thanks, jkath! i love my new panda! after she tried to gnaw my arm off, we bonded well. boo-boo is a good name, middie, but i think she looks like a madeline.
if you don't mind sush, i'm gonna order some bamboo trees and plant them for madeline.
i'm a happy camper right now; my love wants to go get sushi at my favorite sushi restaurant tomorrow night. he'll get something else, but i'm getting the good stuff! and some red bean mochi ice cream and some nice warm sake.