Comments by Ex-Roomie

Total Comments: 845
Old Names: Roomie
First Post On: 10/15/2004 02:17 PM
Last Post On: 04/18/2018 07:28 AM
#1) Thursday, October 14, 2004
If GW also has the bulge under his shirt on his ranch, why would anyone assume it is for receiving information? Why would he be wearing it to herd cattle?

#2) Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Good Job, Brian! You're the smartest ever!!

#3) Friday, October 22, 2004
Wow, you're feeling punny today. What did you eat? I'll be sure to avoid it...

#4) Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Thanks so much, Brian! Love ya!

#5) Wednesday, March 16, 2005
So whats really the deal with cookies? Are they right?

#6) Friday, April 15, 2005
What's funny is that the fatty fat-ass kids are learning about health concious eating and exercise while sitting in front of the TV eating chips. Ridiculous.

#7) Thursday, April 21, 2005
I like the themed news stories!

#8) Friday, May 06, 2005
The pope won't have a whole lot to say about it. The catholic faith does not spend as much time with Revelations as the Protestants do...we don't purport to know what actually will happen in the end times, or at the 2nd coming. What I do know, is that there is a lot to be said for Faith, and that is the very reason that you should not blindly follow religions based on "ancient texts". Misinterpretation is a human error. God does not misinterpret, so follow Him.

#9) Thursday, June 09, 2005
Seriously...that sex offender guy has got to be the most disturbing thing I've seen in awhile. Ugh...I hope it's a joke!

#10) Tuesday, July 05, 2005
A liar, a psychic, OR ROOMIE!!

#11) Thursday, July 07, 2005
I like the list...and I agree with all of the songs except for Let's Get Retarded. If you use your criteria, it's neither too long or too short, but it does get old and it's slightly annoying and repetitive. I would also add Elton John's Goodbye "Yellow Brick Road" and Billy Joel's "she's Always a Woman". Oh yeah, and Queen "Another One Bites the Dust". :-)

#12) Thursday, July 14, 2005
You said "LOL".

Also, you've never asked if I want an icon. snif, snif...

#13) Thursday, July 14, 2005

#14) Friday, July 15, 2005
she's hilarious, but I REALLY don't get that commercial. It's a good thing it never aired because I'm pretty sure it would just scare people away from Nutri-Grain bars or whatever it was.

#15) Friday, July 22, 2005
I can't even tell you how disturbing those images are...

Not Beavis. The arachnid sex ones.

#16) Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Nice pendant!

#17) Thursday, July 28, 2005
Wow I can't believe the fuel tank nose cone hit that bird without any damage! That's a hardy bird!

#18) Friday, July 29, 2005
I like boobies! Fart! Poop! Those words are funny too...

#19) Friday, July 29, 2005
Oh and the hardy boys can touch my boobies any day! Sexy devils...

#20) Monday, August 01, 2005
Elizabeth "Beano" Solomon

HAHAHA. Thinking of a particular VT friend of ours? How do you get a nickname like this?!

Happy 10th too. See I found time!

#21) Monday, August 01, 2005
Oh, and my Llama sings opera!

La la la lalalaaaaa!

#22) Thursday, August 04, 2005
I think your kissy picture will probably increase your hits today.

Oh, and I thought the lyrics were "sure as kilimanjaro rises like a LEOPRESS above the Serengeti" Have I been singing it all wrong these years?!

#23) Tuesday, August 09, 2005
I don't think I will EVER know you well enough to understand your taste in music. I guess I like you anyway though...

#24) Tuesday, August 09, 2005
What is "musical music" though? I mean, technically isn't music just art? And art can be anything from a toilet mounted on the wall to Michelangelo's "David" right? I guess what I don't understand is how "technically proficient" and "enjoyable" can go hand in hand. Aren't they completely unrelated? Therefore, I can understand your enjoyment of what you call "bad music" (though I most likely disagree on the definition of bad) I don't see how you can enjoy musical music just because it's musically musical. :-)

#25) Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Ok. I only threw the phone away on ACCIDENT. Sometimes when you have a lot in your hands you don't realize that it's a phone and not a paper plate ok?

Oh and I'm OBSESSED with useless organization. I couldn't live without my shoe organizer, my wrapping paper holder, my cat food bin, or my under-bed storage containers. GOD BLESS BB&B, The Container Store, Target, and Linens and Things!!!

One more thing...Ben's dad had that meat thermometer. What a tool...

#26) Monday, August 15, 2005
Wow...where are all you Hokies when were NOT talking about hubcap huh? Good to hear from y'all!!

#27) Thursday, August 18, 2005
You're just jealous that hefty boobs aren't part of YOUR routine! :-p

#28) Monday, August 22, 2005
I have a "haha in your face" comment about Fridays post (which incidentally I am just getting to now because work sucks). Anyhow, I am now in love with "The Superficial" and I am going to read it all the time. But just in case anyone didn't already know (Brian and Ben)"...Kirsten Dunst is horribly unattractive, so you can imagine my horror when I found out that somebody had enough sex with her to possibly get her pregnant. I'd imagine that after Jake did it with her once, he would have realized that putting his penis into a disgusting troll monster would be bad news." ...HA!

#29) Monday, August 22, 2005
Sucked nothing! she's just so ugly!

#30) Thursday, August 25, 2005
Nice veins.

#31) Friday, August 26, 2005
You ARE a hottie! I've tried to tell you...

#32) Monday, August 29, 2005
Nice segues today. That should be a pick-up line..."hey baby, nice segues!"

Regarding remixes, I totally agree. They pretty much suck the majority of the time. However there are a few occasions where the remix is actually better than the original song. IE R Kelly's Ignition remix. FAR better, groovier, and more fun to belt out in the car on a sunny day.

Oh and one more thing. There's no doubt that if you had told me to cry you a river I would have shot you. And then crotch kicked you.

#33) Monday, August 29, 2005
No one likes that story. It's a very bad story. You're a bad story teller. POO HEAD.

#34) Monday, August 29, 2005

#35) Friday, August 26, 2005

#36) Thursday, September 01, 2005
That was awful.

#37) Friday, September 02, 2005

#38) Monday, September 12, 2005
I voted in today's poll, but I don't watch or read the news. Ever. Does that make my random vote null and void?

#39) Thursday, September 15, 2005

That's the birthday song I wrote for you. You should analyze it subconsciously. It's sung to the tune of some childhood song in my distant memory. I wrote it just for you and it's very special, so I hope you won't be expecting any other presents...

#40) Monday, September 19, 2005
Ok...I've been experiencing a very odd, high-level of serendipity lately, and your site just did it again! You're talking about seeing a ghost car merely 1 day after I woke up, saw a ghost floating over our bed, and had to wake Ben up screaming. It was probably the creepiest thing that ever happened to me, because I thought I was dreaming so I tried to wake myself up but I couldn't....*shudder*

Oh and by the way, I think you're running dangerously close to having an "adult site" because 4 out of 6 of yesterday's search items were for nude or pornographic things...SHAME ON YOU! :-p
I'm particularly insulted by "annas barnyard xxx"

#41) Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Hey that sound could have been squirrels dropping acorns down your gutter. They do that, and if I remember right the gutter would be relatively close to your window so you'd hear them.

Nice summaries of the premiers this week. They're all pretty much right on as far as I can tell, and I totally agree with you about Arrested Development and Kitchen Confidential. I thought Cooper was great but the show was kinda weak. Another one I'm excited for is "My Name is Earl" airing tonight on NBC. It starrs Jason Lee (who I think is pretty funny) and is all about Karma. Could be pretty good. Oh and don't forget the Office is on tonight too. After his big hit with The 40 Year Old Virgin, Steve Carell should be at his best!

#42) Wednesday, September 21, 2005
That was a really weird update.

#43) Thursday, September 22, 2005
Aw man! But I really wanted to bring my cattle prod in my carry on bag! dammit!

Do you think the TSA would appreciate it if I thought of a list of some random pointy objects that they forgot and wrote them asking if I could carry them on? Where they heck did they come up with that stuff? PLEASE don't tell me that anyone actually tried to bring that stuff on.

#44) Monday, September 26, 2005
Everyone has AIDS! AIDS AIDS AIDS!

#45) Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Hey I did a google image search for that freaky pregnant statue, and it's REALLY AWFUL. I mean, I'm all for naked, pregnant, handicapped rights, but GEEZ. Ugh.

#46) Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Nice! That should set it off nicely!

#47) Monday, October 03, 2005
I'm not a unique yuppie! I'm just like every other yuppie out there. Minus the money, the BMW, the 2.5 kids, and the desire to vote for John Kerry.

I may be biased, but isn't Baylee the cutest most wonderful dog in the whole wide world? I imagine I'll hear from Mike and Chompy on this one!

Oh yeah, and if you feed those nasty sprickets (spider/crickets) to my pup were going to have a problem.

#48) Monday, October 03, 2005
I adopted her from the Paws and Whiskers adoption agency.

#49) Thursday, October 06, 2005
I'm fine, thanks for asking!

#50) Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Hey! What's the deal with moving all of Octobers other posts out of the "most recent" section huh? Now I can't just scroll down for my daily binge on checking for comment updates from my new friends! I'm like one of those crack-squirrels and I need my fix! What's the big idea?

#51) Tuesday, October 11, 2005
yup you're a freak alright

#52) Wednesday, October 12, 2005
No one has any comments today. That's interesting. Care to comment?

#53) Thursday, October 13, 2005
1. I buy things seemingly only because I like to go to the store, pick them out, buy them, and bring them home. Oftentimes I will go through this ritual, and then realize once I am home that I don't really want or like the things and/or I'll realize that I didn't want to spend the money. I'll go a few days later and return much of my purchase. This goes for everything from clothes, to pet items and home decorations.

2. I am pretty much incapable of sitting still and being quiet. No really, I'm not able to stop moving ever. I am fairly sure that I move and talk even in my sleep. I'm one of those people that always has a foot or leg bouncing during dinner and my pen tapping in meetings. People hate me...

#54) Friday, October 14, 2005
Happy Birthday Beavis - I'm sad to say, I had completely forgotten that your real name was, now that's an effective nickname!

Can I just say that I love Friday Fragments? It usually makes me laugh out loud for some reason or today, I had completely forgotten about that strange kid trying to strip me during the bus war. And ahhh...the days of watching no-neck do the gay pansy horn version of the "suck-it" dance and almost dying of laughter while Doug mimicked him. Good times, good times...

I think i use the ellipsis too much...

#55) Friday, October 14, 2005
OOH OOOH Rachel, whats even better is that I have a character named Flotsam! We play those two together...hee hee

#56) Monday, October 17, 2005
I can't tell you enough how proud I am of you! You really stepped out of your security bubble didn't you? And you bought alcohol while out for dinner? My goodness you ARE a big boy aren't you? Honestly though, I hope this is the beginning of you being able to appreciate the happiness that good food, good wine, and pleasant restaurant atmosphere can bring. Only problem is, I'm afraid Ruby Tuesdays might go under. :-p

#57) Tuesday, October 18, 2005
I think that I would be very disappointed if a single day were to go by un-commented upon. I think it is spectacular that there are people like BU out there who will put their thoughts up for we thought-junkies to feed our addictions on, and gosh darn it, we owe it to them to post a comment or two! I think they get slightly capernoited (that one's for you Rachel) every time they get that little email that says there's a new post. So here's to BU and all the rest of you Blog-happy wierdos who provide me yet another way to avoid reading any real news over my morning coffee. Hurrah!

#58) Wednesday, October 19, 2005
I think you should go for the booze. It would be really funny if you got all drunk and pretended to be the one who crashed and burned. Then you'd be entertainment for everyone else!

#59) Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Uri!s don't float.

#60) Thursday, October 20, 2005
Hey, now...I know you're an expert music critic, but back up off the Firefly music! I think I drove Ben bonkers rewinding the theme song like 4 times every time we watched the show. heh heh. It's my new favorite song!

#61) Friday, October 21, 2005
I like the long updates Brian, keep it up. Nevermind Chompy...he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Ok, News link #2 with the freaky little Nazi girls really upset me. That's got to be one of the most revolting things I've ever seen. I didn't realize that the anti-christ was going to be twins! Someone needs to push that family off a cliff.

#62) Tuesday, October 25, 2005
HAHAHAHAHA! Thanks Brian! Love ya!

Happy birthday Booty!

#63) Friday, October 28, 2005
Instead of neuroses it looks like were discussing peeves, which I like better anyway (especially because he's a character in Harry Potter!!) so here's some of mine:
--I CANNOT (haha Brian) stand people who feel compelled to disagree with anything and everything you say, simply for the sake of disagreeing and/or starting an argument.
--I also don't like people who talk about how much they like a certain song/book/piece of art because of the "deeper meaning", but when they tell you the "deeper meaning" they're completely wrong. Although, I do find that kind of funny.
--Finally (though I could probably go on), I'm peeved by people who walk into your office and start talking about some random, uninteresting topic, and are completely unfased by the fact that you haven't responded or looked at them for the last 10 minutes. Those people suck.

