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Thursday, September 30, 2004

Do you want to know why I didn't watch the debate tonight, or do you want to know how I avoided it? Both reasons are the same. I was at Tammy and David's house for Survivor night, and the Giants game was on at the same time, and I was TiVoing the debate anyway. Why would I watch politicians when I can chase D.J. and Dakota around the big back yard?

It isn't that David isn't politically aware, by the way. He's up half the night most nights with Aiden anyway, so he figures he'll have several chances to see the debate on C-SPAN or CNN. I think it's on at 1:30 am on PBS, which is pretty close to the time Aiden likes to wake up and play for a while.

By the way, I didn't TiVo any of the post-debate analysis (except, of course, The Daily Show on Comedy Central). I don't want anyone telling me what I should think about what the candidates said. I want to watch and take notes and make up my own mind.

Okay, fine. My mind is already made up, but I won't write my own analysis of the debate at least until I've watched it. That's only fair. And I can pause TiVo and take notes (or an antacid, if necessary). I can also use the fast-forward button whenever it's required.

Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed my evening without any political ranting (except inside my own mind). D.J. told me I was a lot of fun (those are his actual words). Dakota ran up and jumped into my arms. Aiden was a charmer, as usual. He sat in his high chair and watched us eat dinner.

By the way, he ate squash today, his first solid (more or less) food. He liked it so much he didn't even bother to finish swallowing before asking for the next bite.

30 September 2004

Aiden (at four months old) and Tammy.

Aiden turns four months old tomorrow. He was lying on his tummy tonight and holding himself up with his arms and looking around. He scooted backwards almost off his blanket, but he's not quite ready to crawl yet. I don't think it'll be long, though. And he has the cutest giggle you've ever heard, like a musical squeak.

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The Giants still have their destiny in their own hands, by virtue of their 4-1 win over the Padres tonight. But the Dodgers clinched at least a tie for the division title, beating the Rockies in eleven innings, 4-2, in a game in which the useless Rockies led three times, one of them in extra innings. The Giants are now also tied for the wild card lead, so if they win their next three games, they're in the post season. If they lose one, they might be out.

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