Saturday, September 28, 2002

A chance remark from Deborah the Self-Assured prompted me to finally move the comments script to my webhosting service, something I've been meaning to do for a while. I'm considering changing from blogger as well. I'm fine with blogger, it's more than sufficient for my simple needs, but I like the illusion of using a cgi script that I can better control. And it is an illusion, considering that a) my web site is contained in some nameless computer in the States and b) who am I kidding, I can't even update my daughter's pictures regularly or answer my email, am I really going to spend precious time modifying cgi scripts?

Yukiko is becoming quite the dancer, and is getting closer and closer to walking each day. Now if only she would learn to sleep in until noon on the weekends...

Saturday, September 21, 2002

Here's one for the Annals of the Bizarrely Incredulous:

When asked about the document, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said the U.S. will continue to use its military judiciously and reluctantly.

"What the world has seen in the 20th century is a benevolent America that uses its strength for good around the world," Fleischer told reporters.

Monday, September 16, 2002

Ooops, guess I've been badly negligent in keeping this journal up to date.

We've been here a year already. Amazing - the time just flew by. Yukiko is standing by herself and able to shuffle around the room holding onto furniture. She loves playing under the table when Yoshie is trying to work. She also has two teeth showing and loves dancing to music. She still cries a bit at nursery when she realizes mom isn't there, but overall she seems to like it.

I did finally finish The Diamond Age, but was confused and a bit let down by the ending. Before that I read Tales from Sanctuary, the Vampire Sex Bar which Jason gave me quite a while back. I quite enjoyed it. Now, what to read next...

Yoshie is trying to finish her masters thesis, which isn't easy considering she can't concentrate for more than an hour at a time before some little one makes demands of her. Hopefully things will work out by the end of October and we can take a short trip to the continent to celebrate the end of this phase of her academic adventures.

That's all from this side of the Atlantic...