Something about Steve is that he is brilliant. He reads things, he studies things, he ponders things, and -- this is the kicker -- he retains everything. Maybe he wasn't brilliant when he was four (but me? I'm pretty sure I was a brilliant four-year-old), but he's 34 now and has all those years of knowledge and wisdom and insight swirling around in his head (me? I'm pretty sure I still know at least as much as I did when I was four).
Seventh grade science class? He remembers every last property of a nucleus and could regurgitate it with finesse.
An obscure Old Testament story he read on his mission? He could name the reference, give or take 5 chapters.
A quote from the documentary about U2's Joshua Tree album he watched last night? Rest assured he will be quoting from it in some conversation 17 years hence, because he will never forget it. He just really will not.
Our marriage isn't perfect. It's hard, actually, and there are times when we do things that hurt each other. But he is a pure-hearted soul and he wants nothing more than to love me perfectly, and I could not ask for more. I never ever doubt that I won the grand prize when I got him to fall for me.
Something about Steve's brother Austin is that he is very very good at seizing opportunities. He always has interesting things happening in his life because he seeks after them, and takes advantage to the fullest whenever they come his way. That's probably my favorite thing about Austin. Right now he has an opportunity to win a big contest to introduce the world to the new GoogleTV and live in a fancy loft in LA for a few months and throw parties and make money and further his career. I think he'd be fantastic at it. The contest ends tomorrow, Monday, at midnight and he wants to finish strong, so will you please help him by clicking on this link, then clicking the "Vote Now" button? That's all there is to it: two seconds and you're done and Austin and I are very grateful. You are the greatest.