Comments by BU

Total Comments: 1533
First Post On: 04/12/2003 11:48 PM
Last Post On: 07/19/2024 05:38 PM
#1) Saturday, April 12, 2003
I thought people LOVED exclamation points...

#2) Saturday, April 12, 2003
If the pictures you're looking for on the Photos page don't already have their menu expanded, you'll need to use a more recent web browser, and not IE4.

#3) Monday, April 14, 2003
Just wait until tomorrow...

#4) Wednesday, April 16, 2003
I was a little unclear -- I didn't mean the tonality within a work, I meant at the scope of an entire work. Modern treatment of dissonance is perfectly effective as the foundation of a work, but it grows old when so many recent composers do it the same way in every piece, since those seem to be the only one's that get any airtime. Of course, my thoughts on the matter are based on hyperbole and personal preference!

#5) Sunday, April 20, 2003
Oh my...

#6) Sunday, April 20, 2003
Actually, that's my stunt double. He keeps me from having to deal with stalkers.

#7) Tuesday, April 29, 2003
I'd tell you if it weren't already packed.

#8) Monday, November 10, 2003
Of course I am! Glad you like the site.

#9) Friday, November 14, 2003
I posted the NYTimes login a few months ago: cosmoran / spider . Flash, you can just download the standard Netscape plugin and it works just fine.

#10) Thursday, November 20, 2003
Don't you wish there was an Edit function?

#11) Monday, November 24, 2003
Interesting proposition... I'll have to think about it.

#12) Tuesday, November 25, 2003
I'm very persuasive.

#13) Thursday, November 27, 2003
By the way, you know the religious spelling is "Asmodeus" right?

#14) Friday, November 28, 2003
Actually a quick Google search shows that the AD&D version is also spelled Asmodeus.

I haven't played War3 in about three weeks now; waiting for the patch.

#15) Sunday, November 30, 2003
Like kitty porn.

#16) Tuesday, December 02, 2003
Hi Mark, long time no see.

#17) Wednesday, December 03, 2003
None of them require a user/pass for me... I've never logged into any of those sites.

#18) Wednesday, December 03, 2003
Yeah, it's come back every day around 11:30 now.

#19) Wednesday, December 03, 2003
Did he have his own ice cream?

#20) Monday, December 08, 2003

That's quotable.

#21) Tuesday, December 09, 2003
A better one might be:

Nothing ordinary
Nothing but good times
Head upside down...
But not for too long.
When you?re grounded
Plug me to the current
How I foretell...
Your intentions.
We charge up:
Maximum tension
The circuit bodies..
Of two lovers
We brighten up
Animal light
The school of e..

Finding my sense of direction
In life, I think
Passes through the boredom
When you are gone
Find the way
Moments of insolence
Of the march of fingers,
Of my urge for you
When the current passes, so does the threat
Of the time which clears off, which separates us too
And the current passes, I?ve in me the gall
Of a magnetic field, and that is magnificent!

#22) Tuesday, December 09, 2003
Hey Finicky, want an icon for your comments? Send me an e-mail.

#23) Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Definitely -- that's the goal for tonight's work. Input should be able to be accomplished by clicking on a graphical piano, typing on a keyboard (maybe), or playing any MIDI IN device. Today the MIDI IN, tomorrow the MIDI OUT!

#24) Thursday, December 11, 2003
I don't know -- I've just never been a big Will Ferrell fan. I think he's talented at what he does, but he represents the extreme of the "overexaggerated camp" clique of SNL, which I don't find as funny as, say, the more satirical bits.

#25) Thursday, December 11, 2003
It's like two for one day on comments.

#26) Tuesday, December 09, 2003
The incessant drumbeat reflects its dance music roots, and I bet it's more a case of a looping drum track than a boring drummer.

#27) Monday, December 15, 2003

The Neapolitan scale is:
[m2, M2, M2, M2, M2, M2, m2]
and the Neapolitan minor scale is:
[m2, M2, M2, M2, m2, A2, m2]

#28) Monday, December 15, 2003
It's some Richard Scary book with cartoon chickens and Scaritown or whatever it was called.

#29) Monday, December 15, 2003
When I was researching simple scale types in 2001, this was one of several that I pulled out of one of the many theory texts at the FSU Music Library, on the second floor in the shelf immediately at the top of the stairs. I no longer have my original notes though.

#30) Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Nice, it's a small world.

Last year, I posted a story about composer plagiarism in my hometown, and another student at FSU mentioned that his parents went to the same church as the involved parties.

#31) Wednesday, December 17, 2003
See it atop a bonfire, perhaps.

#32) Tuesday, December 16, 2003
The reasoning behind the C natural:

Scale tones and non-scale tones are treated independently of each other. So, C#-Dorian Rules Man only knows about its 7 notes. If a note is played that is not one of the seven, all C#-Dorian Rules Man can do is eject it as "unknown".

This allows the responsiblity to be passed to an arbitrary Rules Man to pick up the pieces. Currently, I have a Simplest Form Rules Man catching unknown notes and printing out the simplest possible form of a note. His logic: try to display the note as a natural. If that doesn't work, check the scale for sharps or flats, and try to display a note that has the same modifier as the scale uses. If that still doesn't work, just display anything.

By having this last-resort Man pluggable, I can change the circumstances of the logic as needed. In Auricle, I probably won't need to get so complex, but I can see a few useful cases: say, Ascending Harmonic Minor passing a note to Descending Harmonic Minor before passing to Default Man, so you can tell by the context of the note what to call it.

#33) Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Yeah yeah, I misspoke -- I meant Melodic.

I haven't fully explored the ramifications of chromatic harmony yet, but most chromatic harmony will NOT use any of the existing code. All the pitch orders in the applet currently are simple pitch orders which obey:
- The intervals add up to a simple octave.
- The horizontal placement of the note along a staff does not affect its spellling.

I have planned a ContextPitchOrder module which will be used for cases where spelling might be determined by left and right neighbours, or arbitrary surrounding pitches. A class like this could handle the full Melodic Minor scale, Chromatic scales, and modulations, by observing nearby pitches and the ascending or descending nature of the melodic line.

I also have to be careful about allowing the computer to do too much work -- at some point, the student may need to (or should be required to) manually spell pitches entered from a keyboard much like a Finale-9 command.

#34) Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Common sense man is a good idea though.

#35) Saturday, December 20, 2003
re: your last entry, The Testament was one of the worst of Grisham's books, beat only by the ending of The Partner.

#36) Tuesday, December 23, 2003
That one orc looked like the guy from Goonies.

I thought that on its own, the movie was way too long, but as part of a trilogy it was just a tad too long.

#37) Saturday, December 20, 2003
Try Brethren or A Time to Kill.

#38) Wednesday, December 24, 2003
Root balls, that is.

#39) Wednesday, December 24, 2003
Pictures of Booty scaring other cats will go up tomorrow.

#40) Wednesday, December 24, 2003
You stole my update for 12/25.

#41) Sunday, December 28, 2003
I think he's still injured or something.

#42) Monday, December 29, 2003
I ended up buying one pair in kids (16 reg) and one pair in adults (30x30) so I can alternate days between being too big and too small. My waist is 29 and my legs are 28.

#43) Monday, January 12, 2004
No need for a house when you can cram your apartment as full as it is.

#44) Monday, February 02, 2004
Ha ha

#45) Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Let me throw in my two cents tomorrow, when I'm not working a 13 hr day, and have time to invent some strong and/or funny facts.

#46) Wednesday, February 04, 2004
1) What programs are hurting? (And how do you know?)

Besides the usuals, every single social and educational program could use a boost that would be immediately useful, as opposed to a space program which everyday folks will not be affected by. Even things like infrastructure -- think how much you could reduce pollution or traffic just by shifting money away from the experimental space stuff. A country with a better infrastructure becomes cleaner, more efficient, and more productive, which would improve our economy in turn.

2) Should we be considering the massive amount of government money that has been funding experimental science in other fields (physics, chemistry, etc.) for many years? Should we cut that too?

As Japan showed, research is a good thing. Without some experimental research there would be no innovation. However, this program is whimsical. It sets a tangible goal in a field where we have at least the general idea that meeting the goal will not be cheap. The mere fact that there is a short-term goal that might be impossible makes this a higher risk than other fields (like medicinal research). If Bayer doesn't cures cancer by 2005, they aren't going to feel compelled to become a monetary black hole just to meet a prime directive of the President. We shouldn't kill ALL experimental research, but I don't think were ready for space travel yet. At least, send it off to private commercial ventures -- the end result would probably be higher quality anyhow.

4) Why is any of this (the visionary astronautical pursuits or the "hurting programs") the governments responsibility to maintain?

It's not, but the fact that the people of the country are taxed gives them a vested interest in where the surplus money goes after the bills are paid. I for one would rather spend money on our people in an isolationist manner, or aid developing countries, than charge cowboy into hostile countries or deep space.

#47) Sunday, February 08, 2004
It's also a movie that reminds us that Sofia Coppola belongs behind the camera and not in front of it.

#48) Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Then let's cut taxes for the working class and poor students, leave the middle class alone, and tax rich people until they're middle class again.

#49) Wednesday, February 04, 2004
(The above is a frivolous statement.)

#50) Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Howdy Mark. Why is UPS on a schedule bad? Just skip your teaching responsibilities and stay home.

#51) Thursday, February 12, 2004
They were probably just caught up in their monthly routine.


#52) Friday, February 13, 2004
Why are you a day behind on comments?

#53) Sunday, February 15, 2004
It would probably crush the global economy on impact.

#54) Monday, February 16, 2004
Don't wives stunt the creativity of the composers by loitering nearby the creative zone?

#55) Monday, February 16, 2004

#56) Wednesday, February 18, 2004
That's not continuous either. Look how many times you stopped!

#57) Sunday, February 29, 2004

#58) Monday, March 01, 2004
I never saw it.

#59) Wednesday, March 03, 2004
A historical negative religious stereotype gives the average American a vested interest in what goes on in the Middle East. I'd imagine itd be much harder for Bush to paint a negative image of North Korea because it doesn't seem to has as much of an impact on American daily life. Plus, he has no Saddamish agenda there (at the moment).

#60) Thursday, March 04, 2004
It doesn't change the responsibility of the driver at all -- just the responsibility of the "provider". The driver is still 100% responsible for his or her actions.

#61) Thursday, March 04, 2004
Another technicality: He's being charged for buying the legal parts of a bong, not necessarily supplying alcohol to a minor.

#62) Monday, March 08, 2004
Everyone drove a Ford Focus on the show last year. I can recall at least two lingering shots of the Focus logo as a car drove away or was in a chase scene.

#63) Monday, March 08, 2004
And you're right, the Focus was not pushed into traffic. It was the car that blocked in the F-150 which they were unwilling to wreck.

#64) Friday, March 19, 2004
No poker this week -- resuming after I move.

#65) Monday, March 22, 2004
Regular updates to resume tomorrow.

#66) Thursday, March 25, 2004
You're going to send your kids there, aren't you...

#67) Tuesday, March 30, 2004
3"x3" portraits of wall-paint.

#68) Wednesday, March 31, 2004
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#69) Friday, April 02, 2004
That's what my roommate said...

#70) Tuesday, April 13, 2004
So far there's nothing I hate about it that couldn't be configured. I'll give it a week or so and then review it.

#71) Monday, April 26, 2004
No IM?

#72) Thursday, May 20, 2004
ha ha

#73) Thursday, May 20, 2004
I cut and paste that directly out of a press release.

#74) Thursday, May 20, 2004
Nope, I still am.

#75) Thursday, May 27, 2004
I'm referring to the fact that the cumulative time totalling one year has been consecutive.

#76) Thursday, June 10, 2004
Well if I had considered that when they offered to upgrade me as the result of the damaged oak, I could have gotten a more expensive solid oak table instead of the better accessories.

#77) Monday, June 28, 2004
I haven't seen any of Moore's work but his caustic personality makes me think I would be annoyed more than thoughtful after seeing this one.

#78) Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Why so finicky on my grammar?

#79) Monday, August 16, 2004
I just wish my framerate didn't drop whenever a monster appears.

#80) Wednesday, September 08, 2004
I'll check it out.

#81) Thursday, September 09, 2004
I say Howdy.

Chompy, capitalize your C to get your icon back.

#82) Thursday, October 07, 2004
That's why I'm an apathetic douche bag and you're not.

To me, the issues are the least important facet of this specific election. I'm not voting for Kerry because he'll vote the way I want on issues, I'm voting for Kerry because it's time for Bush to go. If Bush returns to office for another four years, that legitimatizes all his actions from the past four years. He's made it clear that he'll stay his course because it's the right way to go, and that's what I disagree with -- not a specific issue, just the overall feel of his entire term.

Sure, Kerry may end up to be worse. And if that's the case, I'll vote against him in 2008. That's what terms are for.

#83) Thursday, October 07, 2004
This is from one of the emails I received yesterday:
    People have said that Bush (and Republicans) are a poor group in general with dealing with Foreign nations (the difference being that Republicans do not give a shit what they think of the US / want to reap in the benefits of their resources and the Democrats kissing their asses and throwing more money at them so they don't hate us)

    Sir, I do not support the war in Iraq (but I support doing some policing to terrorism, even if it is minimum). The problem with Democrats is they want to tax the hell out of everyone in hopes that throwing money at the problem will fix it. Well, I'm sick and tired of seeing my money being wasted. The only difference is that Bush is more honest in how well waste our money than Kerry.

    As of every election, it comes down to the lesser of two evils. While I don't support gay marriage but am for abortion, the latter is more important and thus well less likely be overturned anytime soon.

    But the bottom line is, politicians are soulless idiots and only care about having their prestigious job more than "rocking the boat" and really actually making a difference.

    But what you really care about, is unknown. My key issue, has always been taxes..and that the Government is too stupid to know how to spend it, and takes it for granted. Generally, the lower taxes are, thus the more money people will have to spend to use it whatever way they choose. People who's jobs are Government funded really have no right to the sense of bias. The whole agenda of every politician is to get as much Government involvement into people's lives as much as possible... and why in the hell should any of us actually care or give a shit about the elections?

    Neither Kerry or Bush will rock the boat. Nobody likes seeing a radical change. Unless, of course, it's the extremists. And who the hell likes them? Not I.

#84) Thursday, October 07, 2004
I agree with much of what is said here. When it comes to taxes, I'm already resigned to pay a decent chunk of my wages, so I'd rather have that money directed back into the country rather than dumped into the military and foreign countries.

The Democrats, with all their roses and sunshine, will throw enough money at some vague societal woe that they actually might end up helping one or two real people in the process. I'm economically able to support myself, so it won't affect me either way.

#85) Monday, October 11, 2004
sucks to be born on a weekend

#86) Friday, October 08, 2004
Unlike Alias, you can watch single episodes. Each episode focuses on the story of one person on the island. You may not get a lot of the history if you haven't seen them all, but you still get to enjoy the self-contained story of that person.

#87) Wednesday, October 20, 2004

#88) Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Sure, why not?

#89) Tuesday, November 02, 2004
There were no babies on the ballot in Virginia.

#90) Friday, November 05, 2004
You two should fight for rights to "Mark".

I think most pirates these days are unemployed -- their jobs have been outsourced to robbing fishing boats in the Phillipines.

#91) Monday, December 27, 2004
Oooh, BURN.

#92) Monday, December 27, 2004
But there aren't any video games written by me.

#93) Thursday, January 13, 2005

#94) Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Cole will aid you!

#95) Thursday, January 27, 2005
Neat idea, but I think that would be overstating the importance of my updates. They'll still be here if you miss a day!

#96) Thursday, January 27, 2005
Tree, I'll tell you for 2 gold.

#97) Thursday, January 27, 2005
All my updates are written in JavaScript, which precludes any shift to an XML-based format anytime soon. Sorry.

#98) Tuesday, February 01, 2005
I'll let you know as soon as I send them my bank account # and routing # on the attached form.

#99) Friday, February 04, 2005
Do you want an avatar for your comments?

#100) Friday, February 04, 2005
Just pick a picture and I'll crop it, etc.

#101) Friday, February 11, 2005
I'm on it.

#102) Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Until Anna moves.

#103) Thursday, March 03, 2005
Okay, Mr. Dialup FSU.

#104) Thursday, March 03, 2005

#105) Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Old habits die hard.

I've never had a black background before. It was time for a change.

#106) Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Most cookies are harmless, some are useful (like those that remember usernames and passwords), but many are used solely to track where you go on particular sites, which is then either used to display targeted ads to you or sold to marketing information firms.

#107) Thursday, March 17, 2005
It's encoded with government secrets.

#108) Tuesday, March 15, 2005

#109) Thursday, April 07, 2005
Where you belong.

#110) Thursday, April 07, 2005
But you did at the time.

#111) Friday, April 08, 2005
The piano is Anna's.

#112) Tuesday, April 12, 2005
I vote for you stopping your "anonymous" abuse of the polling system.

#113) Friday, April 15, 2005
The way I see it: I know McDonalds tastes good and will kill me faster. I choose to eat there in moderation.

#114) Monday, April 18, 2005
She had Gnome Security System.

#115) Monday, May 16, 2005
It sucks to be plagued with musicians-ear, making it impossible to just "hear" music. Are you still playing flute?

#116) Tuesday, June 07, 2005
I ate Miracle Whip until I went to college, and then became a Hellmans convert.

#117) Monday, June 13, 2005
Technically it wasn't regifting since I didn't get it as a gift from someone else.

#118) Friday, June 10, 2005
people are too impatient to understand some of the things we invest in now won't yield results in our lifetime.

Like your assistantships. What were we thinking??

#119) Monday, June 13, 2005
Doesn't it bring back the greatest memories of all time?

#120) Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Yup, I must have missed that one accidentally. :p

#121) Monday, June 27, 2005

#122) Wednesday, June 29, 2005
This is me, testing my new comments counter.

#123) Monday, June 27, 2005
Want a link?

#124) Wednesday, June 29, 2005
I should really download and post the video of their Grammys performance. I think he actually hits a few black notes with the top of his head.

#125) Thursday, June 30, 2005
Sounds like a bitter bride.

#126) Friday, July 01, 2005
Lunchtime Seminar: My music presentation at work

#127) Tuesday, July 05, 2005

#128) Thursday, July 07, 2005
Roomie, maybe I'll find Retarded annoying after another year or so, but it isn't yet. I find almost every song by Elton John annoying though :P

It was a hard choice between God Only Knows and Wouldnt It Be Nice -- I originally had them both in the list but canned one to get more variety.

I'll have to listen to Good Vibrations again, it's never really impressed me much. I do like the original version over the Smile version though.

#129) Thursday, July 07, 2005
Okay, Good Vibrations bugs me because the whole mini-symphony thing doesn't work for me. The song is too short to allow those little "change of pace" sections to really do anything but make the song disjointed.

#130) Thursday, July 14, 2005
Eh, I'd take a tall Mocha Frappuccino any day of the week over a Slurpee.

I guess the Big Gulps are still worthwhile. That's an obscene amount of soda though -- I'd be touring the rest stops every 30 miles :P

By the way, would you like an icon for your posts here?

#131) Thursday, July 14, 2005
10) I never type LOL unless I'm mocking it.

I use it for really awful jokes LOL!

Would you like an icon too? :D

#132) Monday, July 18, 2005
No spoilers in here please.

#133) Friday, July 15, 2005
I don't know what you're talking about. Me, photo plagiarism? Never!

#134) Friday, July 22, 2005
Beavis is a little disturbing too :D

#135) Friday, July 22, 2005
Well that's a relief :P The stalker part, not the blind part.

#136) Monday, July 25, 2005
Damn, it feels good to be an angster.


#137) Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Now that's my kind of opinion!

#138) Tuesday, July 26, 2005
I'm seriously considering just skipping it for a while longer.

I can also go to a new dentist every trip so I don't have to hear the harping :D

#139) Thursday, July 28, 2005
"Come on Frank," said Joe. "I found a swell clue! Lets take Chet's jalopy to the campground!"

"No thanks," Frank replied. "I'll just fly there. That's why we have wings."

-- Hardy Birds, book 1, Secret in the Birdbath

#140) Thursday, July 28, 2005
You will have a link starting Monday.

#141) Friday, July 29, 2005
Where did all the attractive women go?

#142) Friday, July 29, 2005
I think you may be subject to an ass-kicking from said girls.

#143) Friday, July 29, 2005
Well my scientific research has found that the two most inherently funny words are "boobies" and "poop". I made the editorial decision that more people would read news links about boobies boobies boobies, rather than poop poop poop. :D

#144) Friday, July 29, 2005
This page is heading in a peculiar direction.

I'm a comment-whore though, so carry on.

#145) Friday, July 29, 2005
Alternately, I could fix that sentence with an exclamation point!

#146) Monday, August 01, 2005
I told you it was addicting.

#147) Monday, August 01, 2005
Thanks folks! I'll see what I can do about a Booty-Molly melee.

#148) Monday, August 01, 2005
Stealing thunder from Wednesday's in-progress update ;)

#149) Monday, August 01, 2005
By the way, would you like an icon for the name "Rob"?

#150) Wednesday, August 03, 2005

#151) Thursday, August 04, 2005
Other choices

Apparently you're not alone in mishearing the lyrics! I've also seen "an Everest".

#152) Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Hard to say. Send me your information and I will act as an intermediary between you and assorted companies. I will make sure they don't take anything they shouldn't have!

#153) Tuesday, August 02, 2005
That would be no contest!

They are an unstoppable force.

#154) Friday, August 05, 2005
The world is way too small :P

#155) Friday, August 05, 2005
Rachel, send me a link to a pic and I'll make it so it appears when you post.

We need more context-sensitive words, like "imbecile" should mean "a very smart person" in some contexts.

#156) Tuesday, August 09, 2005
It's easy -- the music I like falls into two categories:

1) Musical music with some talent behind it.
2) Really bad music that's catchy and requires no brain cells to enjoy.


#157) Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Well, take Muse for example. Their music is harder rock than I would normally listen to, but their execution is flawless and shows that they actually put some thought into their songs. I like their music because it's NOT just another no talent headbanging band.

The fact that it's musical doesn't automatically mean I'll like it, but I do like musical music in genres I normally wouldn't explore.

#158) Wednesday, August 10, 2005
you'll have to take me on a pilgrimage sometime then. :D

#159) Wednesday, August 10, 2005

#160) Tuesday, August 09, 2005
I don't really like Coltrane, or much of any jazz after Swing and before Funk.

#161) Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Well, if they're shaped like boobies, then they're no longer cubes (in most species at least). A more apt term might have been "Ice Boobies".

#162) Thursday, August 11, 2005
Doesn't that happen in Million Dollar Baby? I never saw it :P

#163) Thursday, August 11, 2005
Maybe I'll do some food reviews next week.

#164) Friday, August 12, 2005
Poll: How much cheese is in your ass?


#165) Friday, August 12, 2005
Gouda hell, Rob, my jokes are excellent!

#166) Friday, August 12, 2005
Haha, if you want, I can resurrect the temporary icon permanently :P

#167) Friday, August 12, 2005
Clear your cache -- it is. And I'm still on AIM!

#168) Monday, August 15, 2005
That's no mask. That's me in my baseball uniform. The hands are fake though.

#169) Tuesday, August 16, 2005
<3 all around.

