I am sitting here in my office, the boss is out of town and all my work is done. So I thought I would send one of the stories about your brother I have floating around in my head.
I know you understand Vinny's thing for food. I never saw anyone eat as much as he did and not weigh 500 pounds. He loved protien shakes, the kind you make from powders with a little water. We both lifted weights and drink these shakes.
One day I was able to travel to another base in Germany and bought a protein mix called "Hot Stuff". It was protein mix with a extra caffiene and probably ephedra in it. It would rasie your metabolism up and help you get a better work out. I did not like the stuff because it made my skin crawl. I gave the rest of it to Vinny with a warning of not to take it in the afternoon because it would keep you from sleeping.
The next morning at 6:30 for work, I saw Vinny and he looked horrible. I asked him if he felt ok and he told me that he was mad at me. I asked why? His words were "I know you told me not to take that protein in afternoon but at 9:00 last night I got hungry so I made a glass of it and I couldn't fall asleep till 4am." I asked how that is my fault? He said "You know how I am with food, I had to have something to eat last night and you knew I would eat it anyways".
That was the thanks I got for giving him food.
Vinny would wait for pay day and then have someone take him to the Commissary to buy eggs. I remember he bought 4 dozen eggs one time and boiled them in the kitchen on our floor. He put them in his refridgerator and had eaten them in 2 DAYS!! I never knew someone could eat 48 eggs in 2 days.