They get their curly hair from me

We have beautiful daughters. Amazingly beautiful.

But then I won’t argue if someone were to suggest the potential for bias exists. But that doesn’t mean I’m even the least bit in error about my claim.

My claims about their talents, intelligence, goodness, etc. also have potential for bias as well and would also be lacking in any error.

And yes, I’m well aware of the Heinlein quote from Time Enough For Love (page 241).  I’ll save you the trouble of reminding me:

Delusions are often functional.  A mother’s opinions about her children’s beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseam, keep her from drowning them at birth.

Lazarus Long

Also of note from this same book and character is this quote:

Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.

This quote is of particular interest because it was the first quote in my collection of quotes (and things) which now totals 8491 items. It was when James was a few months old I decided I liked that quote and did not want to forget it as we reared James and his future siblings. I added it to my autoexec.bat file so that I would see it every time I booted my IBM XT. A week or two later I had some other quotes I wanted to be reminded of. I then wrote a simple program that would select and display a quote at random and put a call to the program in autoexec.bat. I ended up rewriting the program in the early 90’s and recompiling it for Win32 after Windows 95 came out but the collection of quotes has just been growing and is one of the sources I used for the QOTD on this blog. I now have the program set up so that every time I open up a command prompt (frequently, and don’t give me any crap about this–yes, I work for Microsoft and use a command prompt for a LOT of things including building MS software) the programs runs and selects a quote at random for me.

Back to the girls. Wow. They sure are beautiful.


7 thoughts on “They get their curly hair from me

  1. I’m married with two little girls myself. Bias is easy enough to overcome when strangers ask to take their pictures because they’re too cute.

    And, in the most sincere, non-creepy older guy giving an honest comment, both of your daughters are stunningly attractive (although the metal booger I could easily do without).

  2. Did you know that many anesthesiologists will not administer an epidural during labor if they have to insert the needle through a tattoo? The ink can be pushed into the spinal column where it doesn’t do a lot of good.

    As a tattooed person, I don’t mind them myself. I’ve tried to get my wife to get one, but she’s smarter than I am.

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