#170) Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Nope, never smoked.

#171) Thursday, August 18, 2005
What can I say, I pander to what my faithful audience wants. As you can see in Figure A, hefty boobs attracts big numbers.

#172) Thursday, August 18, 2005
Yeah, apparently the VT/VA visitors are starting to outnumber the FSU visitors again. I guess FSU was a two-year anomaly.

#173) Thursday, August 18, 2005
I have valiantly verified that the above link is work-safe. Much like:

#174) Friday, August 19, 2005
I like the old U2 stuff, though maybe it's more the nostalgia it evokes rather than the music itself.

#175) Friday, August 19, 2005
And the day the restaurants have gone too far is the day they replace bacon with turkey bacon. It's not real bacon!

#176) Friday, August 19, 2005
Turkey Bacon is bacon-shaped strips of turkey that takes nothing like bacon, but has half the bad stuff or whatever.

What do they make roads out of in Australia? Koala fossils?

#177) Friday, August 19, 2005
"Bits and Ass" then.

#178) Monday, August 22, 2005
Hey now, I still think she was hot in Spiderman 1, even if her acting is like thespian indigestion :P

#179) Monday, August 22, 2005
Generally when there's boobie talk around here, it's only about hypothetical or metaphysical boobies -- I am far too polite to do otherwise!

#180) Tuesday, August 23, 2005
I've worked hard to create a safe zone where parents and their kids and read about pimps, hos, boobies, and bitches in a constructive manner.

#181) Tuesday, August 23, 2005
That was you? I thought it was Christy Kull.

#182) Wednesday, August 24, 2005
I don't think you let quite enough of that teen rage out as a teen :P

#183) Thursday, August 25, 2005
Thanks, I made them myself.

#184) Thursday, August 25, 2005
Haha, that's an old one. I first heard it in 8th grade on the Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Novelty CD.

I listened to peculiar CDs before high school.

#185) Friday, August 26, 2005
I certainly hope I'm not driving anyone away -- if I want to maintain my hottie membership, I have to be a turn-on, not a turn-off. :P Maybe the skunk was a badger in disguise: To see a badger in your dream, signifies your persistence and final victory over your opponents. The dream may also be a pun on badgering and aggravating others.

Victory and puns, what could be better? :P And I only wear panties at the ATM.

You guys make my day :D Thanks.

#186) Friday, August 26, 2005

#187) Friday, August 26, 2005
You'd be surprised what kind of camera shots came up when I GoogleImaged "ATM" and related terms in search of an illustration for this post.

#188) Friday, August 26, 2005
There's something wrong with you.

#189) Monday, August 29, 2005
The remix to Ignition (get back into the kitchen) seems to be the one remix that is universally liked.

Here's the story of another river hand where Anna got knocked out. It was very similar to:

8♦ 3♦ 9♣ J♦ 4♦

She went all in with something like:
K♦ 8♠

I knocked her out with:
A♦ 2♥


#190) Tuesday, August 30, 2005
You read sheet music (I hope). A five page article is like playing the Hindemith. (This is my contribution to music today).

I have to admit I did not read past the middle of page 2.

#191) Wednesday, August 31, 2005
I like dark meat. I like the Ewazen. I haven't played the Arutunian in years.

I don't need transcribing work for money -- I'd probably work for mostly free on arranging though.

#192) Wednesday, August 31, 2005
I've got some great titles ready.

Panned by the Critics, Dance Balls of Steel, Concerto for Panhandler, Tenor Pan and Tinkerbell

#193) Wednesday, August 31, 2005
And sometimes when they run out of meat, they pick up some dead rat off the floor, toss it in, and make it look like a sausage.

#194) Thursday, September 01, 2005
I've had my eye on this tropic for a long time but it wasn't until yesterday that the pieces came together in a united front. I'll probably be under a lot of high pressure from the government to take it down, but I won't let anyone rain on my parade. The world needs people like me to keep the weather-controlling geniuses at bay, because otherwise everyone loses and Bob Vanhorn winds.

#195) Thursday, September 01, 2005
I see those graduate level remedial reading classes are working out for you. Just five minutes?

#196) Friday, September 02, 2005
I never said that the people had a significant part in the responsibility for their current misfortune -- maybe my synopsis-approach to writing that fragment blurred my point.

The "blame" part of my post referred to the people who 100% stayed home and ended up requiring person-by-person rescue in the aftermath -- akin to the people who sit in their trailer in the middle of Tornado Alley, say "I aint movin because I've survived every tornado in twenty years", and then look surprised when one finally tears up their home. These people heard the warnings and chose to ignore them, and now feel justified in complaining about the response. Yes, they are victims, but that doesn't make them wholly blameless. Yet these are the people who are most vocal about their dissatisfaction with the speed of the recovery.

Even the poor, or the destitute could have made their way to a central shelter like the stadium or the convention center. While not the greatest options, at least it was a proactive step, and the aid response is now working as quickly as it can to take care of those centers. I do not think the people who chose to take shelter as they were asked are to blame at all -- maybe that's the part that came out wrong in my post.

As for the rest, the incoming federal aid is pretty laughable, and the people still stranded at various shelter points are justified in their complaints, but the complaints really aren't helping at all. Plus, too much of the local aid had to be diverted to save all the random people floating on rooftops, diverted major resources from the mass-mobilization efforts.

We can talk it up on IM if you'd like.

#197) Friday, September 02, 2005
And yes, I am being an armchair-disaster-expert here for the sake of argument. But if someone came knocking at my door and said the biggest hurricane in history was about to hit my front door, I would get the hell out. Likewise, if I were the President and saw that a major disaster was virtually guaranteed, I would have had the relief effort waiting in the wings ready to spring into action the moment the hurricane passed. This is not something he needed to "see the results of" before he made a move.

#198) Friday, September 02, 2005
The actual size of New Orleans is only about 425,000 -- it's big but not monstrous.

I never said I was not sympathetic to the people's plight -- I just said that I didn't agree with their decision to stay put. Sympathy is independent of that. And I would not have been one of those people to award any one millions of dollars for hot coffee.

Stopping looting also equates to restoring law and order. You cannot expect rescue workers to do their jobs effectively when they are worried about the gangs of men roaming the streets with guns or snipers shooting at hospitals.

#199) Friday, September 02, 2005
I'm presuming that the Army being mobilized in Iraq has affected the speed of the National Guard mobilization in Louisiana too.

#200) Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Why is Doobie in Arizona?

#201) Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Right Left Right Left...because at that point in the song, your right foot is waving in the air -- hence the next step would have to be putting it back down.

Someday I will tell the Everclear story here.

#202) Wednesday, September 07, 2005

#203) Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Oh snap.

#204) Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Gabe, send me a new picture and I'll make it your avatar.

#205) Thursday, September 08, 2005
Every dollar counts! The more money the less funny, I guarantee.

#206) Friday, September 09, 2005
  • It rhymes with Cow Den.

  • Read the alt text on the flop picture. That's why.

    #207) Monday, September 12, 2005
    Haha -- I only got higher because you didn't come. :P

    I forgot to do a weekend wrap-up, so here it is: Saturday was very busy, with bouts of work, family dinners, work, poker, and work. I moved up another place, ending up in 3rd (which still rounds down to "Loser" if you are a math major or "PMO" if you are Doobie). With ten people in the game though, it was hard enough getting that far. Sunday was more laidback, with grass seeding and dirt moving in the morning, then pretty much nothing for the rest of the day.

    #208) Monday, September 12, 2005
    Nope, that's the fun part about democracy.

    #209) Tuesday, September 13, 2005
    I was a particularly awesome 4 year old artist.

    #210) Thursday, September 15, 2005
    Thanks folks!

    #211) Monday, September 19, 2005
    Generally about half the search terms are pornographic -- I cull the list down from fifty keywords every time.

    That ghost over your bed was probably a cat hanging from the ceiling fan!

    #212) Tuesday, September 20, 2005
    I might check out the Earl one -- I've heard both great and horrible things about it. I probably won't tune into the Office though. After watching some of it last season it's not really my thing. Even though it's really funny, it's more uncomfortable than funny to watch, because the satire is so on-target.

    #213) Tuesday, September 20, 2005
    Mike, Chompy would not leave the squirrels in any condition to cross bridges.

    Kelley, if I recall, I wasn't the one that never went to Music Theory because I was too busy playing Starcraft (or being in a cult). But I can watch TV on my computer, so I've done that on occasion. When I lived in the 2 room efficiency in Florida, I would put the TV on the computer and turn on the one in the living room so I could continuously watch Alias while making food or doing work.

    Kim, I am indeed a guy. Thanks for noticing :D

    Doobie, Seinfeld got old really quick, but apparently I'm in the minority on that opinion.

    Rachel, Kim suggested Firefly too -- it's in my Amazon basket with Scrubs and a few other random items.

    #214) Tuesday, September 20, 2005
    Nope, no fans in my room unless you count the thousands of screaming ones that cheer me on when I wake up every morning.

    #215) Wednesday, September 21, 2005
    Well I'm sure I've greatly mproved your work day, now that you know that somewhere in a 5-mile radius, there is an overweight unattractive hobo who smells of beer and curry and is strongly considering having raucous drunk sex in the philodendrons outside your building with his hobo-lover, and even went on the Internet at the Burke Library to print out any How-To PDF files he could find on the topic.

    I hope you don't have windows in your office :P

    #216) Wednesday, September 21, 2005
    You were a really weird roommate.

    #217) Wednesday, September 21, 2005
    Ooh, burn.

    #218) Wednesday, September 21, 2005
    This is some good TV. Philistene.

    #219) Thursday, September 22, 2005
    I also though the whole "high 90, low 60, chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon" all year round would be cool, but that got old pretty quickly. You really need the cold to appreciate the hot, and vice versa.

    #220) Wednesday, September 21, 2005
    Baseball sucks because it messes with TV schedules even more than football.

    Stay inside and watch TV at all times.

    #221) Monday, September 26, 2005
    Didn't you ever watch Outbreak? Even upstairs I would have caught something and then the greater Washington metropolitan area would have been doomed.

    #222) Monday, September 26, 2005
    I sure hope not.

    I didn't play any of the above.

    #223) Tuesday, September 27, 2005
    I agree! Although I suppose it would be more effective if I actually ate the vitamins rather than just keeping them on my shelf.

    #224) Thursday, September 29, 2005
    No I like rock music, but I would feel the same about a rock concert vs. a rock recording. Yes, going to a rock concert adds several layers to the music that you wouldn't otherwise experience, but I would still rather have the definitive recording that's "as good as the performers can get" on each song which I can listen to in the comfort of my own home.

    I don't really like classical concerts, but that's a function of my short attention span, not the environs of the concert.

    #225) Friday, September 30, 2005
    I see through your tricks.

    #226) Monday, October 03, 2005
    Booty would win first prize in that beauty contest.

    #227) Tuesday, October 04, 2005
    I have 3 shows left. Shows on DVD go by too fast.

    #228) Monday, October 03, 2005
    Bailey the Circus Dog. Can eat 100 sprickets in 10 seconds.

    #229) Wednesday, October 05, 2005
    Unless the board was defended with fireworks.

    #230) Tuesday, October 04, 2005
    The gig only pays $250 total, divided up between me and him. That's like the gas it would take you to get here.

    #231) Wednesday, October 05, 2005
    My posts go up around 8 AM. Sometimes I have to edit what I wrote the night before with late-breaking news.

    #232) Thursday, October 06, 2005
    I sure hope not.

    #233) Thursday, October 06, 2005
    It's a fluffy cover.

    #234) Thursday, October 06, 2005
    I don't feel any different after a 20 minute nap.

    #235) Tuesday, October 11, 2005
    It's called housekeeping. I'm a neat freak.

    #236) Tuesday, October 11, 2005
    Just for you guys, I put two old posts back on the front page.

    #237) Wednesday, October 12, 2005
    I don't mind the summer temperatures -- sometimes I don't even turn the AC on for weeks.

    #238) Wednesday, October 12, 2005
    Bumping buses actually IS slang for something else, at least in BU-World.

    We survived in the dorm because East AJ had the broken heaters that kept everything at a toasty 90 degrees year-round. Plus, you were window-side. The following year when I lived in that same room, I had the window but my roommate, Nathan, was never home, so I could keep it as hot or cool as I wanted.

    #239) Thursday, October 13, 2005
    This was fun!

    #240) Friday, October 14, 2005
    I have a hard time getting into games the Hokies aren't playing in, but I'll probably have it on in the background like usual, to see what all the fuss is about.

    I'm glad Friday Fragments is a hit! I stole the idea from Kim though and just gave it a name :P

    <3s all around. Yes, Chompy, I used another <3 in my post.

    #241) Monday, October 17, 2005
    Har har.

    Now where is my [insert chicken strips or swiss & mushroom burger here]?

    #242) Wednesday, October 19, 2005
    Readership is way down this week. Everyone must be on their Fall Break.

    I wish I had a Fall Break.

    #243) Thursday, October 20, 2005
    It's too much like Tower of Power's "Funk the Dumb Stuff" but that song is at least one notch higher on my list than "My Humps". :P

    #244) Wednesday, October 19, 2005
    Tell me again why you are falling.

    #245) Thursday, October 20, 2005
    KSB: I'll listen when I get home and see, but I don't think that's it. I hear more of a Bon Jovi style song in my head.

    Rachel: The latter, though I guess it's possible some of the news sites I troll have Australian submitters.

    Anna: You and Kim both!

    #246) Wednesday, October 19, 2005
    I am the hub of all coincidences.

    #247) Thursday, October 20, 2005
    I have a funny Anna & Theme song story I'll share later...

    #248) Tuesday, October 18, 2005
    Homestar Runner

    #249) Friday, October 21, 2005
    I was at the movies earlier in the evening, so I tragically missed the first two quarters of the game. I think the 10-play 99-yard run cancels out any badness though.

    Someday I'm going to learn Spanish! Then maybe I can talk to my neighbours.

    #250) Thursday, October 20, 2005
    Monday, April 7, 2003

    Yup it was in Florida that I decided to do more popular music listening. Since I started subscribing to XM Radio, I listen to all kinds of good and bad music now.

    #251) Monday, October 24, 2005
    You should play at your own wedding -- gets you out of the boring parts!

    #252) Monday, October 24, 2005
    Well probably go back and see it again, just to support the film :-P At matinee prices, of course -- were not crazy.

    #253) Thursday, October 27, 2005
    I think everyone has at least one of those words. Mine is occasionally.

    #254) Friday, October 28, 2005
    I don't think Beamers a tool -- I like him a lot more than some other coaches, like the constantly-gum-chewing Bowden.

    I hope that e-muff was not a typo, because it's funnier that way.

    #255) Friday, October 28, 2005
    Why is the stereotype about small amounts of clothing such a bad thing to reinforce? ;)

    #256) Friday, October 28, 2005
    My car DOES have that feature, most do. However, it's still possible to turn the car off at just the right time that it fails to retract the blades.

    #257) Friday, October 28, 2005
    I say that about a lot of people but I still keep them around. :D

    #258) Wednesday, November 02, 2005
    Sadly it is real -- I went to the truth site to find an ad to make fun of and the one with birds in it just sprang out in my face like an annoyingly self-righteous jack-in-the-box :D

    #259) Wednesday, November 02, 2005
    Not my fault music majors are illiterate :D

    #260) Monday, November 07, 2005
    I would rather be the crotchety 80-year-old who says "I've never ever done it before, so why should I start now?" :D

    #261) Friday, November 04, 2005
    That's your husband's job now. It's in the marriage contract.

    #262) Friday, November 04, 2005
    I use H in most compositions. I like to spell CHAFED in the trumpet line.

    #263) Tuesday, November 08, 2005
    Chompy: I think assassination for littering is a little harsh.

    Kim: I had to be careful because I didn't want to rename my cats Crimson and Bloody. :D

    #264) Monday, November 07, 2005
    Hi, B. Maybe it's just the outermost reaches of our particular pit then -- all I can see from the depths are the oboe and 2nd cello reclined comfortably against the pit wall looking up at the actors!

    #265) Thursday, November 10, 2005
    Canadians are North-American.

    #266) Wednesday, November 09, 2005
    I never said that Kaine was any less sleazy than Kilgore :D

    #267) Thursday, November 10, 2005
    Well the map defaults to the United States, so I think they call it Frappr@us.

    #268) Thursday, November 10, 2005
    You don't reply to e-mails? I don't believe it! :P

    #269) Thursday, November 10, 2005
    That's why they pay ME the big bucks.

    #270) Monday, November 14, 2005
    You forget that the plot of land goes all the way to the CORE OF THE EARTH.

    #271) Wednesday, November 16, 2005
    The measurement started at your feet, so this was 44 cm beyond that point. I used to be able to do splits too.

    #272) Wednesday, November 16, 2005
    The clip was 8th grade, I was the only one in 7th grade.

    #273) Wednesday, November 16, 2005
    Short people will inherit the Earth. We consume less natural resources!

    #274) Wednesday, November 16, 2005
    And much like the evolution of the giraffe, I will be able to reach more berries and nuts from a sitting position because of my skills.

    #275) Thursday, November 17, 2005
    I blame favouritism on the part of the judges and demand a recount ;)

    #276) Thursday, November 17, 2005
    No, I've just been very lax in paying the late fees or returning it.

    #277) Friday, November 18, 2005
    Just because I love you all so much, I have added an Edit button.

    #278) Tuesday, November 22, 2005
    He didn't like the old one.

    #279) Tuesday, November 22, 2005
    I can write the most boring entries in the world and someone will have the urge to see their name published on the comments page.

    #280) Thursday, November 17, 2005
    Ha ha. I lack the cheekbones.

    #281) Tuesday, November 22, 2005
    What exactly are we peeking at in those blocks?

    #282) Wednesday, November 23, 2005
    Well, maybe I'll think differently following her back story, but to me she chews scenery way too much -- it's like she has to try to be hardcore.

    #283) Wednesday, November 23, 2005
    Anna, Ben still owes me that dowry. I expect at least 4 goats.

    #284) Wednesday, November 23, 2005
    I'll take the lights. Your dog is like a two-year-old on an espresso IV.

    #285) Wednesday, November 23, 2005
    BU says: "Wednesday Wagments gets my arm flab a jigglin!"

    #286) Wednesday, November 23, 2005
    I do believe that's only the second time I've mentioned arm flab. I mention boobies more!

    #287) Monday, November 28, 2005
    I have an old upright piano laying around somewhere. It might look good in your living room!

    #288) Monday, November 28, 2005
    Now why would you go and type a thing like that?

    #289) Tuesday, November 29, 2005
    Tell me what you got me and I'll remove those things from the list. It's okay, I can keep a secret from me.

    #290) Monday, November 28, 2005
    Time for a cripple fight!

    #291) Tuesday, November 29, 2005
    I omitted the fact that I light the candles while drinking Natty Light and watching the demolition derby. I'm all the man anyone needs, baby!

    #292) Monday, November 28, 2005
    Canine dogs, eh?

    #293) Wednesday, November 30, 2005
    She should take some of Ana Lucia's badassness away. Then Ana would be less annoying and she would be more believable.

    #294) Thursday, December 01, 2005
    You probably weren't around when I posted this two years ago :D

    #295) Friday, December 02, 2005
    My favourite part of that game was the Vick celebration debacle.

    #296) Monday, December 05, 2005
    "Put yo hands down. NOT PIMPIN!"

    #297) Monday, December 05, 2005
    I like how Chompy's is so much more upper crust than ours.

    #298) Tuesday, December 06, 2005
    Well we have some dim people in the States -- someone may have thought it was a plan to drop Canada on a mobile home trailer and move it to Florida.

    #299) Wednesday, December 07, 2005
    In Washington DC, only the rubes and tourists stand on the left. The left is reserved for harried government employees and $500/hr lawyers who MUST BE SOMEWHERE NOW! :D

    #300) Friday, December 09, 2005
    You are tied with Chompy, who openly campaigned for votes on his web page. Say goodbye to high culture.

    #301) Friday, December 09, 2005
    She was a clarinet. No flags in junior high.

    #302) Monday, December 12, 2005
    Aye aye, cap'n! Just let me know when.

    #303) Monday, December 12, 2005
    Four Urizoners cannot be wrong -- looks like I'd better watch it.

    #304) Wednesday, December 14, 2005
    The picture is the Fairfax County Parkway.

    What if I understand the laws of physics? Can I speed?

    #305) Friday, December 16, 2005
    I haven't even left this continent in 26 years :P

    There are two official Java certifications -- one that says "I know the language" and one that says "I can do stuff."

    #306) Friday, December 16, 2005
    I don't get it.

    #307) Wednesday, December 14, 2005
    The URI! Zone: Bringing disparate opinions of humanity together across the world sicne 1996.

    #308) Friday, December 16, 2005
    Their GDP is still bigger than my salary. Maybe I should invest in some BurkinaStocks.

    #309) Friday, December 16, 2005
    I didn't hear and trumpeting on NBC unless you were in the first ten minutes when I was asleep, or in the story on the New Jersey lady organizing her closets which I muted.

    #310) Wednesday, December 14, 2005
    The straight and empty road example holds true in the US, because 9 times out of 10, that's where they're going to enforce it. The guy going 80 when there's no one else on the road is destined to get a ticket, while the guy tailgating and weaving through heavy traffic gets away scot free because it's too much effort to catch up with him and pull him over.

    US Enforcement happens where it doesn't matter and just builds up resentment against the officers, rather than affecting anyone's long-term behaviour.

    #311) Monday, December 19, 2005

    There will be no cheering for FSU in these parts.

    #312) Monday, December 19, 2005
    When you're in the band you don't get a ticket.

    #313) Tuesday, December 20, 2005
    unions of unskilled, uneducated laborers

    a.k.a. woodwinds.

    #314) Monday, December 19, 2005
    Rules do not apply to high school students.

    #315) Wednesday, December 21, 2005
    You're mistaken -- look at December 14!

    #316) Thursday, December 22, 2005
    Watch out, she's dangerous now!

    #317) Wednesday, December 21, 2005

    #318) Thursday, December 22, 2005
    You're right -- it's BC.

    #319) Sunday, December 25, 2005
    It's a tamborine for her madrigal carols!

    #320) Sunday, December 25, 2005
    Those are sleigh bells.

    #321) Monday, December 26, 2005
    I tried to think of something scathingly witty but am at a loss. Congratulations! And it only took four years to convince her that you were a musical pauper worth supporting for a lifetime. Your wedding had better be in Staunton or Roanoke, because my gifts don't travel far.

    P.S. Tip of the day: Leave the Everclear out of your bachelor party.

    #322) Friday, December 30, 2005
    I think boys like ALL girls. :D And maybe Yahoo doesn't include college towns because they're afraid that college kids are walking Petri dishes of STDs.

    #323) Friday, December 30, 2005
    You first!

    #324) Monday, January 02, 2006
    I forgot to mention that the Hokies are playing in the Gator Bowl at 12:30PM this afternoon. Tune in to see what kind of funny penalties Marcus can get today.

    #325) Monday, January 02, 2006
    Turn that raft around...

    The benefit of playing bridge on New year's Eve is that you wake up on New Years Day fully functional and able to do stuff :P

    #326) Wednesday, January 04, 2006
    It's Carcassonne Castle.

