Sunday, November 23, 2008

new baby

Yay! Our new baby girl arrived last week and we're at home now. Everything went fine and we're recovering nicely. 3.68 kilos, 49 cm. (For her name, send me an email or post a comment. Otherwise, we'll call her E on the blog :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

news today

I was amused at the stories on drudge report today -- Hillary for Secretary of State? I don't think so. I'm guessing they're just floating the name (or someone not involved at all says they're floating the name), but it won't happen. As a resident of Europe, let me remind you that Obama's a superstar outside of the US, and his popularity could really help foreign relations. I don't think he's going to give that away to someone with her own big agenda. Not to mention her oh-so-erratic husband. And does he really need to "solidify the party"? Give me a break. Maybe the Clinton camp started the rumor!

Other funny/interesting stuff, and isn't it nice to have news that isn't all about politics? ... (harmless) white powder at Mormon temples in assumed protest against the church's stance against gay marriage, the pregnant man is pregnant again (how much does he get paid for the stories? Enough to make up for babies one year apart?!?), Wal-Mart's making money (this goes in the category of "yeah, I always knew that" news. Tomorrow they'll announce that luxury retailers are losing even more money than expected. Ho hum.), and less than 20% of US adults are smokers. I'm actually surprised that the smoking level is that high. So sad that the rates are much higher for those with less education. Personally, I don't think this is really a matter of education per se (everyone knows tobacco's bad for you, right?!), but a matter of social acceptability among different demographic groups. I have absolutely no proof for that.

Anyway, I'm just killing time, waiting for the new arrival. Just a few more days ...