Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Time-lapsed Blogography Day: Sixteen Years Ago Today

Sixteen years ago today was Thursday, February 21, 2002.

As a music grad student in Tallahassee, the day opened with Fugue class where we steadily worked through the fugues in the Well-Tempered Clavier (which still sits on my bookshelf today). Afterwards, Kathy, Mark, and I went to Mike's to play Scrabble and pool on his recently-delivered pool table that took up his entire apartment living room. In the evening, Jim Barry joined the 4 of us at Momo's for pizza and the group broke up for the night around 9.

Mark, who also lived in the cinderblock bunker known as Parkwood with me, came back to my apartment to play Conker's Bad Fur Day on the N64. This day was Day One of Mark quitting smoking and he needed some way to distract himself from wanting a cigarette. We played some Conker mini-game that resembled Call of Duty until 2 in the morning, storming a WWII beach with anthropomorphic cartoon squirrels, with Mark periodically interjecting that he could "really go for a cigarette right now".

Here's a picture of Mark, myself, and the MRSA stains on Mike's apartment walls from that era:

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Data Day: Subjects in My Instagram Posts

If you would like to see additional pictures of babies and cats (all of which eventually end up in my Google Photos albums at the end of the month), you can follow me on Instagram. My username is the very clever "brian.uri".

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Maia Week #32 Battle Report

Maia is 7.36438 months old and 16.4 pounds wide. Mobility-wise, she is on a roll like Evan Jones, but rarely finds the reason or impetus to go anywhere. There's still no crawling or swim-like motions yet but she looks pleased when I make her stand up and lie to her face that she's standing all by herself. She also rolls in her crib, and took her first nap on her stomach on February 1, clearly not familiar with the modern guidelines on how babies should sleep.

Naps in general remain the sticking point in her otherwise pleasant routine. The typical day now looks something like this:

  • Wake for boobs around 8:30 AM.
  • Get put down for a nap at 12:00 PM but usually just cry through it until 1:00 PM.
  • Take a 30 minute nap on me around 3:00 PM at the mall or some other warm flu-ridden big box store.
  • Get put down for a nap at 5:00 PM, cry for 20 minutes then sleep for 40 minutes. Sometimes get 20 more minutes of sleep on me immediately afterwards.
  • Pleasantly and agreeably go to bed for good around 10:30 PM.

Seven-month-olds are supposed to get 13 - 15 hours of sleep and ours refuses to hit 12 because there's just too much amazing stuff in the world to remain sleeping.

As for interests, right now she enjoys eating solids in her high chair, holding her own bottle, visually tracking the cat around the room, observing the chaos of many people milling about, and kicking mom in the face. She is indifferent to the Winter Olympics, just like me.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Stuff In My Drawers Day: Online Dating Profiles

To commemorate 11 years since Rebecca's first email contact with me on February 13, 2007, here is a screenshot of our original Match.com dating profiles from long ago. We showed this as a graphic in our wedding slideshow.

I tried to login to Match to capture the entire profile (including the part under "Ethnicity" where I said there was a little Indian in me and he was delicious) but the site is confusing and over-monetized now, and the text seems to be lost forever.

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