Twenty-One.

Laura and I circa 1993

Twenty-one years ago today, the world was graced with the birth of my sister and I.

It’s times like this that I like to reflect on our childhood. Thanks to the modern miracle of Youtube, I recently rediscovered this very large piece of it. Which explains a lot. (Skip ahead to the 3:30 mark, when things really start to pick up. Or, even better, don’t.)

Happy birthday, lil’ sis. You’re every bit as fresh as Little Richard’s wig in this clip, and that’s the damn truth.

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Hi, I'm Daniel, and I love houses! I'm a serial renovator, DIY-er, and dog-cuddler based in Kingston, New York. Follow along as I bring my 1865 Greek Revival back to life and tackle my 30s to varying degrees of success. Welcome!

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17 Comments

  1. 9.27.10
    cheryl said:

    21!!! Hey talented young man! Happy Birthday wishes to you and your sis! Many happy returns of the day. (Keep up the good work and great inspiration.)

  2. 9.27.10
    Laura said:

    Man I’m old. I graduated from college in 1993. See that, you’re inspiring the elderly. My name’s Laura too and I just had a birthday last week, so we’re practically related. Not really. Love your blog, keep up the good work!! And Happy Birthday! Welcome to the age of consent.

  3. 9.27.10
    natasha said:

    so so cute picture. happy birthday to you and your sister!

  4. 9.27.10
    Patti said:

    Well a very Happy Birthday to you and your sister. Wow 21. I almost remember that age. Though I am a lot older that you, I find your site very entertaining and fun. Maybe I’m not that old after all!

  5. 9.27.10

    Happy Birthday!

  6. 9.27.10
    Mom said:

    Happy Birthday, my love. Sad what qualified as children’s entertainment, right? But, remember, we actually played you “today is your birthday” Beatles version every year….

  7. 9.27.10
    Cait said:

    Happy birthday to you two!

  8. 9.27.10

    Happy birthday from one September 27th baby to another.

    • 9.27.10

      back at ya!! Fun facts: we also share a birthday with Google, Lil’ Wayne, and Avril Lavigne. FYI.

  9. 9.28.10
    jeannette said:

    gimme some PIE!
    i actually read little richard’s autobiography. because he is my hero. he says he taught paul mccartney how to do the OOOOOOOO on She Loves You.
    OOOOOOO! she does, and wishes you both many happy returns of the day, and pie.

  10. 9.28.10
    Shilo said:

    Happy birthday to you two! Enjoy your newly legal boozing rights!
    Consider this an IOU for a metric-ton of superstong cocktails with a side of ridiculous candy flavored shots.

  11. 9.28.10
    Kim said:

    am i the only one commenting who loves this video clip? i watched this as a kid COUNTLESS times… what was my mother thinking? happy belated birthday! your kitchen looks great!

    • 9.28.10

      My only explanation is that you’re the only one who actually watched it. Otherwise people would have been freaking out, obviously. Mother Goose Rock n’ Rhyme 4 life!

  12. 9.29.10

    I’m happy that you and your sister are 21 but I am sad that I am so, so old.

    Ach.

  13. 10.5.10
    Momo said:

    Hello Daniel. I absolutely love your blog, your projects, and your writing, and now I find out you are a twin with a sister! How special. I have boy/girl twins who were born 19 years after you guys (this is why I think that’s so special). Anyway, just wanted to say that. Keep up the great work and I hope you both had a great birthday.

  14. 10.27.10

    Dudes, how did I miss this post? I came here looking after you gave me Libra props. I should have known! Happy ultra-belated!!

    And get this…you have the same birthday as my childhood BFF.

  15. 2.11.11
    Oona said:

    Hey, I just found your blog yesterday and I am smitten! You are simply adorable and I love your projects. I just had to comment on this post because Mother Goose Rock N’ Rhyme was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid and no one else ever seems to remember it!

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