Happy Birthday, Evil-Lyn, and welcome to planet Earth! Direct from the passionate, juicy loins of Dan and Mandy comes the newest Sci-Fi Guy, little Evil-Lyn. She’s 7 lbs., 11 oz. of sugar, spice, and everything nice, plus she had the good taste to be born with a name that sounds like Skeletor’s lady. I love this kid already.
SHORT STORY: After she told me they were going to induce, Mandy called me “Uncle Chris” on the phone yesterday. As soon as she said it, I got that warm, squishy, kinda gooey inside feeling. You know, the one girls get right before they cock their head to the side with puppy dog eyes and say “Aww…” when something touching happens. All my research shows me that this feeling is something humans refer to as “affection” – a chronic, highly emotional state during which one is predisposed to making excessive displays of kindness, gentleness, compassion, and generosity. I understand that many carbon based lifeforms treasure this affection. As you wish, since you deem it of value. But I don’t like it. It makes me feel all… funny.
I’m going to go see Mandy and the baby now and study this “affection” phenomenon. I’ll report back to you on my findings as soon as I compile my data. Live long and prosper.
It feels weird to post something this short. Here’s a great big Evil-Lyn picture to make me feel better.