Glad this didn't happen at our wedding . . .
Wait until the 43 second point.
Come on in. Sit down. Have some stuffed squid--it's really delicious! Life in Sokcho, South Korea
Well, it is now December, my absolute favorite month of the year. November is my wife's least favorite--since we were married she as been hospitalized three times in November, this last time with severe pneumonia.
I was browsing Wikipedia recently and happened to follow a link to the article for the current US president. I skimmed the article and found an interesting bit of trivia (George W has enjoyed both the the highest recorded level of public support (90%), as well as the lowest since Nixon (24%).) Then I glanced back at the beginning of the article, and the first sentence gave me the best laugh I've had in a while:
George W. Bush · Politics
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Walker Bush
Incumbent Assumed office
January 20, 2001
Vice President(s) Dick Cheney Preceded by Bill Clinton Succeeded by Incumbent
46th Governor of Texas
January 17, 1995 – December 21, 2000
Lieutenant(s) Bob Bullock (1995–1999)
Rick Perry (1999–2000)
Preceded by Ann Richards Succeeded by Rick Perry Born July 6, 1946 (1946-07-06)
New Haven, Connecticut
Political party Republican Spouse Laura Bush Residence Crawford, Texas Alma mater Yale University
Harvard Business School
Occupation Businessman (oil, baseball) Religion United Methodist Signature
George W. Bush is a monkey. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third & current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. Bush was first elected in the 2000 presidential election, and reelected for a second term in the 2004 presidential election. He previously served as the forty-sixth Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000, and is the eldest son of former United States President George Herbert Walker Bush.
All that goes to show that you can't believe everything you read on Wikipedia, although I can't say I completely disagree with the definition.
I, for one, am thankful that mosquito season is over-- we had our first frost of the season yesterday (rather early for Korea, actually). It went out with a bang, though--the last mosquitoes of the season seemed to be much more aggressive and larger than those during the summer. I caught a few which I would say were larger than the average Canadian mosquito.
One of the wonderful things about having preschoolers is that you can enjoy the quality entertainment you loved when you were a kid all over again. Here's a classic Sesame Street lullaby:
Life is busy--I'm just starting studies by distance ed at Athabasca University--but I've been increasingly compelled to write down what I really think about certain issues. Someone has said that any real biography ends at the age of 30, meaning that what one does with the first 30 years generally decides the course of the next 40. I'm not sure I completely agree with that, but it got me thinking.
About 5 minutes ago, at about 9:05 pm Korean Time, there was a fairly sudden and noticeable earthquake along the East Coast here. We felt it quite sudden and strong in our house on the tenth floor for about 2 seconds. My parents-in law who live in Geojin, bout 40km up the coast from Sokcho, also felt it there.
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