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Baby, Baby, Baby … Ohhh?*

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*Thank you Justin Bieber for contributing that to the lexicon.
Cross-posted on HeyElise

The saying is "bun in the oven," but SkyMall offers this great hot dog bun TOASTER!

Yep. I’m slowly wrapping my brain around this situation.

The Chinese think it is highly auspicious to have a “dragon baby” — a child born in the Year of the Dragon. (Women in China are rushing to get fertility treatments because a dragon baby is apparently too lucky to be left to chance. Crazy, right?) The Wall Street Journal reports:

Being aligned with cosmic forces is important in Chinese culture. The year of the dragon is supposed to be particularly fortunate for babies, marriages and businesses. Those born as dragons are “the strongest, smartest and the luckiest—supposedly,” says Yibing Huang, a professor of Chinese literature and culture at Connecticut College.

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Chinese often schedule important life events to take advantage of the luckiest times. A recent lunar year that spanned two springs spurred a spike in weddings. And even though births are trickier to plan, in 2000, the most recent year of the dragon, 202,000 more babies were born in Taiwan than a year earlier, according to the Taipei Times citing government statistics.

I was personally way less interested in a dragon baby due to my own zodiac sign: the dog. It is the sign that’s least compatible with the dragon, and I already have one dragon to contend with — my husband. Now, barring unforeseen events, I’ll have two dragons to go up against. Grrrrreat.

Observation: My going vodka-free has created cascading problems. But the fetus has been awesome to me. Wouldn’t have been able to enjoy Costa Rica, assorted work travel and/or all the SXSW magic — Jay Z, Radiohead, etc — while sick. Fetus is always game to party. “Of course it is,” Fiscus said. “It is YOUR baby. Even if it looks like Matty.”

Fave Reactions:

ME: My eggo is preggo.
REEVE: Holy shit.

ME: I’m pregnant.
JAVAUN: [Incredulous] HOW DID THAT HAPPEN!?!?

ME: I’m knocked up dude.
JAY: Dude, you are going to be so huge.

ME: Yeah, so I’m pregnant.
MCKENNEY: That baby is going to come out with a vodka tonic in one hand and a hot dog in the other.

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March 10th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

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What up!

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Photo by Caleb Bryant Miller

Now that we’re lawfully wedded, we decided this here Hu-Stiles personal blog would be useful to stay in touch with our friends. The Amsterdam wedding and the whole lifetime together bit is still ahead of us, and we thought this would eventually be a good place to share some photos and observations from that trip. (The photo to the right is taken on May 10th, as we were awaiting our quickie ceremony at the criminal courthouse.)

Of course, viewers/readers of our politics and government reporting will probably prefer sticking with our professional work. And Elise is keeping her own rarely-updated personal blog in her own corner of the web. But hey, in a world of cyber-proliferation, what’s another blog?

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May 17th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

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