Gaining a daughter!

That’s good news, right? I can’t be sure because the one we’ve had is an independent-minded troublemaker. Anyway, #2 Son Connlann has announced his engagement to Ted Bear. No date has been set yet — there are a few hurdles to leap over before an American serviceman can marry a Korean citizen, but eventually…and then Mary and I are planning to fly over and visit South Korea for the wedding.


Maybe they’ll schedule it to fall during the Chicken and Beer Festival?


  1. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Best wishes the to be new couple. Enjoy the addition to the family.

  2. Karen Locke says

    May they have a long and happy time together.

    It’s premature to say this, but: don’t follow in the footsteps of one of my friends one day, stand in the door of your office goggle-eyed, and announce to the hallway: “I’m too young to be a grandpa!”


  3. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    Excellent news, PZ! Good for you!

    They’re just getting married, not having babies! I’m too young to be a grandpa!

    Whaaa? Did you teach your kids some biology or something?

  4. Beatrice, an amateur cynic looking for a happy thought says

    Congrats to the happy couple and their respective families

  5. opposablethumbs says

    Wishing every happiness to both persons directly and all persons tangentially involved :-)

  6. birgerjohansson says

    Conga rats to all concerned!

    You do know that Korea has the largest concentration of ancient megaliths in the world?
    With a bit of luck, you might find a practitioner of the Old Religion to perform the wedding ceremony. Days of guttural chanting, mysterious lights flashing in the night, dogs in the neighbourhood go nuts and start howling….

  7. birgerjohansson says

    I was browsing “Scandinavia and the World” to find some wedding-related illustrations, but your family is too well-behaved and polite for that stuff to be relevant.
    “Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal” has some tips about how to rule out spouses with poor statistics skills*, but it only relates to mathematicians marrying each other. “XKCD” has too many explosions.
    *belief in “soul mates” is a no-no.

  8. moarscienceplz says

    Maybe they’ll schedule it to fall during the Chicken and Beer Festival?

    Yeah, Koreans do love KFC. In spite of that, Korean cuisine is excellent. Personally, I’d avoid the Chicken and Beer Festival in favor of driving out into the countryside and finding a nice family-run restaurant. Seoul is a madhouse, but once you get out of the city, South Korea is very beautiful.

  9. randay says

    My brother was in the army in Korea(actually it should be spelled Corea)and met a woman whom he married in the U.S. He had to jump through a bunch of hoops to get the army to agree and get her a visa. They have been married for about forty years and I have a nephew and now a grand nephew.

    My sister-in-law is one of the smartest and kindest and humorous persons I know. So congratulations to your son and you and your wife. If you need any suggestions–I hate to say advice–let me know.

  10. Pilum says

    And if you can stomach it, I reccomend trying some real kimchi while you’re there (the stuff the natives eat, not the stuff they serve tourists :D).

  11. magistramarla says

    Congratulations, PZ!
    I love my daughter-in-law who is from Mexico. A person with a different background and fresh viewpoint is a wonderful addition to the family.
    As for the “I’m too young to be a grandpa!”, bit – give me a break! You are my age. In fact you’re six months younger than my husband and six months older than I am.
    Now hold on to your hat. We have six grandchildren to date. The oldest is 16 and the youngest is 2 months.
    We happily settled into being Grandma and Grandpa long ago. They are the reward that we get for raising their parents.