Total Comments: 578 First Post On: 09/04/2005 11:00 PM Last Post On: 12/07/2022 12:16 PM #1) Friday, September 02, 2005
wow, doobie is sweeter than kelley thought. who knew? doobie knew? wkwdn? where's the bracelet?.com
#3) Tuesday, September 06, 2005
LANDS IT! welllll, first off, doobie does what doobie wants. or at least what kelley doesn't want. otherwise, just trying to make a living and practice tuba without the hassles of school. 8 is enough they say. for now the weather is sweet, and the terrain isn't lame like illin-wah.
#4) Wednesday, September 07, 2005
there are more vanity plates in illinois than anywhere else. because, if you end your plate in a number, it's not considered vanity, hence, no extra charge. which would make the one of the sweetest possible plates a possibility - PMO. replace O with zero, 0, and you're set for life. npm0.
#5) Wednesday, September 07, 2005
just so long as i get to tell the "flashes middle school class on the beach" story...and the "talks to cop in irish accent story"... wait, aren't those the same thing?
#7) Tuesday, September 13, 2005
speaking of things in the sky... looks like the highlight for the Ohio team in this weekends game vs. the hokies will be the flyover before the game from a B-2. all fans not in a regional-enough area should head to their local bars with espn gameplan. the bomber is something not to be missed! sucks to those lucky bobcats-marr!
#8) Tuesday, September 20, 2005
seinfeld is NOT annoying HELLA not. the yanks DO rule so do the redSKINS suck IT cowboys and same to you this weekend, GA tech
#9) Tuesday, September 20, 2005
of course you're in the minority - asian. however, i just think if i could only watch one sitcom for the rest of time, that it would be seinfeld... i could watch that mess all day.
#10) Thursday, March 30, 2006
fuck all that bull shit and all the cunts who are offended by bitches like me who live with spics and dykes and negros. so nigga nigga nigga nigga nigga nigga please. get over it. and i don't think that little girl was too offended when i yelled the following question to sox at that restaurant in Disney "Is it FUCKING?!" you can't take me anywhere...
#11) Thursday, March 30, 2006
the origin of the word picnic... anybody ever try to figure that one out? well, as me and my white brethren have finally finished our drinking and party-type plantation games, it's time we "pic" a "nic" to get hanged. not hung, that's me. this "nic" is now to be hanged. HANG EM HIGH - my favorite level in halo just because of how I say it...
#16) Thursday, May 18, 2006
I agree. This game is superb. The best of the best in recent memory. The amazing graphics, combined with ease of game-play, and engaging plot are all top shelf. Indeed, this game is one for the ages...
#18) Thursday, May 25, 2006
wouldn't that be a homophobic setting, rather than a "non-homophobic"? plus, i don't see whats so non-homoerotic about sitting in a boat with a bunch of dudes in their speedo swimsuits while one hemi tells you to stroke it. don't be gay, brian. don't be gay
#19) Thursday, June 15, 2006
Obviously applying to blue ribbon brass as well! Otis? Sweet. Jim? Sweet. Doobie? Hella. Shac? Fine. Kelley? .....dyuhhhhhhhhh gottanygum?
#20) Wednesday, June 21, 2006
You MUST have meant, "subtitled the most hella awesome game in the universe, and they never should have made a sucky halo 2 because halo 1 is so great that they might as well have stopped making any other games all together. except tony hawk 4, which they should come out with some updates for." easy mistake.
#21) Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Pip, you're not gonna be a happy camper! Either that or Kelley is a liar. Hopefully both, but not both. And U2 IS great. I mean, seriously, one of the best bands of all time; a group of musicians rivaled by none.
#23) Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Ahhh yes... I am a supporting cast member. I'll take the high road on "member" and add the note that I am the bra that holds all you boobs together. with support. get it? manzeer. pip you dog.
#24) Friday, August 04, 2006
hate (love) to break it to you, jersey shirt person- when you put icing on feces, by the end, you're still eating shit cake. it doesn't get worse than new jersey. period.
#25) Tuesday, August 22, 2006
I'm glad this convict killer guy at Tech helped us all learn something that I've known for years: Sideburns Rule!! yeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAA CHOPS!
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4: the only fun anyone should ever have when playing a skateboarding game. not tony hawk underground, not underground 2, not anything else. they frickin landed it with thps4 and still keep making games that suck more... IDIOTS!
#32) Thursday, September 21, 2006
to be fair... he lasted about a year longer than i would have, had i gone to UVA. but to be unfair... what a dumbass. i'm sure he's super interesting, friendly, well-adjusted, and awesome. sure like a fox. and yes, the first time i ever played super mario was at a friend's house, and he was on level 8. so i started playing that game on 8-1. worst move ever. luckily i didn't give up, and it eventually got fun.