#64) Friday, October 28, 2005
Oh, and for the sake of taking a public interest poll, and also generating more posting chatter, what is everyone being for halloween? I'm being a Hokie (VT that is) football player, complete with freshly spray-painted helmet! I do not, however, have the spiffy new uniform which sucks because I like it a lot. See, I don't have an unnatural and anal sense of order because I like a little bit of chaos to shake things up.

#65) Tuesday, November 01, 2005
I think the definition of funny is Wario doing ballet-style pirouettes...

#66) Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Political discussions are boring, stupid, useless, and simply serve to spur uninformed people into ineffective arguments about issues that really don't make a hill of beans difference. Because frankly, some idiot politician will always be in office doing whatever the hell his advisors tell him to. People think they vote to make a difference...ha! I'll care about politics the day all politicians blow themselves up in a "nucular" disaster. Homeless Bum #1 for President!

#67) Monday, November 07, 2005
I don't think I need something new, but I definitely LIKE something new on occasion. It's exciting to try different things, and if you don't like them at least you can say that you don't with authority.

#68) Friday, November 04, 2005
So, mister renewed desire to compose, are you finally going to write my song? Huh?

#69) Tuesday, November 08, 2005
You should rename them Crimson and Clover. Over and over. and over.

#70) Wednesday, November 09, 2005
I HATE TIM KAINE! I met the little prick at a corporate dinner last year and he was as big a tool then as I'm sure he will be sitting in his GOOBERnatorial chair!

#71) Thursday, November 10, 2005
Don't listen to him, Kim. I do the exact same thing. I'll read an email from someone, and then call them later to give them their answer. There's no shame in it!

#72) Tuesday, November 15, 2005
I find it both amusing and disturbing that the elementary school teacher entrusted with the minds of our youth has trouble spelling the name "Brian". She misspelled it 3 times in the same document, and only corrected it once! Not to mention it looked like one of her right handed 3rd grade students wrote that report left-handed. I sincerely hope education has improved since then.

#73) Thursday, November 17, 2005
I have a sad/embarrasing memory from my high school years: I was an impressionable 13 year old freshman at Notre Dame Academy, where I had recently discovered my reason for living in outdoor adventure sports - rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking etc. I spent most of my time at "practice" for these things, and was in goggle-eyed wonder of the 28yr old woman who ran the "Adventure Bound" program. She was the coolest person I'd ever met and I wanted to be just like her. So of course, when I was given the assignment in Literature class to write about my hero, I chose her. HOWEVER, the teacher made no mention of the fact that she was going to HANG THE ESSAYS AROUND THE CLASSROOM FOR EVERYONE TO READ! And of course she singled mine out to read to the class. Everyone laughed at me for being dorky enough to admire a teacher and I ran out of the room crying. My whole school only had 130 people so being a loser meant NO ONE liked you. I think it's things like that which make people turn into bitter, jaded, and self doubting adults. But it also shows my resilience because I'm pretty sure I'm none of those things! Go me! :-)

#74) Friday, November 18, 2005
Hey, I looked at your Amazon review, and I said that it was very helpful to me. See how I validate your existence?

I got the AIM bots too. I actually tried to use the Move times one for the hell of it. Stupid bot. It's horrible so I deleted its useless ass.

Chompy should get a puppy. Then drive to VA so it can play with my Baylee puppy!

#75) Friday, November 18, 2005
OOPS. I meant the MOVIE times bot.

#76) Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Gabe, get an avatar already!

#77) Wednesday, November 23, 2005
I motion for more cat videos!

I'm thankful for you too Brian! Now I'm all teary! :-p

#78) Wednesday, November 23, 2005
I don't have goats, but how bout 2 cats, a dog, and your Christmas lights?

#79) Monday, November 28, 2005
Thanks for the post-hiking vittles Brian!

I think were on the same rearranging schedule, because the same bug bit me on Saturday and I changed the living room.

#80) Tuesday, November 29, 2005
BRIAN!! You finally give me ideas for gifts for you, and then you post them on your website for everyone else too! THANKS A LOT! People, please contact me before buying gifts for Brian, because I may or may not have already gotten him things. Geez.

#81) Wednesday, November 30, 2005
I don't know Chompy, it sure looks like Credence Clearwater might have some rights to them...

#82) Wednesday, November 30, 2005
This search item bothers me: "asian baylees porn" - I fear I may have named my sweet puppy dog after a strange asian sex artist. :-/

#83) Friday, December 02, 2005
I'm upper-crust!

#84) Monday, December 05, 2005

"AWW MAN THAT'S NASTY! Put that shit away!"

#85) Wednesday, December 07, 2005
I feel gypped that no winner has been announced in the caption contest. Pay no mind to the fact that Mom was the only one who actually wrote a caption - the rest of us narrated a picture puppet show. Silly fools who can't follow direcitons...tsk tsk

#86) Friday, December 09, 2005
2 people voted for me, and I didn't even vote for myself! Keep it coming Uri-fans!! :-)

#87) Monday, December 12, 2005
You honestly will love it Brian! It's not all an action movie, so the time doesn't go by slowly. I didn't want it to end!

#88) Monday, December 12, 2005
HAHAHAHA Rachel! Congrats on the I hate you. :-p

#89) Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Yeah, and I know there are DEFINITELY diferences in people's ability to handle a vehicle, but I don't think those "conditions" have a single thing to do with physics. They pretty much have to do with the attention span and fine motor skills of the driver. Sadly enough, I think that for 85.6% of the population those two characteristics are .07 seconds and "none" respectively. I think the US should adopt the same policy as Jamaica. The people there have to successfully and flawlessly navigate an obstacle course of ramps, cement, and cones before they get a liscense. Funny, because the whole time we were there we saw no accidents, yet lots of aggressive/fast driving. Those were some of the most skilled (and crazy ) drivers I've ever seen.

#90) Thursday, December 15, 2005
My cats are so much cuter than yours. And my dog is WAY smarter than you. :-D

#91) Tuesday, December 20, 2005
You know why I'm bummed that the cameras on the toll road are fake? Because now when I blow through them at eighty, and wave to Rachel, she'll never see me! Get out of the way pedestrians on the 4 lane toll road! I can't stop as fast as Rachel!

#92) Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Judging by that picture you must either see parking lots through rose-colored glasses, or else parking lots make you see red. :-D

#93) Thursday, December 22, 2005

Brian! I'm learning HTML!

#94) Thursday, December 22, 2005


#95) Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Haha! The sofa guy really does look like Doobie, and the mud-runner looks like Augustus Gloop from the old Willy Wonka movie.

#96) Thursday, December 29, 2005
Did you read the reviews for the How to Date White Women book? HAHA! I don't think any of them were real, but apparently there are people who make it a hobby to write humerous reviews for Amazon.

#97) Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Congrats Kelley!

#98) Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Cool castle, Rob. What is that for?

#99) Monday, January 09, 2006
Joaquin Phoenix

#100) Thursday, January 12, 2006
"..." You are one of a kind.

#101) Thursday, January 19, 2006
Sydney update: she's doing a lot better and seems to be her same old hungry, talkative self. she's eating now, but as of this morning she still hadn't pooped, which doesn't bode well considering the vets diagnosis of a possible blockage. Hopefully they'll be a nice fresh one in the litter box when we get home tonight.

#102) Thursday, January 19, 2006
Well, Sydney is far from normal in ANY other way, but I suppose you could be right. :-) The only thing that really freaked me out was her total lack of interest in anything remotely food related. Normally, even if she's stuffed shell get instinctually excited at the sound of the food bin, but then realize she's not hungry and leave the food in her bowl. This time she was just completely lethargic and wouldn't respond to anything.

#103) Thursday, January 19, 2006
By the way, since when is "honked" a euphemism for puked, retched, vomited, blew chunks, barfed, etc...?

#104) Friday, January 20, 2006
Sydney update: Houston, we have poop!! :-) Yay!

#105) Monday, January 23, 2006
I was called for jury duty, no joke, a week after my 18th birthday. Those were the days when I would have been thrilled to be part of the judicial system (aka get a day off work) but I didn't make the first round of cuts - you know, when they randomly pick numbers 12 through 32 and you have to call and see if you "won the lottery".

#106) Monday, January 23, 2006
Watch it there toilet-boy...we just might call you to babysit first!

#107) Tuesday, January 24, 2006
I vividly remember my fear in asking my parents if I could live off campus with a boy. I decided that I'd get the hard one over with first and went straight to my dad. I hesitantly explained the proposed arrangement, and asked if he thought it would be ok. He said "Yeah, you should do that. You can't live with girls. You hate girls. You should live with a guy." Just when I thought I knew what my parents were all about too...

#108) Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Today was a very strange update...I think it's a good idea that you see the doctor.

On a separate note, can someone please enlighten me as to how you charge at a police officer and then throw BOTH your prosthetic legs at him? Somehow I think physics would be working against you right around leg number 2. But that's just me...

#109) Thursday, January 26, 2006
Don't tell the WV peeps about this invention:

#110) Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Sorry it took me so long, I was in hell...I mean a training class for work, and I didn't get my Uri! fix for 3 days! :-o I will make up for it by answering all the categories:

Four jobs I've had in my life:

1. Lifeguard
2. Cashier/Team Lead (HAHA) at a pet store (PETCO)
3. Customer Service/Cashier/Service Advisor at Fairfax "kill me now" Honda
4. BD/Marketing/QA at Pragmatics

Four movies I can watch over and over:

1. Serenity
2. Pirates of the Carribbean
3. Love Actually
4. National Lampoons Van Wilder

Five places I've lived:

1. Chantilly, VA
3. Centreville, VA
4. Sterling, VA
5. Manassas, VA

Four TV shows I love to watch:

2. Will & Grace
3. Sex & the City
4. Animal Planet (OK that's a channel, but I love to watch it)

Four places I have been on vacation

1. Jamaica (HONEYMOON!)
2. Outer Banks
3. Killington VT (relatively recently)
4. Bahamas

Four of my favourite dishes: Wow, all you other people are very food driven. I like food, and I eat a boat load of it, but I really don't think about it that much so I'm not sure what to put here...

1. Good Steak bloody rare and 2 steps from mooing.
2. Greek salad - the real kind with no lettuce, only cucumbers, tomatos, purple onions, feta and kalamata olives. MMMMMMM...
3. Most seafood - lobster, crabs, scallops, mussels, salmon...wait. all seafood.
4. Number 2 at McDonalds. MMMMM Sodium, MSG, and grease!

Four websites I visit daily: (I don't know if there are 4...)

1. The UriZone!!!!
2. Yahoo (because it's my homepage)
3. ?
4. ?

Four places I would rather be right now

1. The Outer Banks (right there with you BU!
2. Throwing Baylee's frisbee
3. Somewhere with palm trees
4. Outside

And there you have it!

#111) Thursday, February 02, 2006
Just in case anyone cares, I answered my Tag from yesterday.

#112) Thursday, February 02, 2006
You're a wierdo. And a freak. But so is Brian. Oh and me. Yeah, were all freaks, and the world is a freaky place. I think if I had to guess I'd say Rachel is the biggest freak. :-D

#113) Thursday, February 02, 2006
You are?! I never noticed.

#114) Monday, February 06, 2006
That's a really cool picture of the Corpse Bridge.

#115) Monday, February 06, 2006
HEY! I didn't mis-type...YOU DID! Mouse over the picture of the "corpse bridge".

You should really stop doing that.

#116) Monday, February 06, 2006
HAHA! Actually, the cat in Anna's picture is an extremely tormented and agitated feline, dressed in a cheap angel costume for about 30 seconds before she managed to scrape it off by squeezing her 14 lbs under a 4 inch high couch crack...but angel, yes.

#117) Wednesday, February 08, 2006
YOU LIED! You said you taped her tags so they wouldn't wake the house guests >:(

I see now that your website is merely a forum for you to disclose the horrid truth to me in a non-confrontational way!! :-p

#118) Wednesday, February 08, 2006
I need a new picture, representative of all my devils...I mean angels.

#119) Wednesday, February 08, 2006

#120) Wednesday, February 08, 2006
I never went to class and slept. What's the point in that? If I was just going to sleep, I didn't expend the energy to actually get to class. I stayed home and slept in my bed, where there was no chance for me to drool, fall out of my chair, or any of the other classroom-sleeping hazards.

#121) Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Harumph! It's the same damn thing, you're just anti dog. You're anti canineitic

#122) Friday, February 10, 2006
Hey, I've been toying with the idea of starting a blog, but never could commit. Now that I know I can come to the rescue of BU, I think I'll do it! Now how the hell do I do it?

#123) Thursday, February 09, 2006
Mouthpiece...heh. That sounds dirty.

I used to play the trumpet once...

#124) Friday, February 10, 2006
Well all my friends have been annoying me to get on that MySpace crap, so I just broke down and did it there. Two birds, one stone, you know...

#125) Wednesday, February 15, 2006
One of my chores growing up was to make the lunches for the whole family every morning. That meant 5 kids sandwiches and 2 parents. Do you realize that that's almost a whole loaf of bread? I made so many sandwiches back then it's one of my most despised chores now.

