Hi. I’m not dead. Just writers blocked. Here we go.
J and K are for Jeff Kolnes and Jason Kolness, two cousins I’ve known my whole life. Jeff had a treehouse (the only one in town, that I recall) with cool indoor/outdoor carpet and I loved playing in that treehouse. He was also born on my first birthday, so I assumed we’d grow up and get married on that day, too. Sometimes we go years without seeing each other, but when we do cross paths, I always ask how his birthday was. He thinks I’m funny.
Jason is a year older than me, and his family and my family are still very good friends. Jason played more video games than anyone I knew, and he sat in front of the TV with his legs folded back, like a W, which I thought was cool. When he grew up he got this neat gray line through his eyebrow, which just furthers his cool status.