Friday, June 11, 2004

Happy Birthday to Me

Yesterday, I became demographically undesirable by aging my way out of the 18-34 male demo ...

It was a pretty good birthday. Evelin and I started off with an early morning appointment at the midwife. The baby's heartbeat is strong as ever and everything looks good. I liked this midwife a better than the first one (mostly because she didn't parrot Atkins diet pseudoscience to Evelin when talking about eating habits). We also talked a bit about birthing classes; Evelin and I need to hurry up and figure out what program we want to go with -- Bradley, Lamaze, Birthing from Within, Hypnobirthing, whatever -- but I'm not sure we're any closer to figuring it out ...

After that, we stood in line for a while at the Motor Vehicle Administration to get new drivers licenses and then went home to cut the grass/ogräs. The fun part of the day came later when we went to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (definitely the best movie in the series thus far, although none of the movies have been as good as the books), followed by dinner at Ardeo. Sadly, the chef didn't do a tasting menu last night, but I still had a very nice cheese tortellini with asparagus and porcini mushrooms in a mushroom broth, which went very well with a glass of the nice Alsatian pinot blanc. The starter was a spinach salad with some excellent Stilton and dessert was a chocolate fondant cake with espresso ice cream. Evelin had the same salad (sans the Stilton) and a hamburger with incredible fries.
  • Happy Birthday in a lot of languages (Roman alphabet, no diacritical marks)

  • Happy Birthday in fewer languages but better use of scripts and diacritical marks (mostly Unicode)

  • Happy Birthday uses local scripts, but graphics, not Unicode

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