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  • My daughter (9 days old in this picture) was born 6 pounds, 11 ounces. In Spanish the word for daughter is "hija" and sometimes when you want to call something little, you can append "-ita" on to the end of the word. I don't know if hijita is proper Spanish, but I can't stop calling her that - she's so tiny.

    It reminds me of a time in Barcelona, when we were meeting with our future landlord in a coffee shop. We started talking to him, but he got a phone call. In Spanish the word for minute is "minuto". He told us he'd be with us in a "minutita". I had just taken a philosophy course the previous semester on the nature of Space and Time, so I sat there pondering the implications of a "little minute". Sure enough, before 60 seconds had elapsed, he was back talking to us.
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