I went to a baseball game at Tokyo Dome yesterday. Greg and I sat together and watched a pop fly. But with all the people in front of me, it was hard to see the field.
UltraBob held me up so I could see better. Look how tall we are together! But Bob wouldn't let me share his beer.
Tracey let me have some of her beer. Jessica made sure that I didn't spill any.
Tracey was really nice to me. She held me during the scary parts of the game.
There were a lot of friends at the game together, though some of them are hiding in this picture. Tod & Kristen were there, too.
After the game, Andy and Tracey and almost everyone else went to ride the roller coaster. I wanted to but I'm too short. While we waited, MJ and Greg made a picnic near the LaQua stage.
It looked really good, but I wasn't allowed to have any wine. Kristen spilled a little bit on me; I think she had too much!
I helped Kristen at her office yesterday. Once a week she leaves the house and goes to the FCCJ. I always wondered what she did while she was gone. Now I know. The same things as she always does, only she gets to say hello to a lot of people.
This is Jon. He is a British journalist who lives in China. Kristen said hello to him yesterday and gave him a big hug, too. We had a nice long chat but I forgot to ask him about Chinese peanuts. He said I was his hero and that I didn't disappoint. Yeah!
I got home from Zurich yesterday.
Tod and I worked hard for two weeks. Here I am helping him write a report in Microsoft Word. It was a very good report, with many tables and important suggestions, but it looked funny on the grey recycled paper that they use in Switzerland.
Mr. Carter gave an excellent speech about agriculture in Africa today. He says that it is important to ensure that grain and stuff can get where it needs to go within the country--so that the farmers can work and get paid. Because a lot of countries give generously to Africa, but they aren't helping Africa to help itself.
And he thinks it's wrong to protest over genetically modified crops, because lots of them have been that way for a long time and it's beneficial to farmers and consumers. I didn't quite understand all of that, but if Mr. Carter thinks it is right, then I agree. Let's eat GM; Ford is too crunchy!
I think he knows a lot about agriculture. He loves his farm and is very proud that he is a farmer. His family has owned the farm since 1833 and they raise all sort of things there, like cotton, sorghum and peanuts.
We were so happy when he talked about his peanuts--and he smiled big, too. He's saying "peanuts" in the photo above. I think he read Zousama's letter this morning.
Thank you, Mr. Carter. We love you!
We heard that you are in Tokyo today. That makes us very happy; I hope that you will come to visit us while you are here. We know that you are very busy, but we would like to meet you. You are our favorite American.
We will watch you on the computer today when you give your talk at UNU this morning. Will you talk about peanuts?
Zoupi and Tod are in Zurich and they took the digital camera with them. I'm sure that Zoupi is taking lots of pictures, but I don't understand why he isn't posting them here. He hasn't even mailed any to Kristen yet.
While Tod is away, I keep Kristen company when she sleeps. Last night, I sat on her stomach. When she woke up she said that she dreamed I was a plate of Chinese spring rolls. That's a very weird dream. I'm glad she didn't try to eat me.