December 2000

End of everything

by PapaScott on 31 December 2000

Unlike last year, when we celebrated the millenium at Harburg General Hospital (when Mama was suffering from fever and was being cooled by cabbage leaves), we’re celebrating this millenium at home. Both Mama and Christopher are recovering from colds, so we turned down an offer to go sledding with Christopher’s uncle.

We also won’t be going to the fireworks at the harbor in Hamburg. That will be cold, crowded, and with kids throwing firecrackers around, more than a little dangerous. It seems that this time of year normally safety-conscious Germans take leave of their senses. First they put lit candles in their Christmas trees, then they throw firecrackers at one another on New Years Eve. Or fall down drunk into the River Elbe.

Speaking of safety, Christopher is at this moment happily pulling up the little rubber anti-slip mats in the shower. Don’t ask why…

You don’t believe the part about the cabbage leaves last year? Here’s proof…


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White stuff

by PapaScott on 30 December 2000


It’s snowing again today, so we still have our fresh white landscape in the backyard. Northern Germany usually gets snow only every 7 years. This is now our second year in a row.

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Break on through…

December 29, 2000

It looks like we’ve survived the big four… Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and Christopher’s Birthday. And we had a white Christmas. We got about 5 inches on Christmas Eve, and it’s still on the ground. According to the Abendblatt, it was the most snow since 1960. It was a strange storm. It snowed […]

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It was a year ago today…

December 27, 2000

Happy First Birthday Christopher! Christopher then: And now: Christopher likes: anything with wheels bananas! his jack-in-the-box “Peeks” playing with spoons “sitting quietly” on the couch tropical fruit tea with a dash of apple juice talking into a telephone (any inanimate object will do) dropping things into boxes, behind the changing table, or down the stairs […]

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Merry Boxing Day

December 26, 2000

A plea to my fellow webloggers… please, please do not use the ‘line-height’ style attribute in your templates. With Netscape under Linux, it causes your graphics to be pasted over the following lines of text, making your site illegible. And I really do want to be able to read your site. Here’s how PapaScott would […]

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