    #327) Monday, January 09, 2006
    Har har har. I may not know any songs by Johnny Cash, but I know the complete repertoire of Kansas and the Monkees, and know how to use the Mass-Mover tool in Finale.

    #328) Monday, January 09, 2006
    That link is already on tomorrow's update. :P

    #329) Tuesday, January 10, 2006
    I put a kitty in one of my illustrations, just for you. That's what they call "mass-market appeal", baby.

    #330) Tuesday, January 10, 2006
    Also, should you ever move from, you should go to vengefulmouse next :D

    #331) Tuesday, January 10, 2006
    See, I have to please everyone -- it's not easy being an Internet celebrity. Maybe next week I'll have a "What do you want BU to talk about?" poll and everyone can submit one topic.

    #332) Tuesday, January 10, 2006
    Well played.

    #333) Monday, January 09, 2006

    #334) Monday, January 09, 2006
    Their voices more than the songs, but the songs weren't half bad.

    #335) Tuesday, January 17, 2006
    It's because I didn't live in Tallahassee long enough to become an uncultured backwater hick :D

    #336) Tuesday, January 17, 2006
    At least when you all hate something, you comment!

    #337) Wednesday, January 18, 2006
    I stubbornly refuse to believe that you can ski and not be cold, despite having no firsthand knowledge. Harrumph!

    I also remember the sandwiches -- at our camp, everyone got half a PB&J cut diagonally in a triangular plastic mold with a peel-away wrapping.

    #338) Wednesday, January 18, 2006
    And mayo is so key. Every sandwich I make involves some level of mayo!

    #339) Wednesday, January 18, 2006
    They put charcoal in it.

    #340) Thursday, January 19, 2006
    Everybody, please make a prayer to the Feces Fairy and hope that Sydney has taken a dump by this evening.

    #341) Friday, January 20, 2006

    #342) Monday, January 23, 2006
    It looks like a bad Photoshop job until you realize that you just have a highly etched knuckle line in the original picture.

    #343) Monday, January 23, 2006
    Hopefully that's what happens for me.

    So when are you going to start having kids I can spoil?

    #344) Monday, January 23, 2006
    I'm glad I'm the unmarried sibling.

    #345) Tuesday, January 24, 2006
    Except I had all of those responsibilities besides nuture the cat and socialize.

    #346) Tuesday, January 24, 2006
    Incidentally 2-5 is the date of that snow-night at Chrisley's house.

    Beavis only has one name, hence, Beavis cannot get quotes.

    #347) Tuesday, January 24, 2006
    And if you put me in a moving car which I'm not driving, I'm out like a light.

    #348) Wednesday, January 25, 2006
    Happy Australia Day!

    #349) Friday, January 27, 2006
    Small world reference of the day: If you look up The Count on Wikipedia, the guy standing next to the Count in the picture is a longtime member of the forum I regularly visit.

    #350) Monday, January 30, 2006
    Because Americans time is worth twice as much as in other countries. In the time it would take me to heat up the oven and make a real pizza, I could have earned $30 or watched a whole rerun of Friends!

    #351) Monday, January 30, 2006
    I'm still stalled halfway through season two of 24, because I'm watching it with Anna who's never around. For every good storyline with interesting writing, there's Elisha Cuthbert getting chased by a mountain lion and bad actresses getting amnesia for no good reason.

    #352) Tuesday, January 31, 2006
    You must be un-American. Where would we be if the total time spent on American Idol was less than the number of Simpsons reruns on any given night?

    #353) Thursday, February 02, 2006
    I think Kim in her 80 inch heels might edge Rachel out in height.

    My highlighter is blue! In Western civilization this means I'm a Boy.

    #354) Friday, February 03, 2006
    I'm a very busy fellow. I think I have a marathon to run that night or something.

    #355) Monday, February 06, 2006
    See, it's not just me. Other people type BRIDGE too!

    #356) Monday, February 06, 2006
    I'm tough on movies because you have to pay for them and then devote a couple hours to them. Music is free, and even the most annoying song is over in a matter of minutes.

    #357) Monday, February 06, 2006
    Mid life crisis perhaps?

    #358) Wednesday, February 08, 2006
    Well that was the only class I fessed up to, since I felt bad about sending him a note in the first place. Otherwise I wouldn't have said a thing!

    On Sunday I DID tape her tags together because there were Sleepy McSleepersons in the Blue Room. However, other times I tape them together for my own sanity.

    #359) Wednesday, February 08, 2006
    Kitty tags aren't the same -- they are a friendly tinkling (yes, much like a harmless neighbourhood bum peeing in an alley) while a dog's tags are more like a bad middle school triangle player.

    #360) Wednesday, February 08, 2006
    I am uneasy about this blatant manipulation of my core values...

    Also, there are so many animals in this comments section now!

    #361) Thursday, February 09, 2006
    ...says the trumpet player who talks mouthpiece sizes at parties!

    #362) Thursday, February 09, 2006
    Word seeks! That means you were still a dork, but a kinder, gentler one ;)

    #363) Friday, February 10, 2006
    I can teach you!

    #364) Friday, February 10, 2006
    Oops, I meant 2-room, not 2-bedroom. I did sleep in the living room on occasion though.

    #365) Monday, February 13, 2006
    Anna is already married. This is Virginia, not Utah.

    #366) Tuesday, February 14, 2006
    "Unfortunately I live too far away to come and read to you."

    #367) Tuesday, February 14, 2006
    Could be -- I spent most of my youth in seedy Hechinger's so I would not have kept up with the conglomeration of chains.

    #368) Wednesday, February 15, 2006
    In tenth grade we all ate out front under the trees or at the back table in the cafeteria. Eleventh and twelfth grade I had jazz band during lunch and ate in the band room.

    All-you-can-eat bacon was so key, as was the Shultz clam chowder, and Shultz nachoes and cheese. Too bad they "renovated" that place in 2001 and turned it into another Dietrick.

    #369) Wednesday, February 15, 2006
    My high school was indeed 3 grades.

    I didn't discover Schultz until the following year!

    #370) Wednesday, February 15, 2006
    I can now live solely on bacon and bacon products. The process is roughly similar to how they prevent major illnesses through vaccination.

    #371) Thursday, February 16, 2006
    Apparently I am unable to count to four correctly.

    Always nice to know my phone voice is lovely!

    #372) Tuesday, February 14, 2006
    Everyone and anyone!

    #373) Thursday, February 16, 2006
    Our tax dollars have to go somewhere...

    #374) Friday, February 17, 2006
    This comments page brings joy to everyone everywhere.

    #375) Monday, February 20, 2006
    And spend that $1000 on exterminating the twelve-inch cockroaches.

    #376) Monday, February 20, 2006
    The TV is big enough that you can't really tell it's far away when you're on the couch.

    #377) Monday, February 20, 2006
    When did they start importing the happy juice to Australia?

    #378) Monday, February 20, 2006
    $4.26 without a soda.

    #379) Tuesday, February 21, 2006
    Ok, first of all, Bruce Willis is fantabulous. And your Mom is right. No baldness in The Sixth Sense. Just good acting. <3

    Your mom is bald. Why are all my readers obsessed with Bruce Willis?

    Dedicated intellectual jousters, who relish the cut and thrust of civilised debate free from ad hominem attacks, you cretin.

    Technically speaking, a jouster would only be thrusting, as the horses would be moving too fast to attempt a cut.

    Oh, so I'm only allowed to legitimately debate something if try to make myself look stupid doing it?

    Yes, because that makes it easier to make fun of you.

    I suppose you thought you were safe posting this drivel outside a forum? Think again! Better yet, think for the first time.

    Obviously you have not read my current tagline, which expresses my mission statement of "lowering the bar on Internet Intellect". I've got a -5 to Intellect.

    Yours is so strewn with ineptitudes it's requiring intra-line quotes.

    Don't you mean "You'res"?


    YA RLY!

    Hmm, maybe you're right. OR NOT, BITCH!! (passive; aggressive)

    A hyphen is not a semicolon.

    Congratulations on being OLD. Clearly this enhances your deep and well-constructed argument.

    Your mom is deep and well-constructed.

    Only if you don't enjoy it. Or you suck at it.

    Well trolling is always good fun, but you never want to troll in your own pleasant forums. Don't poop where you live!

    Yeah, based on the quality of your arguments, I'd say that's about the level of response you're equipped to deal with, or indeed provide.


    So, when are you going to learn?

    Can't you see I've already won?

    #380) Tuesday, February 21, 2006
    The best part about that comic is that I'm playing a GameCube RPG right now with dialogue exactly like that.

    #381) Wednesday, February 22, 2006
    Haha, are you volunteering? I bet there's a flight out to Vegas in the afternoon!

    #382) Wednesday, February 22, 2006
    Sounds good to me. Except I think that our mothers, Anna, and my sister would frown heavily if they didn't get to do wedding-y things for months on end!

    #383) Monday, February 20, 2006
    Good thing you visit Virginia so much.

    #384) Wednesday, February 22, 2006
    I thought Marcy Pell's rank was supposed to be the life of the party!

    #385) Tuesday, February 21, 2006
    YA URI!

    #386) Wednesday, February 22, 2006
    In, hold. Out, relax.

    #387) Monday, February 20, 2006
    I think I've been to Wendy's 8 times in my entire life.

    #388) Thursday, February 23, 2006
    Not all the stuff came today -- I compressed the post for story's sake.

    I guess it would help if I actually uploaded the MP3s! Fixed.

    #389) Thursday, February 23, 2006
    Well when you have an older sister, most of the books are hand-me-downs!

    #390) Friday, February 24, 2006
    It's called a check, mate.

    #391) Monday, February 27, 2006
    It hates you!

    #392) Tuesday, February 28, 2006
    Maybe "Good! Night! and Good! Luck!".

    Colons are scientificially proven to win Oscars though.

    #393) Tuesday, February 28, 2006
    But not all of them had periods.

    #394) Tuesday, February 28, 2006
    That sounds like something _I'd_ say!

    #395) Monday, February 27, 2006
    I'm pretty sure he knew that. :P

    #396) Wednesday, March 01, 2006
    Everyone says that Brokeback will win everything. I'm trying to be different.

    #397) Thursday, March 02, 2006
    There is no internal logic when it comes to my picks.

    #398) Thursday, March 02, 2006
    I thought Reese was really great in Walk the Line -- but I doubt the awardy people will take her seriously yet.

    #399) Monday, March 06, 2006
    Anna says I missed a sterling moment where Three 6 Mafia performed Pimp and their subsequent acceptance speech.

    #400) Monday, March 06, 2006
    God bless YouTube for preserving their performance forever.

    XM Radios "Movie Score" station played all 77 past winners of the Best Song category yesterday. Crazy that we've gone from Breakfast at Tiffanys by Henry Mancini to It's Hard Out Heah Fo a Pimp.

    #401) Monday, March 06, 2006
    Jack probably tried to pick her up.

    #402) Monday, March 06, 2006
    You are like the rumor QUEEN :)

    #403) Tuesday, March 07, 2006
    The Washington Post had an article today about all the black people who are ashamed that PIMP won.

    #404) Tuesday, March 07, 2006
    Even the Ural movies aren't winning -- I haven't seen a movie take place in Kazakhstan in a long time.

    #405) Thursday, March 09, 2006
    Awesome, you're still alive!

    #406) Thursday, March 09, 2006
    That picture was "taken" when Mark's eye exploded during the first game of the year for the Music Theory basketball all-stars. The spare arm is probably from the guy who caused all the exploding.

    #407) Friday, March 10, 2006
    BOOK IT!

    That's what the name was. RIF was just the book fair where you got to pick out a book and keep it.

    Kim, your first born should be named Thor!

    #408) Friday, March 10, 2006
    "Let's get Thored!

    I will yell that the next time I enter an alley.

    #409) Friday, March 10, 2006
    I thought that Unbreakable had too much of a build-up to too little of a twist. It's like you played Super Mario Brothers all the way to the end only to hear Toad say "Our princess is in another castle!" followed by "To Be Continued in SMB2" and some credits.

    Great atmosphere, not ADHD-friendly.

    I have read the "real" versions, but the sanitized versions are the real one's to me, since those are the one's I grew up on.

    #410) Monday, March 13, 2006
    Dear Diary,

    Today I lost at poker again.

    Since I am the hero of this particular blog, I feel that my readers only need to know when I, myself, am in the winning position ;)

    And I had a picture taken from the other side of the table, but it looked like you were trying hard to see through the cards with mind-power. So, valuing my life, I decided to use this one.

    #411) Monday, March 13, 2006
    Chris lives not 15 minutes away. Maybe we can give them permanent poker berths when Kathy moves up here in the summertime.

    #412) Thursday, March 09, 2006
    Nope, the last email I have from you is dated 11/23/03 with the subject "Happy Thanksgiving Brian".

    #413) Tuesday, March 14, 2006
    In our household there was very little overlap between Construx and Legos, and Construx came first.

    #414) Wednesday, March 15, 2006
    Those uncaptioned photos are myself, Kim, Anna, Heidi, Mike, Kathy, and Kelley. I'm sure Kim will be thrilled to hear confirmation of her Scarlett lookalikeness :D

    #415) Thursday, March 16, 2006
    All the animals will obviously play themselves.

    I think Adam Sandler could do a better Mike Catania than Russell Crowe.

    #416) Tuesday, March 14, 2006
    Haha, never noticed that!

    #417) Thursday, March 16, 2006
    Welcome! I posted a link in the sidebar and the links page.

    #418) Thursday, March 16, 2006
    Plus I fixed the McKenzie!

    #419) Friday, March 17, 2006
    Actually I do very little with it at work. I write the entry the night before and send it to work. The next morning, I proofread it, add the news links, and post it. I have Friday's entry here, but without the last minute tweaks.

    #420) Friday, March 17, 2006
    Actually the best days at work are those with work :P Maybe I'm in the minority on that, but better that than 8 hours of thumb twiddling.

    #421) Wednesday, March 22, 2006
    I would even accept unskippable trailers if they were only unskippable the first time or something.

    #422) Wednesday, March 22, 2006
    No plot spoilers anywhere! I'm nicer than that.

    #423) Thursday, March 23, 2006
    I would drop all my insurance polices immediately, if I weren't 100% sure that within a week I would crash my car into my house, exploding it and send me to the hospital.

    We don't need family rules on housing, we just need maximum occupancy rules and maximum number of car rules.

    Wasn't it Blacksburg that said you couldn't have more than 3 unmarried women in a house because otherwise it would be classified as a brothel?

    #424) Friday, March 24, 2006
    If TV had a Hot Nanny Network, I bet more people would watch it than the Food Network.

    #425) Monday, March 27, 2006
    I am totally going to name my Nintendog "Fart" and then train it in the elevator.

    #426) Monday, March 27, 2006
    If I cared about graphics, I'd get a computer game. Nintendo still makes the funnest games around.

    #427) Tuesday, March 28, 2006
    I may have to up the subscription rates if I make such changes, but I'll look into it!

    #428) Wednesday, March 29, 2006
    You heard it here first!

    #429) Thursday, March 30, 2006
    This is what Doobie sounds like when you talk to him in person too.

    #430) Monday, April 03, 2006
    Oops I didn't notice that.

    #431) Monday, April 03, 2006
    I don't understand Doobie's post either.

    #432) Wednesday, April 05, 2006
    I regularly buy Michelob if that helps.

    #433) Monday, April 03, 2006
    You guys should fight.

    #434) Wednesday, April 05, 2006
    You never responded to my tag!

    #435) Thursday, April 06, 2006
    Oasis might have good tunes, but the singing is like a horsefly buzzing in my ear and nibbling on my eardrum :P

    You seriously can't recognize "Thriller" and "Material Girl"? Where did you spend your 80s?

    #436) Wednesday, April 05, 2006
    Also, I sit on a chair but it's not in the picture, because I was under the desk moving wires immediately beforehand. That's why I keep that little lamp down there -- to make wire handling easier, not to illuminate my crotch.

    #437) Thursday, April 06, 2006
    Haha, I was going to do that for tomorrow's fragments.

    James Blunt as a Chipmunk is a DEFINITE improvement.

    #438) Thursday, April 06, 2006
    Not on any of the CDs I have.

    #439) Friday, April 07, 2006
    Who said you clowns were human?

    #440) Friday, April 07, 2006
    Australia is a penal colony, thus that gives you subhuman status.

    #441) Monday, April 10, 2006
    From what I hear, I made a lot of people clean out their cars today :P

    #442) Tuesday, April 11, 2006
    Obviously the beagle is singing because he is proud.

    #443) Wednesday, April 12, 2006
    Pissing Me Off

    #444) Thursday, April 13, 2006
    I'm not sure if I should do it monthly, because honestly, you've seen one day you've seen em all!

    #445) Thursday, April 13, 2006
    Yeah, I think I'd take country suburbia over earthquakes any day of the week ;)

    #446) Monday, April 17, 2006
    What can I say, I'm a quick study. Have a great day off from work!

    #447) Tuesday, April 18, 2006
    Haha, that list seems destined to get me in trouble. I already had to remove Greg Bilyk's name because he was worried that the FBI would find his name under "juvenile delinquents" when he applied for his security clearance :P

    Trust me -- when I list a bunch of names and say "some of them went on to become druggies", that doesn't mean "all of them went on to become druggies"!

    #448) Tuesday, April 18, 2006
    P.S. Stop Googling yourselves. :P

    #449) Tuesday, April 18, 2006
    Only when no one is looking!

    #450) Monday, April 24, 2006
    You can't embellish the truth!

    #451) Monday, April 24, 2006
    It will have the best hair ever when it's born. Or feathers, if you're from that camp.

    #452) Monday, April 24, 2006
    I don't even know what state that's in.

    #453) Tuesday, April 25, 2006

    #454) Wednesday, April 26, 2006
    149 in American is 289 Australian.

    #455) Thursday, April 27, 2006
    That would be "She falls off the wall".

    I don't think the Jets allowed black kids or girls.

    #456) Friday, April 28, 2006
    Obviously you have never dated an Asian.

    #457) Friday, April 28, 2006
    Hey baby, nice archive skills.

    #458) Monday, May 01, 2006
    Haha, you can have them. If my sister hasn't claimed them in ten years, she probably doesn't want them.

    Let me keep them for a couple days so my fresh organizing doesn't go to waste though :P

    #459) Monday, May 01, 2006
    I only have two Beatles CDs. One of which I only bought so I could scan the cover and make this recital poster.

    #460) Tuesday, May 02, 2006
    We listened to this tape on our Walkman -- the car stereo would be blaring choral works, Phantom of the Opera, or tuba concertos.

    #461) Monday, May 01, 2006
    And I have never owned a Bill Chase CD.

    #462) Thursday, May 04, 2006
    Don't put any answers in here!

    #463) Thursday, May 04, 2006
    I've gotten 3 submissions so far: 8 right, 7 right, and 2 right.

    #464) Monday, May 08, 2006
    One is not allowed to make a creative tag -- that would violate the spirit of the Internet and chain letters everywhere! You have to stick to basic categories that cater to the lowest common denominator.

    #465) Monday, May 08, 2006
    I will root for them if they have Harry Potter as a mascot.

    #466) Friday, May 05, 2006
    I spell everything the British way.

    #467) Monday, May 08, 2006
    What a fun site.

    #468) Tuesday, May 09, 2006
    Shac, I removed your post. Don't be Shac here.

    #469) Wednesday, May 10, 2006
    What's a Capulet?

    #470) Wednesday, May 10, 2006
    Oh you mean Lovefool.

    #471) Wednesday, May 10, 2006
    That's what I use too -- even then the button is hard to click. Never had any issues with older mice.

    #472) Wednesday, May 10, 2006
    Patriot fight, patriot fight!

    #473) Thursday, May 11, 2006
    Don't worry, when we annex your continent, well be sure to indoctrinate you all in American music.

    #474) Friday, May 12, 2006
    Apostrophes are the new exclamation point.

    #475) Friday, May 12, 2006
    And, IT'S A TRAP!

    #476) Friday, May 12, 2006
    I have only ever personally known two Canadian ho's and I guess they were hot. However, the Canadian geese at my building now have chicks and they are very cute.

    Kim, if that roach nearly made you puke, feel bad for Mike who has those things crawling across his Chompy in the middle of the night.

    #477) Friday, May 12, 2006
    I will, especially since next month is a Monday :)

    #478) Monday, May 15, 2006
    The person would still work 40 hours a week for 40 hours of pay, just not in a regular timeslot. And yes, the person working 60 hours a week should get recognized for that, but that doesn't mean that the person working exactly to the letter of their employment should be punished because they can't do that extra 20 hours.

    #479) Monday, May 15, 2006
    Yeah, that's not my idea of a good time!

    #480) Tuesday, May 16, 2006
    I'll try that!

    I read "Slurpy" first, and decided that that probably wouldn't be a very appetizing flavour.

    #481) Tuesday, May 16, 2006
    Well this soup is mildly healthy whereas my cheese soup is really just a liquid heart attack.

    #482) Wednesday, May 17, 2006
    I think Alyssa Milano could take Jessica Biel.

    #483) Wednesday, May 17, 2006
    Tell them to renew Alias instead! I know you have a lot of sway with the WB Brass :)

    #484) Wednesday, May 17, 2006
    Alyssa Milano not attractive? You have poor taste in women ;)

    #485) Thursday, May 18, 2006
    A fun game is a fun game. We were here first anyhow!

    #486) Friday, May 19, 2006
    Yes, I was the leader of a personality cult called The Fried. They all signed their names with question marks because they weren't sure about anything.

    #487) Monday, May 22, 2006
    Yes, I was a manwhore and slept with a new girl every single night throughout my school career.

    I cleaned up my act after I graduated and moved to Blacksburg for college!

    #488) Monday, May 22, 2006
    When I wrote the forum, there were about three posts per year. Besides, the world does not need forums discussing my sex life :D

    #489) Tuesday, May 23, 2006
    Well, I've never had a cavity and rarely go to the dentist, so I'll continue to trust in the horseshoe that was lodged in my diaper when I was born to keep me lucky.

    #490) Friday, May 26, 2006
    I don't know what you're talking about.

    #491) Tuesday, May 30, 2006

    #492) Tuesday, May 30, 2006
    I heard Dave's contract was finalized for the next party because he was demanding burger approval rights. And when you have a migraine, it's better to be on the couch than in a moving vehicle of Doom!

    #493) Thursday, June 01, 2006
    Cosmopolitans on a balcony sounds risky!

    #494) Monday, June 05, 2006
    A birthday I did not know about?


    #495) Wednesday, June 07, 2006
    Aren't you going to share with the class?

    #496) Thursday, June 08, 2006
    I could profit off my house right now without doing any work at all since NoVa housing is so ridiculous. Hopefully though, I can stay here for years so I can actually enjoy the improvements that I make.

    #497) Tuesday, June 06, 2006
    Booty is the grey one with booties on her paws!

    #498) Friday, June 02, 2006
    Hmm, I guess Amy Acker would go somewhere in the middle.

    #499) Monday, June 05, 2006
    Not yet... I think I have a couple albums to go between this one and that one (chronologically).

