On to other news, yesterday saw the welcome return of Jason over at Thai Language Tricks, after a couple months. Welcome back, Jason. Whatever grand scheme he has in store (as intimated in his latest post), I look forward to finding out more about it. If you know of any freely distributable electronic resources for studying Thai, be sure to let him know.
My wife delivered a baby girl on December 11, 2007 at 1:14 a.m. Her name is Leslie Tida Dockum (เลซลี่ ธิดา ดอกคำ), and she's healthy and hungry and enjoying life as a newborn. While this isn't typical subject matter for Thai 101, hey, I'm a proud first-time papa, so indulge me. My grandfather passed away at 92 three weeks before Leslie was born, and it turned out that after all our struggling to pick a name over the last nine months, his middle name (Leslie) was the one that finally clicked for both of us. And it wasn't even in the running before. Things are funny that way.