#33) Friday, September 22, 2006
if farinelli is that movie in hams where i don't know what's going on until that chick sits in the bathtub and has her balls cut off, i'm gonna kick you in the nuts for making me remember that... how can i have a good anything, let alone a weekend, after that thought.
#34) Friday, September 22, 2006
man, i love how your mom totally ignores me and posts anyway. she rules. everybody else just ignores...losers. aggressive passivity is much more powerful against me than passive aggressiveness.
#35) Friday, September 22, 2006
Well, at least i don't have any more feelings now...now that you've stomped all over them. feelings are dumb, unless that feeling is that notre dame (and by proxy, michigan state) sucks.
#36) Monday, September 25, 2006
ahhh, james k. polk, our 11th president. young hickory they used to call him. created an independant treasury as i recall. did all he needed to do in his first 4 years, so he sought no second term. the ultimate dark horse candidate.
#39) Friday, September 29, 2006
so i was all "sweet, mitch hedberg. i knew this site was going on an upswing." but then you had to go and bring up some gay felines and two homocats. you had me at "that's a fresher" and you blew it. BLEW IT! your mom blew it.
#45) Thursday, December 07, 2006
I was chief AV guy in head of nerds who teach classes in Squires for a few years at tech, and i got to sit in on dr. roberston's civil war class for a year... and i don't like history, or a lot of words for that matter, but when i was awake, that guy's class was awesome. despite having a pretty severe lisp, he was a great speaker and obviously PASSIONATE about his work. Kelley puts the "ass" in "passionate"
#46) Monday, December 11, 2006
Further, his name is OTIS... although it has many of the same letters as scott, it's just not the same.
#48) Monday, December 18, 2006
ummm, so i get that you're a sweet date, but how could somebody else convince you that prom in 99 was a good idea? unless...AH HA. and you do have a horn, it's just lower and not called a horn.
#49) Wednesday, December 20, 2006
i love that after all these years it still looks like i'm yelling at jason's cock, or throwing up on it, instead of attempting to suck it... doesn't it? DOESN'T IT?? oh the shame/hilarity
#60) Friday, January 05, 2007
1) i don't think that would be a tough decision for anyone.. you're just making the wrong one
2) you're plugging the dike with your finger... LANDS IT!
#61) Tuesday, January 09, 2007
look, you can't jack-move the term bank, nor anything else that could be said to otis about a place where money is kept, things are purchased or sold, or anything else... you just can't. i'm not buying it (tm), and there can surely be no attempt to sell it (r).
#62) Wednesday, January 10, 2007
i want a week of what people's life would be like without doobie. one day each for otis, shac, and kelley, as well as one day to BU!, and one day to the world. my gigantnomous affect on the over half of the readers here would surely have sent their lives in an upward spiral that could be interesting
one time, at band camp, in high school, we got an aeorbie stuck in a tree near the practice field. luckily, it was there the next day, on the ground. then one time at stretch's condo in jacksonville i threw one into the ocean...never to return...before flashing those wussie middle-schoolers.
#76) Monday, March 12, 2007
yeah.. i've been up since wednesday... on meth. in reality, since the rest of the free world, sans tucksahn, entered into daylight savings, i'm 3 hours back... so 6 = 9. hows that for irony, or like, reality, or idiocracy...
#87) Wednesday, April 11, 2007
it's a shame Jurassic park didn't come out a few years earlier... the headlines could have been: "Little boys head explodes with prehistoric sci-fi-filled delight!" kapow
#88) Tuesday, April 17, 2007
well said. clearly, some of the most thoughtful writing i've read on this site. the events have been overwhelmingly sickening. but, to quote dave mckee, "recover, recover, recover, recover." the ra in waj was a baritone player in mvs.
#89) Thursday, April 19, 2007
yes, if you'd actually mastered using the bathroom, you'd know toilet paper when you saw it.
#93) Friday, April 27, 2007
mexicans urinate in my fruit loops constantly around hyah... doesn't mean i get to call it "beer" though... IDIOTS
#94) Wednesday, May 02, 2007
well, since you all missed the true point of this post, ill take it from here... Halo rules. period. best game ever... well, tied for best with tony hawk 4. LEAD ER DEAD RUN A WAY
#95) Tuesday, May 08, 2007
1) more chickens than people in delaware, so this should get done in no time, nobody wants bird herpes
2) little background on rehoboth beach.... there's something queer about that place. i have this live recording of a group who sang something about gay people... right after that they say "we just did this one down in rehoboth beach and it didn't go over too well" or something equally stupid since nobody's ever heard of rehoboth beach... UNTIL NOW!