    #500) Tuesday, June 13, 2006
    If you folks make entries, make sure you leave a comment on Chad's blog so he can add a link to his list. He's interested in seeing how many people he can get to participate!

    Rachel, my house and everything about me is jaunty.

    #501) Monday, June 12, 2006
    Yeah, the glass coffee table scene was the most arbitrary change-of-heart scene in the history of TV :D

    #502) Tuesday, June 13, 2006
    Rob's entry was clever!

    #503) Wednesday, June 21, 2006
    I get the feeling that no woman would want to be seen buying "Great Biggie" clothing!

    #504) Tuesday, June 27, 2006
    What is AB, and is it contagious?

    #505) Friday, June 30, 2006
    Punchy doesn't like it when you call me a retard.

    #506) Thursday, July 06, 2006
    Thanks! I guess I've always known a lot of people, which isn't quite the same.

    #507) Thursday, July 13, 2006
    How can you say no to a Guiness?

    #508) Tuesday, August 01, 2006
    Congrats Philip and Kara!

    Gabe, I'll try to change your avatar sometime this week.

    Thanks Brianne, congrats on your recent wedding too :P Can't let it get lost amidst all the babies. Babies everywhere!

    And I actually thought the house was named "Salty Nuts" which is a much better name for a beach house anyhow, just like Punchy is a better name than Titan for Kathy's cat. That is all.

    #509) Wednesday, August 02, 2006
    Yeah, I remember the Salty Oats too from way back when.

    #510) Wednesday, August 02, 2006
    That's a separate topic -- why anyone would ever want to go to a beach north of DC. Beaches are south and warm!

    #511) Wednesday, August 02, 2006
    That's just what They want you to think.

    #512) Thursday, August 03, 2006
    Nope, but that was the company my sister used, so they probably had a copy of the image. I wrote them a nice letter asking for a little acknowledgement.

    #513) Friday, August 04, 2006
    We're about to see a rumble in here...

    #514) Monday, August 14, 2006
    Thanks for visiting!

    #515) Monday, August 14, 2006
    I'm sure Kim, Unofficial Representative of Walmart Shoppers, will take issue with that Sunday morning challenge ;)

    #516) Monday, August 14, 2006
    Michele, not only do my cats know when the alarm is imminent, they also know the exact sounds or motions they can create that will interrupt my sleeping, like snapping venetian blind or pushing things off tables!

    #517) Friday, August 18, 2006
    Well, I have two raffle tickets at work won by "raising my game". The prize is a "cool chopper". I'll spend the $540 on a "cool helmet".

    #518) Monday, August 21, 2006
    That's how we spell it in America! Or maybe it's just a typo.

    #519) Tuesday, August 22, 2006
    I know what yoooooou guys were doing in June!

    #520) Wednesday, August 23, 2006
    I don't know what that is, but your blog is the top match for "Tiger Mouth" Kenpo on Google. He does do some throat moves in the movie though.

    #521) Tuesday, August 29, 2006
    I guess I see a distinction between hints (vague like Invisiclues or explicit like walkthroughs) and cheats. I would call it cheating if you could punch in a code that made your monkey ball have no inertia and stop on a dime.

    #522) Tuesday, September 05, 2006

    Which one is the bride?

    #523) Friday, September 08, 2006
    From an Amazon review:
    But the most bizarre thing about this season is Kim working at CTU. Why would a government agency hire the most unlucky and the most annoying girl in the universe to a job that affects the lives of many? she's attractive but I would never go on a date with her for fear of being kidnapped or chased by a couger! In addition, I doubt the government would let a father and daughter work together because their relationship could conflict with their work just like I doubt Tony and Michelle could be married and be allowed to work together. I've read that Kim is not in season 4 so at least they've learned from their mistakes.

    #524) Wednesday, September 13, 2006
    I was too young to appreciate the virtue system in Ultima IV -- it was less of a life lesson and more of a "this is what you do in the game to make your Honesty level go up"!

    #525) Friday, September 15, 2006
    Thanks everyone!

    #526) Friday, September 22, 2006
    Farinelli was that movie. Shac made us watch it in the Recital Salon too.

    #527) Friday, September 22, 2006
    Welcome back, Rachel!

    #528) Tuesday, September 19, 2006
    I play with Legos. You can pluralize it!

    #529) Monday, September 18, 2006
    I still like the Ewazen.

    #530) Monday, September 25, 2006
    I remember all of my teachers from that period. From Lovo to Wheatley to McClung to Tutt to Hutt to Sharkey to Ferris to Turner.

    #531) Wednesday, September 27, 2006

    #532) Monday, October 02, 2006
    At least you're honest :D

    #533) Friday, October 13, 2006
    12 (60,012 when I telecommute).

    #534) Monday, October 16, 2006
    But two hump camels see more action...

    #535) Tuesday, October 17, 2006
    Yes Brianne, but did it move you? Show me some soul!

    #536) Wednesday, October 18, 2006
    Henderson Hall

    #537) Monday, October 23, 2006
    Actually I listened to XTC before that!

    #538) Friday, October 20, 2006
    Mostly their appearance when Ben's wife is around.

    #539) Thursday, October 26, 2006
    Write your tag, oddball!

    #540) Monday, October 30, 2006
    If you live year-round in the desert, you do not appreciate the warmth!

    #541) Monday, October 30, 2006
    It's Doobie.

    I was going to have an update wondering where Doobie and Kelley disappeared to, hypothesizing that they ran off together, but now I'll have to think up something else for Thursday's update.

    #542) Monday, November 06, 2006
    I will not be representing -- instead I plan to "raise the roof".

    #543) Monday, November 13, 2006
    Thanks for visiting Helen!

    Kathy, I fixed it.

    #544) Friday, November 10, 2006
    Once you pass 25, all the numbers are the same anyhow.

    #545) Monday, November 20, 2006

    #546) Monday, November 27, 2006
    I've always been in the "parmesan cheese has no taste so why put it on anything?" camp.

    #547) Wednesday, December 06, 2006
    How did today suddenly become Whitey Music Majors of Virginia Tech day?

    #548) Friday, December 08, 2006
    I'm from the South. They're segregated here.

    #549) Tuesday, December 05, 2006

    #550) Tuesday, December 12, 2006
    This is me working at a computer.
    This is me working at a computer.
    This is me working at a computer.
    This is me working at a computer.
    This is me working at a computer.
    This is me working at a computer.
    This is me working at a computer.
    This is me working at a computer.
    This is me working at a computer.
    This is me working at a computer.
    This is me working at a computer.
    This is me working at a computer.
    BONUS: This is me working at a computer.

    Katie: I don't have anymore calculator games -- the batteries fell out of my calculator a few years ago then Kim stole it to take a Physics class :P

    #551) Wednesday, December 13, 2006
    Maybe possibly.

    #552) Monday, December 18, 2006
    Senior Day -- you get to wear crazy shoes. That was me being CRAZY.

    #553) Wednesday, December 20, 2006
    Some things just don't change with the power of positive thinking.

    #554) Friday, December 22, 2006
    It's not Christmas without desert llamas on the horizon.

    #555) Tuesday, January 02, 2007
    They really are pretty gay.

    #556) Thursday, January 04, 2007
    In my city, taking the bus was a sign that you lived in an undesirable part of the city and your parents were too working-class to drive you to school in the minivan. Since I only lived a quarter mile from school and walked, I was thankfully saved from those subhuman conditions!

    #557) Tuesday, January 09, 2007
    Must love I-bVII. It's the bank.

    #558) Thursday, January 11, 2007
    Well obviously! But they could have edited it down and cut some out.

    #559) Friday, January 12, 2007
    CC: I was waving at the camera, though the angle implies I was smashing my monitor.

    Thanks for visiting everyone!

    #560) Friday, January 12, 2007
    12 of 12: Spiking visitor counters since 2006.

    #561) Thursday, January 25, 2007
    I wisely opted not to include myself in the video.

    #562) Monday, January 29, 2007
    BU doesn't have roommates anymore -- it interferes with the psychic energy.

    #563) Wednesday, January 31, 2007
    The City Council of the City of Alexandria would never have horrid ties!

    #564) Wednesday, January 31, 2007
    That's future President Kerry Donley you're maligning.

    #565) Thursday, February 01, 2007
    What's the story behind that Carry Me Back recording?

    #566) Friday, February 02, 2007
    Montgomery County belongs to the north though, because of all the wealthy engineers that return there after college.

    #567) Monday, February 05, 2007
    Popeyes is so unhealthy. Nothing for me but celery and cabbage for the rest of my life!

    #568) Tuesday, February 06, 2007
    Sailing was the WORST.

    #569) Monday, February 12, 2007

    Whatever, it's a made up animal.

    #570) Tuesday, February 13, 2007
    If I use a styrofoam cup it takes forever to cool off enough to drink!

    #571) Friday, February 16, 2007
    Bump, set, spike!

    #572) Tuesday, February 20, 2007
    Fixed just for you, sweet cheeks.

    #573) Wednesday, February 21, 2007
    Myspace itself is a pile of monkey poo, but there are worthwhile folks on it!

    #574) Wednesday, February 28, 2007

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    #575) Tuesday, March 06, 2007
    Long pirate movies put barnacles on my stern.

    #576) Wednesday, March 07, 2007
    Weapons testing in Florida is done within the city limits, not on the ocean where it migth damage a valuable oil rig.

    #577) Friday, March 09, 2007
    If I win, I'm naming the baby, Watermelon Jolly-Rancher Ahlbin.

    #578) Monday, March 12, 2007
    Doobie, send me your email address.

    #579) Monday, March 12, 2007
    If by "showed up late" you mean "didn't show up".

    #580) Wednesday, March 14, 2007
    Remember that you don't have to know them all -- you just have to know more than everyone else who enters!

    #581) Wednesday, March 14, 2007
    The overwhelming consensus at the moment seems to be that I made the contest too hard.

    HINT: Jungle Boogie and Brick House are not in the repertoire.

    #582) Wednesday, March 14, 2007
    Give them another chance -- I have reports that some people have guessed 2 and 3 correctly so far, and there's still 5 more days left!

    #583) Wednesday, March 14, 2007
    And the only way I know how to "separate out the bass" would be to use a net with holes just big enough to let the perch get through.

    #584) Wednesday, March 14, 2007
    Finally, when you actually hear the excerpts next week, you will be smacking your foreheads with the obviousness.

    #585) Thursday, March 15, 2007
    Don't get your hopes up, Doobie -- Caribe is not in the Name that Tune contest.

    #586) Thursday, March 15, 2007
    I get my little, stolen chunks from Asian child traffickers.

    #587) Wednesday, March 14, 2007
    Hint for the 90s:

    All three of the 90s tunes were in the Top 40 in the US, reaching #2, #10, and #27 respectively.

    #588) Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    So gold, yellow, orange, or a red?

    #589) Wednesday, March 21, 2007
    You have to give back one of your degrees now. It's in the rules.

    #590) Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    So, something like this?

    #591) Friday, March 23, 2007

    #592) Monday, March 26, 2007
    You're right -- I just pulled that picture out of a folder dated 99 without checking the month.

    #593) Wednesday, March 28, 2007
    It's Pragmatics Co. Day.

    #594) Wednesday, March 28, 2007

    #595) Thursday, March 29, 2007
    I'm gonna tell the world you're rubbish in bed now
    And that you're small in the game.

    #596) Monday, April 02, 2007
    Doobie gets to write the Foreward.

    I didn't include groceries and Costco because it's not very exciting -- maybe $100 a month.

    #597) Friday, April 06, 2007
    She says she's been busy with real life, but that in the Aussie winter (real people's summer) shell try to come back!

    #598) Tuesday, April 10, 2007
    Or sewing them all on...

    #599) Tuesday, April 10, 2007
    Surprisingly, there are no required sewing requirements! To this day, I've never sewed anything harder than a button!

    #600) Monday, April 16, 2007
    "goddamn sonata-allegro" -- Yaaaar, Feb. 2, 2004, on the notable search term, "correct order recapitulation exposition development"

    #601) Tuesday, April 17, 2007
    Thanks for all the kind comments. I'm going to leave this at the top for another day or so before I resume the puns.

    #602) Thursday, April 19, 2007
    Booty can act circles around me.

    #603) Thursday, April 19, 2007
    It was hanging in my window, not Shac's window.

    #604) Thursday, April 19, 2007
    This is going south fast.

    Carry on.

    #605) Friday, April 20, 2007
    Rebecca is my girlfriend. She reads this site, so don't be Shac.

    #606) Monday, April 23, 2007
    Zelda, Wario Ware, and Super Paper Mario. My SPM review goes up tomorrow.

    #607) Thursday, April 26, 2007
    You're right -- it does look alot like Jen's floor!

    #608) Thursday, April 26, 2007
    I'm going to build a kitchen-island with a grill in it in front of the commode. Steak anyone?

    #609) Monday, April 30, 2007
    Yup, late on Saturday.

    #610) Monday, April 30, 2007
    Who said anything about high?

    #611) Wednesday, May 02, 2007
    Even funnier than the rock golem?

    #612) Friday, May 04, 2007
    Or "she likes to terror it up on the dance floor"...

    #613) Monday, May 07, 2007
    One vote ever!

    #614) Wednesday, May 09, 2007
    Ha ha, I didn't notice his hand sign!

    "Oh how I miss the short updates." - Kathy Biddick, Nov. 2, 2005

    #615) Friday, May 11, 2007
    All dessert wines suck.

    #616) Wednesday, May 16, 2007
    So's URFACE.

    #617) Monday, May 21, 2007
    Not enough time to play Monopoly! Those kids should just be like everyone else and quit when it gets boring.

    #618) Wednesday, May 30, 2007
    I have never actually eaten a brioche.

    #619) Friday, June 01, 2007
    What a brilliant way to return from your extended silence.

    #620) Monday, June 04, 2007
    She saw Horde.

    #621) Wednesday, June 06, 2007
    No kids and you already think you'll need a vacation, eh?

    #622) Wednesday, June 06, 2007
    A dead bear beat up your brother.

    #623) Wednesday, June 06, 2007
    C Major

    #624) Thursday, June 07, 2007
    I heard you just got out of prison.

    #625) Thursday, June 07, 2007
    When I look at your face "Moorcock" immediately comes to mind!

    #626) Monday, June 11, 2007
    That's where they filmed BU's Gone Wild.

    #627) Wednesday, June 13, 2007
    Now the sun rises, after fixing a typo so quickly that no one will ever notice!

    #628) Wednesday, June 13, 2007
    I think I have that CD around here somewhere. I'll have to dig it up!

    #629) Thursday, June 14, 2007
    I have to get the CD out of the car, but they were towards the end. One was the hidden track.

    #630) Friday, June 15, 2007

    #631) Wednesday, June 20, 2007
    If you weren't so tall and white and pianistically inclined, I'd wager we were separated at birth.

    #632) Friday, June 22, 2007
    two cho(m)ps

    #633) Friday, June 22, 2007
    Pip: The shrimp was excellent -- and they kept bringing giant baskets out the entire night.

    Mike: The blog log is ordered by how many recent updates there are. Before your Thursday post diarrhea you were slacking down to #4!

    #634) Friday, June 22, 2007
    Sounds like someone needs a vacation from dirty diapers...

    #635) Wednesday, June 27, 2007
    It's funny how many people are double and triple voting in this week's poll.

    #636) Friday, June 29, 2007
    If you used your husband's real name more often I wouldn't have presumed it was Jim :D

    #637) Monday, July 02, 2007
    I think they're supposed to be Civil War soldiers. Must be the South then.

    #638) Thursday, July 05, 2007
    Send me a picture and I'll make you a comment avatar!

    #639) Thursday, July 05, 2007

    #640) Tuesday, July 10, 2007
    They wrote that on porpoise.

    #641) Wednesday, July 11, 2007
    6.21 x 10 -23 JIGAWATTS

    #642) Thursday, July 12, 2007
    I did not realize that topless photos were in such high demand!

    #643) Friday, July 13, 2007
    Anna gave me the idea for the hot picture.

    #644) Wednesday, July 18, 2007
    I'm 100% done with WoW now. It was fun for the two years though.

    #645) Friday, July 20, 2007
    This is my friend, Mr. Typo.

    #646) Thursday, July 26, 2007
    Or Mario Paint.

    I never heard the one with the tweezers.

    #647) Wednesday, August 01, 2007
    I will also be adding More Exclamation Points!


    #648) Wednesday, August 01, 2007
    I come from the old crotchety school of web design that thinks the major navigation elements should always be visible on the page, regardless of scrolling!!

    #649) Wednesday, August 01, 2007
    I use (and recommend) Firefox. What's broken? Maybe your cache needs clearing.

    Update 8/2 10:11 AM: I just loaded the site fine in Firefox, which is what my secret logs say you were using last night.

    #650) Wednesday, August 01, 2007
    As long as you don't poop on it.

    #651) Friday, August 03, 2007
    It's probably the smoke distortions from a freshly rolled catnip cig.

    #652) Tuesday, August 14, 2007
    But were friends!

    #653) Friday, August 17, 2007
    But the fake beach beachhouse is free!

    #654) Wednesday, August 22, 2007
    This is pretty much the first big rain we've gotten in five months -- that's why I never noticed how crappy the wipers were.

    #655) Monday, August 27, 2007
    1) There ought to be a law against giving people speeding tickets.

    2) Michael Vick belongs in jail.

    3) I hate having to choose between sleeping in and getting weekend errands done early.

    4) In the future when tasty food is replaced completely by vitamin pills, I will still eat tasty treats.

    5) The thing about babies is that they're EVERYWHERE.

    6) Everything would be alright if only the people I approved could procreate.

    7) The only thing worse than a politician is television reporter.

    8) My life is full of puns.

    #656) Wednesday, August 29, 2007
    I still own that game...beat it again about two years ago. It was okay, if a little on the easy side.

    #657) Friday, September 28, 2007
    I haven't watched Season One yet, so haven't seen the 2nd premiere.

    #658) Wednesday, October 17, 2007
    Yup, I took HCI from Colonel Sanders!

    #659) Wednesday, October 17, 2007
    I couldn't remember his name so I had to troll the CS faculty site until I found a familiar face.

    #660) Thursday, November 01, 2007
    That is an incredibly fancy shirt I'm wearing. It was in Vogue.

    #661) Friday, November 02, 2007
    The bagel is only there to hold the cream cheese, just like celery and wing dip. I'll take you up on that though!

    #662) Thursday, November 15, 2007

    #663) Thursday, November 22, 2007
    The original Tom Harrison actor was way better than the replacement.

    #664) Wednesday, November 21, 2007
    Anything that pisses Kelley off is pretty good for business.

    #665) Friday, November 30, 2007
    I had to confiscate their bongs.

    #666) Monday, December 03, 2007
    Welshit. So much for trusting Google on "famous spanish actors".

    #667) Tuesday, December 11, 2007
    What kind of two-penny operation do you think I'm running here?

    #668) Thursday, December 13, 2007
    Now now, I can't do Name That Tune contests solely with Kansas and the Cardigans.

    #669) Wednesday, December 19, 2007

    #670) Thursday, December 20, 2007
    We went to E Street theater by Metro Center on Wednesday night!

    It's opening in regular theaters on Friday though.

    #671) Thursday, January 03, 2008
    Le mac au fromage

    #672) Thursday, January 03, 2008
    Man, who needs guidebooks when you have the intelligence of the URI! Zone visitors?

    I am leaning away from rental cars in Europe, mainly because France is NOT PREPARED for the droll disaster that is my dearth of defensive driving skills.

    Plus, you can see more of the countryside when you're not worried about whats on the road in front of you.

    Plus, driving on the left is for weirdos and mailmen.

    #673) Tuesday, January 08, 2008
    Broken link -- fixed!

    #674) Monday, January 14, 2008
    The strongest I saw this time around was the Raison d'Extra (18%+), their more potent version of the Raison d'Etre (8%). I played it safe and went for a snifter of 90 minute IPA (9%!)

    #675) Tuesday, January 15, 2008
    I have a bad case of diarrhea.

    #676) Monday, January 14, 2008
    You're never too old for twice the pizza!

    #677) Wednesday, January 16, 2008
    We haven't booked any accomodations yet -- we might play it by ear some but were not sure yet!

    #678) Tuesday, January 22, 2008
    Works for me. Try saving it to your hard drive first and then listening.

    #679) Monday, February 04, 2008
    Sounds tasty!

    #680) Friday, February 08, 2008
    There is only one Plinkette. The rest are a bunch of fakers.

    #681) Friday, February 15, 2008
    Chompy (the dog) and Chompy (the foodguy)

    #682) Thursday, February 21, 2008
    That obviously means I'm a smart consumer who doesn't buy crappy stuff!

    #683) Tuesday, February 26, 2008
    Meanwhile other spermy thingies are secretly going to the moon from the deeps of space...

    #684) Wednesday, February 27, 2008
    So's your face.

    If I deign to get my wisdom teeth out in the summer, I'll do the cleaning after that.

    #685) Thursday, February 28, 2008
    * The Hour of Bewilderbeast June 26, 2000) Chart Position:#13 (UK)
    * About a Boy (April 8, 2002) Chart Position:#6 (UK)
    * Have You Fed the Fish? (November 4, 2002) Chart Position:#10 (UK)
    * One Plus One Is One (June 21, 2004) Chart Position:#9 (UK)
    * Born in the U.K. (October 16, 2006) Chart Position: #17 (UK)

    But their albums are famous! (in the UK)

    The reason I assigned it two points is that it's a well-known indie group AND the guitar solo IS the melody of the song.

    #686) Thursday, February 28, 2008
    Raise Your Hands is also the song that Barf dances to in Spaceballs.

    #687) Thursday, March 06, 2008
    I'll check these groups out! Thanks!

    #688) Tuesday, March 11, 2008

    #689) Wednesday, April 23, 2008
    Get it right -- I bought those shoes when I lived at your house in the summer of 2002. Plus, they are the most comfortable shoes in the world.

    #690) Monday, April 28, 2008
    They gave us the crepe and then a huge bottle of Grand Marnier and told us to sprinkle as much as we wanted on the crepe. It was absolutely free other than the price of the crepe.

    #691) Monday, April 28, 2008
    Roughly 1 bottle per night in every country but the UK!

    #692) Tuesday, April 29, 2008
    Yup, a very strange coincidence that you happened to be in the same Battlegroup on WoW. See you in the next game!

    #693) Friday, May 09, 2008

    #694) Monday, May 12, 2008
    Rob: Maybe.

    Helen: That's the way the toilets worked at Paris McDonalds -- we actually wrote our bathroom code down off the receipt, just in case we came back the next day!

    #695) Monday, May 12, 2008
    Thanks for visiting, Allison!

    #696) Monday, May 12, 2008
    You step on the arrows as they appear on the screen, as if you were doing dance moves!

    #697) Wednesday, May 21, 2008
    Because the next step after "install wireless network" is "buy Mario Kart".

    #698) Wednesday, May 21, 2008
    That's how I ended up: my main computer is directly wired to the router, with the ancillary computers on wireless.

    #699) Tuesday, June 10, 2008
    All of my music includes clowns and/or drunkeness.

    #700) Thursday, June 12, 2008
    Just one camera -- that's the viewfinder!

    #701) Monday, June 23, 2008
    Emily = Rebecca's Roommate

    Your momma's so fat the bears came out to take a look.

