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Why I Love The Men in My Family

My dad's Christmas gift-list email ended with this:

  • more hours in the day :-(
  • world peace

Then my older brother replied:
Just so everyone knows and there is no duplication I will be getting dad world peace and a 28 hour day for Christmas. Its not a competition but top that!

Oops. I hit reply all. Now dad has seen this and I'll have to do something else darn it!


Stephen


Ps - any one else wanna buy world peace?  I got a great deal at walmart so I'll sell it cheap!


So my other brother weighed in:

Well actually in my spare time I've been watching Doctor Who and building a working replica TARDIS for dad. For those who don't know TARDIS stand for Time And Relative Dimension In Space, and is a time machine.


And back to Dad for the ringer:

You guys are amazing not to mention extremely talented. Obviously I didn't expect enough of you while you were growing up! :-)

Comments

Vanessa said…
So awesome. I had a moment like this recently over some comments on a picture I posted on Picasa.
Family rocks.
Therese said…
Ha ha ha! Your family is a hoot and a half.
vanman91 said…
I'm suprised that no one thought to mention this small step to a longer day. :-) http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/01/leap-second/
Michelle said…
Reading this late, I just love that you mention Doctor Who :P
Beth said…
michelle - that's my brother... he loves dr. who. LOVES.

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