer, fuller hair.

[Editor's note: By "Avatar Men's Cream Care" he means "Aveda Men's Pure-formance Grooming Cream" (easy mistake, I know), available here.]

And here's a picture in case you were doubting:

The boy does have good hair.

31 comments:

lisalisa said...

apparently the ability to write witty blog entries runs in your family! :-)

gaia said...

i completly agree!!
this was great!

Tamron Lohan said...

ummmmmm, i know i have a boyfriend AND i'm almost 30, but um... HOW soon does your brother turn 18, and does he like 29 year olds? :P

... i'm going to hell aren't i?

Anonymous said...

your brother is so cute. but he is also jailbait. issues.

Lyndsey said...

I agree...he is pretty good looking=) But I feel dirty now. Hmmm....

Jane said...

aaaah your brothers HOT!
oh wait hes only 17??? :-(

Jessica Castro said...

Woah Devon is turning into quite the ladies man... tell him I said hey and Brads gone until the end of next week if you catch my drift...wait is that gross because he's like my future brother in law!? ok i'll shut up now.

WendyB said...

That's a serious head of hair! He's very funny.

Sarah said...

Hi Winona,

We've been trying to get in touch with you, but we haven't heard anything from you in months. Could you please email me at sbconle@gmail.com?

Sarah

Anonymous said...

He's definitely on the hot side.....he just needs to shave that thing on his chin. Right this second.

-Em

la petite fashionista said...

now that.. is a nice head of hair:P

Candid Cool said...

he does have nice hair

Emily said...

Does extremely modest seventeen year old brother have a girlfriend? And would he want one on the other side of the country???

Blue Floppy Hat said...

The funny gene obviously runs in the family...seriously, your brother's getting quite the fan club :).

Anonymous said...

Aw, your brother is so pretty. :) And he's my age (kind of).
Too bad I live all the way in Amsterdam.

The Clothes Horse said...

I want curly locks!

Anonymous said...

oh dear! another metrosexual in the making! oh well, the locks look amazing... thick like my boyfriend's
hahaha

Anonymous said...

Question. Why did you have to mention she was filipino ? Were you mocking her accent ? Trying to put her into a certain stereotype ?

Isabel said...

You have a genuinely hilarious family.

Your brother is pretty cute and we are the same age BUT I am already happily in love.

Emma said...

So, you and your brother are both clearly blessed with the wit DNA code.
I would mention that I love his hair, but if he's anything like the guys I know, he's already sitting in front of the computer reading this, all "Damn. The chicks, they DIG ME. I should go buy a floor-length fur and a bedazzled walking stick, because I am PIMP."

emily said...

to anonymous: it's called adding details. most good writers do it. really, not everything is racism.

Annacathrine said...

Please make your brother start a blog. I believe it would be just as popular as yours :]

yummy411 said...

hahah! i love it! thanks bro!

Vanessa said...

Oh my what a cutie. I love your brother's entries.

Maddy said...

The boy wasn't lying. That is some pretty hair. Very impressive.

Mary said...

I am a 43 year old mom of three who literally tripped on this blog by googling, "scarf tying." You people are hilarious! Love the fact that the boy called it Avatar hair creme.....please I would not want my boy to know too much or be too interested in product! That is what sisters are for! And am going to send my English teacher friends all copies of your "how not to look like an English teacher when you wear a scarf post." It was hysterical!!! BTW...they masquerade as regular people when we go out to bars....something to think about.

Lady Language Boutique said...

Reminds me of my younger brother - we used to dress him up as a girl and put bows in his curly locks. Then, as he got older, we would bribe him with a King Size Snickers to run into Walgreens and buy us some tampons. Ha, Ha - I love it!

Danielle said...

I love your brother's entries!! And while I'm far too old to be looking at him "like that" (I'm at the ripe old age of 26), he's a cutie! And yes, he has great hair. And a wonderful sister like you, to help him know what to do with it. Have you told him lately how lucky he is? :)

Anonymous said...

might not b da 1st but ur brotha is gorgous.is he single n doesnt mind a long distance relationship.

William said...
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kelley said...

winona, your brother is very cute. is he single? =P

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