#96) Friday, May 11, 2007
yeah... dessert wine is like ice cream steak. you can't just take two good things and combine them without consequences.
#98) Tuesday, May 22, 2007
look, i haven't listened to it... but seriously... bunch of sweet instruments and then... ENGLISH HORN? frickin composers
#99) Friday, May 25, 2007
luckily for (b) U (!), not doing a memorial day post won't haunt you. i just read that amazon review for the first time... it's just as good as a monday for me. that's top drawer. thusly
#100) Wednesday, May 30, 2007
my latin name was Xerxes. the best french phrase is "le oui" the best spanish phrase is "el si" i HAD to take 2 semesters of a foreign language to get me masters of motherloving music degree from stupid illinois... that can suck my balls just because smart VT didn't require me to take any foreign language, since 5 years of one seemed like enough... IDIOTS
#101) Thursday, June 07, 2007
or some guy named moorcock... i don't know how they could tell that just by looking at my face.
#103) Friday, June 15, 2007
yeah, hopefully your friend Doobie doesn't write in. that'll surely tip the scales in favor of the fbi...cia... lands it
doobie weed mexican smuggling dog fighting ring
#104) Monday, June 25, 2007
no married couple could ever win a fight because each couple contains at least one man (or in kelley's case - a dick with no balls), and men must always lose fights once married.
#113) Wednesday, November 21, 2007
BU!, thanks for making a whole day for me. it's been long overdue. despite my feigned secrecah (its french for secrecy) you've managed to find out and still npmo. I did manage to take notes at one point, in honour of you. Email me if you'd like a copy for the archives, as well as any high-res pics. More "doobie-devoted days would be appreciated by all, but mostly hated by Kelley. Hence, everyone would approve.
#121) Monday, August 04, 2008
Actually, that picture is not quite as self-explanatory as you might think. Here's the deal:
It was taken in Amsterdam. (i guess i could stop there, but...)
I'm really pointing at my "hot air tuba camp" shirt, not the booze, which says "4th Session: Amsterdam"
The chops are real, the rent-a-cop 'stache is kickin', and I guess I suck at pointing when I'm...in Amsterdam.
#122) Monday, August 04, 2008
agreed, I really am looking sweet!!
trumpet? f that. talk about halo... a little griff ball could be in order
#125) Friday, August 08, 2008
i'm willing to bet that since she hasn't divorced you, kathy's been on a two year bender
#126) Friday, August 22, 2008
I could read that dave-o vs. jenny vogel email-fest over and over and over and over....
#127) Monday, August 25, 2008
i just got some popsticks that have these written on them...
Q: why do rhino-sauruses have some many wrinkles?
A: they're hard to iron
Q: what kind of horse only like to be ridden in the dark?
A: a nightmare
but some of them are more like riddles....
Q: what is something that everyone is doing but at different rates?
A: growing older
#129) Friday, October 03, 2008
Tuesday is dollar beer night at Dirt Bags!! (the best way to prep for your 5:00 class is to drink about 10 of those beers and show up at 5:15... for 5 straight weeks)
#130) Thursday, October 02, 2008
Eric Fischer (kos-mo)
Matt Davis (rip cord)
Pete Macedo (sox)
Chris Fraker (me)
PLEASE! no contest. i'm willing to bet about 11 of those listed don't remember any bit of their room from that trip anyway
#135) Tuesday, December 09, 2008
I think that fast blinking means their blinker is about to go out. Maybe your peevishness should reach to a deeper level, i.e., that people don't maintain their vehicles properlah.
#136) Tuesday, December 16, 2008
sorry dude, ben was the winner. 4 out of 5 1st places? that's all you need to know. what is this, the B(U!)CS poker tournament?
#147) Tuesday, March 03, 2009
I remember the day well...
Kriss Kross - Totally Crossed Out
the some 1992 Summer Games Soundtrack (for the Will Smith song, Boom! Shake the Room!)
#149) Thursday, March 19, 2009
my father-in-law was the director of the school of music that Regina Spektor attended at the time - Purchase College. On a cd the school made to highlight their students, is a track of her singing a very "different" version of Mocking Bird. Pretty cool stuff too.
(available upon request)
#150) Thursday, March 26, 2009
looked to me like the QUANTUM contract should be shredded. i'll have kathy draft another one asap and fax it right over
#151) Tuesday, April 28, 2009
yesterday was boozeday. on account of the 10 pbr cans i consumed for lunch.
not sure why i still can't find a job. at least i'm in school for another week or so...
