Jun 14, 2006 Brainwaves
“You know, 15 years ago, we took a trip to Egypt. All five of us. Saw the Pyramids and Luxor and then headed up into the Sinai. We had a guide, a Bedouin man, who called me ‘Abu el Banat.’ And whenever we’d meet another Bedouin, he’d introduce me as ‘Abu el Banat.’ And the Bedouin would laugh and laugh and offer me a cup of tea. And I’d go to pay them for the tea and they wouldn’t let me. ‘Abu el Banat’ means ‘Father of daughters.’ They thought the tea was the least they could do.”
– President Bartlet, “The West Wing” episode “Abu el Banat”
Check out some shots my friend Andy took of my adorable “honorary niece” — his 5-year-old daughter Hadley. I can already tell, she’s gonna be trouble when she’s a teenager.
As coworkers of my friend Nate told him once, “You’re the father of a daughter now. Time to register for a gun permit.”