2. I don't know if it's all babies, as I really don't know a damn thing about babies yet, but mine really eats a lot. So far she is actually pretty easy to deal with. She sleeps a lot, gets very red when upset, and really is only up one time each night.
3. Feeding a baby here is outrageous. It's at least $30 a week for formula, and we're only using formula as supplemental to breast feeding.
4. Having this baby has brought Cynthia and I even closer.
5. Even though she's a big baby, I still feel like I'm going to break her. She seems so fragile.
6. Leadership is essentially risk management. The OPEC president sees a possibility of oil at $200 per barrel. Our leadership is focused on the PUC board to shift the blame of the titanic increase on power that needs to occur. In short, they aren't managing the risk at all. Ed Propst is quite justified in his anger on his blog.
7. Ken Kramer wrote the best letter to the editor I've seen in a while. It's a funny and sarcastic look at the decision making process by the morons heading up this island and their latest fiasco, the idiotic anti-marine reserve resolution. Speaking of absurd, how I wish this marine park could include a chance for divers to get up there as Joe Cabrera imagines in a letter today, but there won't be any dive boats or fishing boats making that 300 mile trip under our runaway fuel costs.
8. There has been a week long respite, so now we have the fun over scrambling to buy fuel to keep the power on. School is a month delayed next year so expect a graffiti and vandalism supernova this summer, the movie theater has closed, $200 per barrel oil is being envisioned, which would translate to approximately $7.50 per gallon gas, the power is going up a lot along with everything else -- this will be a very different island next year -- one with a lot less people and a lot fewer familar faces.
9. I really have no use for soccer in general, but the men's and women's team put on a hell of a show. I didn't catch the women's game Saturday unfortunately, but I showed up on Sunday about midway to cheer on number nine and fourteen especially. I don't know if the CNMI coach heard me, but I yelled out as the game was locked at 2-2 for a while in the second half, "If you need someone to score, choose Ruszala." I was then informed by a friend that once removed a player can't return, and Ruszala played the first half. Didn't know that rule, and add one more reason I don't really dig soccer.
10. Between the soccer games and the Flametree Festival, Susupe was really rocking this weekend. It was almost like there was life and optimism for once.
Bonus: Bruce Bateman hasn't gotten his boat in the water since Harry's Ass steered it in August, he also hasn't been diving at all since God knows when, but he has found time to join a women's knitting and croshee society and no one has abused him about it yet on the blog. Did I mention he's been spending a lot of time with sailors as well.