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  • John Patten
    Dear family and friends, We are very happy to announce that Eriko is pregnant with our first child. For my part, while primarily overjoyed, I by secondary
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 31, 2004
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      Dear family and friends,

      We are very happy to announce that Eriko is pregnant
      with our first child. For my part, while primarily
      overjoyed, I by secondary measure ran around the house
      singing like Homer Simpson, the �My boys can still
      swim song,� along with the accompanying dance.
      Woo-hoo! It was also a very nice experience to finally
      take one of those home pregnancy tests where it wasn�t
      like the craps table at Caesar�s, with breathy
      exhortations of �C�mon blue!� But I guess now daddy
      really does need a new pair of baby shoes. I also took
      the test as a control, although mine was negative and
      I was vaguely, but only momentarily disappointed.

      We plan to name the child �Buckwheat Tralfaz Rasta,�
      partly in memory of the dearly departed Rasta Bike, if
      it�s a boy, or �Clementine Mango Chutney,� after the
      very nice breakfast spread and some song I can�t get
      out of my head, for a precious little girl. If we are
      blessed with twins we will just call them �George
      Foreman 7 and 8,� (because 1-6 are taken), or maybe
      just �Pepsodent,� out of respect for billboard name
      choices by mothers in Africa, and because that�s where
      she was conceived. Or maybe just after each and every
      one of you, although that might be a bit long to
      eventually fit on a driver�s license.

      We hope the baby will be a little like the better part
      of each of us, but have to plan for the eventuality
      that it may actually be closer to, �Calvin and Hobbes
      destroy Tokyo.� Please make sure we have your updated
      phone numbers, in order that I may call you at 3 am
      and ask where the off switch is on this thing. If you
      have an address where I can get the current manuals or
      government pamphlets that would be helpful too.

      Seriously though, we really wanted this and are both
      very happy. I�m looking forward to putting in all my
      effort, time and nurture in order that the kid will be
      able to come up to me eighteen years from now to
      inform me what a moron I am, while using proper
      grammatical clauses. We�ll let you know how things
      progress and especially after the big day. We�re
      already going to see the Obstetrician at the hospital
      here, but Eriko has cut short her contract extension
      and will be back in Japan around January, much to my
      relief. When I first asked at reception if I could
      make an appointment with the Obstetrician for my wife,
      they said, �For her eyes?� I said, �Maybe if there�s
      time, but for right now let�s stick with the baby
      issue.�

      On a lighter note, I�m heading back to Afghanistan in
      a matter of weeks now for my new job. I hope to be
      with Eriko as the date gets closer and not pinned down
      by shelling in eastern Afghanistan. I had enough fun
      with that the last time, so have already put in my
      request for calm. Although, if I find Bin laden we can
      afford the really good Pampers and the Pokemon
      tippy-cups. I have absolutely no idea what I�m talking
      about. Please remember Eriko in your prayers, because
      frankly, I don�t know how y�all women do it.

      Love,

      John and Eriko




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    • Daniel Dudley
      You conceived the child under a Pepsodent billboard in Africa? How kinky. When we were deciding names for my kids, I kept throwing in Ujeni and Dzina . I
      Message 2 of 4 , Aug 1, 2004
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        You conceived the child under a Pepsodent billboard in Africa? How kinky.

        When we were deciding names for my kids, I kept throwing in "Ujeni" and
        "Dzina". I thought that those would have resulted in interesting
        expressions from people who said "What a beautiful name what does it mean?"

        Congratulations, enjoy the full nights of sleep now, because if your child
        is anything like mine, you will enjoy about 4 years of getting up almost
        every night for something.

        Dan Dudley


        >From: John Patten <jppatten98@...>
        >Reply-To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
        >To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
        >Subject: [ujeni] Big announcement for us
        >Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 01:29:52 -0700 (PDT)
        >
        >Dear family and friends,
        >
        >We are very happy to announce that Eriko is pregnant
        >with our first child. For my part, while primarily
        >overjoyed, I by secondary measure ran around the house
        >singing like Homer Simpson, the �My boys can still
        >swim song,� along with the accompanying dance.
        >Woo-hoo! It was also a very nice experience to finally
        >take one of those home pregnancy tests where it wasn�t
        >like the craps table at Caesar�s, with breathy
        >exhortations of �C�mon blue!� But I guess now daddy
        >really does need a new pair of baby shoes. I also took
        >the test as a control, although mine was negative and
        >I was vaguely, but only momentarily disappointed.
        >
        >We plan to name the child �Buckwheat Tralfaz Rasta,�
        >partly in memory of the dearly departed Rasta Bike, if
        >it�s a boy, or �Clementine Mango Chutney,� after the
        >very nice breakfast spread and some song I can�t get
        >out of my head, for a precious little girl. If we are
        >blessed with twins we will just call them �George
        >Foreman 7 and 8,� (because 1-6 are taken), or maybe
        >just �Pepsodent,� out of respect for billboard name
        >choices by mothers in Africa, and because that�s where
        >she was conceived. Or maybe just after each and every
        >one of you, although that might be a bit long to
        >eventually fit on a driver�s license.
        >
        >We hope the baby will be a little like the better part
        >of each of us, but have to plan for the eventuality
        >that it may actually be closer to, �Calvin and Hobbes
        >destroy Tokyo.� Please make sure we have your updated
        >phone numbers, in order that I may call you at 3 am
        >and ask where the off switch is on this thing. If you
        >have an address where I can get the current manuals or
        >government pamphlets that would be helpful too.
        >
        >Seriously though, we really wanted this and are both
        >very happy. I�m looking forward to putting in all my
        >effort, time and nurture in order that the kid will be
        >able to come up to me eighteen years from now to
        >inform me what a moron I am, while using proper
        >grammatical clauses. We�ll let you know how things
        >progress and especially after the big day. We�re
        >already going to see the Obstetrician at the hospital
        >here, but Eriko has cut short her contract extension
        >and will be back in Japan around January, much to my
        >relief. When I first asked at reception if I could
        >make an appointment with the Obstetrician for my wife,
        >they said, �For her eyes?� I said, �Maybe if there�s
        >time, but for right now let�s stick with the baby
        >issue.�
        >
        >On a lighter note, I�m heading back to Afghanistan in
        >a matter of weeks now for my new job. I hope to be
        >with Eriko as the date gets closer and not pinned down
        >by shelling in eastern Afghanistan. I had enough fun
        >with that the last time, so have already put in my
        >request for calm. Although, if I find Bin laden we can
        >afford the really good Pampers and the Pokemon
        >tippy-cups. I have absolutely no idea what I�m talking
        >about. Please remember Eriko in your prayers, because
        >frankly, I don�t know how y�all women do it.
        >
        >Love,
        >
        >John and Eriko
        >
        >
        >
        >
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      • Paul DEVER
        Somehow the irony of getting his wife pregnant and then leaving her for Afghanistan gives me the distinct impression that John knows exactly what he is in for
        Message 3 of 4 , Aug 1, 2004
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          Somehow the irony of getting his wife pregnant and then leaving her for
          Afghanistan gives me the distinct impression that John knows exactly what he
          is in for and is going to Afghanistan for a good night's sleep...