    #702) Monday, July 07, 2008
    Doobie turns 7!

    #703) Tuesday, July 08, 2008
    That site is sketchy.

    #704) Friday, July 18, 2008
    This is a PC shop. Plus, Macs are too expensive.

    #705) Thursday, July 24, 2008
    This might be the best post idea I've ever had.

    #706) Monday, July 28, 2008
    And when you group words up based on how many times they were used, it comes out almost in real sentences, like one of Mike's lyrics contests. Here's a sample: 23: it? trumpet girl enjoy again glad goes country several rock Booty using win article along Anna leave realize 22: though, everything question wanted missed Did sex per means hand ... shows band sort tried coming taking bet ;-) cute say, season 21: wait middle book small dog couple cats Who game. news watching started told exactly link weren't government seeing yes, version 20: friends comments turn sense Do Uri! change Mike wish (or one's today NOT especially check stuff Those young absolutely Where months whats words side gotten movies four computer Wow, family 19: 1 single black type hit ice i'm babies Nice cool happened sit cheese wrote bring meant baby sound listen you? Best yet liked Brian! early complete add shit guys 18: update Bush (I way. US To decided oh close sitting life. course, Michael original road case scale Mario future looked worst longer month spent wonder send

    #707) Monday, July 28, 2008
    Comment #666 was Tree: "eat cheese"

    #708) Thursday, July 31, 2008
    I really like testing the editing.

    #709) Monday, August 04, 2008
    Are you looking sweet? If yes, then the explanation is irrelevant. Welcome back, Kelley! Maybe I'll talk about trumpet one day.

    #710) Monday, August 04, 2008
    Halo 1 was more boring than Half-Life. I never played any others.

    #711) Monday, August 04, 2008
    I already have the next Name That Tune contest in the works... it will take awhile to perfect though.

    #712) Tuesday, August 05, 2008
    You hadn't updated since July 1. I figured you had abandoned it for your dissertation.

    #713) Tuesday, August 05, 2008
    The original post said that I had mailed my friend bracelet back to her. By USPS Media Mail.

    #714) Tuesday, August 05, 2008
    Mom, the number is my total not my current count. Kelley, they don't let Asians in Harlem. There'd best be fresh bagels waiting to make the trip worthwhile.

    #715) Wednesday, August 06, 2008
    I'm guessing that he just found a local willing to take the whole apparatus for free -- that's what he did with Cindy the cat.

    #716) Thursday, August 07, 2008
    Sure, I'll take credit for that. It's definitely not a Firefox feature or anything.

    #717) Wednesday, August 06, 2008
    Mmmm, piggy.

    #718) Thursday, August 07, 2008
    I would hope that none of them survived, but if I had to choose, it'd be a tie between the last two.

    #719) Friday, August 08, 2008

    #720) Monday, August 11, 2008
    I won't be thirty for another two years, and the only Huffy I ride is your mom (but less Huffy, more Hussy). Congratulations on your two-year anniversary!

    #721) Wednesday, August 13, 2008
    No problem! Happy weddinging.

    #722) Tuesday, August 12, 2008
    The whole company consolidated offices so they could sublet part of our office space for a little extra cash!

    #723) Wednesday, August 13, 2008
    Here you go:

    #724) Thursday, August 14, 2008
    Thanks for finding Kristen again -- I'd never have known to look her up again. I'll check out all these other blogs as well!

    #725) Friday, August 15, 2008
    Oh, that wasn't a dream.

    #726) Monday, August 18, 2008
    News flash: There is now a new channel, Thirty Days of Metallica.

    #727) Friday, August 22, 2008
    From Anna: The question is for Phil: "Why have you dropped off the face of the earth and why are there no baby pictures?"

    #728) Friday, August 22, 2008
    After I called him out, he sent me a personal email saying "I run a UNIX box that I allow other music majors to have accounts on, so one of them must have sent that email, and I've already talked to him but I won't tell you who it is". Like any music major could spell UNIX.

    #729) Monday, August 25, 2008
    "falls on the wall"

    #730) Wednesday, August 27, 2008

    #731) Tuesday, August 26, 2008
    Fixed... where is your website going next?

    #732) Wednesday, August 27, 2008
    A: "Daddy made me four cups of coffee." B: "Mommy runs a side business selling uppers to high school kids and we help test them out!"

    #733) Tuesday, August 26, 2008
    I could say the same for you.

    #734) Wednesday, August 27, 2008
    These are excellent!

    #735) Thursday, August 28, 2008
    Ravioli is the worst kind of pasta -- it's like really flabby hot pockets.

    #736) Friday, August 29, 2008
    Nope, he stayed there through 2 entire rounds of light-changing and never got the left green arrow.

    #737) Wednesday, September 03, 2008
    I only ever played with Legos and Construx!. I think I owned most of the castle sets (including the glow-in-the-dark ghost), but am down to just a few sets that didn't reach the Yard Sales when I was off to college.

    #738) Friday, September 05, 2008
    I think it's illegal to offer my dollars for your votes, but I can promise you other peoples' dollars!

    #739) Monday, September 08, 2008
    Who's got the REPTILE STUDY MERIT BADGE around here!?

    #740) Wednesday, September 10, 2008
    When it comes to hard drives, sledgehammers are the only way to fly!

    #741) Thursday, September 11, 2008
    Nope, they came to TC (TJ is a poor man's TC).

    #742) Monday, September 15, 2008
    I deserve a rematch because of the blatant duck assistance during my swings.

    #743) Friday, September 12, 2008
    Thanks for all the birthday wishes!

    #744) Tuesday, September 16, 2008
    Pro-tip: Listen with good speakers. Having some bass tones is critical!

    #745) Tuesday, September 16, 2008
    Don't worry, there is no Jim Swearingen in the samples.

    #746) Thursday, September 18, 2008
    Of course you would be, typo or not!

    #747) Monday, September 22, 2008
    There's an alternate ending and a special feature of the writers discussing how the writers' strike changed the storyline -- Maya would have played a major role in the aborted storyline. I'm almost glad that that didn't happen.

    #748) Monday, September 29, 2008
    Thanks! It works in Firefox -- I'll figure out why IE is broken when I have time.

    #749) Monday, September 29, 2008
    Okay, I've fixed the Photos page to work in IE!

    #750) Thursday, October 02, 2008
    Doug Linden Pat Brown Brian Uri Jason Mirick Obviously the cooler room assignment.

    #751) Monday, October 06, 2008
    Women outnumber men 2 to 1 in this comments section. Thanks for all the congratulations!

    #752) Monday, October 06, 2008
    Now it's only 15 to 11. Way to kill my imbalanced female appeal, guys.

    #753) Friday, October 10, 2008

    #754) Tuesday, October 14, 2008
    Actually, these images are 100% all-natural.

    #755) Wednesday, October 15, 2008
    Everyone knows everything about those years already.

    #756) Wednesday, October 15, 2008
    The one I mentioned in 2006?

    #757) Thursday, October 16, 2008

    In an effort to gain the support of a larger Internet base, John McCain does a live reenactment of "GIANT INVISABLE POPSIKEL".
    John McCain is booed offstage after his naive attempt to show solidarity with Trig Palin.

    #758) Wednesday, October 22, 2008
    I don't know which is funnier, sweet cow or soufflé river!

    #759) Monday, October 20, 2008

    #760) Wednesday, November 05, 2008
    No problem! I blame you guys for sharing a name.

    #761) Thursday, November 06, 2008
    There Mike, I changed it for you.

    #762) Thursday, November 06, 2008
    I think I'm in the lead on comments.

    #763) Monday, November 10, 2008
    We're considering it for both!

    #764) Tuesday, November 11, 2008
    I would be more worried had I written about catch correction on your birthday.

    #765) Thursday, November 13, 2008
    On a warm, sunny day in May, I fell asleep in the back of a Crew boat for a few minutes. Luckily, we were going in a straight line and no one else was in the marina.

    #766) Thursday, November 13, 2008
    I was even going to illustrate them on little Post-It notes if I got enough stories.

    #767) Wednesday, November 12, 2008
    I just have to pretend that I'm eating dinner!

    #768) Friday, November 14, 2008
    Nice one!

    #769) Wednesday, November 19, 2008
    The photo shoot was organized using members of the scout troop. Plus the girls were too busy increasing their knowledge of mathematics and science to play PUFF HOCKEY.

    #770) Thursday, November 20, 2008
    That's all I do in the game.

    #771) Wednesday, December 03, 2008
    It was Kathy's suggestion, based on the colour of her paws and how she shook her booty when stalking things.

    #772) Monday, January 28, 2008
    Obviously, this post idea failed.

    #773) Wednesday, December 10, 2008
    Eh, the Jumbo Slice was scrawny and too greasy, much like an underfed Italian boy.

    #774) Wednesday, December 10, 2008
    Besides the duck pinata, there were also palm tree pinatas and donkey pinatas we could have bought, resulting in Hawaiian Punch and donkey punch, respectively.

    #775) Tuesday, December 09, 2008
    I top off so the price is a multiple of 5 cents!

    #776) Thursday, December 11, 2008
    Hi! I can always use more yes-men.

    #777) Thursday, December 11, 2008
    I hadn't heard anything by Katy Perry but she actually came on the radio this morning. EH.

    #778) Friday, December 12, 2008
    You never know -- I could propose to someone else. IT COULD BE YOU.

    #779) Tuesday, December 09, 2008
    Wooden nickels.

    #780) Monday, December 15, 2008
    Like that would last long enough to take a picture...

    #781) Tuesday, December 16, 2008
    P.S. Why do all pictures taken with an iPhone make it look like the subject is in a haunted house?

    #782) Tuesday, December 16, 2008

    #783) Tuesday, December 16, 2008
    Next year, I'll improve the system to eliminate such loopholes.

    #784) Tuesday, December 16, 2008
    The ghost of Poker Loss.

    #785) Monday, December 22, 2008
    This is a fairly weak showing with money involved. Fortunately, I'm in a festive mood and will let people continue to post through the end of the year! P.S. I don't count as one of the thirty.

    #786) Monday, December 22, 2008
    Ten down, twenty to go!

    #787) Wednesday, December 24, 2008
    Booty doesn't do desert.

    #788) Monday, January 05, 2009
    Nope, the first picture was taken by my dad and his fancy camera. The town picture was just taken with my old Canon Powershot.

    #789) Monday, January 05, 2009
    Who cares about Tech -- look at Rebecca's amazing hair!

    #790) Tuesday, January 06, 2009
    Sure, you can be his stunt double.

    #791) Monday, January 05, 2009
    Since I have no picture of you, send me an avatar suggestion.

    #792) Friday, January 09, 2009
    I think you are on the short list for cake jumpers.

    #793) Friday, January 09, 2009
    O HLY?

    #794) Monday, January 12, 2009

    #795) Friday, January 09, 2009
    You can jump out of a cowpie!

    #796) Monday, January 12, 2009
    Breyers Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream WAS good.

    #797) Monday, January 19, 2009
    That was 2007.

    #798) Monday, January 19, 2009
    Fine, 2002: The Year I Lived in Florida 2006: The Year I Went to Jersey

    #799) Wednesday, January 28, 2009
    Booty gets all the poisson.

    #800) Monday, February 02, 2009
    I agree, there's something fishy about these new tastes.

    #801) Thursday, February 05, 2009
    It doesn't have to be deep but it could be not-stupid too!

    #802) Wednesday, February 11, 2009
    Public Speaking. Pay attention!

    #803) Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    But have you sat through Stick It?

    #804) Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    Way to kill the comments.

    #805) Friday, February 20, 2009
    That's okay, I will have nothing left to make fun of once your dissertation is signed off!

    #806) Monday, February 23, 2009
    A hint to get everyone started: even if it seems hopeless up front, try and figure out a rhythm or a tempo based on the way my lips are moving. If you can do that, lyric patterns and beats might show up a little easier!

    #807) Wednesday, February 25, 2009
    At least you get a free dog in the picture.

    #808) Tuesday, March 03, 2009
    I didn't start listening to rock until grad school!

    #809) Tuesday, March 03, 2009
    I don't know -- were you high?

    #810) Tuesday, March 03, 2009

    #811) Thursday, March 05, 2009
    The original Beatles discography is not available for download yet.

    #812) Monday, March 09, 2009
    Tuesday-Wednesday was even an overnighter!

    #813) Wednesday, March 11, 2009
    Married Life - PG-13. Pineapple Express - R.

    #814) Wednesday, March 11, 2009
    I like to think they owe 50% of their marketshare to my advertisements.

    #815) Friday, March 13, 2009
    The nice thing about enforcing a regular schedule is that you don't care too much if a single entry isn't that great. If I were to only update three times a week or whenever I had something to say, I bet the pressure of perfecting a post would make me not want to update at all.

    #816) Thursday, March 12, 2009
    Thanks "12 of 12"! If you send me a link to yours I'll make sure to link to it :)

    #817) Thursday, March 19, 2009
    Sure, I would listen to that.

    #818) Monday, March 23, 2009
    Placing third paid out in Monopoly money.

    #819) Tuesday, March 24, 2009
    I'm guessing there were at least ten entries.

    #820) Thursday, March 26, 2009
    "Escape from Pompeii!!" would have been a much better title for the piece. Why didn't he think of that?

    #821) Thursday, March 26, 2009
    I'm going to have to take that under SERIOUS consideration!

    #822) Monday, March 30, 2009
    We don't get to the beer lesson for a couple more weeks.

    #823) Thursday, March 26, 2009
    I think I'll be quite happy without people at my honeymoon or viola jazz!

    #824) Wednesday, April 01, 2009
    Uganda? We would move to Uriguay.

    #825) Friday, April 03, 2009
    There's a list at the bottom of this post!

    #826) Monday, April 13, 2009
    We had chicken-flavored rice, which was not a meat and therefore, very close to being a vegetable!

    #827) Friday, April 17, 2009
    The ISP tests have been slowing down due to customer outrage... we'll see what happens. Anna, you've been watching too much LOST.

    #828) Friday, April 17, 2009
    I'm glad you can still read the presentation rather than listening to the whole thing. God bless government disability laws.

    #829) Thursday, April 16, 2009
    I would like to see a wet your pants good movie.

    #830) Monday, April 20, 2009
    Facebookification sounds like a fun feature to add!

    #831) Monday, April 20, 2009
    Thanks Kathy! Sam, you can now click on a birthday and go to their Facebook page!

    #832) Wednesday, April 22, 2009
    Big Mike is 100% real. The first few times he played his tapes (before we were TIGHT) he always stopped before the chorus, especially if there were jock-y types in the car. Later he confided that he would stop the tape because "there's just a bunch of gay shit after that point".

    #833) Thursday, April 23, 2009
    That might have been easier. I just went for the brute strength approach and scraped the text from the fully expanded Facebook calendar, then reformatted it into SQL statements.

    #834) Thursday, April 23, 2009
    Oops. Well with revised math, the paragraph should read: "...which means that your parents were the most amorous in August when the older kids went back to college, and the least amorous in May when the brand new kid precluded any hanky-panky."

    #835) Friday, May 01, 2009

    #836) Monday, May 04, 2009
    About 362.

    #837) Tuesday, May 05, 2009
    Nope, that's Centreville at The Elms!

    #838) Monday, May 04, 2009
    Oh I misunderstood. There are 225 distinct days out of the 365.

    #839) Tuesday, May 12, 2009
    Thanks for the get-wells! I guess my caption should read 38.8 for the French, then!

    #840) Thursday, May 14, 2009
    Seriously. At least end it after 89 minutes like any good romantic comedy.

    #841) Friday, May 29, 2009
    I don't want the random Internet world to crash the venue, so I'll send it to you privately.

    #842) Friday, May 29, 2009
    No muzzles for BU.

    #843) Wednesday, June 03, 2009
    The mark of a fine journalist is publishing a story without proofreading.

    #844) Friday, June 05, 2009
    That's not the same thing at all -- it doesn't involved superimposed lips on baby faces.

    #845) Thursday, June 11, 2009
    You were obviously the major player in the party scene!

    #846) Friday, June 12, 2009
    I am constantly looking for ways to spice it up in the bathroom. (cue a Chompy post here) I liked the angles of the corner over my head! The camera is at stomach level.

    #847) Friday, June 12, 2009
    That's Old Church Road!

    #848) Monday, June 15, 2009
    Which part of Chompy is one of the world's leading tourist destinations?

    #849) Wednesday, June 17, 2009
    This feature is chronological!

    #850) Monday, June 22, 2009
    Brianne, you're lucky -- I will NEVER be allowed to forget your birthday!

    #851) Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    That's also our "Planet Green" promotional beach ball in the upper right corner.

    #852) Tuesday, July 07, 2009
    You got bold yellow italics in the sidebar. That's enough.

    #853) Wednesday, July 22, 2009
    Ouch! If I had a Palm Pilot I'd check it out, but I gave my FGM freebie to Anna.

    #854) Thursday, July 23, 2009
    That's awesome, but those model shots are slightly creepy.

    #855) Friday, July 31, 2009
    There may be some dudes in the middle row.

    #856) Monday, August 03, 2009
    It's a thrair!

    #857) Monday, August 03, 2009
    Rebecca will be in the room too. Rebecca is not a sea turtle.

    #858) Tuesday, August 04, 2009
    If that were a Wii game, I would probably have to buy it.

    #859) Monday, August 03, 2009
    It almost ties with Aggressive Driving, but doesn't yet top Getting Engaged.

    #860) Thursday, August 06, 2009
    My purchasing scheme has too much quality-control for me to ever end up with F-level products.

    #861) Friday, August 07, 2009
    Nope, I've ruled out the shoes -- this happens in any shoes I wear. I haven't had those old shoes for months.

    #862) Friday, August 07, 2009
    Can't hurt to read up on that. Thanks!

    #863) Monday, August 10, 2009
    Pre-picture Ella: POTTY. Post-picture Ella: PSYCHE.

    #864) Wednesday, August 12, 2009
    We saved you one. Come tomorrow and I'll grill it.

    #865) Thursday, August 13, 2009
    No running in Crew. However, I did not count high school track races, so I guess there are TWO that are false.

    #866) Friday, August 14, 2009
    It's Poker Night, not Weird Mike Night.

    #867) Thursday, August 13, 2009
    14. I was rear-ended at a red light in 2000.

    #868) Friday, August 14, 2009
    It was just like this.

    #869) Tuesday, August 18, 2009
    It really was too easy a target -- I debated using this story at all because it just felt like the Post was setting someone up for ridicule, but none of the other stories I looked at this weekend got me excited at all.

    #870) Thursday, August 20, 2009
    In the next Edition, comment avatars will be fully rotatable 3D body models. Then we can see the tux.

    #871) Monday, August 24, 2009
    I haven't read Dooce regularly in a couple months, and got annoyed when her blog feed started sending out update alerts multiple times a day even when nothing had changed.

    #872) Thursday, August 27, 2009
    Anna is a former roommate, not an ex that is a current roommate. Alexandria is a good place to live. This is Doobie. I would expect nothing less of a road trip featuring my parents. [redacted] is FGM, which I state with impunity all the time since I never mock anyone that could fire me on this blog -- and besides, they're still being good to me. Mike needs to stop comment-whoring. Dan is heating his house with guinea pigs this winter.

    #873) Monday, August 31, 2009
    The time he threw it up in the air and failed to catch it, he told us not to tell his wife as it rolled across the room and careened off a wall.

    #874) Monday, September 14, 2009
    I'm better now, but it took about 36 hours!

    #875) Monday, September 21, 2009
    Cocktail shrimp, raw shrimp, whatever!

    #876) Wednesday, September 23, 2009
    Knowing John Basedow's body type by sight is definitely a warning sign.

    #877) Friday, October 02, 2009
    Thanks, shac!

    #878) Wednesday, November 04, 2009
    There really should have been a Frog Beach.

    #879) Monday, November 09, 2009
    That would have made for a much more exciting preparation time.

    #880) Friday, November 13, 2009

    #881) Tuesday, November 17, 2009
    Maybe on DVD -- I don't really watch anything on TV these days.

    #882) Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    I like, a collection of work-safe, interesting or humourous images.

    #883) Monday, November 23, 2009
    So far, it's harder than Super Mario World on SNES and easier than Super Mario 3.

    #884) Thursday, December 03, 2009

    #885) Friday, December 11, 2009
    Haha, great story!

    #886) Monday, December 28, 2009
    Thanks! I'm trying to keep things fresh around here.

    #887) Wednesday, December 23, 2009
    First I have to get around to making a flickr account!

    #888) Wednesday, January 06, 2010
    He's bigger than Kitty was, definitely in the high teens. That giant, orange ball is a glass sculpture.

    #889) Tuesday, January 05, 2010
    Click on the magnifying glass by your name and search for "You retards". You can visit the post and the comments section where you said that.

    #890) Friday, January 08, 2010
    I never played the SNES version. You are welcome to my copy of Yoshi's though -- I'll never want to play it again.

    #891) Friday, January 08, 2010
    To this day, I have never had an alcoholic beverage between, say, 4 AM and 11 AM on any given day.

    #892) Tuesday, January 12, 2010
    Doob: I almost didn't do it after the third year, and I'm just a participant -- I can see how annoying it would be to have to organize everyone's posts 12 times a year. Diana: I was too far from my team so I was moved. And I believe our newspaper delivery man must eat sausage biscuits in his car or something.

    #893) Monday, January 18, 2010
    and Sean Penn.

    #894) Thursday, January 21, 2010
    I agree. It's another level of wrongness for his publishing company to greedily publish it at all!

    #895) Friday, January 22, 2010
    These games need a setting where you can turn off all the baby-step instructions. And one of these days, your comments will actually have to do with the post you commented on.

    #896) Tuesday, February 02, 2010
    Small, rich, it's all the same!

    #897) Monday, February 08, 2010
    I barely got through it once -- how could I possibly watch it again?

    #898) Thursday, February 11, 2010
    194 comments in 5 years is no cause for celebration.

    #899) Friday, February 05, 2010
    Thanks Jill!

    #900) Monday, February 15, 2010
    Full review on Thursday, but I also enjoyed it a surprising amount, and was not aware of my ass falling asleep at any given time during the 2.5 hours.

    #901) Monday, February 15, 2010
    I generally do that when I'm sleeping.

    #902) Monday, February 22, 2010
    Sooner than expected, depending on how long it takes me to get the motivation and go out of my way to return the movies.

    #903) Friday, March 12, 2010
    XM Radio is kind enough to delay the broadcast by 6 hours so the morning show is still a morning show!

    #904) Monday, March 15, 2010
    He may have said that about his Civic Hybrid.

    #905) Monday, March 22, 2010
    That would be tragic if we asked and you gave the name of the woman we had!

    #906) Monday, March 22, 2010
    Katie A: It wasn't Ray, so we'll keep him in mind if we decide to go back there! Katie 1: I've decided to just put a little extra effort in and release simultaneously across the world tomorrow. Once I get off work today, I'll be hard at work on it!

    #907) Thursday, March 25, 2010
    I don't think Google recognizes DDMS, so my tool probably won't help much in the world of commercial web searching. However, I do know people who used to do SEO for a living if that counts for anything!

