Thursday, April 10, 2008

When it rains...

It actually doesn't rain here much during this season. In fact, it won't rain much until October. We may get another rainy day here or there even as late as June, but the summer here is day after day of hot, rainless weather (I'd say dry, but it does get pretty humid, making the heat even less bearable). But, actually, that wasn't what I was talking about anyway...

Ohad sent me an SMS last night saying "You won't believe what I won." (I knew he was at the Microsoft party.) My best guess was the 4GB disk-on-key he was planning to buy when he got home (just because when my mom had 'wished for' an IPOD, she won one at a conference she was at). It turned out Ohad had won the top prize at a Microsoft party (at the CHI2008 conference he's at in Florence) - an xbox 360! Needless to say, the kids are pretty excited. I wasn't planning to tell them, but Matan guessed too well - it was his 2nd guess (after a laptop), so I gave in and told them...

And then, at 3:17, after having hit the refresh button about 493 times in the past 4 days, I got the email that was sent at 3:14 saying that Ohad's other paper (one was rejected) was accepted for the conference in Amsterdam. I was so excited that I jumped just as high as Matan had when he heard about the xbox :-)

Ohad's on his way home & that is the best news of all.

4 comments:

triLcat said...

supercongratulations!!! :)

Sara said...

Hooray!

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Bea said...

Congrats! Wow, you are having a run of luck. Yirmi sounds like he's going well, too.

Hopefully your MIL will cease to take offense soon.

Bea