#126) Friday, February 17, 2006
HEY! I say howdy QUITE regularly, and you may have even picked it up from me. Don't you try to steal my thunder! I didn't get a letter either - though that's not really that surprising. Maybe you are the only one!

I think I'm going to email Dave just to say hi because he was so cool and I miss him. Yes, I think I will.

#127) Thursday, February 16, 2006

#128) Tuesday, February 21, 2006
I knew I liked Rachel for a reason...and not because IRGAY...Bruce Willis is the man!

#129) Wednesday, February 22, 2006

#130) Friday, February 24, 2006
I guarantee there isn't a single person here who wants to hear my opinion of people who give pets away because they are tired of them >:o

#131) Monday, February 27, 2006
I hate movie predictions day.

#132) Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Many of them were comma than Sally Fields though. :-D

#133) Thursday, March 02, 2006
"You're a better person when you love animals," he said. -- Amen.

#134) Monday, March 06, 2006
Oh you can't even believe how much you missed it. I was rolling on the floor even before the cameras cut to Jon Stewart's blank look and then helpless laughter. I can't believe that horrid song won ANYTHING. And I LIKE rap.

Let's just say that rap was never meant to be performed live, and was even less meant to have modern dance interpreting the interaction of pimps, hos, and johns in the hood.

Oh and whoever the lady was that was singing the title line of the song over and over sucked really bad.

#135) Monday, March 06, 2006
I totally agree mom. There were times when I laughed out loud at Jon Stewart, only to look around sheepishly and wonder if I was losing it because the faces of the crowd were practically stone. Hollywood people suck.

#136) Tuesday, March 07, 2006
"The three rural films, I was involved with, lost. -- Maybe this guys looking at the wrong adjective...maybe he doesn't need to go further than, "the three...films I was involved with...". Maybe it's you buddy.

#137) Friday, March 10, 2006
We didn't have RIF, we had "Book IT". Same perks though...I think that's the only times we actually went to Pizza hut in my childhood. We got this stupid holographic button and they put sticker stars on it for each book you read.

Heh...9 pound balls...heh heh

#138) Friday, March 10, 2006
HOLY CRAP! You mean to tell me I actually remembered something from days past better than Brian C. Uri!? That's unprecedented!!!

#139) Monday, March 13, 2006
I think you should use your winnings to fly KathyChris up for your next poker game. They're fun to play with.

#140) Tuesday, March 21, 2006

#141) Thursday, March 23, 2006
Wow, it's really depressing to see that the yearly cost of living you came to is far more than a lot of people will ever make in their life. NoVa is so excessive.

That guy who had an $800 gas bill probably had a gas fireplace. Jen and Lloyd (my sis and her husband) said they didn't realize how bad it was last winter until their bill came for $500. Needless to say, it's a decorative fireplace now.

#142) Monday, April 03, 2006
HEY! I tagged Kathy first and she ignored me. FRIENDSHIP OVER!

#143) Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Let me be the second!

Will you be free for non-work related things now, you freaky, non-procrastinating, over-achieving, freak?

#144) Monday, April 03, 2006
A likely story.

#145) Thursday, April 06, 2006
Well geez, I guess Kim beat me. She now negates my orginial comment which was "don't worry Brian. No one else likes any Oasis songs other than that one either." Silly Kim... :-P

#146) Friday, April 07, 2006
I LOVED parachute day! I couldn't tell you what the point was, but I do know that we clamored for it!

#147) Friday, April 07, 2006
WOW Rob! Simul-Post!

#148) Monday, April 10, 2006
No, a person's car is not an indication of their cleanliness. You're almost there though, and you alluded to the truth in paragraph #3: "...I spend so little time in there that the only thing in the backseat are..." -- The cleanliness of a car is an indication of how much time a person spends in it. My car is a filthy mess, since I spend 2 hours a day commuting, plus 1 hour taking Baylee around, plus about .5 hours getting gas and running that's like 3.5 hours a day. Which is roughly 53 days a year in my car. So there's McDonalds bags for survival, towels for Baylee messes, and pretty much anything else that gets tossed in the back seat through the various tasks each day. BUT I AM NOT MESSY!!

#149) Monday, April 10, 2006
Happy Birthday, Momma Uri!

#150) Tuesday, April 11, 2006

WHAT?! Why did you write a song about a beagle? Why was the beagle singing? Why was he sitting on cement? Your song really brings up a lot of questions.

#151) Friday, April 14, 2006
The only good captain crunch was the peanut butter crunch, but I agree that you had to eat it quick before it got soggy. The peanut butter kind didn't cut up your mouth like the other kind.

I also loved the chocolatey cereals and fruit loops, but only my dad would buy them because my mom was impervious to our pleading and puppy eyes. Dad, however, with 5 girls, was toast...he usually did what we wanted without any kind of ability to resist. mwahahahaha :-)

#152) Monday, April 17, 2006
Happy Birthday Kim!!

?Ninjas" were to say, "Hi-YA doing?" and "pirates," "How arrrrrghhh you doing?" the paper reported.

#153) Tuesday, April 25, 2006
HAHAHA! Wiki wiki?! What the hell is that doing ruining my Crosstown Traffic? I like the Crazy Town audible though...very necessary for that song. Yes, they made Carry on my Wayward Sun sound so stuffy! It's all classical and rigid and whatnot. The old one was MUCHO bettero. And finally, I must say that though I normally get the urge to grab Sochinskis pen and conducting baton and artfully stab him with them for writing such Classical marching garbaahhhge, he was a genius with this new one! If he's so set on doing classical music, he should be REQUIRED to funkdefy it!

#154) Tuesday, April 25, 2006
I'll stab your MOM with a pen and baton. :-p

#155) Wednesday, April 26, 2006
I feel bad for Chad Darnell! It must be so sad to put that much time into something and really feel like a place is home and then have to say goodbye. I bet when you are working on a TV show you really do feel like you practically live there. Poor guy...

#156) Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Wow, I must be a huge freak. I LOVED car trips, and the a capella sing alongs, and the oldies station, and my favorite games:
"who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?" and "I 1 the sandbox, I 2 the sandbox...I 8 the sandbox...hahahaha".

HILARIOUS when you're 5. I think my older sisters wanted to kill me though.

#157) Monday, May 08, 2006
Rachel, maybe you should enlighten the overly male population of this site as to your superior preferences... No sweaty jocks for you eh? ;-p

#158) Monday, May 08, 2006
Haha, that's not what I meant, but I'll let Rachel explain if she chooses.

#159) Tuesday, May 09, 2006

#160) Wednesday, May 10, 2006
What does daggiest mean?

And with the word "Capulet", I think she's referring to the fact that the Cardigans are most well known for their song from that version of Romeo and Juliet that came out in 1999 or something. It was a really good song.

#161) Thursday, May 11, 2006
I can be like that too, since I won.

"Hey, you're dumb." :-p

#162) Monday, May 22, 2006
"Number of Sexual Partners: This depends on whether triplets count three times if you didn't know she had two identical sisters."
^---- COP OUT! What's the point of reading a blog if you don't get any of the good stuff?

#163) Tuesday, May 23, 2006
OOOh if were going to talk evolutionary scale then I win! I had 5 - count them - FIVE wisdom teeth. Whether that makes me highest or lowest on the scale, I'm not sure...

#164) Monday, May 22, 2006
Kim, just for you, I'm going to repost this blog, and I'll answer all the questions. I like to be first at things... :-)

#165) Thursday, May 25, 2006
If you liked field hockey day, you should try EVERY DAY at Bishop Denis J. O'Connell Catholic High School. Teenie weeney grey plaid skirts were the uniform.

#166) Friday, May 26, 2006
That slurry looks vile.

#167) Thursday, May 25, 2006
Yeah, Americans like to have substitute everything...substitute teachers, substitute parents (aka. au pairs from Australia), substitute foods...we don't take responsibility for anything.

#168) Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Your links are broken, you screw-up.

#169) Wednesday, May 31, 2006
There's nothing better than a house with dual staircases...we had one, and it was so much fun running around and scaring each other and playing a cool hide and seek game we invented. My mother wanted to kill us though...unless she was playing too!

#170) Thursday, June 01, 2006
You're making me drool, mom. That would be the epitome of summers.

Mine were pretty darn good though, even if they were in suburbia. Swimteam in the early morning, home to a darkened house to fend off the heat, play monopoly until afternoon, back to the pool...stop and pick honeysuckle on the way. Evening dinner at the pool or on the back porch, ghost in the graveyard or kick the can until mom called us in. Every so often mom would arrange some great trip for us kids like to the creek or harper's ferry, or great falls. Then some REALLY special nights, my dad would get us Dove ice cream bars, and he would play the accordian on the back porch while we danced in our jammies. *sigh* I miss those days...

#171) Friday, June 02, 2006
Is Mia Maestro Nadia? If so, she's not hot. she's mildly attractive, borderline funny looking.

In your small, thumbnail pics, the middle girl (Rachel Nichols??) looks like Libby from LOST.

#172) Tuesday, June 06, 2006

#173) Thursday, June 08, 2006
Did you install a secret door in your house like you always wanted? What is that dark, door-shaped patch on the right side? You are very sneaky!

P.S. The guy who set his car on fire is my hero.

#174) Wednesday, June 07, 2006
No one commented! =O

#175) Friday, June 09, 2006
I'd vote for AJAX, except I find Comet to be a better scrubbing agent. Although, you really can't go wrong with some good old fashioned Lysol...wait - what are we talking about?

#176) Tuesday, June 13, 2006
I'm commenting a day before everyone else...go me!

Plug - Check out my 12 of 12 when I get it posted!

#177) Thursday, June 15, 2006
Ok, all the things you say are riff raff are my favorites. Please bring home all your Nacho Doritos and Peanut Butter Chunk granolas. They're the one's I dig through the multipack to get to. I'll take the Apple Cinnamon Nutrigrain bars too.

We really need to shop together again. That would be the ultimate in efficiency - combining multipacks!!

#178) Thursday, June 15, 2006
Edit - I'm so proud of your game! *sniff sniff. Maybe I'll play it again in your honor...

Oh and this was in the review:
"Novala" is Avalon spelt backwards." it's not "spelt" that way...

#179) Friday, June 16, 2006
stuff + cats = awesome.

How on earth did we not know about this site?

#180) Thursday, June 22, 2006
This has nothing to do at all with today's post, which I honestly haven't read yet. All I know is that a poorly timed sip of coffee came shooting quite painfully out my nose when I watched this...

Funny cat jump

#181) Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Thanks to your lovely post title, I now have the Weather Girls' song stuck in my head...


Are Kim and Rachel still alive?

#182) Friday, June 30, 2006
It's Titan you retard. Remember the Titans? Geez, you went to school there...

#183) Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Centreville really does feel like two years, and it often surprises me when I realize I was "in Sterling by then". Like the other day, I remembered sitting in the Sterling house RSVPing to a wedding invitation from a Fairfax Honda person *shudder* that I would have SWORN took place in 2004, but then wait...I WAS in Sterling in 2004. Freaky.

I'm glad it's not just me...

#184) Friday, July 14, 2006
mmmm....beach. A dirty beach with crabs preferably...

#185) Thursday, July 13, 2006
Suggestion #2:

EQUALITY FOR DOGS!! We want more pictures and videos of cute dogs like Baylee and Chompy. OH and Guiness...hes Katie's new pup and he's definitely URI!Zone material!

#186) Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Ummmm...I like how you dubbed our beach house "Salty Nuts" even though it is actually called "Beach Nuts" and I told you that, but you immediately made a joke about salty nuts and I guess you just decided that you live in an alternate reality where you can re-dub beach houses with funnier names without owner consent. Go Uri!

Thanks Pip! Congrats to Kara and you too!

#187) Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Oh yeah, and happy official birthday Gabe! (even though I said it on Sunday). Brian, add it to the master calendar!!

#188) Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Yeah, but Brian, the "old timers" aren't necessarily upset that there are more urban conveniences. The problem is that the Outer Banks are an extremely fragile landscape, and they will not be around forever no matter what. However, people who truly love them, want to make them last as long as possible, and Harris Teeters and the like bring a crowd that don't understand that, as well as putting undue strain on the ecosystem. I remember seeing Sea Oats (plants unique to the Outer Banks that basically hold the island together) everywhere when I was a kid, but now they're practically gone, and they're considered endangered. I wonder how many they had to bulldoze to build Harris Teeter? The point is, there are reasons that there are so many choices of places to go for vacation, and if you don't like "roughing" it, choose a different location. Don't force one vacation spot to fit your needs.

#189) Thursday, August 03, 2006
Brian, did you sell your magnet design to those people?

(Side note: SAVE HARRY POTTER!!)

#190) Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Babies look like disgusting aliens. I can't wait to have my very own disgusting alien! =/

Is there a rule against opting not to look at your alien until it turns cute in several months?

#191) Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Pip, my peanut is cuter than your peanut... =p

#192) Wednesday, August 09, 2006
And I was wondering where he got so weird...

#193) Friday, August 11, 2006

#194) Monday, August 14, 2006
I refuse to take your lazy recycled poll. And I thought you were creative...

