Porte 10

Oliver turns ten years old today. As a special bonus, if you’re numerically inclined, this birthday brings him back to the binary number system he was born into (he was born on 10-01-00 and today is 10-01-10).

Today also marks the day that Catherine and I have been together as parents longer than we’ve been together as non-parents (who knows, someday we might even find the inspiration to get married; although after 19 years I’m not holding my breath).

You know how some kids spend their first months looking sort of lifeless and dough-like, as though their facial expressions need time to slowly boot up? That was not Oliver: he spent his first 48 hours essentially unconscious, and then, as though a switch was flipped, he just turned on, fierce personality and all:

Brand New Oliver

Happy Birthday, Oliver.


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jypsy on October 1, 2010 - 15:25 Permalink

Happy Birthday Oliver!
Have a great day, a fabulous year and an amazing next decade.

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Chuck on October 1, 2010 - 16:29 Permalink

Happy Birthday, Oliver! Someday when I bring my whole family to the Island for visits with relatives, we’ll stop by and say hello; we have a son, Jason, who’s your age and seems to share many of your interests.

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Daniel Burka on October 1, 2010 - 18:25 Permalink

Happy Birthday Oliver! The next time you’re in San Francisco, I’ll get you an especial treat at Miette in Hayes Valley!

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Valerie on October 2, 2010 - 01:17 Permalink

Double digits=impressive!

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Ton Zijlstra on October 3, 2010 - 13:39 Permalink

wow, 10 years! Happy (belated) birthday Oliver. I hope you celebrated it well!

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Oliver on October 6, 2010 - 03:04 Permalink

Happy Birthday Oliver!