#159) Wednesday, May 27, 2009
that looks a lot harder than tuba audition, which consisted of the hokie pokie solo and a scale.
#160) Monday, June 01, 2009
i moved 5 tons of rocks from the front yard to the back. it's more rocks than i thought in terms of moving them in small loads. but it's less that projected in terms of overall coverage.
fyi, "sante fe brown" looks like "sante fe blue" when "installed" on the "lawn"
#161) Tuesday, July 07, 2009
today's post is incomplete, despite your best personal efforts on facebook.
irregardlessly, it's good to have daily updates back!
#162) Thursday, July 16, 2009
I'm going to have to call inappropriate sports joke on that warren moon issue. He was a qb, so he didn't have to make catches. Funny would have been with braylon edwards, TO, anybody who plays for the cowboys, or anybody from FSU, Miami, West Virginia, or (obviously) UVA.
#164) Thursday, August 27, 2009
I'm 30. It's terrible.
I live in the desert of Tucson (pronounced tuck-sahn). It's hot, but my wife and I have AC.
I just graduated with another degree that I am unable to utilize in gainful employment.
I look for a job all day, and hope that I too, one day, can become as good a house-husband as kelley.
I play golf now, and yesterday, in my third full round ever, I shaved 30 strokes off my game. Down to 121. Jealous.
#178) Tuesday, November 24, 2009 fark.com is a fairly funny news site a la the 3 daily tags from this site
(many probably know of this already)
thenorthendzone.com is a vt sports blog with some humor sprinkled in, much like vt football (currently, a baby with a mangino mustache is funny)
#186) Wednesday, January 20, 2010
i was probably also first chair in symphony band and loving that a snow day meant not having to drink from my flask in front of those kids during auditions...
got role model?
#192) Wednesday, March 10, 2010
whilst yous were enjoying breathtaking ferret cuisine, i went to a big medical trade show in cold-lanta and completed flash cs4 essential skills 1 in feau-enix.
in doing so, i visited the hard rock cafe twice in one week, bringing my life's all time hard rock visit total to 2.
#199) Monday, April 26, 2010
"private karaoke" should be an oxymoron.
also went to BB&B, but got a humidifier - not sure why it took 5 years in the desert to realize we needed that.
no fish or korean food to speak of.
#207) Thursday, August 05, 2010 1) Who are you?
Doobie...err, Chris if you ask my wife
2) How do you know me?
this one time, at band camp (seriously), i kept seeing this guy in a members only-type jacket. then i noticed he would be in line with me at dietrich express a lot. love was born with daily hamburgers and fries.
3) How and when did you find this site?
had to be in the late 90s when the VT trumpet page began to overtake the tuba page in views... a sad time in the life of the web.
4) Where is your website?
currently in post-production. for now, you can follow my insanely relevant tweets at @frackalack5) What would you like to say to the rest of us?
get to know kelley now. i realize you'll think it's a waste of time, so i apologize in advance. however, he is going to physically die when he goes to boot camp (his soul has been dead for hundreds of years already). so, you know, then you can say you met a dead guy.
#208) Friday, August 20, 2010
and two more weeks until i'm in toledo watching what passes for pac-10 football. but mostly trying not to die of anticipation of the bosie state labor day beatdown.
ugh, just noticed (hate that i go on facebook even this much) that it may be time to change to "Brandy (Buckles) Baxter" or whatever she's calling herself now.
I'll chalk that up to sickness and cats getting turned on in washing machines...
#210) Tuesday, September 07, 2010
1) one for each half of the toilet
2) those aren't gouges, they're remnants from the project you started intending to paint the bathroom white. clearly, you don't follow through. your poor wife.
3) why would you use toothpaste to scrub a toilet?
4) it's less abrasive than agent orange, but still packs the same family-friendly, poop-cleansing punch
#226) Friday, February 11, 2011
ahhh, based on your crush we can see how the tides have turned. (see two and a half men, alan's recent romantic involvement)
the young you is now jealous of the man (or at least half of him) you didn't even know existed.
you just blew your own mind.
#227) Wednesday, February 16, 2011
yeah, this post might be tied for "worst all-time post" with any post that mentions kelley.
at least TLAs didn't make the list.
#228) Thursday, February 17, 2011
and, in the spirit of siding with your mom, get back to me when it's more than just a reputation!
#233) Monday, April 18, 2011
i get the feeling that this is "the last thing you see before BU shows you the picture of the people you killed who didn't deserve to die."
then, you know, he goes all dexter on you...
#234) Tuesday, April 19, 2011
looks like the site of a massive fender bender. and, if i'm not mistaken, those are all women drivers...
lesson: women can't drive, but they'd be completely foolish to let BU! get behind the wheel.