#195) Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Gabe, my mom says she misses you and she never gets to see you anymore. SHAME ON YOU!!

#196) Friday, August 18, 2006
Ewwww...who invited the soap opera drama queen? :-P

#197) Tuesday, August 22, 2006
WHOA that's wild!! And I have to say Pip, I thought you were being sarcastic when you said it was the cutest kidney bean thing you ever saw, but it really was! It kicked its feet and everything! Neatest moment of my life so far...

#198) Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I agree with you except that I think "cheating" would also be acceptable in the situations where you have paid $45 for a game, and then are stuck on the same stupid puzzle for 5 days. See for example Super Monkey Ball 2 (though I didn't actually pay for it). Each puzzle was solved based only on your skill to maneuver the ball across or through difficult puzzles...solving it was only part of it. So if you've tried everything you can think of, and you're sitting on the same puzzle for days, trying to no avail to get the darn little ball across the bridge, I think it warrants a quick check on the internet to make sure you actually HAVE to get the ball across the bridge. Know what I mean? Same goes for PC adventure games. When you are really and truly stuck, and having no fun anymore, I don't think "cheating" to get yourself moving again is that bad. Especially since you're only playing against yourself and not another player.

#199) Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Ok...fair enough! =)

#200) Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I hate music review day.

By the way...I have a feeling that the reason you look for longer CDs is your inherently stingy nature. You feel it's a better if Costco made a 100 track CD or something. =p

#201) Thursday, August 31, 2006
Ahhh the memories...

I'm pretty sure Kitty will be 7 in 2007, but that also depends, because didn't we kind of make up her birthdate? Also, when is Amber and Sydney's birthday? I can't remember.

#202) Friday, September 01, 2006
"...and entertaining an endless chain of young, impressionable female suitors."

Who? Booty, Amber, and me? I can bring Baylee, Kitty, and Sydney over if you need to make your chain longer! Are Titan and Lake girls?

#203) Tuesday, September 05, 2006

#204) Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Well, I think the pics are lovely Kelley. Congrats to you both! That beach is friggin gorgeous! How did you find it?

#205) Thursday, September 07, 2006
Um, apparently your house didn't have pillars and chandeliers, it had monsters coming out of the ceiling and living on the roof. What the heck were your parents letting you watch?!

Also, does your mom know that you give her a moustache when you draw pictures of her?

#206) Friday, September 08, 2006
"All-in BU-BU and the Forty Thieves..."

Honestly, whats wrong with you?

#207) Monday, September 11, 2006
Penguins are fabulous. I can't wait to see that movie Happy Feet!

#208) Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Hey! I posted a big long comment and it disappeared! *sob*

#209) Wednesday, September 13, 2006
I think I played Sierra's King's Quests II, IV, and V probably 900 times. I would never tire of starting over again and doing the whole adventure through. Who knows why, since I already knew how to solve all the puzzles, but I guess I waited long enough between play sessions that it became sort of novel again...

I played I, III, VI, VII, and VIII as well, but for some reason I didn't play them as many times as the others.

#210) Friday, September 15, 2006
HOOORAY! Now I can rag on both Ben and you about being in your "late 30s". You're really close to middle aged, man...Don't you wish you could be turning 25 again? TOO BAD FOR YOU! =P


#211) Friday, September 15, 2006
er...I meant 20s. Where's that edit button again?

#212) Monday, September 18, 2006
Are you going to write some normal music that sounds good? =P

Todays graphic makes me sick and have a headache...thanks for making a good monday even better! After all I do for you...

#213) Tuesday, September 19, 2006
OOOH I want to play Monkey Island again too!

#214) Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Look! A three headed monkey!


#215) Thursday, September 21, 2006
Yeah, but what's with the world focusing on going to college to "graduate" anyway? What is this "graduation" you speak of? I don't remember any graduation...I just stuck to my age-old and time tested philosophy --> "if you're not enjoying yourself, quit!" I think 3 years and no degree was the absolute perfect "college experience". I learned just enough to know how to work the system (amen BU!) and got to have a lot of fun. Then I learned about how interesting yet difficult reality can be, and I liked it a WHOLE lot better. Plus I had to prove my worth, and not just be valued because my name was on a piece of VA Tech letterhead. I vote real world over Real World any day of the week!

#216) Monday, September 25, 2006
HOORAY FOR RACHEL! (I thought you died)

#217) Friday, September 29, 2006
Doobie, I thought it was "hemi cat" not "homo cat".

KathyChris I'm so excited for you! Have a great time and congrats!!

#218) Thursday, September 28, 2006
Happy Birthday Jon Ahlbin too!

#219) Monday, October 02, 2006
Kathy you looked gorgeous!! Congrats to you both!

#220) Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I really like that you ratted your dad out for spraying birds' nests. That's hilarious. Who does that anyway?

#221) Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Well the lack of poison certainly clarifies things...but you have to admit that it's pretty suspect coming from the mouth of a 5 year old. I bet the teacher never looked at your family the same again. :-)

#222) Monday, October 16, 2006
I really really need an excuse to dress up for Halloween. What are we doing?

#223) Monday, October 16, 2006
You retards.

#224) Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I can see the value of knowing HOW to read and write in cursive, but what about personal preference? Why would we be surprised that more people choose to write in print, when it is much easier to read at a glance, and in my opinion faster to write? I think the only reason cursive is dying out, is because it sucks in the first place. But since it still exists, kids should know what it is and how to read it.

Side note - Baylee would never have saved me, Ben or either of the cats. She would sinply have prevented the fire from ever starting by having a perpetual pool of slime on the floor. Highly unflammable. At least now we know what she's doing when she's licking the floor incessantly...she's preparing for a possible incident!

#225) Wednesday, October 18, 2006
^---- Hee hee!

Brian, what VA Tech building are you talking about?

#226) Thursday, October 19, 2006
I prefer to analyze you based on your statement regarding Low-boobied African women. You like low-boobied African women.

#227) Friday, October 20, 2006
You're a Halloweenie!

#228) Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Well I know that's the reason I can't listen to DC 101 AT ALL EVER. That's how all their DJs talk. I think they train them to do it, but why is beyond me.

Thanks for the Birthday wishes Kathy!

#229) Thursday, November 02, 2006
I think we should go to Sarasota and pretend that we have Coulrophobia and they are being insensitive to our needs. We could sue and probably get a lot of money!

#230) Friday, November 03, 2006
heh. you said Pootwaddle. That is now officially my new favorite word of all time. I intend to find myriad clever new uses for it. Next time you see me, I might be 8 months pregnant and I'll just pootwaddle all over your house. Pootwaddle.

#231) Friday, November 10, 2006
Thanks for the update! Working on a holiday would be most unbearable without the Urizone!

#232) Tuesday, November 14, 2006
"Batman - Sgt Smith - gave chase, jumped over a fence and BIFF, POW, THWACK, arrested him...But it was difficult finding somewhere to put my CS spray. There was nowhere for the handcuffs, but then Batman does not need handcuffs." ---- Absolutely priceless.

#233) Thursday, November 16, 2006
I'm typical. I've always just thought that flying would be fun. Don't know what I'd use it for though...

I suppose my kryptonite would be low flying aircraft and hail.

Reading minds would be cool too, but you'd probably go crazy in about 2 days.

#234) Friday, November 17, 2006
Free pizza? Liar!

How's the python doing?

(and the same sex amendment isn't silly.)

#235) Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I'm glad you like your job, but I could never do it. I'm not sure which aspect of it bothers me, but I know having to be involved in so many different things would probably kill me after a while. I'd much rather be involved in one part, and everyone knows that's all I do. Like if I had to pick, I could probably handle either requirements gathering or defects and enhancements (or testing...whatever). It would drive me crazy to bounce around doing different things all the time.

#236) Wednesday, December 06, 2006
hee hee...con sizzle. That still makes me laugh for like 10 minutes.

#237) Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Tip number 8 is so right on. Reading assignments = Woohoo! No homework! Honestly from 7th grade on, I don't think I've ever regarded a reading assignment as anything to be taken seriously, and I've always gotten decent grades.

#238) Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I see you didn't put up the XX-rated kitty porn video.

#239) Tuesday, January 02, 2007
I was just looking at the pictures from Friday's Reuters post, and I was disturbed to find that the chick with the Javelin in her foot looks a lot like ME! Eerily so, actually.

#240) Thursday, January 04, 2007
You can complain all you want, but trust me your patrols were way cooler than Catholic school patrols. We were so sheltered we weren't even ALLOWED to be crossing guards or pseudo crossing guards. All we got to do was get in the big herd with the other "walkers", and walk at the very front of the stampede with our arms out so that no one could pass us. This was pretty underwhelming considering there was a teacher walking in front of US! Patrols were complete BS in our school and couldn't even give out demerits, so the only reason anyone ever joined was to go to the "patrol picnic" at the end of the year and get a day off school.

#241) Friday, January 05, 2007
In the second news article about burning down the bully's house, I find it hilarious to note that the caption on the picture says "what the flames may have looked like". Fabulous.

#242) Monday, January 08, 2007
I don't know how I've known you all these years, and never once thought to call you the Urinator. I must be slipping, but believe me, I am NOT above taking nicknames that other more witty people invented. The mid-nineties were a fabulous time when you could add "inator" to anyones name for funsies, but with a name like Uri, you are the supreme ruler of everything "inator". You are now officially and forever, "THE URINATOR".

Also, I think Dutton wants to have much gay sex with you. He SO wants your coxswain.

Finally, Jesse J. is Josh B. in disguise. He only TELLS people he went to TJ, but really he was masquerading as Jesse J. at TC.

#243) Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Ok, I finally thought of a possible writing opportunity:

Write about your top 10 NoVA pet peeves. No I don't mean when booty vomits in your shoes, I mean the top 10 things that are unique to this area that are just so aggravating. Or shoot, just write about peeves in general (no, not the Harry Potter poltergeist). You're always so cheerful it would be interesting to see what pisses you off.

I can't think of anything else, so there. I contributed, now put me on your "do not call" list.

#244) Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Jaood...I'm a little disconcerted that I had typed up a whole paragraph about "Chef Brian's Down-Home Unhealthy Cooking" that included such recipes as "Chock-o-Choleserol Cheese Soup" but then I deleted it because I couldn't think of anything else. You and me must be connected at the brain or something...or MAYBE were connected at the Brian. Dun dun dun...

#245) Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Ew. I never threw up at school, but I'll never forget the day that Mike Lapham ate those Little Debbie Star Cakes and then threw them up all over his desk. Those are the kind that are chocolate with little puffed rice pieces in them, and it was so nasty coming back up. Enjoy the visual.

#246) Thursday, January 25, 2007
Yes, fun and hilarious, but you forgot slightly disturbing. I've never before felt that I was actually inside the head of an individual on PCP. Now I know...

#247) Wednesday, January 31, 2007
I don't have ambition either, but I AM apathetic. I can't attribute anything to equilibrium...I fall down a lot.

Those guys in the picture with 13 year old BU are wearing horrid ties.

#248) Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Whatever. That guy on the right looks like his tie is wearing merit badges. Maybe he just didn't want you to feel alone...

#249) Thursday, February 01, 2007
Wow, sightsinging actually paid off. I was able to sing your song IN THE RIGHT KEY before I listened to it. Easter and MacGamut would be PROUD I tell you!

#250) Monday, February 05, 2007
ooooh....chocolate nougat banisters! mmmm!

It looks like you missed a spot with the laminate (right above the stairs to the basement) WTF?! ...

I think on your week off you should sit on your ass and do absolutely nothing. NOTHING. Except maybe invite me over to watch 24.


#251) Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Thanks for leaving the cocoon for me!


#252) Thursday, February 08, 2007
Do you have any idea how many LOST theory google searchers are going to despise you today?

#253) Monday, February 12, 2007

#254) Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I don't think you're supposed to put hot things in those plastic cups...

#255) Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Toyoto? I think I like that better anyway...

#256) Thursday, February 15, 2007
"It tastes like feet!"

#257) Friday, February 16, 2007

#258) Tuesday, February 20, 2007
My neighbor's name is NOT Alfredo. I can't say that he's not a doer though, considering I watched a SWAT team storm his house...

#259) Monday, February 26, 2007
Your captions on those nanotechnology signs had me laughing out loud. Are those serious? If they are, I don't think they'll ever be successful in creating a warning sign specific to nanotechnology because half the population has never even heard of it. Why don't they just use the Mr. Yuck symbol? I mean, do people really need to know WHY they are in danger? No, they just need to know that they are. So I think Mr. Yuck would suffice for everything from clorox to radioactivity to nanotechnology.

Happy Birthday Mr. Uri!

#260) Friday, February 23, 2007
That cat's face looks a lot like Booty's.

#261) Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I saw the rap-cat commercial about 17 times last night while watching TV and lamenting my insomnia. It made me laugh audibly (EL OH EL) every time. Seeing as I live about a mile or 2 from a Checkers, I may be swinging by for dinner to see if my checkers has these beloved rap cat bags. Kitty and Sydney will be SO PLEASED!!

