Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Harriet Smith is a character in His Robot Girlfriend and His Robot Wife. She is the daughter of the main character-- Mike Smith. Harriet is very loosely based on my own daughter, but as my daughter has happily pointed out, she would never put up with such a jerk of a husband as Harriet has, and quite honestly, unlike Mike, if my daughter did, I'd put him in the ground myself.
There are a few little inside stories that are taken from my own life with my daughter, such as her ability to talk a subject to death until my eyes glaze over, and the remembrance that they have of the time that Mike threatened to kill a kid who was bullying Harriet and almost lost his job because of it.
On the other hand, Harriet is a dental hygienist, and is fascinated with teeth, something my daughter has never shown any interest in.