Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The votes are still rolling in, and though the voting has been marred by a bit of (perhaps unintentional) ballot stuffing--which officials are "pretty sure" they've accounted for in the exit polls--election officials are already hailing this as a victory for democracy. Indeed, the public seems to be vocally supportive of the effort.
Exit polls show voters are favoring Roselyn, Beatrix and Dorothea as the front runners, with Coraline, Violet, Eloise and Iris bringing up the rear. As the front-runner, however, Roselyn risks being disqualified as rising in popularity too quickly as reckoned by statistical analysis conducted by election commissioner Christine Etler.
"We are not opposed to Roselyn in principle. However, it would be unwise to choose a name that is becoming too popular and risk undermining the child's uniqueness," she explained at a raucous press conference today.
Aizay Etler, the incumbent youngest child of the Etler family, was seen flanked by his beaming parents, his hands clasped above his head in victory. "We asked the people, and they responded," he said. "Whether we listen to them is beside the point. At least we asked, right?"
Election watchdog groups say that while they wait for officials to declare a winner, they are not hopeful for a fair outcome. "These people are not interested in the will of the people," said one observer, who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisal.
Posted by Dave at 5/22/2007 08:38:00 PM
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Here's a fun game...for each of the pictures below, guess which relative, according to Aizay, he has drawn. Answers at the bottom, and no cheating!
Answers: Top-Mommy. Second-Mommy and Aizay's baby sister, apparently fresh from the womb. Third-Grandma, depicted here struggling to smuggle a washing machine out of Sears. Bottom-Daddy, according to Aizay. Personally, I don't see the resemblance on that one, but who am I to question the artist?
Posted by Dave at 5/16/2007 08:41:00 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Coverage in the media has been surprisingly light, but we think it's worth noting that we're pregnant. Christine had a 20-week ultrasound yesterday, and we found out we're having a girl! Her due date is October 1.
This one isn't easy to see, but it's two feet (looking at the bottom of the foot, with the other foot crossed over it).
Doesn't she have the the cutest eye sockets you've ever seen? I think we'll name her Lord Voldemort. Or Nosferatu.
Yeesh. Okay, let's look at something less evil, shall we?
Posted by stine at 5/15/2007 07:23:00 PM