14 October 2007

And the headstones climbed up the hills

Today was going actually very well and then, as I was cleaning my space and making my cords more organized, I unplugged my computer. When I went to plug it back in, nothing. No power, no sound, nothing. I tried different outlets, still nothing. This is the second time this has happened, and before, they had to replace the cord. They did this free of charge as it was recalled. I am hoping for the same problem. Luckily, Yoko's i-Book is holding up quite well.

I took the baby out for a walk and as she was chatting away to herself, I thought, I suck at a lot of things, but being a dad has been okay so far. We are looking into nursery schools in case we end up staying in Japan and Yoko explained our choices. Number 1 is the Buddhist one which apparently is very strict and the children are very well-behaved, but a bit robotic. Our second option is a secular school that is not quite as strict as the Buddhist one, but the kids are still relatively well-behaved. Yoko says they have them watch TV before lunch and she doesn't like that very much. The third option is a school where the kids are completely out of control. Unfortunately, our church's nursery school looks to be closing its doors in two years and will be taking no new students. If we do end up going to England, we may just extend Yoko's maternity leave a couple more months and then quit. We'll see.

Speaking of England, I am thinking seriously of cutting back the schools I am going to apply to in the States to maybe only one. There's nowhere I really want to go and having a professor you want to study under seems key to writing a good Statement of Purpose. I'd rather not apply to a school where my Statement would read something like, 'Yeah, uh, you guys seem okay.'