After what were 30+ hours of grueling labor (for me mostly, though my wife seemed to be in some type of pain as well – I’ll have to check back with her on that), Eric Jae-Young Lee Martin finally decided to join us on Saturday, October 10th at 11:36 a.m.
In addition to taking his time once the whole show got under way, my son also decided that the fact that dad had tickets to Friday night’s Yankee playoff game was entirely beside the point. Luckily, my good friend Steve (who benefitted from my son’s irregular sense of timing) was kind enough to phone me after what was one of the more dramatic playoff wins for the Yanks in a while to let me know that Mark Teixeira’s game-winning, 11th inning, walk-off home runs landed 5 rows in front of my his seats.
Still, I think it’s clear I came out the winner. I believe he calls this look “Velvet Steel” but it’s hard to make out his words as he tends to mumble.