Wednesday, July 13, 2005

In the city of Harrisburg is born this day...

Can I say that? Well I have a few fleeting moments tonight, at midnight, to post to the world, well the 4 people who read this, that my second daughter has been born.

Her name is Rian Elizabeth. She weighed 8 lbs 2.5 oz and was approximately 19 inches long, that measurement I think is a bit short for an eight pound baby but whatever.

I'm thinking she's got that older Marlon Brando look. Abby had the William Shatner look down pat when she was 8 lbs. I don't know what it is about my daughters and overweight has been male actors at this stage.

I decided to check online, with the gobs of free time I have, and see what other notables share Rian's esteemed birthdate. Frankly I was shocked, and in a bad way, until I got to 1895 and earlier.

Phil Kramer of Iron Butterfly was born in 1952 on July 12th. You know. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida baby!!" Except he was part of the reformed '70's Iron Butterfly and amounted to pretty much nothing. Until they found his skeletal remains in his 1993 Ford Aerostar in May 1999, so he amounted to even less than nothing, besides the Unsolved Mysteries episodes. Ugh.

Richard Simmons was born in 1948 and if it hadn't been for the following notables I would almost wish she had been born 7 hours and 27 minutes earlier.

Andrew Wyeth was born in 1917 and is a rather famous painter. Here's a famous painting by him.

Yup famous and stuff, pretentious artist people talk about his stuff.

Now to the cool people.

R. Buckminster Fuller 1895, who is he you say? The inventor of the geodesic dome. Ooooh yeeeaaah. Epcot Center baby. But better yet, a unique carbon structure with insane practical uses was named after him, Buckminsterfullerene or C60. It has 60 carbon atoms in it. A large carbon molecule shaped like a geodesic dome, ala the name. Used for just about everything in the future.

AND....drumroll please....

Henry David Thoreau 1817. Oh yeah man, Walden Pond and all that. He was a bit too naturalisticy for me but still! Could you get a better guy than he for a birthday buddy?

Well actually you can, wait till I name drop the dudes born on my date of birth. It's a whole crapfest of major celebrities. None of that Phil Kramer Unsolved Mysteries nonsense. But first the rest of my fam and then me, the head, the paternal unit, the lord of the manor. So tune in all this week for


But back to the point of this post. The Proteinstar clan has increased again. Soon we will repopulate the land with my perfect seed.

1 comment:

rover said...

Hey! Congrats on the proteinstarlette! She is a cuty. If your wife could have sucked it up for two more days Rian would have been born on Bastille Day! Fun stuff.