#235) Thursday, April 21, 2011
totally agree on quantum leap... it's such a pain to try and catch that in random reruns.
and don't forget the real, young star of the wonder years, marilyn manson!!
#238) Friday, May 06, 2011
i wish tucson would secede, then i could leave peacefully. however, that article just proves that any conversation started at the shanty isn't worth the free popcorn they serve there.
#239) Monday, May 09, 2011
if you didn't have to work (or really report to anyone other than maybe your wife), where would you live and what would you do with (to?) yourself to occupy your days?
#240) Friday, June 10, 2011
d'oh! I want to play...
Moving!!!! still in the desert, but now centrally located, like my AC.
'01, yes. '06, no?
Typically, men can only veto, not determine names.
You had me at 'programmer"
The best ones are those that offend the most at one time, like the ever-popular doobie-ism from Disney World, "Is it FUCKING?"
It's probably supposed to, but it doesn't.
People like to get high. God put that here for me and you.
Scrabble is a good game.
Cats are the mange, I'm surprised you didn't know that.
Because you don't keep your scotch in the fridge.
Because most people can't tell Tuesday from a kick in pants. But everybody understands a punch in the face.
All that "long tail" business strategy is finally catching up to them.
See question #2.
Only if you think you've forgotten to pee. Otherwise, seizure.
I'm always graduating...your mom.
#251) Monday, December 05, 2011
forgetting about pmo is so pmo.
same as not getting credit on unban dictionary, etc.
all those "hyahs" and "thyahs" are a good reminder of how more people should talk...i should write a book.
i remember that picture too...and wearing that shirt b/c of laundry necessities... pmo. lucky girls though, np(them)o.
#252) Monday, December 05, 2011
oh, and do people still use icq?
i just logged in (thanks for the number reminder), and it seems i have no messages.
#264) Friday, May 11, 2012
can't decide between:
- I'm number 2, I'm number 2!!
- #2 in your programs, #1 in your hearts
- if we met in '97, isn't that 15 yrs? either way, it'll always be more than kelley.
- some sort of potty humor about the number 2
#273) Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Hmmm, i don't remember that evening... not sure if i was there.
Their plan actually did come to fruition, and diadems.com lived (if you can call it "living") well into the 2000s.
#282) Monday, December 03, 2012
"loving" that light fixture that i thought you could only find in the southwest!
in other news, i'm investigating starting a yogurt habit. any favorite brands/flavors/deals?
#283) Tuesday, December 04, 2012
according to the never-wrong wikipedia, the dubai and canada malls you all are referring to are the 12th largest malls in the world. it is actually a tie.
all hail china mall!
#285) Friday, December 07, 2012
1) there's gotta be an "oops i crapped my pants" story in there somewhere....food poisoning at sharkey's maybe?
2) wine aerators. makes my inexplicably cheap taste in wine seem like a good idea for a glass or two.
3) i don't know if i necessarily "aspire" to live in malibu, but every time powerball gets me thinking about pot odds, i hop on zillow just to see how awesome it would be.
#287) Friday, December 14, 2012
i love that i can't tell whether you drew something 20 years ago or 20 minutes ago.
consistency at its finest!
#288) Tuesday, January 08, 2013
picked the trumpet in 6th grade because my dad played trumpet. stuck with it until band camp my senior year in high school when they needed another tuba player.
i gave it a shot and have been with it ever since. at first it was great because i had all the high range i wanted on tuba (but had to work at that with trumpet). eventually i figured out that playing low was where the money was made...and then the high range got even easier.
no one should ever play oboe or bassoon. having to make your own reeds is the worst thing ever.
#295) Tuesday, February 19, 2013
google chrome is sweet, but firefox only copies its features one at a time. that's why the updates are so frequent.
doesn't gchat support AIM? i know it used to... gchat>aim - even deadaim, which rules.
#297) Monday, March 04, 2013
i can't remember what tv show just said this, but it seems appropriate: "let's take two real words and make them into one fake word."
in other news, i move to close the poll with 100% of mecincts reporting. (me + precincts = mecincts)
#308) Tuesday, May 07, 2013
in no particular order:
you didn't know about @frackalack? shame on you!
how's it going?
my best mitch impression: i spilled some club soda on my carpet, but i didn't know what to put on it so it wouldn't stain.
#312) Wednesday, May 22, 2013
finishing my third senior year at tech...which, if i recall, involved classes in volleyball AND tennis. and possibly choral arranging.
also preparing for the move to illinois. never should have taken the loft there - it didn't last the year.
