After some 26 semesters at the University level, my brother, Kyle, has finally graduated with a PhD in Exercise Physiology. His advisor held a roast in honor of the occasion that none of us ever thought would come.
I missed it. My excuse: I was sleeping. And, oh yeah, I’m in Cambodia.
I really wanted to be there. There were a lot of friends and family that were attending the roast. I always appreciate when others join-in to help make fun of my big brother. Usually, I have to do all of the heavy lifting.
Despite my on-the-other-side-of-the-world status, I still contributed to the roast. From my hotel in Battambang, I recorded 3 minutes worth of loving cheap shots and sent the file to Kyle’s advisor. I don’t get homesick often, but that day I was. I felt really bad for missing a major milestone in my brother’s life, disappointed that I wouldn’t be there with all of Kyle’s friends from Purdue that I’ve come to know and with all of our family that was planning to attend.
This video is my attempt to be a good virtual brother.