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  1. Monday, January 20, 2020:
    Weekend Wrap-up  Happy MLK Day!   We had a cold, quiet weekend, starting on Friday with a family dinner of homemade ramen with udon noodles and shaved ribeye.   Saturday kicked off with an impressive inch of snow that decreased in impressiveness throughout the day. We stayed inside doing warm things, like mother-daughter yoga and finishing a 500-piece puzzle involving cats in less than 90 minutes.     In the afternoon, we braved the freezing rain to get some interesting beers from Total Wine (mostly trippels with a few IPAs and scotch ales mixed in) and had a family dinner at Miller's. The manager there now knows Maia and I, and always stops by the table to reminisce about the times his daughter was Maia'...
  2. Monday, January 06, 2020:
    Maia Battle Report: Year 2 Month 6    Maia has made it halfway to 5! She's 25.4 pounds, 33" tall, and speaks in full sentences most of the time. She has mostly reformed since the cataclysm of Daylight Savings Time, but still refuses to nap (opting for 2 hours of "quiet time" instead). Full-fledged tantrums are a rarity now, or maybe we're just much better at redirection.   Maia's favorite toys at the moment are a Vet Clinic she got for Christmas from the grandparents (superceding the Original Vet Clinic from her 2nd birthday), a necklace kit filled with rubber Disney princesses, and a never-ending array of new and hand-me-down 12-piece puzzles which she can do on her own as long as the pieces snap together cleanly. She will offer us things (like bit...
  3. Wednesday, January 01, 2020:
    The Tens: Decade Highlights     2010 : Conceived and released my first open-source library,  DDMSence . Saw Muse in concert. Rebecca bought her current car. Visited Puerto Rico, Spokane, San Francisco, Emerald Isle, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Rebecca stopped selling custom T-Shirts. I played Minecraft.     2011 : We visited Arkansas and the Outer Banks. Rebecca went to Peru and started Physical Therapy school. We overhauled our entire kitchen. I played Skyrim.     2012 : I worked on government data standards and bought a treadmill. I bought my current car. We visited Quebec and Montreal. I played Diablo 3.     2013 : Rebecca graduated from PT school and ...
  4. Monday, December 30, 2019:
    End-of-the-Month Highlights Day  New photos have been added to the  Life, 2019  album. Google Photos sucks.       Events   Vist to the Uri grandparents on W 12/4.    Dad-daughter dinner at Fireworks Pizza on H 12/5.    Put up Christmas lights and kitschy deer on F 12/6.    Rebecca taught a "Little Yogis" class at her yoga studio on S 12/7. Followed up with a satisfying prime rib dinner at Bungalow Lakehouse.    Dinner with the Jackson's on S 12/8.    Visit to the Uri grandparents on H 12/12 to help decorate their tree.    Rebecca taught Yoga Anatomy all weekend long while BU and Maia hung out on S 12/14 - 12/5.   &...
  5. Monday, December 23, 2019:
    2019 Timeline   A smattering of events from 2019    January :  B+    Enjoyed about 11 total inches of snow.   Went to a company party at MGM National Harbor.     February :  C+    Worked on a massive $950M proposal effort at work (which we won).   Had an Oscar party with no Oscars due to streaming restrictions.     March :  B+    Hosted Sara and Karl over their Spring Break.   Went to a bland Harpers Ferry rental house for a weekend.     April :  A    Got the roof replaced.   Rebecca got super in to puzzles.   Re...
  6. Monday, December 09, 2019:
    Weekend Wrap-up  On Friday afternoon, we had the first of several consultations to talk about putting a screened porch in our backyard next spring. We then put up the outdoor Christmas lights with Maia, who greatly enjoyed the deer.   On Saturday, Rebecca taught a round of anatomy to prospective yoga teachers. Afterwards, I brought Maia to the studio for a trial run of Rebecca's first "Little Yogis" class. Maia was super excited for the first 10 minutes, but then spent the rest of the class sitting in the lobby with me rolling around on the floor. We followed up with dinner at Bungalow Lakehouse, where I had a very satisfying prime rib and baked potato.     On Sunday, we had another porch consultation and a dinner of ...
