Made my day

Apr. 8th, 2006 02:19 pm
zonewombat: (wild rumpus)
Just back from the embassy Easter party. I was the "adult" monitor at the egg-dying table, where I overhead this conversation:

9-y.o. girl: I'm naming my eggs. This one's Scruffy. This one's Stuffy, and this one's Tuffy...and this one's...Trebuchet.
Me: *blink* *blink*
9-y.o. boy: Why are you naming your egg after a medieval catapult?

And that is why I hang out with embassy kids, rather than with embassy adults.
zonewombat: (face)
We got a call from one of the team members of the NTSB team that's here in Athens investigating the Helios Air crash of last week. They've more or less figured out what happened, and it's a tragic story...but someone's cellphone is compromised, so we're concerned that the news will leak to the press before the Greek government has a chance to release it themselves.

So Saturday night found us at the embassy, where I played with the baby and showed him neat things like marble and cypress trees, and Robert worked the issue. We thought today would be a work day too, but it looks like the press release is imminent.

When Mallory's older and we are watching the made-for-TV movie of this crash, we can tell him that he was there when the call came in.

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