It’s some stranger!
Awww, what a cute picture. Happy birthday Skatje, and good luck at university!
awwww, having your 2nd birthday picture posted online for the whole world to see. The birthday present every girl dreams of ðŸ˜‰
Skatje, quick, look behind you! Quick, grab that cake! Yum! Anyway, Happy Birthday!
Happy B-Day Skatje
I’ve talked to Skatje online a few times. She’s just as cool and smart as you’d expect.
Om nom nom nom…
Happy birthday, Skatje. And remember, you can now be charged as an adult, and you can finally tell off your stodgy, old father.
Have a good one, and enjoy the cake!
What a coincidence–I have a niece who turns 18 today!
I know, I know, 23 people in a room…
Happy Birthday to both!
That means that PZ is officially old if his baby is now a legal adult.
And I’m older than PZ … ye gods!
Just in time to vote!
That is quite possibly the cutest pic of all time (excluding pics of my own child, of course)! Happy Birthday, Skatje!
Happy solar [as opposed to sidereal] revolution around the sun (physics!)
Her “about” says she’s a junior in college…and at 18? Wow. Smart kid.
She’s taking some great classes. I majored in CS and minored in math also. Ahh…I miss those days!
Happy Birthday, Skatje.
Happy 18th, Skatje! Gratulerer med dagen.
Happy natal day to you,
Happy natal day to you,
Happy day of birth, dear Skatje,
Happy natal day to you.
Happy birthday to Skatje, and –fun coincidence– it’s my 18th too! (but I don’t think my baby pictures are nearly as cute… or public, thank goodness)
Oh, well happy birthday cassandraclaire!
Nothing liking pulling out the baby pictures for tormenting your kids.
Happy birthday Skatje.
Make sure to register to vote.
Moments like this are why I am glad my parents aren’t fans of the intertubes.
Enjoy your complex, specified cake.
Many happy returns of the day, Skatje.
Congrats to the Dad who raised such a fine daughter.
Happy birthday Skatje!
18 is legal drinking age in the UK, so pop on over for a pint or two between classes.
I second the proposal in message #27. Come on over here at the end of October for Richards valedictory lecture and we’ll invite you to the RD.net get-together we’re having afterwards; you can have a drink legally at the champagne reception!
Congrats on the 18 solar circumnavigations.
I’m sure you can find a compromising pic of ol’ dad to post in revenge. I encourage this.
happy bday, Skatje!
I can hardly remember being 18 any more – hope you enjoy your 18th immensely!
…and, long time no see, deadman!
We have a lot of catching up to do.
I’ll shoot you an email this evening.
Dang, I didn’t realize Skatje was my age. (I turn 18 in a week)
*dies of Teh Kyoot*
Happy birthday Skatje! Adulthood doesn’t suck as badly as you might think. There’s some nice perks–the toys, for instance, are WAY better.
Happy Birthday Skatje!
You’re off to a good start. Helps having fairly rational parents. Even if the do insist on posting cute and possibly embarrassing kid photos.
I too can hardly remmerb being 18 anymore but that probably more to do with the fact that 18 is legal to drink here and my diet was basically 12% alcohol for for the first six months. Of course that has changed as I got older and more mature……..;-)
I must warn you of something that many dads experience. When your oldest (or youngest) child turns 18, you become acutely aware of how time has passed so quickly.
Happy Birthday, Skatje! (Ella echoes) “Happy Birthday, Skatje!”
Happy getting-shoved-headfirst-through-a-vagina day, Skatje. ðŸ˜€
keep up the good work – my kids have a number of diabetic friends – and anything that can help is fantastic – this is my first post here but won’t be be the the last -keep the the science alive – not the wooooooooo
I’m 18 tommorrow! Wooooooh!
I’ve only been following your blog for a year, PZ, but that’s long enough to pick up that you and yours are good people. So, Happy Birthday, Skatje, and have a wonderful time at university! (PZ, enjoy the silence. ;-))
And happy birthday to you, bob, too.
I hated it when my parents showed pictures of me as a young child, PZ really shouldn’t. I expect you will get over it. Best wishes for every success at U.
“Guess-” shouldn’t have a question mark unless you’re expecting a yes or no answer.
Eighteen years old… two X chromosomes…
Just in time to vote for Sarah Palin!
Here’s wishing you a happy birthday, but remember-
THE CAKE IS A LIE!
Can’t believe nobody else said it.
L-e-g-a-l! Then again, after the Catholic cracker debacle, PZ doesn’t seem like the kind of guy I would cross swords with! Doh!
I’ve heard of neoteny, but this is ridiculous.
Wow, what a coincidence, today’s my birthday, too! Alas, it’s my 30th, not 18th. Still, nice to know I share my birthday with good company.
I second what Alan Kellogg says. Skatje, you need an aging potion. ðŸ˜‰
Holy crap! 18 years old and already a junior in college!
Next month ill be 18 and back for my final round of Highschool
btw Skatje- awesome domain name
Happy birthday a day late, Skatje! Be sure to thank your mother for holding out for one more day so you wouldn’t have to share a birthday with Michael Jackson and John McCain! Or perhaps you were already brilliant in the womb and made that choice yourself!
¡Feliz cumpleaños! Glasses are raised to you, amiga!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SKATJE! Congratulations!
Congratulations on adding another year to your total, and best wishes for many additional years to come.
I’ll see you the Dad and raise you the Trophy Wife.
Congratulations to the Myers family. I wish I’d had my stuff together when I was that age…or now.
Remember Skatje, your parents still probably have embarrassing pictures lying around, too. Enjoy.
Tomorrow will be 40 years since I turned 18.
Congrats – even though I’m a bit late.
(18 and a junior in college? Wow)
Now, in any civilised country she’d get severely sloshed and then spend her first day as an 18-year-old nursing her first legal hangover…
Happy Birthday and enjoy your soft drinks!
A belated happy birthday to Skatje!
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