#316) Wednesday, June 19, 2013
i am upset to hear you had no preconceived notions about florida state... criminals and attitude problems abound. i'm sure you found the same to be true at the school of music.
birds of a feather and all that!
#317) Monday, June 24, 2013
i had a solid weekend #2 in northern michigan.
the mornings are still awesome (mid 60s), but the afternoons get up to a blistering 83 or so, which makes for a weird difference to Tucson. we're mostly used to it being 100 all day.
since the sun doesn't set until 9:30, it does stay "hot" for a good while into baby's bed time, which became a problem last night. but we were able to solve it with plenty of time to eat pie on the porch.
#318) Monday, June 24, 2013
It's an extended work remotely while the wife teaches at a band camp. It's an amazing getaway from the desert summer.
#321) Friday, August 23, 2013
i'm about to start broadening my cocktail portfolio (both drinking and making) - any good ones i should include?
#322) Tuesday, September 03, 2013
foremost, and probably obviously, i'd want to be able to save my progress.
i'd also want to be able to customize how many choices/levels of difficulty a la Wally Easter and macgamut.
and records, i'd want to be able to challenge myself and see some all time best scores of either friends or the universe's top score(s).
#325) Friday, October 11, 2013
oops, i think that cut off. should read: "pugs, not drugs, are what we should have a war on."
#326) Friday, October 18, 2013
i HATE that i still bite my lip...and then double hate when i bite it again.
haven't i been eating enough to get good at it yet?
#327) Tuesday, November 05, 2013
you had me at cable, lost me with cats.
you got me back with invasion, lost me again with left-handed crack.
you got me back again with speed crap, but then i realized it says cap. pmo.
i remain undecided... SWING VOTE!
#329) Friday, November 15, 2013
two minor job annoyances:
- IT won't let me share my outlook calendar with anyone outside of the building. not helpful in family situations.
- i have to wear a tie 4 days a week, (un)balanced by casual fridays. not fair or balanced.
#331) Friday, December 13, 2013
while i must admit to a bit of frustration every time i don't get an expected post in the morning (because, it seems, i can't be bothered to ever remember it's the 12th of any month), it really is pretty cool getting to see some candid life shots every few weeks.
keep up the good work!
#336) Wednesday, January 22, 2014
15 years ago... at 3 pounds a year... that seems right.
i guess you were taking the picture? no reason to have ONLY trumpet players in there
(feel free to make that easier to access, as i clearly can't be bothered to remember basic html skills)
#337) Friday, January 24, 2014
shouldn't there be a better tooth paste tube by now? it seems to me that the squeezing and dispensing both have room for improvement.
#338) Tuesday, January 28, 2014
not sure if i can agree with the english muffins here, but you might not have trader joes. (does that count as generic?) either way, a fork to break it open? a butter knife will serve double duty there unless you're eating it plain. a steak knife will also do if the muffin is too fragile.
we had cookies like that too - i believe ours were from the "Big Sixty" tray. three rows of 20 cookies...mmmmm.
does PBR count as a brand name?
#339) Tuesday, January 28, 2014
hmm, i like the way the butter soaks into the muffin that way.
i guess it's down to whether you like butter-soaked muffins, or butter-soaked butter.
#341) Wednesday, February 12, 2014
sometimes i want to be able to click on these images (to enlarge them) to stalk how many miles are on your car, what radio station is on, the choices of coffee-style-office drinks you have, etc.
#356) Friday, May 09, 2014
i know you mentioned before, and i'm somehow not inclined to google it, so what is the etiquette on tipping for take-out?
what question would you like to be asked, but never have been?
#374) Tuesday, December 23, 2014
thank god you're no kelley corbett. the world is busting at the seams with the one...
and great work!
#375) Friday, January 09, 2015
1) 1. <=3
2) Tucson. likely Tucson
3) i don't understand exactly how people handle winning the lottery. that education will rule.
4) there's an expensive bottle of scotch out there somewhere with my name on it, and i anticipate justifying that at some point this year
#380) Friday, January 23, 2015
The go-to email program until I discovered Thunderbird (the go-to email program until I discovered web-based email's virtues)
#381) Tuesday, February 03, 2015
why do many people refuse to drive with their lights on in the rain?
corollary: why don't car makers automatically turn on a car's lights when the windshield wipers are engaged?
#387) Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Totally agree about new google maps...awful.
In other news, text on your site is running outside of its assigned areas and into images and blue llama backgrounds. This could be a personal problem, but if not, you've been warned.
#388) Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Hmmm, seems to be working for me now.
I first noticed it a few days ago, so I reckon I'll just keep it to myself if anything shows up again.
Thanks for looking into it!
