bookmark_borderKommer hun mon snart ud?


Entering week 38
Originally uploaded by PhylB

Vores lille datter må gerne snart komme ud. Siden i fredags vil hun ikke længere blive klassificeret som for tidligt født, og vi glæder os sådan til at se hende!

Selvom Phyllis naturligvis er smuk med sin store mave, som i ny og næ bevæger sig, når den lille pige sparker hende eller bokser lidt.

Vi har fundet på et navn (og også et drengenavn, da de kun garanterede kønnet med 97% sikkerhed), og vi har pakket tasken og fået et videokamera af mine forældre, så vi er klar!

bookmark_borderMiles

One reason why I’m a great fan of the metric system is that I know a tiny bit about the complete mess that preceded it.

These days people tend to think the choice is between metric and imperial, but before the French Revolution each country had its own system of measurements.

If this situation had been continued till the present day, just imagine how the signs indicating a speed limit of 80 km/h would have looked in different countries (see the illustration on the left). Every time you crossed a border, you’d have to learn new measurements.

It’s so much saner to use the same system everywhere, and I feel the UK and especially USA have broken the unwritten agreement by sticking to the old system while benefiting from other countries’ sanity.