Talked to my dad the other day: he seems well - was up and could walk but needed to rest after his surgery (stents put in some arteries in his legs to clear out blockages - hopefully they'll work and he won't have to get the bypass). Since I'd just gotten my test results back from my doctor, I mentioned to him that it appeared as though, in addition to the long legs, I'd inherited his beautiful thick blood. Thanked him for this gift.
He laughed and responded that I descended from Vikings and that as a Viking I needed the rich blood and big bones to go about the business of conquering the world.
(Am hoping that I got the Viking sense of humor as well.)