Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Unfortunate baby names

So, the genetic blessed Shiloh Nouvel Pitt-Jolie is not so nominal blessed... What is it with celebrity and unfortunate baby names?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

For Moms, there's no place like Denmark

According to the The Copenhagen Post, Denmark was second only to Sweden in the Save the Children's annual "State of the World's Mothers" report.

According to Save the Children, the disparity between the best countries and the worst was bleak: a woman in Scandinavia is 750 times more likely to survive childbirth than in some African countries. Infant mortality rates were 28 times lower.

I'm still feeling lucky...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Infants Mortality

I find this article, "Infants Dying for Lack of Basics" in the New York Times hearbreaking. I think an unexpected side effect of Emma's birth is how lucky I feel. We are so incredibly lucky to live in Western Europe, or eventually the U.S. I think the events of last month added to the that feeling... I am so lucky to have such a lovely healthy baby.

Unacceptable weight loss

Ugh! Don't tell me my body's fat-thermostat is stuck on post baby!!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Fart Idiot

Okay, perhaps I'm not as mature as I should be. But a few years ago when a Danish newspaper had the huge headline "Fart Idiot!" to describe a crazy high speed traffic incident (fart means speed in Danish), I laughed until I cried. (They said "fart"! ha!)

I think Danish drivers are terrible. My last trip to the states, I drove from Enfield, CT to NYC and I swear the NYC cab drivers are better drivers than the average Dane. Apparently this also goes for the Danish National Police chief too, who was caught on videotape breaking the speed limit by more than 50km (30 miles) per hour.

Ha, ha! Fart Idiot!