July 07, 2008

Play Date with Little Richard

No, not that Little Richard! I mean this one. Isn't he cute? Richard is the work in progress of 2 nice people, Ted and Jeannie. On July 5th, I had the privilege of being 5-day-old Richard's first play date. As Ted and Jeannie reported in their blog, the day before, Richard had his first cookout and dining out. I don't think he picked up the tab. Anyway, we had a good time on his first walk in his high-tech stroller. I'm pretty sure Richard slept through the whole walk; I guess he'll just have to read his parent's blog to remember it. Ted was a real natural when it came to feeding the little guy; Richard was totally peaced out cradled in Ted's arm. Jeannie spared me the diaper changing experience. And of course her maternal instincts came into play during the stroll.

So where's the head scratcher in this post, you ask? Why in the world does this stroller have a substantial PDF user's guide with more than 40 pages of supposedly self-describing drawings, yet the captions (in all PC multi languages) appear completely separate from the illustrations? Sure, in a printed manual this might work if you keep your place in both spots at once, but how can you do this with a PDF? Net result was this stroller was a real challenge to assemble. JHU and NASA should be proud of the Leoutsakos parents.

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