#400) Friday, July 17, 2015
it's odd that you could look so happy before actually having met me. perhaps ignorance was bliss back then.
the only thing i can think of about potential changes is to suggest that you don't change to the format of a never-ending page just b/c i scroll down.
keep up the good work!
#409) Friday, September 25, 2015
thanks for that.
tv probably won't move - there's really only one good spot for it.
i'm slightly afraid of mounting the tv to the wall myself, but that mount does fit a sweet price pint.
i've given up on surround on any house not pre-wired for it (unless i'm planning to demolize it in the future). just going with center/L/R/sub.
#428) Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Oh man, these are easy so far.
1 - every DM meeting
2 - not too much
3 - sweeeeet burn (mom asking you to go to mars RULES)
barf-b-cue chips, right? blergh.
when should i retire?
#435) Monday, April 25, 2016
Good Amerinese food IS hard to find... probably has something to do with the pervasive culture of the southwest in my specific situation, but it remains a periodic annoyance.
#436) Tuesday, May 03, 2016
that poster is timeless. ("pmo," bottles, faces, etc.)
i find it patently offensive that you'd use it as click bait for a dave-on-dave crime reenactment.
#446) Monday, July 18, 2016
Left the rest of my family in Michigan as I returned home to Tucson.
I also left sweet temps in favor of the desert. As such, I promptly scheduled golf yesterday afternoon at 11a to completely submerge myself back into the climate... obviously, the plan backfired when the cart girl came around at the 4th hole and then never again.
Cart girl PMO.
#447) Thursday, July 21, 2016
also, I'm glad you took my lack of writing down a suggestion as a vote for this methodology.
4 more years!
#459) Friday, November 18, 2016
i'm going to continue pronouncing it "orgy" family, because that is what it was missing all along
#460) Monday, November 21, 2016
good for you, hemi. i look forward to hearing how the (essentially) "complete opposite of your old job" works out.
adventures if nothing else. sweet success, no doubt!
#461) Wednesday, December 21, 2016
i choose to believe that this shot was taken using the camera in the background and an elaborate system of mirrors.
and i echo freshman year.
#466) Wednesday, February 22, 2017
hmmm, maybe not.
too bad though... our little girl still has short hair since she hasn't been alive for very long.
so when her grandfather posts a picture of her holding big brother's baseball bat and calls her a "bat boy," people reply to how handsome our little (trans) baby (girl) is.
maybe you could look into the option of a temporary gender assignment option for the birth certificate. "subject to change/interpretation"?
#469) Friday, April 28, 2017
I wish your doula's name was Oblongata so you could have "met doula Oblongata."
wait, is it?
#470) Monday, May 22, 2017
desert living finally caught up with a tire on my car, so i had a 4-inch thorn removed from its sidewall. this resulted in having to replace the tire, but luckily only the one.
then an overdue carwash with a side of ice cream sandwich to keep the 5-yr-old interested.
on sunday we celebrated the return of brutally hot (100+) temps with soup and grilled cheese at the in-laws. as ever, good wine.
#471) Friday, July 07, 2017
Wonderful news - hooray!
And excellent work not waiting until past midnight in attempt to steal my birthday.
#473) Wednesday, August 16, 2017
that's a great choice.
I made the same one when Ethan was born (if you count getting laid off and not going back to work a choice).
It's time you can never get back, so I'm glad you're lucky enough to get to embrace it!
#475) Wednesday, September 20, 2017
I didn't realize Nick Offerman was in the movie until I saw it. But agreed, he nailed it. And Michael Keaton does a great I'm-not-sure-if-i-hate-him-but-he-sure-is-sleazy character.
#480) Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Tucson, AZ. It'll be 85 today.
I work in fundraising to help people give money when they die.
The child-monsters are 6 and 1.5.
Big things include celebrating the big memory of marriage for 10 years. Hawaii next week.
I will not be celebrating the final that I took the day after the wedding during business school. Planning is for suckers.
#486) Friday, January 19, 2018
i very much wanted to stop reading at number 3, just for solidarity.
thank god i didn't, because the payoff in number 10 is fantastic!
#487) Wednesday, February 14, 2018
feb 13 contact - no red flags!
and how many of your profile pictures had women in them? i presume this was a strategy of some kind? clearly worked though...
#488) Wednesday, February 14, 2018
ha, yes, that is sad. mostly because having pictures of yourself with me has gotten countless males a wife.
there's probably something to be said for doing it the old fashioned way.
#490) Friday, March 02, 2018
deal. what's halfway, texarkana?
also, i'm glad i noticed the following within the one year grace period. her initials are MU. that is very close to being awesome.
still, it should be obvious that maia should be the middle name, and first name should have been delta.
