Today, I would like to wish my cousin, Derek Papakie, a happy 30th birthday. Derek is one of the classiest people I have ever known. He is both a fantastic friend and a terrific cousin … and he has been a terrific father since last July.
Now, in the first half of the 2010s, Derek and I were “twinning” a lot. We would wear matching T-shirts, matching jackets, matching sandals, matching sports jerseys, matching hats and even matching polo shirts.
So, today, I would like to say “happy 30th birthday” to Derek Papakie. Happy 30th birthday, Derek!
In December of 2012, me and Derek Papakie wore the blue PNC hats, the white Zoltan T-shirts and the blue Nike track jackets.
In April of 2014, me and Derek wore the blue Pitt polo shirts and the white Grilled Cheese Time T-shirts.
Here is a photo of me and Derek wearing the Grilled Cheese Time T-shirts.
In April of 2012, me and Derek wore the blue and white Puma jackets. This is probably one of the best things that I ever did with Derek.
In March of 2012, me and Derek wore our Sidney Crosby jerseys and the black and white Adidas sandals. We wore the sandals with our socks that day.
In late 2011, Derek and I wore our Sidney Crosby jerseys for a few hours.
In the summer of 2013, Derek and I wore the blue PNC hats and the black V-neck Pirates jerseys.