1. Genetically, we're half-brothers.
    Our moms are twin sisters
  2. He's been my closest cousin for most of my life.
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    We call each other "Coz," but often "Mon Frére."
  3. So, more like a brother.
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    Last night, at dinner, Aaron's husband was watching us eat and interact, and said, "You really are like brothers."
  4. I gave him his first beer.
    We were camping together at the Great Sand Dunes, hoping to see a UFO. We drove down together in my Jeep Renegade, and had all kinds of existential conversations. The beer was a Miller Genuine Draft.
  5. I also spoke at his wedding.
  6. Holy crap, Simone loves her uncles.
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    And they adore her.
  7. Aaron a psychotherapist in London.
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    Freudian. Super-smart.
  8. But he also writes a ton of books and is on BBC and stuff.
    Like I said, semi-famous.
  9. I visit as often as I can.
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    Because I love him, his husband Will, and, duh, London.
  10. His lists are going to rock.
    They're in town for a few days, and I walked him through the app. He gets it.