    #908) Friday, March 26, 2010
    Fixed the feed, thanks for letting me know!

    #909) Thursday, April 01, 2010
    Just some library books I'll be checking out.

    #910) Wednesday, April 07, 2010
    I whipped up the chart in less than 5 minutes before work today. I am a Google Visualization PRO.

    #911) Thursday, April 08, 2010
    I liked 1, 2, and 4, and am yet-to-be-sold on liking 6. Kas: Hi! I don't play WoW anymore.

    #912) Monday, April 12, 2010
    She doesn't lick everything -- she just eats bills and paper until you feed her.

    #913) Monday, April 12, 2010
    Gold star for Sam!

    #914) Friday, April 23, 2010
    It's a sampler through Costco right now. IPA, Celtic, Chocolate, and Wheat beers. The Chocolate tastes like a beer-flavoured chocolate bar rather than chocolate-flavoured beer.

    #915) Friday, May 07, 2010
    I have two other printers hooked up anyhow -- space is not an issue yet.

    #916) Friday, May 07, 2010
    I never saw it, but I'm guessing he transformed into metadata.

    #917) Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    #918) Thursday, May 13, 2010
    Thanks, they do have Freecycle here! Don't worry, everything recyclable was definitely recycled.

    #919) Wednesday, June 02, 2010
    He obviously auditioned because of the proximity to the Masonic Temple in Alexandria.

    #920) Wednesday, June 02, 2010
    Of course!

    #921) Friday, June 04, 2010
    It's about as good as the original -- I should have a review of it up soon!

    #922) Monday, June 14, 2010
    It's a thrown-together quesadilla, made by and for Rebecca!

    #923) Thursday, June 10, 2010
    Definitely -- let me know when you're in training.

    #924) Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Sorry Sam, it looks like your entry ended up in my Spam folder!

    #925) Friday, June 18, 2010
    We have a dog crate all set up.

    #926) Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    If someone in your household has already voted, you can also send me votes by email.

    #927) Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    I would make my own user account system before I let Facebook touch the URI! Zone.

    #928) Thursday, June 24, 2010
    But you're so close to Chickfila -- it SHOULD be an everynight option.

    #929) Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Typo on my part -- voting goes until Sunday the 27th.

    #930) Thursday, June 24, 2010
    I feel like I would irreversibly become a Northern Virginia yuppy if I ever returned a bag of chicken nuggets because they didn't taste good.

    #931) Thursday, August 05, 2010
    sense us, har har.

    #932) Thursday, August 05, 2010
    Nice to see so many lurkers out of hiding. Keep 'em coming! Also, Ryan, who was your WoW character? Would you like an image for your posts or do you plan on slipping back into anonymity?

    #933) Thursday, August 05, 2010
    STURS! Of course! Good to hear from you!

    #934) Friday, August 20, 2010
    One of the many benefits of being yellow.

    #935) Tuesday, August 24, 2010
    You can make it up to me by granting me some baby-naming powers.

    #936) Friday, August 20, 2010
    Maybe three, no more than five.

    #937) Thursday, September 02, 2010
    It was a little on the long side, but not ass-sleepingly so -- I generally notice right away when I think a movie is dragging.

    #938) Friday, September 03, 2010
    Malathion. A bottle at Lowe's costs $9 and two bottles was enough for my small yard. We tried playing badminton on the day afterwards, and felt noticeably fewer mosquitoes, but it's been too hot to really test it out.

    #939) Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    #940) Wednesday, September 15, 2010
    Yeah, I forgot to take my antibiotics on the day the picture was taken.

    #941) Friday, September 17, 2010
    T'ain't pretty much sums up Virginia Beach.

    #942) Thursday, September 23, 2010
    A deer fight on my porch would be AWESOME.

    #943) Wednesday, October 13, 2010
    Nashua was definitely the most beautiful town I've ever stayed at Mike's house in.

    #944) Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    That's what I am every day.

    #945) Thursday, October 28, 2010

    #946) Friday, November 05, 2010
    I'll never be six feet tall. And avocados have a decidedly un-American texture.

    #947) Friday, November 05, 2010
    When I discourse upon disproportionately large boobies, I'm thinking "3-4x the size of your head" large, not "a little bigger than they were last week".

    #948) Friday, November 12, 2010
    I guess you're right, Sunny -- the caption should be almost ready for work!

    #949) Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    Well, he is a Minimalist.

    #950) Monday, November 29, 2010
    It has a head -- it's under a halo!

    #951) Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    Even Wordperfect was aware that I misspelled Heineken.

    #952) Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    I don't think you had completed your Honorary Composer training yet.

    #953) Friday, December 03, 2010
    Congratulations on your unique skillset!

    #954) Friday, December 03, 2010
    Nice one! But wouldn't Wolf work too?

    #955) Thursday, December 09, 2010
    I agree! Unless it's something like "Lion Hunting" or "Death-Defying Stunts" with the stars.

    #956) Thursday, December 09, 2010
    I was the one who got Dad to install OpenOffice on your computer!

    #957) Monday, December 13, 2010
    The soup actually turned out to be delicious. I'll have to post a recipe since I winged the whole thing!

    #958) Monday, December 13, 2010
    Paige, when you visit, you can take some of my games back to Russia for the long, snowy nights.

    #959) Tuesday, December 14, 2010
    It's chicken! I'll post the recipe soon.

    #960) Tuesday, December 21, 2010
    In those rare circumstances, you can assume that 1-star means "#1!".

    #961) Tuesday, December 21, 2010
    And congratulations on 222 comments.

    #962) Thursday, December 30, 2010
    HP Notebooks are traditionally reliable -- you should have no problems!

    #963) Monday, January 03, 2011
    Thanks, corrected!

    #964) Wednesday, January 05, 2011
    That should be the nickname of your minivan.

    #965) Wednesday, January 12, 2011
    We are herb newbies ourselves but I think it really depends on the herb. Seed packets are generally pretty good at pointing out how much sun / water are tolerable.

    #966) Thursday, January 13, 2011

    #967) Monday, January 24, 2011
    Thanks! I'll check them out.

    #968) Monday, January 31, 2011
    I hope there was grass and a twig in the box too.

    #969) Thursday, February 03, 2011
    PG and PG-13, respectively.

    #970) Friday, February 04, 2011
    Updated the link!

    #971) Friday, February 04, 2011
    I hope for its return! You were only at the top of the list because you had the most recent update, not because you needed to be shamed the most :D

    #972) Wednesday, February 16, 2011
    I think it's more inflammatory to say every version, even though I haven't seen the old one.

    #973) Wednesday, February 16, 2011
    I thought it was about as good as a student Music Ed recital. I also don't own a BluRay.

    #974) Friday, March 04, 2011
    The original text said "we should", thanks for catching the typo!

    #975) Tuesday, March 08, 2011
    It's like a toy piano, also called a celesta.

    #976) Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    I would need to track down all of the video editing stuff I used, but I'll see what I can do this year!

    #977) Tuesday, April 05, 2011
    They were quite happy -- you gave them a full day's supply!

    #978) Thursday, April 21, 2011
    You can watch the pilot of Wonder Years on YouTube to see what it was all about!

    #979) Monday, April 18, 2011
    These are all way better than reality.

    #980) Friday, April 15, 2011
    The iPod drawing for this Questions Day is scheduled for January 12, 2076.

    #981) Thursday, April 28, 2011
    I'd better start practicing again.

    #982) Tuesday, May 10, 2011
    It's actually a sheepskin, but I did hunt it in the wild.

    #983) Friday, May 13, 2011
    I actually have the complete "Season One" of the new Sam and Max on a disc, but never got around to playing more than the first episode of it. You're welcome to borrow it!

    #984) Monday, May 23, 2011
    The senior Mr. Uri!

    #985) Friday, May 27, 2011
    It turns out that she actually WAS in Peru.

    #986) Thursday, June 09, 2011
    It's all about the lens. You want one that's so complex and huge that you never want to bring your camera anywhere.

    #987) Monday, June 13, 2011
    We're having a lot of fun with Lost Cities so far. Review to come.

    #988) Wednesday, June 22, 2011
    Macaulay Culkin was welcomed in our household.

    #989) Monday, June 27, 2011
    The fourth Brian was sick!

    #990) Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    We're opting for paint but no tile on the back wall, but will probably get something nice and glossy for ease of cleaning.

    #991) Wednesday, June 29, 2011
    It could be. But I think we got it at some state park.

    #992) Thursday, July 07, 2011
    The Good one is the one you knew first. Fortunately, I knew me first.

    #993) Friday, July 15, 2011
    So, no babies yet.

    #994) Friday, July 15, 2011
    Three's company.

    #995) Tuesday, August 02, 2011
    Nothing slips past B!

    #996) Wednesday, August 03, 2011
    I remember very little about the actual game -- just that it was drawn like a cartoon which was a big deal at the time. And there was a pet frog and a rich Cruella deVille type of villain.

    #997) Monday, August 08, 2011
    His original post was: <font size=100>what the efffff</font> Except there were about 900 more "f"s.

    #998) Wednesday, August 10, 2011
    Yup, one and the same!

    #999) Wednesday, August 17, 2011
    Mister Rogers, based on the suit.

    #1000) Friday, August 26, 2011
    Thanks for the reshare!

    #1001) Wednesday, September 07, 2011
    "If I get big lenses, I can see more without moving my head!"

    #1002) Friday, September 09, 2011

    #1003) Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    It's been in this album for years. Maybe I scanned it back at FSU?

    #1004) Friday, September 30, 2011
    I'm credit-unioned.

    #1005) Monday, October 31, 2011

    #1006) Wednesday, November 09, 2011

    #1007) Wednesday, November 16, 2011
    I don't know. Probably run for mayor.

    #1008) Thursday, November 17, 2011
    I've seen a few reviews that do give a lot of credit to the new Zelda, but I may be done with the formula, even if it's been shaken up. Not to mention the fact that gaming sessions on the Wii feel highly taxed by claiming the living room, powering everything up, switching all the A/V settings, and waiting for the menus to load. The Zelda I enjoyed the most is still the one for SNES. Despite what all the Top 100 lists say, Ocarina of Time was not that good. All of the Zeldas since then seem to trace their lineage back to that game.

    #1009) Monday, November 21, 2011
    I don't think sugary sweetness goes well with meats. Even when I get pancakes and bacon, the syrup is not allowed to mar the bacon.

    #1010) Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    I use Finale 2011 and an XP edition of Adobe Audition. Win7 has tried to hide as much of the underlying sound systems in its Control Panel, so something as simple as switching MIDI output from one device to another is tedious.

    #1011) Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    Didn't you have a nemesis German guy in your class?

    #1012) Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    I just recently trashed my Music Pedagogy binder and converted it into a Physical Therapy Assistant binder.

    #1013) Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    If Doobie's having any parties, he's certainly not inviting anyone on the East Coast.

    #1014) Monday, December 05, 2011
    According to my chat logs, I haven't even turned ICQ on since April 2001.

    #1015) Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    For the 12 of 12 stats, I went back and looked at all the pictures. For the recent stats, I have an amazing memory that stretches back about a week.

    #1016) Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    I can't remember the last time I had bacon that wasn't part of something else (like a burger). Probably October of this year.

    #1017) Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Sure, if "adults" play 100 hours of a single video game.

    #1018) Friday, December 23, 2011
    No, this was in my barn.

    #1019) Friday, December 30, 2011
    Free with Amazon Prime!

    #1020) Friday, November 18, 2011

    #1021) Monday, January 09, 2012
    Well I've tried it without the treadmill and always run into a wall.

    #1022) Wednesday, January 18, 2012
    My office mate doesn't even have a desk. I could probably do a cartwheel.

    #1023) Wednesday, January 18, 2012
    In the old spot I was 10 yards from two separate printers and 20 yards to the bathroom. I did not roll step so that may be off a bit. In the new spot, I'm 50 yards from the printer and 40 yards from the bathroom.

    #1024) Thursday, January 26, 2012
    Yeah, we're not digging the second season nearly as much.

    #1025) Friday, January 27, 2012
    Looking at a walkthrough, I think I was about halfway through the game. There are three zones containing dungeons and you visit each zone/dungeon three different times. I was on the 2nd revisit of the 2nd zone.

    #1026) Wednesday, February 01, 2012
    I don't think the BSA welcomed little boys that held hands.

    #1027) Thursday, February 02, 2012
    I agree -- fun but not life-changing.

    #1028) Monday, February 20, 2012
    I would actually favor a staggered aystem with single, longer terms -- 6 years for all, President in 2000, House in 2002, Senate in 2004. I don't think it's possible to eliminate private election financing -- you can just sweep it into the illicit.

    #1029) Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    She had no choice -- she was the wife of my band director who took a special interest in teaching me how to play the cornet.

    #1030) Thursday, February 23, 2012
    Sounds like a wise use of my money!

    #1031) Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    We were thinking something Quebecy, but have not looked too deeply yet. Nowhere with extreme ice roading.

    #1032) Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Thanks for the tips! I speak enough French to survive but am far out of practice.

    #1033) Thursday, March 08, 2012
    Depends. At 4 mph and below, you can. Above that and you probably want subtitles.

    #1034) Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    You'll find out on Thursday!

    #1035) Monday, March 12, 2012
    I like it so far -- probably a full review in a week or so. I'm trying to use it as a main computer for a bit first.

    #1036) Tuesday, March 20, 2012
    I can hear that too. Good call.

    #1037) Friday, March 23, 2012

    #1038) Monday, March 26, 2012
    Brianne, I am back already -- it was just an overnighter. We should come visit the next time we head southeast though!

    #1039) Friday, March 30, 2012
    The occasional visit works for me until I burn out on engineering.

    #1040) Thursday, April 12, 2012
    It's a mouthpiece paperwork that lights up when I touch it.

    #1041) Monday, April 16, 2012
    I was pissed, until I saw how messed up her car was compared to my own. It was like instant karma without a mail-in rebate.

    #1042) Thursday, April 26, 2012
    We ended up turning it off with about 40 minutes to go.

    #1043) Friday, May 04, 2012
    No but you can take the old car. Then I can report it stolen and collect insurance.

    #1044) Tuesday, May 08, 2012
    I think we need to hear this blockbuster.

    #1045) Friday, May 11, 2012
    I forgot about poker at Jack's, in January. Doobie, I thought you were a '96er but perhaps that is dyslexic.

    #1046) Friday, May 11, 2012
    I don't know how to convert miles into bockbocks, or whatever the Russians use.

    #1047) Monday, May 14, 2012
    Yours for free.

    #1048) Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    With no reason to tilt the mirror yourself, how can you surreptitiously check out the cleavage of your back seat passengers?

    #1049) Friday, May 25, 2012
    And you really should have thought twice before blowing money on them the last time they were released.

    #1050) Tuesday, May 29, 2012
    A table is a species of chart in some cultures. But since you're a repeat customer...

    #1051) Friday, June 01, 2012
    I just turn subtitles on and then turn the volume to 48 because we don't share any walls. I go by time (40 min), then alternate run/walk between 3.5 and 9 miles per hour. I generally end up going between 2 and 3 miles per 40 minutes. If I don't feel like running at all one day, I walk at 3.5 mph and set the incline up to 10%!

    #1052) Friday, June 01, 2012
    That unintentionally makes me sound like a badass. Actually my normal run speed is 6 mph, but sometimes I'll do a couple minutes spring!

    #1053) Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    My monitors are really wide. I find it more efficient to have side-by-side windows on the same viewport. I tried the whole "use your 2nd monitor as a reference screen" style of work and it didn't do anything for me.

    #1054) Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    Dragon speakers.

    #1055) Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    I only have one, a level 30 Demon Hunter named Vaulty who died to a champion Soul Ripper in Act 3 Normal after I got cocky. Honk is his replacement.

    #1056) Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Sam, I will put you down for two!

    #1057) Friday, July 06, 2012
    I'm still having fun, but post-60 definitely isn't going to measurably sustain my interest. It's not fun at all.

    #1058) Monday, July 09, 2012

    #1059) Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Thanks, Asmodues! Glad I've been able to keep you interested for so long!

    #1060) Thursday, July 12, 2012
    It's hot -- highs in the mid 80s with lots of sun -- but very manageable. We feel drained by the end of the day but have no problem walking many kilometers every day. Rebecca is using Quebec's supply of sunscreen daily.

    #1061) Thursday, July 19, 2012
    That sign says "Le Grand Brulé" which is the name of the trail we were on.

    #1062) Wednesday, July 18, 2012
    I prefer to believe that it's a U.

    #1063) Monday, July 30, 2012
    We're on Virginia Dare, just south of Aviation Avenue. It's very, very close to that first house.

    #1064) Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    At least on the first day it was!

    #1065) Friday, August 24, 2012
    This recipe and Chicken BUdle Soup both had Bouillon. I go that way because it's easier to have a Costco bottle of cubes in the pantry rather than remember to go get a can of broth at the store.

    #1066) Monday, August 27, 2012
    Season one was unrelentingly grim, but very good. Season two is also very good but maintains a really high intensity level. It can be hard to watch sometimes, and sometimes sacrifices being entertaining for being high-quality.

    #1067) Thursday, September 06, 2012
    Yes, but not in the theatre!

    #1068) Friday, September 07, 2012
    I am not mammal-blind.

    #1069) Friday, September 07, 2012
    And I thought 450 was good.

    #1070) Friday, September 07, 2012
    If I were a real engineer, I would take the time to preserve the high scores.

    #1071) Thursday, September 13, 2012
    People have said great things about PvP, which is keeping me going with GW2.

    #1072) Monday, September 10, 2012
    No, but I do have a keylogger on your computer.

    #1073) Friday, September 14, 2012
    I could have sworn that my juvenile record was sealed.

    #1074) Thursday, September 20, 2012
    I can see that. An episode of Bryan Cranston can't compete with an episode of Tyrion.

    #1075) Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    I should have checked the Wayback Machine before doubting! I guess this means I was there at the inception of brilliance.

    #1076) Saturday, March 01, 2003
    Hi, Mark. Thanks for posting. I always wondered what happened to him in the aftermath, and how anyone could possibly recover professionally after such a visible plagiarism!

    #1077) Friday, October 19, 2012
    I had to mix two separate patches together to get that close.

    #1078) Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    We should have done that in our music pedagogy observations. "You looked really good completing that dominant 7th chord. Way to pull it off."

    #1079) Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Emily 1, Sophisticated Highbrow Humor 0!

    #1080) Thursday, November 01, 2012
    Of course!

    #1081) Friday, November 09, 2012
    Surprisingly, that was a throwaway joke from over a year ago. You can never predict which jokes will work.

    #1082) Monday, November 19, 2012
    That's tomorrow's post: One More Thing That Outstays Its Welcome.

    #1083) Wednesday, November 21, 2012
    They're just boxed up in the crawlspace!

    #1084) Monday, November 26, 2012
    My heart is sized for an 8 lb ball, but my fingers are sized for a 10.

    #1085) Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    I enjoy the occasional Scriabin piece, although too many in a row make me feel seasick.

    #1086) Friday, November 30, 2012
    Already been to all of them.

    #1087) Monday, December 03, 2012
    Rebecca does the Greek-style yogurt. I'm not a regular yogurt consumer, but in the Greeks, Chobani tastes better than Oikos to me. The latter has a weird powdery texture that's like eating pollen.

    #1088) Friday, December 07, 2012
    I'll go first and be an overachiever by doing all 3: 1) In my first year of grad school, the head Music Theory professor, Dr. Mathes, had a mixer for the new grad students at his house. I somehow managed to show up exactly one week early. Luckily, no one was home and I eventually realized that I had the wrong date. 2) Life Tip: Underestimate when buying beer pong beer for parties with people over the age of 26. Otherwise, you'll be drinking the leftover Miller Lite for a LONG time. 3) It would be really fun to perfect a British or Australian accent.

    #1089) Friday, December 07, 2012
    I have been known to run the dishwasher at 60% because we're out of dishes and it smells like poverty. Also, I would work crappy PC repair jobs on Kauai for a few months.

    #1090) Friday, December 07, 2012
    I don't think I have anything I would need to charge in a car. And, waking up earlier is always worth it, but there's a hard line of diminishing returns on going to bed earlier. For me, it's about 10 PM.

    #1091) Thursday, December 13, 2012
    Or for the name of my steel drum band.

    #1092) Tuesday, January 01, 2013
    It's artsy. Full review on Thursday!

    #1093) Tuesday, January 01, 2013
    Maybe I can sell it on Etsy.

    #1094) Tuesday, January 08, 2013
    A sad day when a budding oboist learns that he is not only a bad musician, but also a bad carpenter.

    #1095) Tuesday, January 08, 2013
    Back when I was an award-winning music instructor, I covered my lack of piano skills with MIDI recordings. I justified this by saying that it equalized the pressure of every note in the chord for students.

    #1096) Thursday, January 10, 2013
    It's single-player + story, or co-op multiplayer (which I have not tried).

    #1097) Monday, January 14, 2013
    I would buy a Frothington Ale.

    #1098) Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    My journals say that I went to Chili's with "the usuals plus Beth", followed by video games "with the guys".

    #1099) Thursday, January 24, 2013
    I find a lot of movies forgettably entertaining -- I don't regret watching them at all, but they don't change my life.

    #1100) Monday, January 28, 2013
    There's a startup in Kansas City that's using Google Fiber to let musicians play with each other in realtime. Let's just wait for that to take off.

    #1101) Friday, February 01, 2013
    I'm using Mel Bay's Complete Electric Bass Method, and just muddling through it on my own. It has a DVD which is so-so as well. It's good enough if you don't need much in the way of music fundamentals!

    #1102) Tuesday, February 05, 2013
    Brianne, you need to stick around until high-speed rail crisscrosses our fair land then!

    #1103) Wednesday, February 13, 2013
    Gosford Park was definitely a theater movie -- it had just come out in January.

    #1104) Friday, February 22, 2013
    Not in months! Possibly why I shrink.

    #1105) Monday, February 25, 2013
    I even feel like kids would tune out after two or three set changes.

    #1106) Monday, March 04, 2013
    Loving the mecincts! I think when storm names hit Z we should repeat the 26 names but with caps, as if the storm wasn't good enough the first time. Hurriance AARON!

    #1107) Tuesday, March 05, 2013
    It would need theatrics / visuals to be taken seriously.

    #1108) Wednesday, March 06, 2013
    It was a little wooly for a few hours there.

    #1109) Friday, March 22, 2013
    Fly in!

    #1110) Monday, March 25, 2013
    Yes, Ford's! Correcting it.

    #1111) Monday, April 08, 2013
    Not bad. Review coming on Thursday!

    #1112) Friday, April 12, 2013
    Yes, Safeway pizza is surprisingly good for a store brand. We like the Chicken Bacon Alfredo thin crust pizza the most.

    #1113) Wednesday, April 24, 2013
    No need for a hard drive when everything fits on a 16GB USB drive. And I bought Minecraft at $10 years ago!

    #1114) Wednesday, April 24, 2013
    I played that game until it warped my perspective in real life and I started getting migraines from trying to resolve the blocky graphics and loved it the whole time.

    #1115) Thursday, May 02, 2013
    Awesome, my work here is done.

    #1116) Wednesday, May 08, 2013
    The advertised is City/20, Highway/30. So yes, it's slightly low, but I do spend most of my commute waiting at stoplights.

