1. We had a totally gnarley solstice party which I immensely enjoyed, and at which I drank rather a lot of alcohol. And a whole bunch of really kewl people came, including one of my favorite people (let them bat that around =). (I love the way you can end a parenthetical statement with a sideways smiley =). That went well because my super amazing wife invited initiated, prepared for, and invited lot of people to the party. And because the solstice is a great excuse to celebrate. and we know so many kewl people. And god created grapes and hops on the third day =).
2. We got to go down to the Australian consualte and talk to Len Reid, the consular officer (or whatever his position is called) to renew E’s Aussie passport. That went well because Aussies in general rock, and Len in particular rocks, and because he was amazingly helpful.
3. My older daughter demonstrated her keen intellect and observation skills when, upon departing the Aussie consulate, she said “Dad, how come normally *you* talk to people, but in there mum was the one who talked to him?” That was awesome, because then I got to explain to her how the world is screwed up in a certain way such that for some reason, it’s we brain damaged guys who end up doing the talking and making the decisions, at least here in America, but that in that case mum did the talking because it was Aussie business and she’s the adult Aussie in our family. That went well because E is amazingly intelligent, and it totally already shows. (clearly it’s in the genes, even those of the brain damaged parent =)