#493) Friday, May 04, 2018
BCS is magnificent... i hope it gets tied up well.
I enjoyed 3 Billboards as well, though i'm not sure i fully bought some of the changes of heart. That said, the ending didn't pmo
#494) Friday, June 01, 2018
shots fired on AmShu!
I would contend that she was funny, and now she's vulgar. So, in that way, she's vulgar and funny.
intentional deception and/or distraction via contraction or acronym is npmo. (as opposed to doing so by contraction AND acronym, which is probably just gratuitous.)
#506) Monday, February 04, 2019
Who are you?
Some people call me Chris, but probably not anybody who reads this.
Where do you live?
"The old pueblo" - tucson, az
How does the URI! Zone fit into your daily routine?
It opens week-daily as part of my "open all 12 tabs to get your news" experience. so, careful what you say, because it probably makes its way into my daily conversations as "facts i read that probably aren't from the internet"
#507) Monday, February 11, 2019
her pay-per-comment ratio is HIGH!!
i'll make some suggestions for adjs that may make you reconsider that stance (although i agree that nicknames must be given):
-ok, any of the dwarfs
#512) Wednesday, April 17, 2019
It seems unlikely (to me) that drum major auditions held by the xo (as i recall, ME, at the time) would have allowed such shenanigans.
That said, i do recall a rather heated discussion by leadership in dave mckee's office about who should win. I was far less diplomatic in those days. (read also, not at all.)
#515) Friday, July 26, 2019
Ralph BTI is a B+ if I didn't see the first one. F- if I did... which I did.
#516) Wednesday, September 11, 2019
there i am!!
by the way, your snark is noted. here's a good way to remember:
- your mom swims out to meet cruise shipS
- tech took the lead in the 4th quarter of the national championship_ with a score of 29-28 ... and later the game ended.
#519) Friday, September 20, 2019
all of these are quite decent.
some potential amendments for your next 40 yrs:
3) "...more than 0 sours or 30 IPAs..."
7) "Always skip coleslaw, pickles, and mushrooms. They're awful..."
#528) Friday, February 21, 2020
I've got plenty more DIU (do-it-uri!-self) work for you if you ever make it out to the desert...
#529) Monday, March 09, 2020
is it my imagination, or do the bunnies in the Patient Car all look like they have the carrot-ona virus?
#530) Wednesday, March 18, 2020
this is classic Ronnie! during my 2 years at Illinois, i learned more about playing chamber music from him than i ever thought possible. but it all had very little to do with the mechanics of playing a brass instrument.
#544) Monday, December 07, 2020
Hazel (at 4 yrs 10 mths) says:
big bunny (biggest stuffed animal)
making dragonfly crafts
enchanted forest board game
tired of living in a house
collecting things (sticks, pine cones, rocks, etc.)
I like to make friendship bracelets for everybody
#547) Wednesday, February 24, 2021
For Azul - we like it more with more than two players. But I agree, the feeling of screwing somebody else seems to outweigh the feeling of doing something awesome for yourself. Still, extra points for beauty of the game!
#554) Friday, September 03, 2021
i think you should leave is soooooo weird. i can't always distinguish what's great from what's totally unbearable.
i certainly didn't realize that the line was so fine between those two pints...
#555) Wednesday, September 15, 2021
it was your birthday! sorry i missed it day-of, so maybe let me be early for next year.
hope it was a good one.
#557) Monday, November 08, 2021
fuschia description is glorious.
snes rainbow road was how i kept my blood pressure up as a child...what a nightmare.
#558) Monday, November 15, 2021
I think we have that very same puzzle, but with more pieces. It's mighty fine, but kids these days treat puzzles like books, and before long, they can do them blindfolded...
#559) Wednesday, December 15, 2021
haha - had the exact same reaction!!
and, perhaps spurred entirely by the caption, that july picture rules
#565) Monday, March 21, 2022
dude. a pony.
and i'm pretty sure i recognize that glorious costco rainbow cake!
may or may not be able to confirm the deliciousness of wine out of a my little pony foam cup...
#566) Wednesday, April 06, 2022
I can't speak to the rest of it, but I can absolutely imagine wanting to get as far from tallahassee as possible at any time of day.
#567) Friday, April 29, 2022
palm springs was way more not bad than i thought it would be. totally worth the watch.
#568) Monday, May 16, 2022
it's summer in the desert, so my fair skin hides from the light of day. luckily there's always shade on the internets!
#569) Wednesday, June 01, 2022
also, could be reasonably argued that rebecca's answers bring negative monetary value since children, in my experience, are cost centers...
early odds for next year's census put my (rounded down) odds at 3:2