  7. Friday, December 06, 2019:
    Maia Battle Report: Year 2 Month 5    Maia's November was a dramatic acceleration in development, kickstarted by the evil of Daylights Savings Time. She initiated a successful visit to the toilet even though we're not actively doing anything to teach that yet. She managed to climb out of her crib on the 16th, and then opened the nursery door on her own on the 21st. I had to install one of those plastic doorknob condoms that irritate adults more than kids. Now during naps when she doesn't feel like sleeping, she'll just knock on the door saying things like "Trick or Treat!" and "Daddy? Daddy? Daddy? Daddy? Come get me."     "This one says...": What Maia says when she wants you to read something, like a panel in a comic strip or a page in a book...
  8. Friday, November 29, 2019:
    End-of-the-Month Highlights Day  New photos have been added to the  Life, 2019  album. Google Photos sucks.       Events   Family dinner at Cheng's Asian House on S 11/2.    Raked leaves and had dinner with Car and Ben on S 11/3.    Family "hike" in Claude Moore Park on M 11/4.    Took Maia to vote on T 11/5.    Took Grandma Uri out to dinner at Marumen on W 11/6 while Grandpa succeeded in fixing the ongoing electrical issue.    Had Katia & Ashley, Chih, Sena, & Nolan, and Tammy over for early Thanksgiving Dinner on S 11/9.    Rebecca and Maia went to church and had dinner with Ray and Christina, while I worked and then went ...
  9. Wednesday, November 27, 2019:
    Happy Thanksgiving!    We may have done these holidays in the wrong order. 
  10. Monday, November 25, 2019:
    Weekend Wrap-up  The tree is up!   
  11. Wednesday, November 20, 2019:
    Time-lapsed Blogography Day: Twenty Years Ago Today  Twenty years ago today, on  Saturday, November 20, 1999 , I was in Philadelphia for the VT-Temple football game.   It was the beginning of our extravagant week-long Thanksgiving break and I had driven home the night before with Jen and her cat. Liz, Shac, Kelley, and Melody converged on my house Friday night so we could get an early start, and we ate pizza and watched  Shawshank Redemption  on VHS. In the morning, we woke up early and met Jason and Richard to caravan two cars up to Philly. The three in the back seat promptly fell asleep while Liz and I sang along to musicals in the front.  The game itself was pretty monotonous, with VT winning 62-7. Afterwards, Jason insisted that we stop at Ho...
  12. Monday, November 18, 2019:
    Weekend Wrap-up  On Friday evening, we made minestrone soup for dinner. Rebecca went out and met up with our friend, Catherine, after Maia went to bed while I stayed home and worked on Puzzle Boat puzzles.   On Saturday, Maia did not nap. I was distracted from my office by the sound of knocking and realized the knocking was coming from INSIDE HER ROOM. Maia had climbed out of her crib and come to her door to inform me that she had crawled out like the protagonist in  Big Bed For Giraffe . After she easily did it a second time for an audience, we took the side of the crib off and permanently converted it into a big girl bed.     In the evening, we picked up carry-out from Cheng's in Chantilly and had Game Nig...
  13. Wednesday, November 06, 2019:
    Maia Battle Report: Year 2 Month 4    Maia is now 2 and 1/3 years old, somewhere around 33" tall, and about 24 pounds. Her favourite part of last month was the build-up to Halloween and her Sister Bear costume. We discovered that she had gained an instinctual fear to realistic decorations like creepy humanoids or giant spiders, as she wouldn't enter the Halloween costume store without being carried. This is also where she started giving us big, tight hugs -- sometimes now, she initiates big hugs unprovoked while lazing around the house.     Maia likes the new variety of clothes she can wear now that the weather is changing, and we spend a great deal more time outside. She's a climber at the playground, able to go up ladders without consideri...
