Thursday, October 19, 2006

I have to say that today was a good day

Most of you already know the Big News.

Yesterday, I heard my kid's heartbeat for the first time. And something exciting and abstract became joyful and absolutely real. It's still giving me a stupid grin just to think of that 150 beats a minute "wubwubwubwub" sound.


Anyway, the point of this post was to challenge you to come up with an even less appropriate title. The working title was "Find it or make it or steal it or take it", figuring the theater geeks would get it. (A runner up was "I think that '21 is gonna be a good year.")

So, go to the comments. You know my sense of humor, go ahead and quote anything you want. The funnier the better. With one exception.

No Neil Sedaka quotes.

I'm talking to everyone, but I'm looking at you, Klein...


Anonymous Michael said...

I'll get right on that as soon as I get over being all choked up about the first paragraph. You guys rock.

11:02 AM, October 19, 2006  
Blogger Joe said...

Dude, it doesn't sound like a Cylon at all. Or if it does, it's a Cylon on speed. (This new series is grittier than the one we grew up with...)

1:05 PM, October 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a Fantasia Barrino song that comes to mind, but I leave it to you and google to find it, lest I incite the wrath of this community.

Love ya,


2:07 PM, October 19, 2006  
Blogger John B. said...

No answers to your challenge...just CONGRATULTIONS! to you and your wife.

Boy is your life gonna change in a few some ways bad but in most everyway for the better. I remember carrying around the sonogram picture of our oldest son at work for days, showing everyone at the plant I worked at.

God bless you both (er, three).

2:37 PM, October 19, 2006  
Anonymous Michael said...

Thanks, Joe. I just got to have the conversation that starts, "You told Joe our baby's heartbeat sounded like a Cylon?!" Then came the whacking.

Now, to the task at hand. How inappropriate are we going for here? I mean, there's always Joe Jackson's Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? (which is what I sing sometimes to my little blonde, blue-eyed not-lookin'-like-her-daddy Libby baby), but I'm looking for another angle.

I'm leaning toward I'll have a nice, tight family...Kid with a brain and nice bright mother. I'll give you until noon Friday to figure out what's wrong with it. :)

8:31 PM, October 19, 2006  
Blogger TeacherRefPoet said...

Hmmmm....can't come up with anything that isn't right-out off-the-charts can't-admit-I'm-thinking-it inappropriate. But yay to heartbeat. What's the due date? If my estimates are on, I might share a birthday with the newly-heartbeating one.

9:59 PM, October 19, 2006  
Blogger Joe said...

Thanks, everybody.

Tom: It occurs to me that Fantasia Barrino would have been a great name for a pretentious Eurotrash band. Or a Rush album.

Very nice. I was trying to remember some lyrics from Idlewild in a similar vein.

Michael: Ah, a worthy test of my GoogleFu. (Never did find the whole lyric, but I know where it's from.) Well played, Sir. Sorry I got you wailed on.

TRP: Given the suggestions so far, I think you'd be OK with anything this side of "My Name Is Luca."

8:18 AM, October 20, 2006  
Blogger lemming said...

It's a girl and I vote for "Arabella."

There - that's that.

Massive congrats.

4:31 PM, October 20, 2006  
Anonymous Rob said...

Wow - congratulations! Great news! Get lots of sleep between now and April, and don't be afraid to ask for fatherhood advice.

2:44 PM, October 22, 2006  

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