The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 August 2004

8 simple facts about my daughter

1)  She's engaged.

2)  I suspect it was her idea to have her fiancé request my blessing, so to speak.

3)  She owns what she says is the only house in the county that doesn't have a basement.

4)  She wears a size-ten shoe — when she's not wearing an eleven.

5)  Her profile at one of those portal sites, under "Hobbies and Interests," lists the following: "Home improvement and death metal."

6)  Her sense of humor is generally described as "warped." (Gee, I wonder where she got that?)

7)  She had been given up for dead a couple of hours before she was born.

8)  Which was on this date, twenty-six years ago.

Happy birthday, baby girl, you... you grownup, you.

(Addendum: Well, yeah, it's this guy's birthday, too.)

Posted at 7:30 AM to Next Generation


Hobbies and Interests could have been worse. We were downstairs one time when the police were filling out the nth missing person report on our tenent's teenage daughter. When the cop came to that entry I piped up with "sex and drugs and rock and roll". The cop looked at the mom, who gave a little nod, and it made it into the little brat's official record.

Posted by: triticale at 8:25 PM on 28 August 2004

Congratulations, Charles...a few years late, coming from me, but sincere all the same.

Posted by: David at 8:40 PM on 28 August 2004