    #1117) Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    We didn't even get a Nintendo until the late late 80s. True story.

    #1118) Thursday, May 30, 2013
    The 10oz pies I have come in a box with one of those crisper plates built into the box. This is why they are microwave-tasty.

    #1119) Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    Mine were mostly swords and knives.

    #1120) Thursday, May 30, 2013
    Sterling Costco!

    #1121) Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    I just looked back through the archive and don't have the original "Goo-y" email... so no idea why that was the subject line!

    #1122) Thursday, June 13, 2013
    If I'm going to take the time to make something in the oven, I might as well cook something myself. The only benefit of freezer food should be ease of prep.

    #1123) Thursday, June 06, 2013
    I don't eat until lunchtime!

    #1124) Wednesday, June 12, 2013
    6 - 8 hrs.

    #1125) Monday, June 24, 2013
    Nice, is this a permanent relocation or an extended stay with relatives?

    #1126) Friday, June 28, 2013
    A day that will live in infamy.

    #1127) Monday, July 01, 2013
    She's considering writing a guest post about her guns.

    #1128) Thursday, July 04, 2013
    Life on Mars? Maybe if you land on a Saturday night.

    #1129) Monday, July 15, 2013
    I don't even know anyone on meth and they looked like meth heads.

    #1130) Monday, July 29, 2013
    Or the "all my friends are suddenly single and happily oblivious to long-term commitment" phase?

    #1131) Monday, August 05, 2013
    Full review on Thursday, but if you enjoy Kevin Spacey, it's worth a watch. You'll know after a single episode if you want to continue.

    #1132) Thursday, August 08, 2013
    I can easily see it as something you'd hate.

    #1133) Thursday, August 29, 2013
    Definitely worth it if you hit a Steam Sale.

    #1134) Tuesday, September 03, 2013
    Gamify-ing ear training would be fun! Hadn't thought of that. Individual saved profiles are definitely in the mix though.

    #1135) Friday, August 30, 2013
    Didn't even think of "Uptown Abbey" as a title. Perfect!

    #1136) Wednesday, September 04, 2013
    The first "page" of each file was gibberish, like you had opened a binary file with Notepad. The first few months of entries have a "someone might be looking over my shoulder" slant to the writing, but the rest are written without worries of discovery.

    #1137) Monday, September 09, 2013

    #1138) Monday, September 09, 2013
    Asians don't study -- they just know everything.

    #1139) Friday, September 13, 2013
    Really? I would have picked 1980.

    #1140) Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    I filled in a drainage ditch that my dad had dug.

    #1141) Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Granted, 10 minutes of my playing time in Okami was probably waiting for the Wii to load.

    #1142) Friday, September 13, 2013
    1.5 lines worth sounds like the way cokeheads measure their friendships.

    #1143) Monday, September 23, 2013
    I hope your parents reclaimed their old house. I can't play any first or third-person games with just a console controller -- the mouse is a necessity.

    #1144) Wednesday, September 25, 2013
    There are apps that identify songs now. I feel like it would be too cheat-y.

    #1145) Wednesday, September 11, 2013
    A lollipop!

    #1146) Thursday, October 10, 2013
    Doubtful, unless there's really nothing else at all to watch. If I get curious, I'll wait until the synopsis is up on Wikipedia.

    #1147) Thursday, October 10, 2013
    Gravity seems universally loved on my Facebook feed. Overhyped?

    #1148) Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    No, should I? I played Might and Magic 6 tonsin the olden days, and then Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes for a few hours until it started discriminating against color blindness.

    #1149) Friday, October 25, 2013
    That's right! I'd forgotten.

    #1150) Tuesday, November 05, 2013
    Sounds like someone needs a Cabinet post.

    #1151) Friday, November 08, 2013
    It's the worst when you work exclusively with Microsoft documents. You get the title page and then an hour long wait for it to convert the document to Google.

    #1152) Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    1) Brown gravy with chili powder. 2) Yes. My order is in a bag by the time I get to the counter. 3) I will definitely try it. 4) Wintergreen, VA. 5) 2 piece meal, dark meat, mild, with Cajun fries. $5.74.

    #1153) Wednesday, November 13, 2013
    The more often you update, the easier it is. When you update less, you are plagued by worries that each update counts more. When you update every day, you can spew garbage across the page like an AAA Trash truck.

    #1154) Friday, November 15, 2013
    I am also minorly disappointed with how poorly Google Apps works in lieu of the Microsoft infrastructure our company used to use.

    #1155) Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    If I ever go back for a PhD, that will be my dissertation.

    #1156) Monday, November 18, 2013
    Hope France was worth it!

    #1157) Thursday, December 05, 2013
    Mom, I'll bring it at Christmas time. Paige, it plays DS games but not GBA games.

    #1158) Wednesday, December 11, 2013
    Welcome back! This post was just for you.

    #1159) Tuesday, May 02, 2006
    Hello Katrina, I can try to track down the tape again (it's been 7 years since I posted this) and send you the MP3s. Send me an email at brian @ and I'll pass them on! edit: Found the tape! The MP3s are about 21 MB zipped up.

    #1160) Monday, December 16, 2013

    #1161) Thursday, December 19, 2013
    Yes, Mom, I will loan you the show!

    #1162) Wednesday, January 08, 2014
    We actually ended up there because a well-liked one on Yelp turned out to be out of business. Lucky accident!

    #1163) Monday, January 13, 2014
    Rebecca, returned home from her yoga workshop, knits with Boo-o-ty.

    #1164) Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    I love it. He couldn't decide whether to take the high road or defend himself.

    #1165) Wednesday, January 22, 2014
    Thanks! I threw it on the post. I must have been the one taking the picture.

    #1166) Friday, January 24, 2014
    We're actually going back tonight to see Her!

    #1167) Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    When you knife a muffin, you normalize the heights of the nooks and crannies, resulting in poor butter containment. This is kind of like what happened to New Orleans levees during Katrina. I think PBR is a brand name, although I would love to see the "Safeway brand beer" or something similar.

    #1168) Monday, February 10, 2014
    Seems like a good place to be a waiter and take leftovers home from.

    #1169) Tuesday, January 07, 2014

    #1170) Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    I've been thinking about going back to the old style, where pics stretch across the page! Maybe in March. In the meantime, my dashboard says that it is 16 degrees and I've gone 0.6 miles since the last time I gassed up. I'm listening to Aerosmith - Cryin'.

    #1171) Friday, February 14, 2014
    So far, I like Hearthstone for quick games that don't go on forever. The chat interface is awful though. Do you have any favorites? Rebecca also has a smartphone now so you could convince her to play Words with Friends.

    #1172) Wednesday, February 19, 2014
    Good to have you back! Maybe 2014 will be the revival of the URI! Zone.

    #1173) Thursday, February 27, 2014
    That's the Blue Bus From Hell, as described by Alex.

    #1174) Friday, March 07, 2014
    Not the "quiet" one.

    #1175) Monday, March 17, 2014
    That's a blast from the past. I have no idea who you are though!

    #1176) Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    The visual stuff is the worst, because you know what's coming but are powerless to do anything about it!

    #1177) Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    In the hangover state, I will be more likely to have false alarms, where I think I'm getting another one, just because the memory of the real one is so fresh.

    #1178) Friday, March 21, 2014
    Knife Juggler is the most obnoxious card, but Defender of Argus is the most likely to swing a game in my favor.

    #1179) Friday, March 21, 2014
    I bet that Nozdormu is your favourite card.

    #1180) Friday, March 21, 2014
    Will do!

    #1181) Friday, April 18, 2014
    I've tried Arena some, but haven't gotten into it much. Too hard to plan out a run and I never do as well with a good deck as I expect.

    #1182) Friday, April 18, 2014
    My Best 9-mana UtH play: - I had the Hyena (2) already on on the field. Enemy had 3 minions out. - I played Starving Buzzard (2) to draw a card for all future beasts. - I played Timber Wolf (1) for +1 Attack and drew a card. - I played Leeroy Jenkins (4) to add 2 minions to the enemy side. - I played UtH (2), summoned 5 hounds, and drew 5 cards. - I killed all 5 hounds, clearing his board and gaining a 12/7 hyena.

    #1183) Friday, April 25, 2014
    Congratulations! Sounds like a good point to retire at!

    #1184) Monday, April 28, 2014
    Review coming on Thursday!

    #1185) Friday, April 25, 2014
    Congratulations! Please don't be like that guy that dove into the mud pool and never surfaced though.

    #1186) Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    A constantly rotating variety!

    #1187) Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    At this point in my life, I would probably die if I ate Popeyes more than once a week.

    #1188) Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    That's actually how I felt about Guild Wars 2 -- there wasn't much about the game itself to recommend it, and it seemed like too daunting a task to recreate the guild community built-in from WoW.

    #1189) Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    This is how I spent my halcyon years.

    #1190) Monday, June 09, 2014
    We would have to track, chase, and catch you first.

    #1191) Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    Grilled cheese is too much hassle for too little benefit. Maybe "grilled cheese prepared by someone else and stolen"

    #1192) Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    I did have a laughing fit -- everything was just too ridiculous. I didn't get any special powers as Eagle Scout. A super power would have been nice though. Or the ability to occasionally stop traffic.

    #1193) Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    What a welcome to the South...

    #1194) Thursday, June 19, 2014
    What's funny is that the ending was filmed before they knew they were cancelled. So, they would have picked up from that ambiguous state in the 2nd season!

    #1195) Monday, June 23, 2014
    There were no 17-year-olds unless you count me twice. The vodka did, indeed, taste like cake.

    #1196) Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    It's a club!

    #1197) Friday, June 27, 2014
    Rebecca and I went camping in French Creek State Park, near Morgantown, Pennsylvania.

    #1198) Monday, June 30, 2014
    I liked it. First Impressions Final Grade

    #1199) Monday, June 30, 2014
    Yes, I thought that flying off the back of a treadmill existed only in funny Youtube videos.

    #1200) Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Was worth a shot!

    #1201) Friday, July 11, 2014
    No, I just like data.

    #1202) Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Still waiting for Amazon Fresh to deliver the wine.

    #1203) Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    Thanks! I cannot promise that it will be baby-free for life. I think should return from the grave.

    #1204) Monday, July 28, 2014
    We had a seat for you, Mr. West Coast.

    #1205) Thursday, July 31, 2014
    I still get daily random visitors from the Phillipines via redzeppelin. Spammers love you.

    #1206) Friday, August 01, 2014
    The URI! Zone is now older than I was when I created it. OMG!

    #1207) Monday, August 11, 2014
    Doobie cracked my code.

    #1208) Monday, August 18, 2014
    All the regular and class challenges. Gave up on the Heroic ones pretty quickly.

    #1209) Thursday, August 21, 2014
    My friends can score on their own. They all get As.

    #1210) Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    I needed to power all of the hole-digging.

    #1211) Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    Would I have to write music?

    #1212) Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    #1213) Friday, October 17, 2014
    Our real estate friend here says that a house comparable to our Sterling house would run $600k in Ballard.

    #1214) Friday, November 14, 2014
    Apparently, the longer I go without seeing you, the better you know me.

    #1215) Monday, November 17, 2014
    You should join us!

    #1216) Friday, November 14, 2014
    Marta was here!

    #1217) Thursday, November 20, 2014
    I do laugh occasionally at it, but not enough to binge watch it.

    #1218) Friday, November 21, 2014
    Hope you like the rest! No warranties if you don't though.

    #1219) Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Nah, I got this.

    #1220) Tuesday, December 02, 2014
    Apparently "Canada Goose" is a brand of jacket.

    #1221) Thursday, December 04, 2014
    You're the real hero here.

    #1222) Thursday, December 04, 2014
    Yes, you fell asleep in it.

    #1223) Tuesday, December 23, 2014
    Haha! Too bad he no longer visits here and cannot defend himself.

    #1224) Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    Building my 2015 brand. Or just Monday meetings.

    #1225) Friday, January 16, 2015
    Is there a more hip definition of mangy I'm not aware of?

    #1226) Friday, January 23, 2015
    Same evolutionary path as me, except I wish I could have stayed on Thunderbird forever!

    #1227) Thursday, January 29, 2015
    I'm not necessarily an easy grader anymore, but most of my grades do fall in the B- to B+ range.

    #1228) Friday, January 30, 2015
    No, it's for general purpose airway expansion.

    #1229) Monday, February 02, 2015
    Not really. It's all cow.

    #1230) Tuesday, February 03, 2015
    I sort of answered your gene therapy question in 2011.

    #1231) Friday, February 06, 2015
    I've had people concede immediately because of the portrait. Use it as part of your arsenal!

    #1232) Friday, February 06, 2015
    Also, for the longest time, I used the original cardback, because it would make opponents underestimate me.

    #1233) Wednesday, February 11, 2015
    He obviously survived because of his visible guns.

    #1234) Friday, February 20, 2015
    I should have bought up my court and then started a personality cult with all of my friends.

    #1235) Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    If you go deep enough, it's hardware-based and circuit-driven. So those 0s and 1s are going through logic gates to trigger various actions in the CPU. Picture one of those coin-counting machines that sends different weights of coins into different buckets. That machine is designed and created to handle pennies, nickles, dimes, and quarters and nothing else. When a penny goes in, the gears and seesaws always send it to the penny bucket, without any interpretation needed.

    #1236) Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    Neat! But the only real limitation for me is being unable to play Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes.

    #1237) Wednesday, March 04, 2015
    Other Mike -- you were still in Florida or something in 2006.

    #1238) Friday, March 06, 2015
    It's the Compassion Shrine theme from Ultima VII.

    #1239) Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    Nope, just dry food.

    #1240) Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    No, it's just hard to shoulder-hug tall people.

    #1241) Friday, March 13, 2015
    That's why this Google Chrome extension is such a hit.

    #1242) Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    At least there were no Major 16ths.

    #1243) Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    Best hope that there isn't enough wine served to make us all forget how to make tapas by the end of the night.

    #1244) Friday, March 27, 2015
    Thanks for the info. On Kattare, I get constant PHP attacks from botnets, as well as bandwidth-leeching from RU and CH search engines. I've heard from people using AWS at work that the number of Chinese hacking attempts is ridiculous for a comparable AWS address.

    #1245) Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    It's taking awhile, but they're finally starting to eat in the same room at the same time.

    #1246) Wednesday, April 01, 2015
    I end up writing the details I won't care about 10 years later. So many of my high school journals have something like "I got a new game today and it's fun" or "We watched a good movie" without saying what it was.

    #1247) Friday, April 03, 2015
    Cows may still fall -- it's too soon to tell.

    #1248) Thursday, April 09, 2015
    No, I do blog on the weekends, but you have to have the paid subscription to see that content.

    #1249) Monday, April 13, 2015
    S2E1 "Previously on..."

    #1250) Friday, April 24, 2015
    I hate zombies, but I'll check it out!

    #1251) Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    I don't see it happening from home. I'll have to try it from Chrome at work tomorrow for total Doobie emulation.

    #1252) Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    When I look in Chrome 42 at 1920x, things look okay. I'll keep an eye out!

    #1253) Thursday, April 30, 2015
    Finger sandwiches, quiches, and random snacks and trifles.

    #1254) Friday, May 01, 2015
    Nope, just a rental.

    #1255) Tuesday, May 05, 2015
    Every time I watch Jimmy Fallon, I get the impression of a small puppy that tries too earnestly to be your best friend.

    #1256) Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    The chair was retired to the basement so it wouldn't break under our larger clientele. The moth was never caught because it just flew around the ceiling. It probably died of old age.

    #1257) Friday, May 15, 2015
    Sydney is still here doing somersaults daily.

    #1258) Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    Yeah, you and Rosie are the winners of the Usual Suspects plot game.

    #1259) Friday, May 22, 2015

    #1260) Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    I have yet to see Jurassic Park #3 either, but sadly saw Indiana Jones #4.

    #1261) Monday, June 15, 2015
    Congrats on the move! Hope it has a tuba nook.

    #1262) Friday, June 12, 2015
    Witcher 3!

    #1263) Friday, June 26, 2015
    That's how you draw logs in a cartoon.

    #1264) Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    Derek really stands on its own -- I can't think of a specific show it's similar to. Here are my reviews.

    #1265) Friday, July 03, 2015
    Can I be anywhere but here please?

    #1266) Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    Everthing is art until I don't like it.

    #1267) Friday, July 17, 2015
    So wait, I should make a never-ending page or I shouldn't?

    #1268) Friday, July 17, 2015
    Good taste. I hate neverending pages.

    #1269) Friday, July 17, 2015
    Showing the incremental comment count is bad for the psyche, as it keeps you focused on the past rather than the present. Plus it would take more than 2 hours to code, so I gave up this morning after an hour of design. I can definitely look into guest posting!

    #1270) Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    Cow DNA

    #1271) Friday, September 04, 2015
    Yes, that was the semester I took flute as a minor instrument. I did not sit on the quad with it playing Wonderwall.

    #1272) Tuesday, September 08, 2015
    Europe is great other than the airfare to get there. I would also recommend Canada an easier Europe-lite trip. Rebecca could definitely break me in half!

    #1273) Monday, September 14, 2015

    #1274) Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    Thanks, everyone! Doobie, convict as a gift to me.

    #1275) Friday, September 25, 2015
    In that case, before you buy the wall mount, make sure that there are regular studs behind the wall to screw into (in addition to the studs already in the room).

    #1276) Monday, October 05, 2015
    I like it a lot so far -- shades of both Skyrim and WoW, but enough difference from each that it stands well on its own. Exploration is the best part so far, and I like that there are a small number of engrossing quests rather than hundreds of boar-killing quests. Skill leveling was not well-explained but after some online tutorials, it's not too bad. I will miss my hotbar of 30 WoW skills, but I think it's for the better.

    #1277) Monday, October 05, 2015
    Rebecca was behind the camera. Had to include the beer hipsters in the background!

    #1278) Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    I only use it at work. I still use Windows 7 at home and never used Windows 8. 10 is not really different enough from 7 to cause any heartburn. I turned off the 8 tile stuff pretty quickly. Performance is fine and the window organization / virtual desktop stuff is more polished and useful than in 7. I will definitely go up to 10 from 7 at home before the free year is up, and things seem stable enough now to consider it.

    #1279) Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    iZombie is fun so far -- sometime's it feels too close to Veronica Mars to the point where I identify the main actress more as "supposed to be Kristen Bell" than a separate character, but I like the show! I'm in AD, where the community is helpful to direct questions but kind of quiet otherwise. Haven't run into any D-bags yet, but I get random drive-by heals all of the time!

    #1280) Friday, October 16, 2015
    Same shape, but real-life outrage has a larger time scale.

    #1281) Monday, October 26, 2015
    I'm enjoying how conducive ESO is to leisurely leveling -- no pressure to catch up to a guild of end-gamers or anything like that!

    #1282) Monday, October 26, 2015
    It's definitely a real day and not a typo.

    #1283) Friday, November 13, 2015
    I actually did a montage in 2012. A GIF is the obvious next step.

    #1284) Thursday, December 03, 2015
    I've played Skyrim so much that it's no longer exciting, so ESO filled my need for a "newish Skyrim". I've heard complaints that Skyrim devotees didn't like how dumbed down the Skyrim systems were, but I think that's a necessary byproduct of being an MMO. I'd say there's no good reason to pick this OVER the single player games if all you want is single player.

    #1285) Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    Didn't make it to URI -- it was across the state which was like 20 minutes away!

    #1286) Thursday, December 17, 2015
    Those are inherently a waste of time so I don't do them.

    #1287) Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    #1288) Tuesday, December 29, 2015

    #1289) Monday, January 04, 2016
    Glad you liked it! I'll have to get Rebecca to give it a try.

    #1290) Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    It's pretty exciting that we live in an age where a company exists that will 3D print a bobblehead of my head from multiple angle photos.

    #1291) Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    Yes! I tried playing that way too, but got tired of accidentally shooting my companions in narrow corridors.

    #1292) Monday, February 01, 2016
    Yes, we have no blue aprons of note and the meals turned out just fine!

    #1293) Tuesday, February 02, 2016
    I have a Kindle for waits and don't plan on putting any money things on the phone. I also still print out directions. We'll see!

    #1294) Monday, February 01, 2016

    #1295) Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    I guess I'm getting more mysterious as I age.

    #1296) Friday, February 26, 2016
    I try to use up a Friday if I can since this is essentially "Previously on... The URI! Zone" and paying customers might complain if Weekend Wrap-up went away.

    #1297) Thursday, March 03, 2016
    I feel like the story in SC2 would enthrall me as a Saturday morning cartoon if I were 9.

    #1298) Friday, March 04, 2016
    That's some fast running.

    #1299) Monday, March 07, 2016
    Chris, of course.

    #1300) Friday, March 11, 2016
    Yes, I do remember that trip!

    #1301) Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    "Accidentally put on skinny jeans."

    #1302) Friday, March 18, 2016
    2011 was definitely when you got hacked. I remember seeing you login and it wasn't you.

    #1303) Friday, March 18, 2016
    Yeah, I gave it another shot last year and it just wasn't interesting anymore. I think we stayed with it for as long as we did because of the people, not the game.

    #1304) Monday, April 11, 2016
    Yup, Sydney was a good cat besides putting her butthole on everything.

    #1305) Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    Maybe it was a three-bean-minimum chili.

    #1306) Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    I finally burned out on Fallout 4 after about 200 hours of play, but it was great. Never got into any of the Dragon Ages because I didn't like the combat system. I did enjoy Witcher 3 for a little while before I felt like I was watching it more than playing it -- might pick it back up some day.

    #1307) Monday, April 25, 2016
    Here you go!

    #1308) Friday, April 29, 2016
    No damage at all! I braked from 40 to 0 for the first two deer, and was < 5 by the time the third deer was in front of the car. It was literally like bumping into someone when the Metro lurches into the station.

    #1309) Monday, May 02, 2016
    I like when artists sound as good live as they do on a recording.

    #1310) Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    I was planning on doing the brass quintet piece but ran out of time, so I made sure that the poster didn't go to waste!

    #1311) Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    Actually a C.

    #1312) Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    I probably hit all 12 eventually.

    #1313) Monday, May 16, 2016
    I'm running Win 10 on i7 870, 8 GB RAM with an NVIDIA GTX 960. DOOM is incredibly optimized and holds steady on Ultra quality at 60fps. I've never had the framerate drop at all, which is even more impressive since you never stop sprinting in this game. Overwatch is less optimized but still reasonable. I get 70fps at High and 48fps at Ultra. I prefer playing at High anyways because it makes it easier to see important things and not be distracted by chrome and shadows.

    #1314) Friday, May 20, 2016
    Based on your perspective on the previous DOOM games, I would say that DOOM 2016 is a must-buy-as-a-bargain-bin game. The single player is intense, fast-paced, and in the spirit of DOOM 1/2. However, it's most fun in bursts of 20-30 minutes at a time and is hindered by too many weapon upgrades and level secrets that break the frenetic rhythm. Had I not already bought it, I probably would pick it up at the $20 - $30 price point.

    #1315) Wednesday, June 01, 2016
    There's no underage drinking going on around here.

    #1316) Thursday, June 02, 2016
    I would have stayed on 7 forever but took the free 10 so I wouldn't spend all my time in guerilla warfare with the secret update schedule.

    #1317) Friday, June 03, 2016
    Remember when you went all in on the first hand of poker and lost? Same life pattern.

