What was it like growing up with Connie?My first impression of Connie: small, wrinkly and loud! I remember when our parents brought Connie home from the hospital and thinking how cute and little she was. My plan was to dress her up just like my dolls. But then she started to cry - loudly! That was my first clue that she would change our lives forever.
Early memory of Connie & Brian: A fond memory I have of them together was the 2006 Chicago Marathon. Connie, my husband & I were doing it together. Since my husband's pace was faster, he went ahead of us long before the 10 mile mark. Connie & I stayed together for most of it, and Brian was right there with us at various mile markers along the way. It made me feel good to see him cheer (and jeer!) at us during the race, and glad to see that Connie had someone who could support her this way - both in that race and in the race of life.
Words to describe Connie: See above :) I tease Connie all the time about being the worrywort - fretting about potential "bad things" that could happen to our parents on their long commute home in bad weather. But underneath all that worry is someone who deeply cares for those she loves. She's loyal and understanding, energetic with just the right amount of bossiness to get things done!
What was it like growing up with Connie? She and I always had fun playing make believe. We always tried to find ways to make our older sister miserable, like when we ate the inside of the french bread loaf and left the crust for her to eat.
Early Memory of Connie & Brian: Picking her up from IMSA and seeing the two of them together every time
Words to describe Connie: Connie is an energetic, good person to talk too. She always makes me laugh and has a great sense of humor.
What was it like growing up with Connie? I thought she was a super cute kiddo but terribly bossy for someone younger than me. She totally knew I was big pushover and used that to her advantage, like when she literally pinned me down and plucked my eyebrows because she thought they were too bushy
Early memory of Connie & Brian: Connie would come home from IMSA and spend all night in her room talking to Brian on the phone. Even now I am amazed at how much they communicate after all these years. It certainly is love when you have so much to share after so many years of being together....
Words to describe Connie: Humble, goal-oriented, super smart (even though she doesn't appear to be..hahaha), organized, demanding (in a loving way haha), bratty (like a little sister), fun-loving.
Relation: HS roomate
First impression of Connie: I remember thinking "Who is this pixie in her high heels, trying to live among average-sized folk?" I wasn't sure if we'd get along
Early Memory of Connie & Brian: I believe Connie started the time-honored tradition of birthday cake fights, at Brian's 15th birthday. So he'd better watch out for that wedding cake.
Words to describe Connie: boisterous, bubbly, balla, bodacious, b!tchin', bawdy, and last but not least, buxom. oh, and one of my besties.
Relation: HS roomate
First impression of Connie: When I first met Connie sophomore year of high school, I thought she was crazy. A little bonkers. She had way too much energy and enthusiasm and she wanted to be involved in everything we were doing. But once evening came, she'd instantly fall asleep on a wooden chair for the night. I marveled at her ability to sleep anywhere in any condition regardless of how much noise or activity was going on around her. So my first impressions of Connie are either of her bouncing off the walls or being dead asleep.
Early Memory of Connie & Brian: My earliest memories of Connie and Brian involve one of them giggling and chasing the other around the slabs, the Yare Yard, 06B, the old caf, classrooms, 04A, and everywhere else on the IMSA campus. Although there might be less actual chasing today, they still have a very playful element in their relationship.
Words to describe Connie: adventurous, inquisitive, hopeful, generous, caring, entertaining, up for anything
Relation: Cousin and ΛΦΕ Bro
Job: Equity Research Director in San Francisco
Lived with Brian: Several blocks for the first part of life, 05-08 in NYC
Early Memory with Connie & Brian: Fleeing out of a K-town bar in Chicago, underaged, as the cops flooded in
Best advice from Brian: Let's go, fold your laundry later
Worst advice from Brian: Stick around and just go straight to the airport when the sun rises
Relation: ΛΦΕ Line Brother
Job: Private Equity Associate in San Francisco
Lived with Brian: plex soph yr, roommates jr yr, and 08-10 in NYC
Early Memory with Connie & Brian: Connie always visiting even though our house was so ghetto
Best advice from Brian: Come out for one drink
Worst advice from Brian: Come out for one drink
Relation: ΛΦΕ Line Brother
Job: Equity Research Associate in New York
Lived with Brian: the reserve sr year, roommates 08-present in NYC
Early Memory with Connie & Brian: Connie cashing out and carrying an intoxicated Brian from a house poker tournament on his birthday jr yr
Best advice from Brian: Go to class
Worst advice from Brian: Just get married
Relation: IMSA Roomie
Job: Resident Physician in Iowa
Lived with Brian: same-room roomies jr and sr year of high school at IMSA
Early Memory with Connie & Brian: Connie coming over to our room on a daily basis cleaning out my snacks and fridge
Best advice from Brian: Go get the stick - let's retaliate
Worst advice from Brian: Don't worry, we'll get clean-up duty at worst
Relation: Hometown Buddy
Job: Airport Manager in New Jersey
Lived with Brian: Just three blocks away near Chicago for 18 years
Early Memory with Connie & Brian: Picking up/sneaking out Connie one summer and flooring it to Six Flags with Brian and his laptop Mapquest
Best advice from Brian: No mercy!
Worst advice from Brian: Don't worry, we'll make it back before curfew