Monday, May 15, 2006
His Royal Pain
Boss has quipped, "I think I must be descended from royalty because I like it when people do what I say." Now I have verification that this is true for me. Mom and Dad were here for graduation and showed me a great website that will search to see if you are related to certain famous people. I punched myself up and found I'm 3rd cousins 8 times removed with John Adams, John Hancock, and Josiah Bartlett (signers of the Declaration of Independence); 6th cousin 3 times removed with Gordon B Hinckley and 4 times removed from Joseph Smith; and directly descended from such European royalty as Alfred King of England, Andras II King of Hungary, Bejela I Uros King of Serbia, Charlemagne Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Charles II King of Naples, Charles III-V Kings of France, Christian King of Denmark, and that's only through the C's.
Wow. I knew there was a reason I started demanding that the Boss call me "Your Majesterial Sweetie" instead of just sweetie. Now she and Sam go ahead and call me Doctor Your Majesterial Sweetie. Terms of endearment ought to retain some piece of dignity, right? Oh, and I feel like I should go ahead and wear this graduation regalia from now on with the robe and hood--it seems only proper considering my pedigree.