    #1318) Monday, June 06, 2016
    We spend portions of our viewing deciding which extra characters would have been best for your breakout role.

    #1319) Thursday, June 09, 2016
    We should play. We're also nearing the point where we have enough people to play a full custom game with no random pubs.

    #1320) Tuesday, June 07, 2016
    I use an old Remington kit similar to this one. The vacuum is key to reducing cleanup afterwards, but is probably making me go deaf more quickly.

    #1321) Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Anna and Ben play now, so we should have a private custom game sometime.

    #1322) Monday, July 18, 2016
    I think you have to say "cart woman" these days! It broke 100 in "heat it feels like" here during our barbeque but was a pleasant 72 in the aftermath of the thunderstorms.

    #1323) Thursday, July 21, 2016
    My psychic powers.

    #1324) Monday, July 25, 2016
    Yup, from the barbeque that you skipped in favour of being in Jersey. Weird choice!

    #1325) Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    We occasionally used "[other city troop], shut your mouth" but the adult leaders always yelled at us.

    #1326) Friday, July 29, 2016
    It was like John Goodman charging the barn full of spiders in Arachnophobia.

    #1327) Tuesday, July 26, 2016
    I felt like it would have been a good ending after 2-3 seasons. However, it didn't fit the characters as they had evolved in the next 5 seasons.

    #1328) Monday, August 01, 2016
    Only the best software available: Windows Live Movie Maker.

    #1329) Monday, August 01, 2016
    I currently only have a backlog of 10 weird search terms to use, now that Google encrypts keywords by default. The only country's searches that come in unencrypted is South Africa, and they only search for "can i take urizone on an empty stomach".

    #1330) Friday, August 05, 2016
    It was either "inestimable" or "ineluctable". Mom, we'll check out Vail if we can!

    #1331) Wednesday, September 07, 2016
    Spikiest, by Brian Uri!

    #1332) Monday, September 26, 2016
    I suppose we can remain friends.

    #1333) Friday, September 30, 2016
    It would be fun, but in this area it's too expensive to justify. Maybe when I retire, I'll house some rich person's horse on my small farm and ride it around the paddock.

    #1334) Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    I had almost all of the Transformers, even the Megatron gun that never turned into a gun correctly. I also had many GOBOTS!

    #1335) Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    I bought 20 boxes and got Reaper, Symmetra, S:76 skins, but none of the characters I normally play!

    #1336) Thursday, October 20, 2016
    Not graded. I went to bed before the end.

    #1337) Friday, October 28, 2016
    I like the narration.

    #1338) Wednesday, November 02, 2016
    Plays of the Game get saved in the "Highlights" menu option while you're logged in, but go away when you quit the game. I used OBS to record and simply replayed the Plays when they were still fresh.

    #1339) Monday, November 07, 2016
    This is the eighth installment. Pretty soon there will be questions about strands in my DNA.

    #1340) Monday, November 14, 2016
    My undercooked gene is so refined by now that I could probably eat eggs raw.

    #1341) Friday, November 18, 2016
    Well, it did result in sextuplets.

    #1342) Thursday, November 24, 2016
    They still make coupon sites?

    #1343) Friday, December 02, 2016
    The world is a sad place when Route 50 is ever a part of the "fastest way" to get somewhere.

    #1344) Wednesday, December 07, 2016
    I didn't know Yunus until Fall '84 so there is a timeline paradox somewhere.

    #1345) Monday, December 12, 2016
    They come free with the computer, and there's no input lag.

    #1346) Wednesday, January 04, 2017
    There's probably a vas deferens between those that do and those that don't.

    #1347) Friday, January 13, 2017
    We keep them up through January to brighten an otherwise dreary month!

    #1348) Monday, January 16, 2017
    I haven't made anything out of newspaper since grade school. And I have never avoided something called out in CR. Nowadays, it just seems like a magazine fawning over Priuses and trying to scare people about living conditions they can do nothing about. WHAT'S IN YOUR CHICKEN?!

    #1349) Monday, January 23, 2017
    Awesome, thanks for the info! It's much appreciated.

    #1350) Monday, January 23, 2017
    We appreciate this trove of knowledge!

    #1351) Monday, January 23, 2017
    Popeyes, check.

    #1352) Friday, February 10, 2017
    I bet the masses want a 20 minute piece of that technique.

    #1353) Monday, February 13, 2017
    It's Staples Hyken Technical Mesh Task Chair!

    #1354) Monday, February 20, 2017
    Papaya is a girl's name.

    #1355) Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    I don't think trans is allowed anymore in our new society.

    #1356) Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    "Gender accurate in participating franchises and locations only."

    #1357) Friday, February 24, 2017
    Pretty sure that's a dock.

    #1358) Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    I never met Arnold! Who said I met him?

    #1359) Monday, April 03, 2017
    Come visit this weekend!

    #1360) Friday, April 07, 2017
    Don't say that -- now I have to make the existential choice on whether to give it another chance.

    #1361) Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    Your rant is too long so I didn't read it. I'll just go off and shoot something.

    #1362) Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    Flat tire on Elden Street!

    #1363) Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    Since the last one was 11 months ago, just ask here!

    #1364) Monday, April 24, 2017
    But who are we to say that it's not: - Got one - Getting one - Getting one

    #1365) Friday, April 28, 2017

    #1366) Friday, May 05, 2017
    Yeah, I never stopped thinking of Ross as Ross.

    #1367) Monday, May 22, 2017
    I can't imagine being 5 years old and not being enthralled with a car wash!

    #1368) Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    I thought the new Dance emotes were all fun. Also, Genji is the next Power Ranger.

    #1369) Monday, June 26, 2017
    This assumes that I am a good, responsible parent, and also that I have not already created a backlog of posts that I can release over time with no effort.

    #1370) Friday, June 30, 2017
    Working as intended.

    #1371) Friday, June 30, 2017
    It's there now!

    #1372) Friday, July 14, 2017
    Your toilet flapper has probably lost its tight seal against the tank. This is the usual cause of a toilet that refills its tank on its own. Get one for a few cents at Home Depot and swap it out!

    #1373) Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    Thanks for the offer! I think we are up to the gills in "stuff" right now.

    #1374) Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    I drank the last beer while writing this update at 3 in the morning.

    #1375) Monday, August 14, 2017
    That is her tumor!

    #1376) Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    Thanks for all the support! I will try to do you all proud.

    #1377) Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    Michael Keaton has come a long way from being Batman.

    #1378) Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    I don't even remember why people hated it. Mike probably started the hate.

    #1379) Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    I didn't know that was a real gig!

    #1380) Monday, November 20, 2017
    Nice. I have used "Maiawatha" before.

    #1381) Friday, December 01, 2017
    Have you noticed that the William Tell Overture slows down when there are too many notes to play? Thanks MIDI!

    #1382) Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    In recompense, I will let her play with the Switch I just purchased unnecessarily.

    #1383) Monday, December 11, 2017
    Make sure to use the lyrics!

    #1384) Monday, December 11, 2017
    We don't want a prairie dog situation, we want it 100% out. Follow through.

    #1385) Monday, December 18, 2017
    Clearly, Doomfist is underpowered.

    #1386) Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    Good thing you're Doobie and not Fraker, then.

    #1387) Friday, January 05, 2018
    I really hope your future child is going to be named "little Jackson Jackson". I currently own: Mario Odyssey, Stardew Valley, Zelda BotW, and Snipperclips. Reviews coming soon! Think I've played Stardew and Zelda the most, but I still play Overwatch more than all of the Switch games.

    #1388) Monday, January 08, 2018
    You guys are so adventurous -- meanwhile I haven't moved in 13 years. Good luck!

    #1389) Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    I need a few more episodes to decide. You can borrow it when we're done!

    #1390) Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    Hey, welcome back!

    #1391) Friday, February 02, 2018
    I keep captions on for everything I watch alone anymore. Rebecca finds them too distracting but even she needed them for this.

    #1392) Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    Thanks! You're not too bad looking yourself.

    #1393) Friday, February 09, 2018
    I didn't really like Sunshine -- Galaxy was my jam.

    #1394) Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    You have to show yourself with other women to prove that you're not so creepy that other women wouldn't want to be around you. The bottom picture is also me conducting my recital, but Doobie is sadly cropped out on the far left.

    #1395) Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    Hard to believe there was a time when I used Alta Vista instead. Also, don't forget Googlism.

    #1396) Monday, February 26, 2018
    Landmark and Springfield were my main malls growing up. I used to go to Landmark when it still had an outdoor concourse connecting all of the stores (like a Town Center).

    #1397) Friday, March 02, 2018
    We should have a TV watching party with our similar tastes.

    #1398) Friday, March 02, 2018
    I actually mentioned that to Rebecca during name-selection, but we figured that having just "mu" as the initials is close enough to Delta Mu without suffering the embarassment of owning a DM T-Shirt.

    #1399) Tuesday, March 06, 2018
    Of the 3 babies in the back of the plane, she tied for first place.

    #1400) Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    Most often found in its gerund form.

    #1401) Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    Risotto is like eating a buttered life vest that inflates in your stomach and prevents you from enjoying anything else.

    #1402) Monday, April 30, 2018
    I'm usually sick for 2-3 days but then spend the next two weeks hocking up a wetlands district.

    #1403) Friday, May 11, 2018
    Soon you will experience the wonder of driving 15 miles in 15 minutes, never worrying about rserved parking or towing ever again!

    #1404) Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    Sounds like the worst anime ever.

    #1405) Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    And there's probably a 25% chance they haven't left Lotus Notes!

    #1406) Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    He does!

    #1407) Friday, June 01, 2018
    I admit to having only watched a single Amy Schumer special which was vulgar and definitely not funny!

    #1408) Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    No extra points for twerking!

    #1409) Monday, June 25, 2018

    #1410) Monday, July 02, 2018
    Glad to hear that my music is famous somewhere, even if it is my own mother's mind!

    #1411) Friday, July 06, 2018
    Nope, I'm done!

    #1412) Friday, July 20, 2018
    I predict that web pages will be gone, replaced wholly by apps and walled gardens.

    #1413) Friday, July 20, 2018
    Thanks for chiming in. I used to think SEO itself was a danger, but now believe it's pretty neutral -- the real danger is the consolidation of entry points to the web, which forces SEO to be needed if you ever want your content to get found.

    #1414) Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    There may be some URICORNS through genetic manipulation.

    #1415) Monday, August 06, 2018
    No, but Alexa programming has always been on my potential pet project list!

    #1416) Monday, August 20, 2018
    Born Genius

    #1417) Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    I think this one's right up your alley!

    #1418) Monday, August 27, 2018
    The whole secret playhouse was great -- your kids would love it here as long as your car can make it up the mountain driveway.

    #1419) Friday, August 31, 2018
    My thoughts were more along the lines of "One of us doesn't belong here..."

    #1420) Friday, September 07, 2018

    #1421) Monday, September 17, 2018
    Mike: It's fine but it won't dramatically change anyone's opinions. Also, it's no Sedaris. Mom: I got bored in season 1 of The Expanse.

    #1422) Monday, September 24, 2018
    Let's meet up there sometime!

    #1423) Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    I'm just glad my 2014 pool horseplay injury went away!

    #1424) Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Nothing that stands out in my memory!

    #1425) Wednesday, December 26, 2018
    Apparently, this was the hardest year yet! Lots of puzzles with multi-hour averages.

    #1426) Monday, February 04, 2019
    I started tri-weekly updates in 8/2016 so that reduction did not have a dramatic effect on readership. Question: If Mike (of Mike and Chompy) doesn't answer the census, should Evil Mike become Good Mike by default? We are now at 4 responses so the $10 gift certificate is in play! There is currently a 50% chance it will remain in the family.

    #1427) Monday, February 11, 2019
    Magic Mike it is...?

    #1428) Monday, February 18, 2019
    Mine's on the left!

    #1429) Friday, March 01, 2019
    Our TV viewing preferences are so creepily similar.

    #1430) Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    I remember reading about that joke video long ago!

    #1431) Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    I'm super young.

    #1432) Friday, March 22, 2019
    I have no idea where all of that free time went!

    #1433) Monday, April 08, 2019
    Part of the draw of having kids is (mostly ethical) human experimentation!

    #1434) Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    Wait, band leadership selections were not a pure meritocracy?

    #1435) Friday, April 19, 2019
    I'll check it out!

    #1436) Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    "Got a New Hairstyle" might be more apropos.

    #1437) Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    I already booked Jaleel White for you!

    #1438) Monday, May 06, 2019
    There can be only one...?

    #1439) Friday, May 24, 2019
    I figured the shape of the food was the main criteria for kids!

    #1440) Monday, May 27, 2019
    Didn't even consider that! I'll take out the "Happy".

    #1441) Monday, June 03, 2019
    Let us know when you're ready for visitors!

    #1442) Monday, June 10, 2019
    Let's talk sometime. Happy to get you started!

    #1443) Friday, June 21, 2019
    Good choice! That's a lot of meat in a month though!

    #1444) Friday, June 28, 2019
    I regularly use MTWHF in a business context. The Ss aren't important enough to differentiate -- it's all the weekend!

    #1445) Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    Fixed the title. I think you were the one who told me to watch this about 2 years ago!

    #1446) Friday, August 02, 2019
    Hello! We still need to meet your youngster and talk about AWS certs!

    #1447) Friday, August 02, 2019
    Hello! Glad you're still visiting!

    #1448) Friday, August 16, 2019
    I'll keep you posted!

    #1449) Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    The almost victor controls what history remembers...

    #1450) Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    He did batches through Costco and only used the darkroom for his artsy shots.

    #1451) Monday, September 23, 2019
    The URI! Zone does not recommend using this Mouse Trap as a personal device.

    #1452) Monday, October 21, 2019
    Channeling her inner Keanu...

    #1453) Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    #1454) Friday, October 25, 2019
    I think it's in the top of its class as a movie and didn't have any faults that could be improved. However, I feel like you really need to have the complete Breaking Bad experience to really appreciate the little touches and consistency of tone/theme. I don't think anyone can just jump in and enjoy it from scratch so no A from me!

    #1455) Friday, November 01, 2019
    I'm ashamed that I didn't think of Fatt Damon. You seem to be on planes a lot!

    #1456) Monday, November 25, 2019
    This is actually our tree for 2020.

    #1457) Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    Maybe it's both!

    #1458) Monday, December 16, 2019
    Something like this?

    #1459) Friday, January 03, 2020
    I was once like that -- then I somehow got addicted to pickles!

    #1460) Wednesday, March 25, 2009
    Hi Meg, Unfortunately I don't know if Dr. Patel still teaches at TC -- they don't have any sort of staff directory online. I do recall reading an article last year stating that the math teacher, Lou Kokonis had reached his 60th year of teaching (at age 86) with no plans to retire anytime soon!

    #1461) Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Definitely 10 years ago -- the decade of pints would clearly fill out my suit coat if it were last week.

    #1462) Monday, December 23, 2019
    Hello Margaret! Thank you for visiting -- sorry I missed your comments when you first posted them. Best wishes in 2020!

    #1463) Friday, January 17, 2020
    I've only shopped there three times, and would only be able to judge their bagels, sushi, and beers.

    #1464) Friday, February 21, 2020
    Sorry, I don't work with that adobe nonsense.

    #1465) Monday, March 09, 2020
    And sadly not a face mask amongst them!

    #1466) Monday, March 09, 2020
    That one was supposed to "look like K'nuffle Bunny".

    #1467) Monday, March 16, 2020
    Poker is postponed for now, definitely. Sterling Safeway had oodles of pizza if that is your jam!

    #1468) Friday, March 27, 2020
    That was... something.

    #1469) Friday, April 17, 2020
    Mine is the one on the left! Maia prefers it.

    #1470) Monday, May 04, 2020
    Some restaurants are selling their raw meats alongside their take-out menu! We got some steak through Sweetwater Tavern.

    #1471) Monday, May 04, 2020
    I'd say: marinate for an hour, grill on high for 2 minutes per side, and then grill on medium for 2 minutes per side (rare) or 4 minutes per side (medium).

    #1472) Monday, May 11, 2020
    That's pretty crazy that it has such staying power!

    #1473) Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    Season 4 is already free on Prime!

    #1474) Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    Clearly, that's why I haven't gotten COVID yet.

    #1475) Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    Claude Moore Park and Folly Lick Stream Valley Park are two of our go-to's that are close to you. Low traffic so it's easy to social distance. Not really bike-friendly so no weekend warriors zip by. Lots of entrances and exits in case one area of the park is overcrowded. We'll definitely walk with you any time. Our masks are ready!

    #1476) Friday, July 10, 2020
    Another good one!

    #1477) Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    So can I!

    #1478) Monday, August 03, 2020
    Maybe our wedding?

    #1479) Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    She does not, good thing Christmas is coming!

    #1480) Monday, September 07, 2020
    She's seen Cinderella, but no other classics. She doesn't like a certain melting scene in Frozen 2, but we always talk through it and remind her that the happy ending is coming.

    #1481) Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    Yes! Haven't seen that clown in years either and they live 30 miles away.

    #1482) Monday, December 07, 2020
    We can't let people take away our planets. Who knows where it would stop? Do you really want the solar system ending at Uranus?

    #1483) Monday, December 07, 2020
    Get these two together so they can share bracelets and ham!

    #1484) Monday, January 18, 2021
    I do!

    #1485) Friday, January 22, 2021
    Perhaps a firepit!

    #1486) Friday, February 12, 2021
    1. Nope, but she has memorized many of her books. 2. Sugar cookies!

    #1487) Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    Yeah, I guess we'll have to try +2 players post-COVID. I can see how that would open up a few strategies!

    #1488) Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    The more common answer is "Chuy's for dinner? We just had it for lunch!"

    #1489) Monday, April 05, 2021
    Why wait for a posted recipe when you are going to be eating these firsthand at many barbeques in 2021?

    #1490) Wednesday, April 07, 2021
    Research so far seems to show that the current vaccines are pretty good against variants, and that vaccine makers are working on boosters as well. All sounds positive to me!

    #1491) Monday, May 10, 2021
    I hate that every 3rd version of Chrome fails to render my calendar properly.

    #1492) Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    Blupees are magical blue bunnies that live in the forest. If you kill bop it on the head with an arrow, it drops coins for you (rupees).

    #1493) Monday, June 21, 2021
    Around the age of 3, we started playing 20 minutes of Switch games while she watched -- Captain Toad was a good intro. Mario and Donkey Kong were too fluid and hyperkinetic. Zelda carried us through the cold pandemic winter. We gradually started increasing the time up to 45 minutes per day and treated it as "screen time". Maia loved it from the beginning and there was no need for extra encouragement. The characters in the games became part of her imaginative play immediately after.

    #1494) Wednesday, July 07, 2021
    "That's a really smart question! Let's go home and ask mommy."

    #1495) Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    Long time! Hope you are well!

    #1496) Friday, September 03, 2021
    I'm just glad the season was so short -- had it been longer I would have missed the few good ones towards the end.

    #1497) Wednesday, September 15, 2021
    Thanks! It was!

    #1498) Monday, September 20, 2021
    Maybe that'll be next!

    #1499) Friday, September 24, 2021
    Haven't played that one, but we liked the sequel enough to consider buying it someday!

    #1500) Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    In my original system I used Y for every day.

    #1501) Monday, October 04, 2021
    Easier to find downtime for yourself with #1. Easier to entertain #2 with #1. #2 is much louder than #1 ever was. #1 had a much more structured schedule than #2.

    #1502) Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    The bunnies box is in the background. Just getting some variety.

    #1503) Wednesday, December 15, 2021
    The Uri Family was only under contract for 2 seasons so you can treat Ian as the series finale.

    #1504) Friday, January 21, 2022
    We were clearing the entire "holding area" out after each round, when we should have just been clearing the rows that were completed. So, we almost never had the 4th or 5th row be of any use!

    #1505) Monday, January 24, 2022
    Glad you're still out there somewhere!

    #1506) Wednesday, February 02, 2022
    Commanders = Commander-in-Chief = Chiefs = Redskins.

    #1507) Friday, February 04, 2022
    Amber is old and mostly deaf.

    #1508) Wednesday, February 09, 2022
    I probably broke it.

    #1509) Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    Rebecca and I just finished Encanto yesterday. We'll probably wait until Maia's 5 -- too many quick cuts and parts that need explaining for now. The bunnies HAD a yard sale.

    #1510) Monday, March 21, 2022
    "Who wants part of the rainbow on the cake?" *Every kid raises their hand.*

    #1511) Friday, April 29, 2022
    Our exact thoughts!

    #1512) Monday, May 16, 2022
    The unique 4 responses includes non-lurkers as well!

    #1513) Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    He totally derailed the proceedings.

    #1514) Friday, August 26, 2022
    Fairfax was Monday and Loudoun was Thursday.

    #1515) Monday, August 29, 2022
    Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to read this.

    #1516) Monday, September 05, 2022
    Thanks, my tiny regular audience for reading!

    #1517) Monday, September 12, 2022
    We gave the bug an H2O2 bath and it came right out.

    #1518) Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    Maybe the secret to avoiding biting rabbits is to pull the ears down.

    #1519) Wednesday, November 30, 2022
    They added 5 zeroes to the left of my salary.

    #1520) Wednesday, April 19, 2023
    Haha, that definitely sounds like something I would do!

    #1521) Friday, May 19, 2023
    I have a copy you can borrow!

    #1522) Wednesday, June 14, 2023
    The pictures were taken on Monday!

    #1523) Wednesday, August 02, 2023
    Perfect, I can start charging for Verified commenter accounts too!

    #1524) Wednesday, September 20, 2023

    #1525) Friday, September 29, 2023
    I've learned multiple tenses (I ate, I eat, I am eating, I am going to eat) and can fluently translate spoken word within the app. This doesn't translate well for bits of Spanish I hear in the real world. Maybe I need to watch more TV shows with Spanish for practice. It's very different from learning a programming language, where you might learn just 20 total new words and focus on how best to use those. Learning French first was very helpful though because the sentence structure patterns and many words are similar.

    #1526) Monday, October 16, 2023
    I just upgraded last month. My old machine was fine in terms of running games, but the motherboard / power was on its last legs. New specs:
    • Dell XPS 9860
    • i7-13700 CPU (16-Core, 24MB Cache, 2.1 - 5.1 GHz)
    • 16GB DD5 (2x8GB) at 4800MHz
    • 512 GB SSD (plus a 512 GB SSD for games and a 1 TB SSD for backups transferred from the old computer)
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB
    • 750W Power Supply

    #1527) Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    Not bad for a $9 pizza.

    #1528) Wednesday, January 31, 2024
    Happy to talk anytime, just let me know! First, figure out what you want. If you want to learn something for yourself, take some courses, and get a foundational / business level cert. If you want to make more money, first find the cert most relevant / interesting to the specific part of industry you're in. It may not even be AWS-related?

    #1529) Wednesday, February 14, 2024
    Yes but they were nameless squatters.

    #1530) Monday, March 04, 2024
    None of us are familiar with the book. We thought the pilot started off too dramatically but found a better balance in the back half. We'll be moving on to episode 2!

    #1531) Monday, June 03, 2024
    I'll loan you one!

    #1532) Friday, July 12, 2024
    Not abandoned, but the scales have definitely tipped for now.

    #1533) Friday, July 19, 2024
    Especially since Eddie Murphy still looks in his 40s!