My little brother started this tongue-in-cheek (sometimes literally) tradition of sending each other virtual mixtapes whenever the other sibling got seriously sick or injured. It started after I fell while hiking in Costa Rica and needed knee surgery.
Listen to the playlist he sent me:
My personal favorites from the list are “Lean on Me,” “Footloose,” “Bad Day,” and “Bleeding Out.”
But then…Dash had his own knee surgery. And I knew I had to one-up him.
Listen to the playlist the playlist I sent him:
Again my personal favorites are “Everything is in its Right Place,” “Twist and Shout,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” and “You Can Do Better Than Me.” I think I won this round. The queen of puns cannot be stopped.
Of course exactly a year later he was playing Volleyball with some friends, fell, twisted his other knee, and had another knee surgery. I sent him another playlist that was exactly like the first one but in reverse order.
Knock wood, I still haven’t had an occasion that warrants my second recovery playlist, but when Dash got his wisdom teeth out I just couldn’t resist…
Featuring “White Teeth Teens,” “Dentist!” “Toothache,” and, of course, “My Shiny Teeth and Me.”
What are siblings for? For personalized, punny mixtapes to make you feel better, that’s what.