Monday, October 7, 2013

The Turing Test or The Time Tom Snuck onto Rachel's Blog

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Rachel makes people feel good, good about themselves, good about each other, and good about life.  Rachel makes a place feel good, makes its nooks and corners feel special, makes its rooms inviting, fills its walls with color and its halls with warm sound.  Life can be rough -- babies want boobs all night, kids want to yell at each other and knock over houseplants, neighbors want to call the police on you when your sister-in-law parks her car in the road so that its back tire is in front of their house.  Rachel handles life with grace, she speaks with ease and poise, she laughs loud and frequently and isn't afraid of anything.  If you could manufacturer a machine that does everything Rachel does, it would be worth hundreds of billions of dollars -- not just because of the qualities that make her valuable as a mother and wife, but (and, honestly, much more importantly) because it would be a machine exhibiting intelligent behavior indistinguishable from that of a human being.  You would make a fortune.

Happy Birthday, Rachel. I love you.



  1. Happy birthday Rachel! You seem like a remarkable human being, woman, and mother. So glad this earth has you and your little brood. Best of life and love and luck to you in this upcoming year!

    And what a sweet hubby :)

    1. And he's pretty funny to boot. Thanks for the birthday wishes. It honestly may have been the best one yet.

  2. Happy birthday Rachel. Have a wonderful year. I can't wait to watch how the "Buzzard's Nest" feather's up and your beautiful little fledglings grow. ��
    (Geeze, sorry for beating that metaphor to death) ....but I do wish you all the best and much love.

  3. You didn't beat that metaphor; you extended it. Hope you and your family are all doing well. We miss you guys and sure hope we get down there to see you this year.

  4. I really everybody chose to ignore my weird joke comparing you to a robot at the end of this post.

  5. Oh my gosh, I just found this and I LOVE it! What a sweet tribute!