#262) Tuesday, March 06, 2007
You're WRONG! I want to see hobbits, muggles, and pirates for 3, 4, or more hours. If a movie is entertaining, more length is just a perk. If it's not entertaining I stop watching. And hobbits, muggles, and pirates are entertaining damn it!

#263) Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Ben and I can both only pick out one. We don't have a chance. Bass lines all sound too similar. Oh, and Ben says your contest is stoopid. :-p

#264) Thursday, March 15, 2007
You talk an awful lot about Trading Spaces on your site. Have you ever even seen an episode of that show?

#265) Monday, March 19, 2007
Actually, we discovered that it is illegal for a BULL to be in a hamburger in CA. But only according to me since no one else voted for it. It sounded logical at the time...

#266) Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Yup, listen to Diana...she was an interior design major. In fact, I don't know why we didn't employ her consult sooner!!

#267) Wednesday, March 21, 2007
GO KATHY!! You are superhuman!

Wow, maybe I'm just pregnant, but that baby polar bear in the third news article is the cutest damn thing I've ever seen!

#268) Wednesday, March 21, 2007
For your next APC - Is there some way to make Mad Libs a contest? If not, I like name that tune a lot...both classic and bass line version.

#269) Friday, March 23, 2007
This weekend works for me...I'm so tired of being pregnant! Problem is, there's only 15 or so hours LEFT in "this weekend". Here's hoping!

#270) Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Praggies reading this: Read the "dating site for the hot" article and notice who co-founded it in the 5th paragraph. I guess Katie was right! haha...

#271) Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Katie, you're on. Shoot, maybe I"ll play too, except I'll submit a pregnant belly picture and wear those false hillbilly teeth. We should just inundate them with pictures of the ugliest people we can find!

#272) Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Brian, I love you and I don't take you for granted. Thanks for posting this...I think you said very eloquently what a lot of people may have a hard time expressing.

#273) Friday, April 20, 2007
Doobie makes me laugh a lot. The end.

#274) Monday, April 23, 2007
It's a-wee! WARIO! You HAVE to buy that game Pip, if for no other reason then to watch kitties and puppies line dance to disco music with a cartoon dude with a fro. Good stuff right there...

#275) Thursday, April 26, 2007
why do my little sister's boobs look ginormous in her comment picture?

#276) Monday, April 30, 2007
I'm so glad you could make it this weekend...It was great to have you there!

And wow, it really does look like we are taking over the world when you see pictures of all the grandkids together. That's a lot of kids!

Did Rebecca get home safe?

#277) Monday, April 30, 2007
Thank you! I noticed that as well, and it's actually kind of unnerving the way she makes and holds eye contact. She loves looking at faces and is quite the social butterfly!

#278) Thursday, April 26, 2007
It wasn't a compliment you hoochie. :-p

#279) Wednesday, May 02, 2007
I hope you at least took time to notice that I pooh poohed the mandatory wedding ettiquite for mine. I didn't have the inner envelope or the tissue paper. I'm such a rebel.

#280) Monday, May 07, 2007
Hooray for me compulsively checking the Urizone! on a Sunday night and finding that BU is an overachiever!

#281) Monday, May 07, 2007
Also I got an 84% on the religion test. Go Catholic school!

#282) Thursday, May 10, 2007
Congrats mom!

I just want to say for the record that I voted for you and not my own...yours was far and above the funniest!!

#283) Friday, May 11, 2007
I hope you have Grey Ghost winery's dessert wine if you're trying a few today. It's the best I've ever had...just so yummy! Have I ever had it with you??

Have fun today and a good weekend!

#284) Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Was one of the obnoxious Beard kids living next to your Grandparents named Amanda? That would explain a lot...

Diana, I think you're right about the next generation of kids. Though I think we have some say in how that goes down if we don't spoil our own kids with PS2s and whatnot!

My favorite memory from my Grandma Dee's house was the player piano in the basement. We used to dance around listening to "Hello Dolly" and other cool old songs. Aside from that, the only thing to play with in the whole house was a small metal bin on the back patio with various balls in it. But there's only so much you can do when playing with a golf ball. At Grandma Spellerberg's house, we loved to go down to the train tracks and smush pennies and such.

#285) Thursday, June 07, 2007
Why do all the Spellerbergs look like Clintons?!?!

#286) Monday, June 11, 2007
That's what a lot of high schools do now, where you have different schedules of longer classes each day. For example if your school was called O.H.S., you might have an "O" day where you have 4 classes that are each an hour and a half long, then an "H" day where you have all the other classes that you didn't have, and then an "S" day where you have shorter versions of the first day with some free periods worked in or something. It's really confusing and quite annoying. I had it my freshman year. The only good part was that we had early dismissal every other Friday.

#287) Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Why does the sun set at 6:00am where you live?

#288) Friday, June 15, 2007
If I reinstall UT2004 today, can we play so you can snipe me? That was awesome, even if I did die 372.5 times a minute.

#289) Friday, June 15, 2007
<---so fabulous. you are my hero.

#290) Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I also used to read upside down, but it was on my back leaning off the couch with my head on the floor. Why did we do that?

I really only posted a comment so I could once again see the cute little laughing Ellie icon!

#291) Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Absolutely brilliant! Made me laugh so hard!

#292) Wednesday, June 27, 2007
We used to go to Chesapeake Bay Seafood house with my Aunt Millie, and my older sisters would rave on and on about how much they loved hush puppies. I hated them, but they always told me it was because I was too young, and it was an acquired taste like coffee. Over time I began to think of liking hush puppies as synonymous with growing up. "Maybe next year I'll be old enough to like hush puppies." I still hate the damn things.

#293) Friday, June 29, 2007
I would also like to state for the record that I did not vote more than once, and Ben did not vote at all. Therefore we are officially the winners. By the way, I'm interested in the psychology behind why there is so much pride involved in this...

#294) Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Being an ex-fisheries major, I suppose I have to put in a relatively serious comment today. The Asian carp issue is actually a really really big problem, and they have no idea how to fix it. This fence is the only way they can come up with to at least try and stop them from spreading to the Great Lakes where they would be devastating to the ecosystem as well as industry. Check out the video here, it's actually really cool. (It's in two parts)

#295) Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Also, if no one else caught this it is a damn shame, because it made me laugh out loud. If you read the article on Snakehead fish that you linked to, you will find this statement:

"Snakehead meat is considered a delicatessen in both China and the United States."

I don't even know what to say to that.

#296) Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I actually enjoyed English class, even though everything you said about the class definitely applied to me too...I think I just liked the subject and liked to read so it worked out. The subject I hated was Government. They made you take that crap your senior year, and it was just so stupid. Not to mention that my teacher was a huge pain in the ass too. Her name was Ms. McNulty, but since she was fat we called her Ms. McNugget. High schoolers are mean like that. Oh and I also hated chemistry, but only because chemistry hated me. To this day I have no idea what a mole is, aside from a tunneling rodent. A chemistry teacher once actually said I was so bad at chemistry I needed to go back to kindergarten. He was a jerk though.

#297) Wednesday, July 11, 2007

#298) Thursday, July 12, 2007
wheres the credit for your hot picture? you're a dirty idea stealer...although i'm not sure why i care since i'm too lazy to actually upload my 12 of 12.

#299) Friday, July 13, 2007
I still want credit for the hot picture.

#300) Friday, July 13, 2007

#301) Monday, July 16, 2007
I remember some of my friends going off to governor's schools back in the day, and even though I knew little about it, I distinctly remember being puzzled about why anyone would ever remotely be interested in going, or try hard enough at one thing to get in. Having read your detailed description, I am just as puzzled as ever. Over-achievers annoy me.

#302) Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Based on your two bathrooms and your computer room, I would say that you still have not realized that there are more colors in the visual spectrum besides blue. :-P

#303) Thursday, July 19, 2007
John Schurman could pick up women with a used band-aid. He was just that pretty.

I have lost every last iota of respect I ever might have had for Michael Vick. I'm ashamed I ever cheered for him. Bastard.

#304) Friday, July 20, 2007
It appears by the majority of your "yearbook" comments, that the main purpose of Governor's school was to assuage everyone's ego in a very pompous manner. Always live up to your potential Brian! I trust that you will go far! Keep practicing and pursue your talents. CARPE DIEM gosh darn it!!!

#305) Friday, July 20, 2007
Also, you are such a sly devil. You never told me that you went to Governor's school while I was away on my honeymoon a mere 3 years ago.

#306) Wednesday, August 01, 2007
i find it amusing that the blue bar of nothingness that now adorns the top of the page is very close to exactly the same color as your blindingly brilliant blue bathroom. Hows that for alliteration?

#307) Monday, August 06, 2007
You didn't say that when I finally did ask my dad about living with a boy, he said "oh yeah you should definitely room with a guy. You could never get along with girl roommates". So much for the protective father theory.

#308) Monday, August 06, 2007
Haha! I forgot about you and Zelda!

#309) Thursday, August 09, 2007
Were you like 25 when you were in Kindergarten? I'm pretty sure I only thought about naps and lunch when I was 5.

The "ble" poster is hilarious, and makes me realize that your sense of humor hasn't changed since you were 12. Also, it made me picture a bull with a nametag that said "Faye" when you told the fable story. Fabulous. Now I'm going to be thinking that way every time someone uses the ble suffix.

#310) Friday, August 24, 2007
I definitely see an ass in that picture. Or maybe it's a boob, I can't tell. (a BUoob?)

Ben can't see stereograms, and it's hilarious how mad it makes him.

#311) Monday, August 27, 2007
1) There ought to be a law against fat people in spandex and speedos.

2) Michael Vick belongs in a ribeye wetsuit and an arena full of pitbulls.

3) I hate having to choose between taking Baylee to the park on a blazing hot day, or skipping it and having to deal with a psycho dog all day.

4) In the future when tasty food is replaced completely by vitamin pills, I will revolt and run a secret underground steak joint.

5) The thing about babies is that they shatter your preconceived (pun intented) notions about everything baby related. They're amazing little miracles.

6) Everything would be alright if only people loved more.

7) The only thing worse than a politician is politics.

8) My life is full of love and poopy diapers.

#312) Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I think that "sidelong" would sound better for this one. It sounds "dinky" to me.

Thanks again for coming to my bell travesty!

#313) Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Apparently someone who is reclusive watches a lot of Harry Potter movies because that's definitely the tune of the Harry Potter theme. Also, at the end it makes me think of a freaky looking gopher sticking his head out of his hole or something.

#314) Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Yeah Katie, isn't that the place where some strange (and possibly homeless) person forced himself into the apartment you were at and made you let him use the phone? Great neighborhood. Really.

#315) Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Why do you have such a huge problem with Nickelback? There are A LOT of worse bands out there.

I wish you tagged me...then maybe I'd have something to write about in a blog and maybe it could go back on the sidebar. Ok I know! You are now tagged with tagging me every day with new and exciting subject matter.

#316) Thursday, September 20, 2007
Brian, yesterday was "national talk like a pirate day" and we missed it! Gar i'm so sad...

#317) Friday, September 21, 2007
Oh, you should peruse the nine thousand pictures and videos sometime...theres some downright fatally cute stuff in there!

#318) Wednesday, September 19, 2007
OOOOOH i forgot about that...maybe I'll write something really racy...

#319) Monday, September 24, 2007
It says that in Sterling, white boys wet their pants when girls try to score.

#320) Thursday, September 27, 2007
Yeah, I still feel bad about that Kathy...

So Philip, where the heck are all the pictures of your kid huh? We like baby pictures over here!

#321) Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Funny, I took gymnastics too, and that is eerily close to what it was like. When we were REALLY good, we got to jump on the trampoline though. That was sweet.

Stick it in. Money.

#322) Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Oh and the chick in that bathtub picture looks crazy a lot like Emily.

#323) Thursday, October 04, 2007
I absolutely loved the chipmunks back in the day, but it looks like that movie is a disgrace to all that was the chipmunks. How can chipmunks be "ghetto fabulous"?

#324) Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I say again that it was damn-sure a pleasure to meet you those few months ago. I will get around to that guest post one of these days...

#325) Tuesday, October 16, 2007
K, I find it a little more than slightly unnerving that I was clicking on comments to post that this composition made me think of a very scary and confrontational carnie/ring leader, and brought up picturs of a run-down carnival at night, complete with scary side shows and games.

Then I read Paige's post and realized that I was not the only one!

#326) Wednesday, October 24, 2007
My dad and mom are so cute

#327) Monday, October 29, 2007

Ella said she drank way too much...formula that is. :-p

#328) Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I would like to divert from computer geek-speak, and ask why the bike sex guy was put on the sex offender registry. Did the bike complain?

#329) Thursday, November 01, 2007
Rebecca looks quite nice. Why are you such a scrub?

#330) Tuesday, November 06, 2007
HOOOWWWDY!!! (your song made me want to say that)

Don't worry, I'm still working on my question(s) for you, but I will submit one!

#331) Friday, November 09, 2007
Ok, I can hold it in no longer - THOSE BLUE LIGHTS ARE AWFUL! Phew!

