Monday, October 30, 2006

The Big Dork

Have you seen this guy? He leaves me a comment here every so often and signs himself "the Big Dork". I happen to know for a fact that he's no dork, but that's his internet persona. He is actually my son Andrew, aka Andy, And, or Roo. Today is his 33rd birthday.

He's always been hard to pin down in a photo and usually makes a goofy face just as you hit the button on the camera, but I did manage to get this one of him last Christmas. Good lookin', don't you think?

What can I tell you about Andy that won't sound like shameless Mom bragging? He's creative and clever and hard-working. You never know what he'll do next. Life is an adventure for Andy. He's a graphic designer, project manager and computer whiz by day and a karaoke DJ by night. Imagine my surprise a couple years ago when he started the karaoke thing and I learned he could sing—really well. I'd never once heard him sing before. Most of all, he's a kind and loving person, a loyal friend, son and brother, all around good guy, without an ounce of meanness or anger in him.
Have a great birthday, Andy!

Love, Mom


  1. He sounds like a cosmopolitan man, and a neat person to know. You did good raising him. Nothing wrong with bragging about your kid - I did that just yesterday!

  2. He's nice looking - he looks a lot like his mom! :-)

    Happy Birthday to the Big Dork, aka Andrew!

  3. Happy Birthday Andy!!! It is hard to believe that enough years have passed that you are 33. Hope you have a wonderful day and year!!!

    Bill & Carla

  4. Anonymous9:53 AM

    Happy day, Andy! I remember when your teen angst became angst for the whole family. I'm glad we all "hung in there" for each other--you've become a terrific human being. You've got the best of both parents--your mother's kindness and loving spirit and your dad's humor and joie d'vive. Here's to another 33 years.