Happy birthday, Dad!


It’s my Dad’s birthday today and he turns [redacted] years old! For those M*A*S*H fans out there, my Dad (who along with my Mom is visiting my sister and brother-in-law and their kids in New York at the moment) took Sydney Freedmon’s famous advice yesterday:

Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice
Pull down your pants and slide on the ice.

Well, maybe not the “pull down your pants” part, but he did go sliding on the ice. Fortunately he was not seriously injured.

Everyone please wish my old man a happy birthday. Not only has he gone sliding on the ice, but he has, over the years, had to wade through drafts of stories that thankfully have never seen the light of day. I’m guessing that his birthday wish is that the New York Giants will win one more game this season. Stop laughing! He can wish for whatever he wants, regardless of how improbable it might seem.

Happy birthday, Dad!

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.