#332) Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Wow, it's really weird to look back at those pictures and see all the people I recognize, but would be embarrassed to bump into because I can't quite remember their names. It's strange how when I joined band everyone looked so incredibly old and "adult" and now looking back at the pictures they look like the little college kids that my 18 year old sister hangs out with.

#333) Monday, November 26, 2007
November 1997: I had just turned 15 and was a sophomore transfer student at Bishop O'Connell High School. I played euphonium in the "we don't EVER play while moving because it sounds bad" marching band. I was dating Brian Wallenhorst, who was 2nd chair trumpet and a somewhat popular senior. That was my 15 minutes of high school coolness.

#334) Friday, November 30, 2007
Mrs. Uri, you crack me up.

I can't wait for Sunday!!!

#335) Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I was in Catholic school for my middle school years, and we didn't have gym every day. Each class would be designated their "PE day" and would have to remember to wear their PE uniform that day. You got to wear it all day instead of your normal uniform. The problem was, if you forgot to wear it you didn't get to play in PE and you had to just sit on the side and watch. Plus, if you had a teacher that was more ornery than usual, she could give you a demerit for forgetting. I got one once and cried even harder (since I was already crying because I wouldn't get to play) but when I took it home my mom tore it up and made a phone call to "that heartless woman". I love my mom.

#336) Friday, December 07, 2007
haha Rebecca. I was wondering if you'd chime in on that!

Brian, Ben votes for Surefooted (dont think I'm voting twice!)

#337) Monday, December 10, 2007
Those pet peeves were not about northern va. I do not feel fulfilled. Chomp blog is better than the Urizone.

#338) Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Yeah, Brian it's really good. I did listen to it yesterday, I just forgot to mention it. I think we should put out an application to modern country radio to play it...

#339) Friday, December 21, 2007
Ummm...I think I have a problem with that picture. I'm really not sure I'm comfortable with the Virgin Mary being represented by a Llama. The other guys I'm ok with though.

#340) Friday, December 21, 2007
So apparently Diana smokes crack. But yes, I love you anyway. ;p

#341) Wednesday, January 02, 2008
That loathsome people article would be pretty good if the guy who wrote it wasn't just picking on Christians and Conservatives. Yeah, he threw in a few diversions like Hillary and Nicole Ritchie, but really he's just hateful. I'll pray for him. Heh.

#342) Thursday, January 03, 2008
I have no idea about travel abroad, so I can't help you.

However, I will make a random comment about the fact that it's mighty good that you picked this year to go to Europe for the tasty food. If you had gone in years previous before you branched out in the food department, I would have to kick you in the crotch when you got back for ordering chicken tenders and mac and cheese in three different languages.

#343) Wednesday, January 09, 2008
I think I'm going to be sick.

#344) Monday, January 14, 2008
again, i feel the sickness coming on.

#345) Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Yeah, that's pretty crazy. He teaches with Mrs. Ahlbin and Bethany and Gabe can remember talking to him while they hung around waiting for their mom after school. Creepy business...

"like falling dominoes in a burning building" <----really.

#346) Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Also, didn't you once send me a video of a "learn to speak Japanese" dance session that was teaching people to say "I have severe diarrhea" or something like that? Diarrhea must be a really big deal in Japan.

#347) Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I can't hear the whole song for some reason. It cuts off after a second or two.

#348) Friday, January 25, 2008
Oh come on Phil, it's easy! See?

Seriously, I don't think I've EVER seen her. What kind of dad doesn't brag on the urizone?

#349) Tuesday, February 05, 2008
I second that!

Hey Phillip, if you check this, that picture website is asking me for some kind of room code or something.

#350) Wednesday, February 06, 2008
they have the same sign at our Costco in Manassas. It must be a Costco-wide epidemic.

#351) Monday, February 11, 2008
I'm so glad that there are other re-arrangers out there. My friends come to my house every few months and go, "oh! it looks nice in here...did you rearrange...again?" I agree B, entering the room is one of the best feelings the first few days/weeks after you rearrange. It's like your brain forgets what you did and then is all excited like you moved into a new house or something. It's euphoric for me.

I'm actually getting ready to rearrange the nursery when Ella wakes up. Come help me. :-)

#352) Monday, February 11, 2008
hmmm...something tells me that Ella would LOVE ripping out drywall. Something also tells me that drywall dust is probably not that healthy for a 10 month old.

#353) Monday, February 11, 2008

hi Rebecca. what is Guatemala like. is it nice. have you ever been there before. are their keyboards different.

geez it's almost painful to look at that...

#354) Thursday, February 14, 2008
am I a horrible person that the tiny weightlifter made me laugh really hard?


#355) Friday, February 15, 2008
CHOMPY it is!!

#356) Tuesday, February 19, 2008
the song sounds nice, but since the adjective means "dandruffey" the percussion shaker thing in the background evokes images of a dog scratching himself and fleas and skin particles flying everywhere. that's gross, and therefore I cannot like your song.

#357) Thursday, February 21, 2008
Are you saying that all Italians look the same?

#358) Tuesday, February 26, 2008
why are the spermy looking things running AWAY from the earth? It must be too repulsive to impregnate.

#359) Wednesday, February 27, 2008
That picture is vile.

#360) Thursday, February 28, 2008
i KNEW it was the monkees!!! I could tell by the sound...I was going through every monkees song I could find online listening to them but I guess no one had that one. I seriously listened to every one I could find. Damn...

#361) Monday, March 03, 2008
hola. do you habla espanol yet?

#362) Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Sweet. Now when they make "Super Mario Techno/hip-hop club" you can totally sell that for millions. I want 10%.

Congrats Brianne. I didn't even know you were preggers. :-)

I had to say "sax and violins" like 30 times in my head before I got the word play. nice.

#363) Monday, March 03, 2008
sweet. I can't wait to hablo with you!

#364) Wednesday, March 05, 2008
congrats Larry & Janice!!

Brian, sorry you had a crappy night. :-/

#365) Friday, March 07, 2008
You are an ass for that shameless and hurtful dig at my kitties. You used to love them too.

#366) Monday, March 10, 2008
Good thing Kathy came out of that hating video games phase. I hear she loves them now. Especially Mario Party. It's her favorite.

#367) Tuesday, March 11, 2008
What is it with you? Are we not friends anymore? Yesterday you publicly decry my kitties, and today you tell me that I should "go to myspace" with my vampire-ness and facebook quiz taking. Friendship-over. You're WAYYYYY to cool for me.

Oh and PS: I'd rather have kitties that pee and scoot on the floor than kitties that hiss at babies and hide at the first sign of guests. *finger snap*

#368) Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Have a superfantastic amazing time, and be safe!!!!!


#369) Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Yeah, the cripplyness must have been brought on by all the walking -- it couldn't possibly have been the fact that you were walking in 15 million year old oxfords that you've had since I've known you. That definitely wasn't it..

#370) Monday, April 28, 2008
Grand Marnier is Ben's "top-shelf" drink of choice, and he will be jealous that you got to have it there. He loves the stuff and drinks it straight up all the time. I think it tastes like disgusting orange cough syrup. There should be no orange flavored things in life except for oranges and orange juice.

#371) Monday, May 05, 2008
I can play the accordion. Did you know that about me?

#372) Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I second all your motions for the silver - I mean BU line. I would, however, add the paisley line as a direct offshoot following Rt 28 South. There'd be one stop in Chantilly, one in Centreville and one in Manassas. Voila. I save a million dollars on gas because the once sucky metro now goes everywhere i drive.

#373) Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I effing forgot about the concert and I LIVE in Manassas. Why didn't you call me poo head? This week sucks.

#374) Monday, May 19, 2008
I'm 1 millimeter away from giving pee -head kitty to the first person I meet walking down the street.

#375) Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Wave pools are awesome, and why have I not played with a Wiilee yet? I was not informed of Mario Kart shenanigans.

#376) Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Ok, I suppose we can still be friends then. I was worried for a little bit there...

#377) Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Emily and Matt danced to Michael Buble "You're everything"

People like to know these things Brian.

#378) Thursday, May 29, 2008
wow. just wow.

#379) Monday, June 23, 2008
I have been going to Old Rag mountain every year since I was 5. We would get there at the butt crack of dawn to make sure we beat everyone else. Yet still, I have never seen more wildlife than a squirrel or two and maybe a snake once or twice. How exactly do you see 2 bears and a deer on your first trip there in broad daylight and the middle of summer?! Not fair. Also, I am jealous because that is probably my favorite place ever and I wish that I could have come.

#380) Monday, June 23, 2008

Was Emily my sister Emily?

#381) Monday, June 23, 2008


(I'm just now getting back to reality from my vacation haze and catching up...please forgive!) :-/

#382) Wednesday, July 02, 2008
GO mom!! You're the master!

#383) Friday, July 18, 2008
Hahaha...oldielocks! You ARE old though. Ooooh, this could be a game... "whats up OLDsmobile...where are your hubcaps?"

#384) Tuesday, July 22, 2008
arent they worried about the sea creatures that just might not want to be swimming in one step away from a tequila shot?

#385) Wednesday, July 23, 2008
i almost cried, you jerk.

best. post. ever.

cutest. baby. ever...except ella.

#386) Thursday, July 24, 2008
I win because I have a story AND a question for one of the other "participants".

Ok, my story is interesting but not true because I've been sitting here drawing a complete blank. So I decided to go with a fictional story called "The Saving of Tam Lin" that was one of my favorites growing up, and came from an old Childcraft Annual book of myths and legends:

The story is about a young Celtic woman who is in love with a man called Tam Lin. Tam wanders into the woods one day and stumbles across an evil Faerie queen who is disguised and tricks him into servitude for the rest of his life. The following night is Samhain (Halloween) and the queen tells the maiden that the only way to save her love is to manage to hold him close for the space of 24 heartbeats at midnight, and the end of Samhain. She agrees and they meet that night in the forest. The maiden embraces Tam, and he is immediately transformed into a horrible beast that claws her skin and tears at her face. She continues to hold him. Next the Faerie queen transforms him into a pillar of fire that sears her skin, and finally he is transformed into a pillar of ice that burns her skin worse than the flames and sticks to her already burned flesh. Through all of it she manages to hold him, and at the end of the 24th heartbeat the evil Faerie vanishes and Tam Lin is free of his enslavement.

I think that's one of the most haunting and beautiful love stories ever, although it's obviously told much better in its original form...

The question is for Phil: "Why have you dropped off the face of the earth and why are there no baby pictures?"

#387) Monday, July 28, 2008
it WAS satan! Mike - it's funny that you would say I'm competitive and start trying to be "commentful" when really it's YOU who are competitive and immediately began trying to hold your lead.

#388) Monday, July 28, 2008
I mean, I'm not competitive at all!

#389) Monday, July 28, 2008
It's not like I'm posting more than normal, and after all, it wasn't ME who overturned a monopoly board!! :-p

#390) Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Did your dad ever tell you what he really did with the piggies? I can't believe both you and Diana got bum guinea pigs. All the ones I've met are cute and fun and like to be held. Why in the heck was your pig named Piedmont?

#391) Friday, August 08, 2008
told you! agreed that florida rules are crappy, but only because it's stressful and I don't get to be silly and chat. That's my favorite part of poker. Otherwise, it's fun betting big stacks of chips.

#392) Thursday, August 07, 2008
Ella rocks at mario kart. She could kick mikeandchompy's butt.

#393) Friday, August 08, 2008
also, the volleyball picture almost made me pee in my pants, which incidentally would have smelled like coffee, in case you were wondering...

#394) Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I think I would love it if a giant dog turd hit my house and broke a window. Really love it. I really wish they didn't call you a coxswain. I just don't know what that means.

#395) Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I guess I haven't been paying attention every time you talk about how cheap that lunch is on Tuesday. I may have to bogart your tradition.

#396) Monday, August 11, 2008
You also forgot "The Death Defier" The guy who rides on the two lane highway right next to the BIKE PATH which incidentally is out of the way of the angry NoVA chick that daydreams about hitting said bikers with a bat -- mailbox smashing-style.

#397) Monday, August 18, 2008
You know it's crazy, I completely forgot until this post that you used to listen to almost no popular music at all. I still remember feeling self conscious about listening to Eminem and being totally shocked when you liked it! Now you're like the guru of popular music, and I'm so waaaay behind in the dust because I completely stopped listening to it. Ahhh how they little bird fly!!!

#398) Monday, August 18, 2008
No Rebecca, I'm totally with you on this one. I actually was never UNDER coldplay to begin with, so I don't know if you can say I'm over them. I do know that they annoy the snot out of me though.

#399) Wednesday, August 20, 2008
HAHAHAHAHA...Brian you are so creative. I don't know how you come up with this stuff!

#400) Tuesday, August 19, 2008
You should make this one a full song someday. I like it.

#401) Friday, August 22, 2008
No I don't need you to send them to me, but you really should post them somewhere so people can ogle cuteness. I recommend Picasaweb to everyone because it's fantastic. It works best with the Picasa software, but it's free from google. Your wife is a saint. It's funny that you picked "blue" for your daughter telling you what color your shirt is, because that's the color Ella feels the need to point out EVERYWHERE. Also, she's really generous with her definition of "blue", so everything from light colored asphalt to grey metal is blue. I mean BOO. Yelled really loud every time she sees it.

