Posted on December 23, 2017
Posted by John Scalzi
My kid is pretty great. And she’s 19 today. I hope this year of hers is everything good.
Technical note: This picture actually taken a couple days ago. But close enough!
Happy birthday, Athena! :-)
Happy Birthday, Athena, and season’s greetings!
Stunning shot! Beautiful girl who I am sure is smart, funny and self aware. As they get older it’s hard not to worry about the world they’ll be handling in the future. I am pinning my hope to this next generation.. and praying they’ll take no prisoners! HBD
Happy Birthday, Athena!
Have a wonderful birthday, Athena! Hope the coming exceeds even your best dreams.
Congrats to your lovely young lady! You and I have at least those two things in common – our youngest have just turned 19, and we are both blessed by ethereal riches far beyond our measure! Best of the season to you and your!!
To Athena: Happy Birthday!
To everyone: How strange to go from a 2003 “random whatever” playing Uno “take two cards Daddy” to 19.
I say: Let’s enjoy each other every step of the way.
Happy birthday, Athena. I hope you aren’t too old for birthday cake in bed.
@Athena Pro-tip: Don’t do something dumb like going to Ft. Lost in the Woods. Keep up with that college/university education. Sure, you’ll miss out on stuff like making your bed in a certain way every day, but! you’ll be able to craft a better life for you and yours. ESSAYONS!
Happy Birthday. You look so adult here.
Athena, I don’t know how to tell you this. Your parents are lying about your birthday. It’s really in July.
Happy Birthday, Athena, Happy Holidays and best of luck in college!
Happy Birthday! Many adventures lie ahead!
Happy birthday, Ms. Scalzi! May you enjoy bountiful health, happiness and success now and in the future!
Happy Birthday, Athena! I shall strand Ellis in Left4Dead2 in your honour this day.
Happy birthday Athena! 19 is a pretty good time (I say with 6 months of experience…). Hope you enjoy it!
She’s definitely a blend of the two of you, looks wise, and in the best possible combination. That and the mad photographer skillz makes for an absolutely lovely photo. Merry Christmas to you all.
She gets more beautiful every year!
Happy Birthday Athena! And Merry Christmas Scalzis!
And don ´ t look so sad.
It will be ok.
Hey! My middle child has the same birthday, and his name is made from the same letters. Happy Birthday Athena and Ethan.
Happy Birthday Athena. Hope you’re getting to spend some time at home as you’re the best present for Mom & Dad.
Happy birthday to one of the coolest kids around.
This is my annual tradition of wishing happy birthday to John Scalzi’s daughter, whom I have never met, but who is precisely forty years you ger than I am. Have a lovely year, Athena!
The big question is whether she remembers the queen of soul.
Ugh. I feel like i just aged about 15 years in one glance. Time flies.
And Happy Birthday, Athena!
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Athena Scalzi, editor/writer -AMS
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