Sunday, January 19, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! To two people that have influenced my life....


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Tom Baker!!
Tom Baker was born 20th January 1934 and today celebrates his 80th birthday!

The fourth Doctor was my first and favorite Doctor.
I grew up anticipating every weekend what antics the Doctor would get into. He introduced me to the idea that you could solve problems with more than force. You could solve them with your mind and imagination.





HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! MATTHEW!!
Matthew was born 20th of January 2002 and today celebrates his 12th birthday!

Matthew is my first born, and favorite son. 
Yes, he is my only son, but I wouldn't be the geeky dad I am without him. He has high functioning Autism, and easily is obsessed over things. My wife jokes that he must have gotten that aspect from me since I can obsesses with the best of them.

So, one influenced my childhood, while the other I try to influence his. 

24 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Tom and Matthew!!
    Tom Baker was my first doctor too. I even lined up for AGES to get his autograph.

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  2. I have never had the chance to meet him. That must have been awesome!
    I know that this post will embarrass Matthew, but I hope it shows him how much he means to me.

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  3. I think I tell every single Dr Who lover that I met Tom Baker ;) And yes, it was truly awesome. I even offered him a jellybaby! And he took one! (it's unlikely he actually ate it though, lol).

    I bet there's no fear Matthew will know how much he means to you :)

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  4. Happy birthday, Matthew!
    Admit it - your son is still influencing your childhood because we never leave it.

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  5. Beautiful. Happy birthday to both of them! And I hope you all had a wonderful day!

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  6. They SHARE a birthday? Amazing! And the 4th doctor was the first one I ever saw too.

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  7. The happiest of B-days to our lord Matthew of Walstonia! May the day be the happiest of him with lots of fun and presents! When he grows up I'm sure he will be as kind and nice person as his father is :)

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  8. Thank you! He wants Breakfast for lunch so we are heading to IHop.

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  9. I owe my Whovian roots to the many nights of watching PBS!

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  10. Thanks! Walstonia has a rather small influence on the world.

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  11. To be honest I didn't realize till recently that they share the same day.
    If I knew then what I know now I might have lobbied to name him Tom!

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  12. that is very cool... you all know how to "TIME" it...

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  13. Happy Birthday to your son! That is so cool that he was born on the same day as your childhood hero!

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  14. Thanks. Matthew likes Tom but I think He really likes Matt Smith the best, It might be the name.....:)

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  15. Life is full of funny coincidence !

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  16. He will always be the ultimate doctor who. #1 in my book.

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  17. The Defendant Article You Might Say! :-)

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  18. Gary Philip PennickMarch 19, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Hi David,


    Good sir, my friend who gets to meet the cast of Dr. Who, has a photograph of himself with Tom Baker. A magical coincidence that your son, Matthew, shares the same birthday as Tom Baker. Belated birthday wishes to your son. A thoughtful last line in your posting, David.


    Gary :)

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  19. Yes, I have never left I just visit adulthood when required.

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  20. Wow, is it really a coincidence your son was born the same day as your childhood hero?

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  21. Matt says thank you. He is too involved with his 3DS to say much more.

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