#402) Thursday, August 21, 2008
I am obviously a non-viewer, because that is EXACTLY what I think every time I hear someone bring up Prison Break. It should be against the law for them to keep that name if they actually got out of prison before the show ended. They should be forced to change it.

#403) Monday, August 25, 2008
I hate all of you. A guy walks into a bar with a lizard on his shoulder and the bartender asks him "hey, what's with the lizard?". The guy answers "he's my pet. his name is tiny". So the bartender asks "why tiny?" and the man says "because he's my newt" best joke ever. until brownchickenbrowncow of course. geez i still can't say that without laughing

#404) Monday, August 25, 2008
oh and brian, don't forget: your momma's so fat she fell on the wall. OOOOH what now?

#405) Monday, August 25, 2008
don't correct my jokes. And by the way, I just finished reading that listserv flame war. HOLY HYPOCRITES BATMAN! That was the most fantastic thing I have ever read! I wish you posted the rest of Jenny whoever's email. It's so funny that people can't just hit the delete button...I wish I had been there...

#406) Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I wish I could hear your song over here...Erin, you are paying way too much for this internet service!!!

#407) Thursday, August 28, 2008
THANK YOU PHILIP!!! I guessed on the room code and got it right. :-) She is so beautiful! those eyes... Looks like you guys have a lot of fun. Thank you for finally proving that you did indeed have a kid.

#408) Wednesday, August 27, 2008
A. But mommy, I was just trying to write my name! See how I dotted my "i" nice and neat? B. Daddy, Billy says that mommy is cranky because Aunt Flo is here, so we have to be quiet. Can she stay in my room?

#409) Friday, August 29, 2008
I bet Ella ate your other chapsticks.

#410) Tuesday, September 02, 2008
I can't remember my sweet 16 party! :-/ I remember that my mom wanted to do something nice for me, but that's all I can remember. Wow, I suck.

#411) Monday, September 15, 2008
Man, I've got to start picking a different week for vacation. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

#412) Tuesday, September 09, 2008
That PETA ad was dead-on. I can't believe anyone would get upset about it. That's probably one of the first messages PETA has actually got right.

#413) Thursday, September 18, 2008
Random - I am totally LOVING this contest. It's so cool when songs just pop out at you!

#414) Thursday, September 25, 2008
best. contest. ever.

#415) Thursday, October 16, 2008
Caught on film -- John McCain's uncontrollable reflexive reaction to Obama's support of infanticide and Biden's slimy, fake-toothed grin.

#416) Monday, October 20, 2008
Bacon rides (like hayrides but yummier snacking)

#417) Tuesday, October 21, 2008
How come no one ever got excited and called ME devastatingly sexy when I played wow huh? The men in my life are always letting me down...

#418) Wednesday, October 22, 2008
My mom cooked every night too, though she was usually distracted so she burned everything. The crazy part is, I grew up on this stuff, so I didn't know that chicken wasn't supposed to be rubbery and green beans didn't always stick to the bottom of the pan until I was grown and moved out and cooking for myself. During the summer, Fridays were pasta night because we had swim meets the next day and I guess carbs are good in that scenario. So we would eat ridiculous amounts of mac and cheese or spaghetti every Friday. The crazy part looking back, is that we ate all together every night I can remember. Sometimes there was a friend over, but hardly ever was one of us missing. And we all had dinner related chores that we had to do.

#419) Friday, October 24, 2008
Good job on your exam! Your arrow is pointing directly at my boob.

#420) Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Erin that story makes me chuckle every time...

#421) Friday, October 31, 2008
why did i flinch an hour and a half after you cut? I was not drinking was I?

#422) Tuesday, November 04, 2008
plus he's smokin' hot. Vote McLane!

#423) Thursday, November 13, 2008
My sophomore year I was in honors chemistry and I wasn't paying close attention but I thought I heard the teacher say something that I knew the answer to. I raised my hand and answered and he and the rest of the class just kind of looked at me because I guess the answer was retardedly wrong. He then told me I was stupid and should go back to kindergarten. I think it was some sick kind of joke, but I got embarrassed and cried.

#424) Friday, November 14, 2008
I don't get it.

#425) Thursday, November 20, 2008
When I played wow, I actually got another person to give me money for having my elf take her clothes off and dance.

#426) Thursday, November 20, 2008
Fake wow money duh.

#427) Friday, November 21, 2008
I was wondering when you were going to comment on the church road paving month. Ella would cry every morning because it was so bumpy. I have never seen them take so long to pave a back road.

#428) Monday, November 24, 2008
Thanks Brian, it was great!

#429) Tuesday, November 25, 2008
NJHS was for weenies. They sent me that letter saying I was all worthy and whatnot, but then they said I had to write some crappy essay to get in. I explained to my mom why that was complete bull honkey because if I was really all special and they wanted me to be in their club, they should write ME an essay telling me why THEY were so cool. My amazingly awesome mother said that sounded reasonable, and I sent them a letter back telling them they could kiss my bum. I love my mom. And just one public service announcement for the kiddies: I was asked to be in NJHS and NHS and I told them both to go to hell. And lo and behold I still got into college!

#430) Monday, December 08, 2008
i can't believe people actually search for that stuff. Also, your post made me think of a bunch of horny 7th graders singing "does your junk hang low, does it wobble to and fro, can you tie it in a knot, can you tie it in a bow?". I just didn't need that, yet I still thought it necessary to share it with all of you. heh.

#431) Tuesday, December 09, 2008
This post made me laugh, because I have been peeved by every one of those things before except number 1. Just an add on: 1. If you shop at Giant, you will alleviate the lunch meat unit price problem. They don't seem to have an issue there, and the unit prices are very helpful 2. I always try to think of a song that goes in rhythm to the fast blinkers, and then it's just a light show like Laser Floyd. 3. Ad filled magazines make me violently angry, but even more frustrating are those stupid, aggravating cardboard insert thingies that are just loose in there every 5 pages. You try to flip through the thing to find an article and it keeps going to the same 10 pages with the retarded renewal cards. I hate those effing things. 4. Costco shoppers are awful, but they are followed closely behind by Wegmans shoppers who are even MORE yuppy and oblivious, and the aisles are an eighth of the size of Costco's. I have seriously considered burning Wegmans to the ground the 2 times I have been unfortunate enough to join a friend in going there. 5. They should invent some kind of asphalt-concealed ejector device when bikes try to ride on the road when there is a perfectly good sidewalk or bikepath nearby.

#432) Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Also, when you take the soccer mom's cart, are you keeping the 12 kids too?

#433) Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Ok, one more thing...that article about the eardrum kiss thing really freaked me out, because my ears ring after sex. (TMI?) Should I be worried?

#434) Wednesday, December 10, 2008
What the hell is jumbo slice?

#435) Friday, December 12, 2008
I like that you do it, I just wish you did different pictures each time. I honestly don't think I could pick out one from the other in my head. The pictures all look the same to me. Alarm clock, blue bathroom with BU in the mirror, driving to work, at work, cats, eating food etc...

#436) Friday, December 12, 2008
i fail to see how my comment implies "1 of 1's" mikeandchompy.

#437) Monday, December 15, 2008
Perhaps your 12 of 12 needs more pictures of food ON cats.

#438) Wednesday, December 17, 2008
hey, you should start including ratings in your reviews for those of us that don't watch rated r movies (aka: me, the only person on the face of the earth)

#439) Wednesday, December 17, 2008
OOOH a new picture! SURPRISE FOR ME!

#440) Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I have no idea where she got that hair - it's out of control!

#441) Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I would like to clarify that you're not joking about the poker-killing effect of babies. I wish I could get a bit more empathy on the fact that I used to be a semi-decent poker player, but it's like Ella now permanently uses up 1/3 of my brain, and apparently that cannot be diverted to any other activities at any other time.

#442) Thursday, December 18, 2008
still no ratings. lame.

#443) Wednesday, December 17, 2008
OK jaood, you know what's really scary? In my comment, I'd originally said "hey, you should start including ratings in your reviews for those of us that don't watch rated r movies and aren't sure if they can see WALL-E (it's NC 17 right?)" then I changed it. Apparently we're psychically bonded.

#444) Thursday, December 18, 2008
I find it hilarious that in the article about the Burger King Cologne that smells faintly of meat, the first guy they interview is named "SALAMI". Hilarious. "?It?s very nice,? said Salami Caushi, 55 and a South Boston resident, who was sipping hot coffee at the Burger King on Broadway yesterday."

#445) Friday, December 19, 2008
Doobie, NOTHING is quite you.

#446) Tuesday, December 23, 2008
the beginning makes me think of seinfeld for some reason, even though it doesn't really sound like that. I like it though, it's funky. I do think it should be the theme music for a sitcom though.

#447) Monday, December 22, 2008
yeah, I thought you meant thirty unique commenters as in thirty people who had never commented before on your site. I was thinking "no chance" so I didn't write anything.

#448) Monday, December 22, 2008
Also (sorry for going twice) my Christmas message this year is officially BAH effing HUMBUG. This December has been the worst of my life and I really kind of wish it was January already. So merry bah humbug everyone. Except Jesus is coming...that's cool.

#449) Wednesday, December 24, 2008
No way. Booty loves dessert. Mom, you kill me. Merry Christmas one day late!

#450) Monday, January 05, 2009
I was also going to comment on Rebecca's hair. It looks amazing - and I hardly ever notice when people change their hair!

#451) Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Wow. My resolutions just seem silly next to yours. If the Rock is in your movie, does that mean I can be in it playing him? I mean, I supposedly look like him according to the celebrity look-alike matcher thingey right?

#452) Monday, January 12, 2009
Kathy, it's WHITE chocolate and it's delicious! I didn't believe it either, but Brian made me try it last time I was there...mmmmmmm!

#453) Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Every time I read the "I ate my poop one" I picture MikeandChompy laughing like a retard. It wasn't that funny except for his reaction.

#454) Thursday, January 15, 2009
You must really do your research before watching, because you never seem to see, read, or play anything really really horrendous. Just once I want to see an 'F'. Or geez, even a C would be great. You should watch the Blair Witch Project. Yeah, that would do it...

#455) Friday, January 16, 2009
Haha Phil! She's just always had ridiculous amounts of hair. It's crazy. I can't view it either Brian...what's up with that? It's my kid! Sorry your battery died. Did you get it all taken care of?

#456) Friday, January 30, 2009
Lake looks like a scary, skinny, freaky cat in that string picture!

#457) Friday, January 30, 2009
Also, you should hear Ella sing the duck song now...she does almost all the motions and gets like every other word right. She blows my mind!

#458) Monday, February 02, 2009
Brian, when did you branch out enough to try sushi? The Brian I knew ate mac and cheese and ramen. What the heck happened?

#459) Thursday, February 05, 2009
I thought it was entertaining and silly the way Indiana Jones movies are SUPPOSED to be. I don't think any of them were really deep, were they?

#460) Friday, February 06, 2009
were you drunk when you wrote today's update? I have no idea what you are talking about. Actually, you sound a little like Doobie.

#461) Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Name one transfer class you got less than a 'B' in.

#462) Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I just assumed you were lying.

#463) Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Actually I didn't read the whole update. heh.

#464) Friday, February 13, 2009
ooooh i should probably do that too.

#465) Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I love having Ella for HOV on 66 now. It's the best part of my day when a cop gets all excited and pulls out behind me. He gets all close up behind me ready to put his lights on and then realizes there's a carseat with a little head. I think he then pulls onto the shoulder and cries because he realizes he just missed 40 actual offenders. Hooray for antagonizing cops!!

#466) Tuesday, February 17, 2009
aaaaand I just looked at that fat website. It could also be titled "this is why you'll throw up today"

#467) Tuesday, February 17, 2009

#468) Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Kathy, I don't think we can be friends anymore. ;-p I have a horrible memory. I also am bad at thinking of things on the spot, so every time you ask for audience participation I'm ridiculously stumped. I'm going to post something though, I just need to think...

#469) Wednesday, February 18, 2009
OK got one... I remember when I was getting ready for senior prom with my friend, and I was wearing a strapless bra and a poofy skirt that went under my dress and I was dancing around like an idiot in my room to bon jovi (I think) and holding an imaginary microphone. She was laughing hysterically, but mostly because she could see to the right of me where my shades were not drawn and my 20-something neighbor was standing open mouthed on his driveway watching me. good times.

#470) Monday, February 23, 2009

#471) Monday, February 23, 2009
I just realized why I love this version of name that tune so much - because I can do it at night when Ben is sleeping and not have to hunch up all close to the speaker to hear without waking him. That's why I got it done so quick. Because I know you care so much...

#472) Friday, February 27, 2009

#473) Friday, February 27, 2009
HAHAHA I just read the last fragment. Katie, you never get to gripe to me about how hard you work again. ;-) Also Brian, if you and Rebecca ever have children one day, and you are there to witness the event, I bet you will stop saying that women "pop out" babies. Just FYI.

#474) Friday, February 27, 2009
yep. and then he'd be able to replace his nose with Rebecca's foot. instantly.

