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April 26, 2008

Wordy

By Glenn Fleishman

Rex has been gaining words apace. He has “car,” “buh-bye,” and a few others. Last night was the capper at dinner, though. “Are you all done, Rex?” “Ah duh.” Whoa. “All done?” He does it again: “Ah duh.” Pretty cool. Two words!

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April 18, 2008

Vultures over News Carrion

By Glenn Fleishman

I was about to leave my house to drive to Tacoma to a bar (crazy thing for a parent to actually a. leave the house at night and b. go to a bar) on Wednesday, and while I was putting the baby down for the night, I heard this loud humming I couldn’t identify. At first, I thought our newish furnace was acting up again, but then realized the sound was coming from outside.

I walked out front to the car, looked up, and saw three freaking news helicopters hovering over the bus accident in the Arboretum. A genius bus driver, following his GPS and ignoring four signs (including flashing lights) about overheight vehicles shaved nearly two feet off his bus, and injured dozens of Garfield High School students on board.

This bridge is about six blocks from our house, a lovely and historically recognized bridge across Lake Washington Boulevard to the Washington Park Arboretum.

Goddamn copter vultures. I can understand sending photographers out; it’s definitely news. But, please, breaking news? Bus hits bridge. That story ain’t going to have more developments. Oop, wait, they got the bus out from under the bridge! Hurray! I wanted to call 911 and report the copters, but I couldn’t figure out how to claim they were violating any laws. Just the laws of sanity and reason.

The students on the bus were members of the high school’s softball teams, and one of the teams had just had a shutout loss. Adding insult to injury would be a severe understatement of the event. It sounds from reports that there were no serious injuries, but several kids were taken to the hospital.

The bridge was largely unhurt.

The bar I went to was Doyle’s, which was superb.

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April 7, 2008

Little Time

By Glenn Fleishman

Rex is nearly 1! Lynn is nearly __! (Never reveal a woman’s age.) We are a bit tired. My parents just passed through on a visit; Lynn’s mom is here now, and her dad arrives shortly. Rex is sleeping generally well, but 6 am is the latest he’s getting up. Some mornings it’s 5. He’s waking at night every few nights. The ear infections are over, and we’re trying to get into a new rhythm. Lynn and I are (knock wood) going to the nicest restaurant in Seattle Tuesday night to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary…which was last September.

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