  14. Wednesday, October 30, 2019:
    End-of-the-Month Highlights Day  New photos have been added to the  Life, 2019  album. Google Photos sucks.       Events   Dad-daughter dinner at Fireworks Pizza on T 10/1.    Went to the Uri grandparents on F 10/4 and had dinner at Fat City Kitchen.    Took a trip to  Montreal , S 10/5 - M 10/7 while Maia stayed with the grandparents.    Dad-daughter dinner at Fireworks Pizza on F 10/11.    Went to SterlingFest with our neighbours and won an Alpaca Sweater, then had Poker Night on S 10/12.    Had dinner with Tammy on S 10/13.    Family dinner at Bungalow Lakehouse on M 10/14.    Family dinner at Bee...
  15. Monday, October 28, 2019:
    Weekend Wrap-up    On Friday night, our family dressed up in Halloween costumes for the Sterling Community Center Halloween party. We went way back into nostalgia land to be the Berenstain Bears (although we were also mistaken as the Three Bears and The Wizard of Oz). Maia enjoyed wandering around the gym full of non-profit booths although she probably cheated at all of the ring tossing games that resulted in candy prizes. At a particular point in the night, she decided that she was done being surrounded by other kids and emphatically made a beeline out the front door without goodbyes.   We spent Saturday-day relaxing around the house. In the afternoon, we went over to Mike and Ghazaley's in Herndon for dinner and a fire for roast...
  16. Wednesday, October 09, 2019:
    Montreal Day  For our tenth anniversary, we doubled the big blind by heading north to our second-favourite Canadian city, Montreal. We last visited here in  July 2012  when the city was burgeoning with music festivals simply because the Montreal natives were happy to be outside with no frostbite imminent.   Montreal is a highly accessible vacation destination, with direct 1.5 hour flights from VA airports and an efficient subway and bus system. There's just enough French to feel exotic, but everyone speaks perfect English and all signs are in both languages. The only big change from our previous trip was the city-wide revitalization project which detoured our airport bus through Nunavut and closed entire city blocks for sewer...
  17. Monday, October 07, 2019:
    Maia Battle Report: Year 2 Month 3    Maia has grown about an inch since her 2nd birthday and is now solidly over 23 pounds. She is learning about the days of the week and starting to recognize letters and numbers in isolation. She still counts "1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10", but I prefer to think that she's just experimenting with exponents in some advanced way. She's starting to gain spatial awareness too -- when I told her we were going to drive to the grocery store, she said, "We gonna pass Maia's school!". She recognizes the outside of restaurants without prompting, based on the type of cartoon cup her milk comes in. "WE AT THE VEE! I GONNA GET DINOSAUR CUP."   "Just for 2s" school is going well: Maia has made art representing A for Ant and B for Bird,...
  18. Friday, October 04, 2019:
    Tenth Anniversary Day  As anniversaries pass, and senility robs us of our wedding memories, we'll always have the photographic evidence to fall back on.     Other posts in this series:  2013  |  2014  |  2015  |  2016  |  2017  |  2018  |  2019   
  19. Monday, September 30, 2019:
    End-of-the-Month Highlights Day  New photos have been added to the  Life, 2019  album. Google Photos sucks.       Events   Had the Jacksons and son over for London Broil on S 9/1.    Rebecca and Maia went out to Front Royal for cousin Sammy's birthday party while I stayed home to work on M 9/2.    Maia started "Just for 2s" class at the community center on T 9/3. BU-Maia dinner at Miller's in the evening.     Visit to the Uri grandparents on H 9/5.    Dinner at Mike and Ghazaley's on F 9/6.    Morning at Claude Moore Park with Chih, Sena, and Nolan on S 9/7. Dinner at Calypso on Lake Anne in the evening.    Dad-daughter dinne...
  20. Wednesday, September 18, 2019:
    Poker Wrap-up  This past weekend, we rented a sprawling manor in Clifton to celebrate my 40th birthday.     We had a simple dinner of pizza followed by the BUrld Poker Championship, where 11 people competed for the chance to win while eating atomic wings and chocolate-covered bacon. With an odd number of players, I instituted a rule where I automatically made it into the Finals (happy birthday to me!)     As is tradition, chocolate pie came out when 3 people were left in Finals.     The next day, Rebecca and I spent a quiet day in Clifton, doing some hiking, reading, hot tubbing, and having dinner at the Main Street Pub.   On Monday, we picked up Maia at the grandparents' hous...
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