This morning I got to interview a scientist from Cambridge University about social behavior in meerkats. Sadly, I didn’t get to ask him my version of C.S. Lewis’ famous "triple dilemma" question: "Liars, lunatics or just plain lovable?"
I really want to be a Real Journalist when I grow up, but I fear that if I don’t start sounding like less of an idiot when I interview people, this brilliant career will be spectacularly derailed. Though he didn’t seem too fazed when I asked him to tell me about something funny he had seen a meerkat do. (And it was pretty darn funny, too.)
Fisher turned eight yesterday. It was sort of a low-key birthday, since all four of us except Rhys are varying degrees of sick right now. He got an iPod nano–to my eternal amazement and delight, I think we may have accidentally stumbled on the one way to make the kid stop talking for a few minutes. Permanent hearing damage is such a small price to pay, really, for a little peace and quiet.