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There are a few cool birthday’s going on in my local Twittersphere (Becky aka hellohahanarf, David aka nycwatchdog aka “Dawg”, Karen aka karensugarpants come to mind).   Ok, it just hit me that I know a lot of people with aliases.  I wonder if that puts me on some watch list somewhere.

But there’s one birthday going on today that’s very local and very cool.

My little girl is 17 today!

She’s starting her senior year and it looks to be a great one.  She’s Drum Major of an award-winning band, she gets good grades in a course schedule that’s filled with all AP or pre-AP classes, and has surrounded herself with a cadre of stellar friends.  She’s responsible, generous with volunteering and brings her parents much pride as she navigates life and discovers what it has in store for her.  She herself has won several awards relating to music, including the John Phillip Sousa award, UIL Outstanding Performer, and Outstanding Musician just to name a few.

I really don’t know how I could be happier with what she brings to our lives.

Oh wait, I just thought of something.

She’s raising money for her band’s March-a-thon.  If she was one of the top fundraisers, THAT would make me more proud of a papa.

On Saturday, August 6th, the Vandegrift High School Marching Band will set out and march a local neighborhood for 4+ hours, braving the triple-digit heat and raising money to help the band.  This is their biggest fundraiser of the year, and as a student leader, Caitlin is expected to raise the bar.

The way I see it, you have two choices.


Vote with your heart, people.  Your heart has NEVER steered you wrong.

PS: Happy Birthday, punkin’


And lo, the people did comment thus:


  1. martymankins says:

    Happy Birthday to Caitlin. Just one more year to 18.

  2. Karl says:

    Happy birthday, Caitlin!

  3. LeSombre says:

    Dude. I’m going to go ahead and totally assume that your wife is a super-model. Because I’ve seen pictures of YOU. 😉
    Happy birthday, Caitlin!

  4. Dave2 says:

    Happy birthday, Caitlin! And, yes LeSombre, Wayne’s wife Christy is totally beautiful (here’s a photo of her with Ren!)… I don’t know how he managed that either! But, then again, you married Lovely Wife, so you’ve got some explaining to do yourself! 🙂

  5. Megan says:

    Smart, kind, talented and absolutely lovely. You should be proud!

  6. Sybil Law says:

    Happy Birthday, Caitlin!
    She’s beautiful!

  7. Poppy says:

    Happy birthday one day late, Caitlin!!!

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