Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Welcome to the World, Ella June

Congratulations are in order for Julia & Pat Rock -- two friends who, despite thousands of miles, years, and dollars, have remained very close friends over the years -- the proud parents of Ella June Rock. Pat told me yesterday that he was especially loving the premature birth aspect, as his daughter was not unlike a docile kitty at this stage of her life. From what the other new dads in my life tell me, enjoy it (and the silence of a wifeless / childless house) while it lasts. It may be the last peace you'll have for quite some time. I owe you both a very hearty drinking session upon my return. I'll bring the best of Belgium and Scotland, as usual, in full-throttle celebration.