Hide the dogs and lock up the women -- my brother Joe Weiner has joined the blogosphere.

Here are five things you need to know about Joe:

1. He is consistently referred to, by members of our immediate family, not as Joe, but as Joe Weiner. I am not sure how this started, but it's been going on a long time, and continues to this day.

2. He is a third-year law student.

3. He is living at home with my Mom while he finishes his last year of law school. He and my mother refer to each other as "my roommate."

4. According to my Mom, every once in a while Joe will be sitting at the computer, typing away, and will blurt out, at top volume and apropos of nothing, the words "MAKEMESOMEEGGS!"

5. According to my Mom, more often than not, she actually winds up making him some eggs.

So enjoy Joe for the next few days. Adam and I are going on vacation!

Jen