Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Push Em Out….Push Em Out…Way Out!

Go Team Birnbaum! You have produced a beautiful baby girl. Yesterday we welcomed Isabella Esther Birnbaum into the world. Well…”we” didn’t exactly welcome her as phone calls to both of her parents went unanswered. Geeze, you’d think they were in the hospital surrounded by family and their real friends who would take time off of work and other commitments to be there.

While I don’t know the reasons she was bestowed with the name Isabella, I do want to take some time to share with you some “public” info on the name (generically speaking).

The Wikipedia says among other things that its meaning is “My God is my oath" and its origin is Hebrew via Greek and Latin. There are queens and duchesses that are blessed with this name as well as grapes, rock albums and even an episode of the Sopranos.

This is all well and good but we’ve already missed the obvious, “Can we call her Izzy?” If we can then this is a whole new ball game as “Izzy” is synonymous with so much more and I’m not just talking about the whiney resident on Grey’s Anatomy. Izzy is an Olympic Mascot (Atlanta ’96), a Pizza Chain in the northwest US, and even a former guitarist in Guns and Roses.

The bottom line is that she’s now here and it’s up to all of us to make sure this is a good place for her to grow up. So with that said, if you’re reading this at your desk, tidy up a bit, clean up those papers and clean out that coffee mug. If you’re reading this at home, pick up those clothes and dust off that table. If you’re reading this while walking down the street, bend over and pry that gum off the sidewalk and when it’s sticking to your fingers be careful not to run them through your hair.

Now get out of here and wish “Izzy” a long and fruitful time here on this rock and her family a hearty Mozel Tov.

1 comment:

Carla said...

Thanks for the shoutout! We did finally call you back two whole days ago! Just as an FYI, Isabella was my mom's mom and Esther was Scott's moms mom. Talk to you soon!