          ----Original Message Follows----
          From: "Daniel Dudley" <papadud@...>
          Reply-To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
          To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: RE: [ujeni] Big announcement for us
          Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2004 10:04:35 -0600

          You conceived the child under a Pepsodent billboard in Africa? How kinky.

          When we were deciding names for my kids, I kept throwing in "Ujeni" and
          "Dzina". I thought that those would have resulted in interesting
          expressions from people who said "What a beautiful name what does it mean?"

          Congratulations, enjoy the full nights of sleep now, because if your child
          is anything like mine, you will enjoy about 4 years of getting up almost
          every night for something.

          Dan Dudley


          >From: John Patten <jppatten98@...>
          >Reply-To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
          >To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
          >Subject: [ujeni] Big announcement for us
          >Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 01:29:52 -0700 (PDT)
          >
          >Dear family and friends,
          >
          >We are very happy to announce that Eriko is pregnant
          >with our first child. For my part, while primarily
          >overjoyed, I by secondary measure ran around the house
          >singing like Homer Simpson, the �My boys can still
          >swim song,� along with the accompanying dance.
          >Woo-hoo! It was also a very nice experience to finally
          >take one of those home pregnancy tests where it wasn�t
          >like the craps table at Caesar�s, with breathy
          >exhortations of �C�mon blue!� But I guess now daddy
          >really does need a new pair of baby shoes. I also took
          >the test as a control, although mine was negative and
          >I was vaguely, but only momentarily disappointed.
          >
          >We plan to name the child �Buckwheat Tralfaz Rasta,�
          >partly in memory of the dearly departed Rasta Bike, if
          >it�s a boy, or �Clementine Mango Chutney,� after the
          >very nice breakfast spread and some song I can�t get
          >out of my head, for a precious little girl. If we are
          >blessed with twins we will just call them �George
          >Foreman 7 and 8,� (because 1-6 are taken), or maybe
          >just �Pepsodent,� out of respect for billboard name
          >choices by mothers in Africa, and because that�s where
          >she was conceived. Or maybe just after each and every
          >one of you, although that might be a bit long to
          >eventually fit on a driver�s license.
          >
          >We hope the baby will be a little like the better part
          >of each of us, but have to plan for the eventuality
          >that it may actually be closer to, �Calvin and Hobbes
          >destroy Tokyo.� Please make sure we have your updated
          >phone numbers, in order that I may call you at 3 am
          >and ask where the off switch is on this thing. If you
          >have an address where I can get the current manuals or
          >government pamphlets that would be helpful too.
          >
          >Seriously though, we really wanted this and are both
          >very happy. I�m looking forward to putting in all my
          >effort, time and nurture in order that the kid will be
          >able to come up to me eighteen years from now to
          >inform me what a moron I am, while using proper
          >grammatical clauses. We�ll let you know how things
          >progress and especially after the big day. We�re
          >already going to see the Obstetrician at the hospital
          >here, but Eriko has cut short her contract extension
          >and will be back in Japan around January, much to my
          >relief. When I first asked at reception if I could
          >make an appointment with the Obstetrician for my wife,
          >they said, �For her eyes?� I said, �Maybe if there�s
          >time, but for right now let�s stick with the baby
          >issue.�
          >
          >On a lighter note, I�m heading back to Afghanistan in
          >a matter of weeks now for my new job. I hope to be
          >with Eriko as the date gets closer and not pinned down
          >by shelling in eastern Afghanistan. I had enough fun
          >with that the last time, so have already put in my
          >request for calm. Although, if I find Bin laden we can
          >afford the really good Pampers and the Pokemon
          >tippy-cups. I have absolutely no idea what I�m talking
          >about. Please remember Eriko in your prayers, because
          >frankly, I don�t know how y�all women do it.
          >
          >Love,
          >
          >John and Eriko
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >__________________________________
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          >
          >
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          >
          >
          >
          >
          >

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