Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Birthday, Charles!

All the knives and forks were working away at a rate that was quite alarming; very few words were spoken; and everybody seemed to eat his utmost in self-defense, as if a famine were expected to set in before breakfast time to-morrow morning, and it had become high time to assert the first law of nature.

                             --Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

                              Born February 7, 1812

Clearly, he knew my family.

Happy Birthday, and a toast, to my literary idol.