#475) Monday, March 02, 2009
wow, I'm just not sure if I would have been friends with you back then. Except I totally would have.

#476) Tuesday, March 03, 2009
that's pretty cool to people who don't know anything about technology actually. i'm slightly jealous.

#477) Wednesday, March 04, 2009
i totally did. count them i mean.

#478) Tuesday, March 03, 2009
blinks = me too!

#479) Tuesday, March 03, 2009

#480) Tuesday, March 03, 2009
I may have followed your instructions a bit too exactly the first time...

#481) Thursday, March 05, 2009
hahaha! thanks brian!

#482) Friday, March 06, 2009
I don't get the point of Haikus

#483) Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Can you tell me the ratings of the movies? Thanks!

#484) Tuesday, March 10, 2009
DSW is great for guys too! They have all kinds of mens shoes from golf spikes to sandals.

#485) Thursday, March 12, 2009
I bought him that shirt, and I've never seen the Freddy Kreuger movies so it CANNOT be a Kreuger shirt. I like it.

#486) Friday, March 13, 2009
Not to mention a ridiculously clear memory and very full files of crap you saved from childhood.

#487) Monday, March 16, 2009
Sounds like you don't need to!

#488) Wednesday, March 18, 2009
We used to play this game called Joust on our Apple 2e computer, and for some reason we were obsessed with it though I can't imagine why. The graphics were horrible, and your stick figure rode around on this thing that looked like a deformed swan, with a giant toothpick sticking straight out or straight up at all times. I think you just maneuvered around a screen reminiscent of "burgertime" and ran blobs through with your jousting toothpick. you practically had to stand in line to play the game at my house, but then, we were not exactly technologically advanced.

#489) Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Also random rant - if you are a business that provides a service, and you decide to increase your own profits by expanding the services you provide, it damn well better not impact the people currently paying for your service. READ - verizon better stop effing up my internet service by digging umpteen holes outside my house for Fios. >:(

#490) Thursday, March 19, 2009
I'm so glad you've finally realized that Alizee stinks like a pile of dirty diapers. To this day I still have all their crap that you put in my ipod, and every time it randomly comes on I skip it so fast I'm not sure you can see my hand move. I'm also very glad my life is not burdened by the ability (or care) to notice that an artist "overuses major 7ths".

#491) Monday, March 23, 2009
Thanks for the rating!! (finally. Geez, you'd think this website wasn't a public service...)

#492) Wednesday, March 25, 2009
jaood. you stink. That teacher sounds fantastic. I also had a really good physics teacher, but not nearly as quirky.

#493) Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Second place huh? How many entries were there?

#494) Thursday, March 26, 2009
why exactly did rebecca agree to marry you? Also, who decided that it was classy and appropriate for men to wear tights with their wieners flapping around in ballet? that is just so nasty. I would definitely participate in that dance however.

#495) Friday, March 27, 2009
The only reason there's so many vampire books right now is because that's how unoriginal our society always is. Whatever big phenomenon is sweeping the teenie boppers always makes a zillion copycats...whether it's movies or books. When Harry Potter was popular, everything was magic and dragons. When Spiderwick was popular everything was naturey and field guides and faeries. It's retarded. 3 people in history had actual innovation, and everyone else wants their money.

#496) Thursday, March 26, 2009
Mike, if you wear tights to Brian's wedding, I'll give you my car. Or something I own that's valuable. I might vomit too.

#497) Friday, March 27, 2009
Diana, I wasn't knocking the books. I plan to read them! I was knocking people that take something new and ingenuitive and copy it poorly, just to make money.

#498) Monday, April 06, 2009
You shouldn't be too hard on your neighbor dude. I had to try and pry my license plate off too, because the bolts holding it in place were completely rusted and stripped, and just spun around in place but wouldn't come out. I finally gave up and just wedged the new plate into the holder in front of the old one. There's actually 2 plates on there now.

#499) Wednesday, April 08, 2009
I have no experience with any of the subjects I'm supposed to talk about, so I'll just say I'm sorry you had a migraine and I hope you feel better now.

#500) Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Something about the beginning of that reminds me of Shostakovich. Perhaps I've watched Fantasia 2000 with Ella a few too many times.

#501) Thursday, April 09, 2009
Doesn't it ever bother you that the freaks that search for this stuff end up at your site?

#502) Friday, April 10, 2009
regarding the Asian name news link: how does it get any easier than "Ping"?

#503) Friday, April 10, 2009
^------ huh?

#504) Monday, April 13, 2009
Looks like you guys had a great time! Happy Easter! Ella got to go to Grammie's house and she had a pretty good time. We ate wayyy too much too.

#505) Monday, April 13, 2009
FIVE HUNDRED COMMENTS! WOOHOO! (Mike, I'm hot on your heels!)

#506) Tuesday, April 14, 2009
carbon dating. seriously?

#507) Friday, April 17, 2009
If someone is going to become your future wife, does that mean someone will become your past and present wife too? How do you become a future wife?

#508) Monday, April 20, 2009
Wow. I'm impressed!

#509) Tuesday, April 21, 2009

#510) Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Is the story of Big Mike true? That's insane.

#511) Thursday, April 23, 2009
Grandma Dee's birthday is May 2, 1915. She wins. NINETY FOUR this year...she's going to outlive me!

#512) Tuesday, April 28, 2009
That stinks that you're working so much! I hope the end is in sight!!

#513) Wednesday, April 29, 2009
EIGHT?!? Holy crap.

#514) Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wow, strange coincidence that Jen and Lloyd made me watch this show last night and I was going to tell you about it. Based on the episode I watched (I think it was "Epiphanies"), I'd give it a C-. I thought it was pretty lame. Plus I hate that Tatonka chick. I told Lloyd he should totally check out Firefly instead...too bad it's such a short season!

#515) Thursday, May 07, 2009
To answer the questions, best meat was the nickname of a guy we went to college with. He was from Puuuuuulaki Virginny, and was hick enough to make one syllable words into 2, and 2 syllable words into one. (Think "shit" as "shee it" and "oil" as "oll") As I understand it, his parents had cows or something, and he was always telling us how his steaks were the "best meat main" (Where "main" is "man" with a hick accent). Help?

#516) Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Wow, i'm really sorry i missed the feline fajitas!

#517) Friday, May 08, 2009
i like how you tried to appease the masses by adding more news links. Like we'll be like "awww no Friday Fragments...HEY LOOK! NEWS ARTICLES!" Sorry you're working so hard!

#518) Thursday, May 07, 2009
It's not really...I was just elaborating on what you said. "puuulaski virginny inspired me."

#519) Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wow, a C, D, AND F! Best review day ever! I'd heard much the same about Heartbreak Kid, in fact, I think I remember Katie saying it made her lose her faith in humanity or something like that...

#520) Tuesday, May 19, 2009
That sounds pretty cool!

#521) Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I think that's a heron, not a stork. That place looks really nice! I'm glad you had fun!

#522) Thursday, May 21, 2009
Fabulous. Just fabulous!

#523) Friday, May 22, 2009
Dude, you got sick again? That sucks! I'm sorry. I have to admit I'm glad we didn't catch whatever plague is living at your house! How is Rebecca avoiding all of this?

#524) Tuesday, May 26, 2009
No offense Kathy, but I can't think of a single reason that perfect class attendance would be a useful goal. What's the point?

#525) Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Dude, that was pretty kind considering the caliber trumpet player I am/was. I don't think I've EVER actually had "trumpet chops", though I blame it on 12 years of Catholic schooling with lame music programs. I actually WAS first chair because I could play "lets go band".

#526) Tuesday, May 26, 2009
ahhhhh....that explains it. And I suppose not being sick is a good thing, so you win there too! :-p

#527) Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Also, I DID practice those pieces, but I was terrified to audition (I'd never really auditioned for anything in my life). I can hardly even remember being in the room, and I have no idea what I said, if I said anything. I don't remember playing the pieces, that's for sure.

#528) Thursday, May 28, 2009
Kitty still pees on things. Same as always. *sigh Side note - I am glad to hear that Rebecca also incorporates things into her dreams. I seem to always do that, and when Ben is leaving at 2am for work he says I always say weird things along the lines of whatever book/tv show I'm reading/watching.

#529) Friday, May 29, 2009
Send the website to me too dummy. Why do people not have this yet? Katie, your icon makes me very hungry. Rebecca, I feel like someone could say to you what Katie said about the goat: "Happy Wedding! I hope you appreciate that I potty trained him for you. As long as you keep the muzzle on him, he'll make a great house pet." :-)

#530) Tuesday, June 02, 2009
that sounds pretty cool! it makes me think of someone drifting in a little row boat in the middle of a foggy night, in a spooky cove or something.

#531) Friday, June 05, 2009
Talking babies are one of the worst things on this planet. I have a hard time even looking at the screen when those Quiznos commercials come on.

#532) Monday, June 08, 2009
I agree with Mikeandchompy. I'm beginning to like weird search day the best. McAfee's knob. Heh.

#533) Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Wow. That picture of Rebecca being shot out of a cannon is fantastic. Her face is priceless!

#534) Tuesday, June 09, 2009
I'm fine with Number 7 too, since we'll have Jaood with his Katana weapons and whatnot, Mikeandchompy with his ninja skills, and Ben and Chris in the heavyweight category. I feel pretty safe.

#535) Thursday, June 11, 2009
why why why why why why why? why would your dad buy that shirt? Also, why would he buy it for you? Why do you call it my halloween party? It wasn't just me!

#536) Thursday, June 11, 2009
HAHAHAHA! I AM a major player. Except only of mario kart and various other board games. Why are you in Boston? You should come back this weekend to play games.

#537) Friday, June 12, 2009
Sam beat us to the punch, but I just had to let you know that Ben was looking over my shoulder when I read today's post, and he asked why there was a "peepee cam" picture on here.

#538) Friday, June 12, 2009
where in your neighborhood is that?

#539) Monday, June 15, 2009
We're also going to a swank Outer Banks house the first week of September, except we'll be bringing a 2 year old and a roughly 10 week old baby. We'll be staying with my two older sisters, which means there will be 5.5 adults (Ben only counts as half :-) and NINE children under the age of 12. 4 under the age of 3. I'm not exactly sure how that works, but it's bound to be an adventure figuring it out. Our vacation will not involve alcohol and clowns, but it will involve breastmilk and a clown-CAR, that must somehow fit the aforementioned offspring and the heinous amount of gear that they require. Since I'm a winner anyway, here's me linking my own free picture of the vacation site - my uncle's beautiful Corolla beach house. And for the last time, the house we stayed in in 2006 was called BEACH NUTZ, not salty nuts you perv.

#540) Monday, June 15, 2009
HAHAHA...Chompy's so fat, she's one of the world's leading tourist destinations.

#541) Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wow I was in shape back then.

#542) Friday, June 19, 2009
Please stop inventing jokes. You are totally right about the seltzer water. I could never quite put my finger on why it made me sick, since it is hypothetically tasteless. You hit it on the head with the "sterilization" factor. It totally tastes like you're drinking hydrogen peroxide.

#543) Friday, June 19, 2009
Thanks B! I'm about as pregnant as you can get...due tomorrow!

#544) Monday, July 13, 2009
SO MUCH FUN! Thanks for everything Brian and Rebecca!

#545) Thursday, July 16, 2009
This was one of your wittier days. That karate poster made me laugh out loud. Agreed about the Warren Moon comment. Except about T.O. As a Buffalo fan, I have to support him now.

#546) Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Who then gave it to Becca. I've played Augmented Fourth like 4 times now, when I was bored at work back in the day. Good Stuff!

#547) Monday, August 03, 2009
Man, Katie beat me to the sea turtle comment. Although mine was going to be "you're marrying a sea turtle?!" I had completely forgotten about The Print Shop, but now I remember making "Welcome Home _______" banners every time someone in our family left for more than a day.

#548) Wednesday, July 29, 2009

#549) Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Your lima bean comment almost made me shoot a blueberry out my nose. (No that's not a sick euphemism, I was eating a blueberry at the time). I don't think I ever got a lima bean for Christmas, but you made your point. Fantastically humorous update!

#550) Friday, August 07, 2009
Brian, I've told you a hundred times, your knee was hurting because you insisted on walking seven thousand miles in BROWN OXFORDS FROM PAYLESS. Get a decent pair of cross trainers or sneakers and you'll be fine. Even gel inserts or something. Also, running will only make your knee worse, if there is indeed a problem. It's too high impact. Swimming would be better.

#551) Monday, August 10, 2009
It's her dad giving them to her, so it's ok. Am I running Ella to the potty in that last picture? Thanks so much for being there! Love ya!

#552) Friday, August 07, 2009
Paige is smart.

#553) Wednesday, August 12, 2009
:-( That is all I have to say about today, and your pictures of delicious steak.

#554) Thursday, August 13, 2009
I'm gonna have to trust your mommy and say the race one.

#555) Thursday, August 13, 2009
Ok then I think you own a pokemon thing. Also, I wish you had warned ME not to watch Hope Floats. That movie was BAAAAD.

#556) Thursday, August 13, 2009
so which is it??

#557) Thursday, August 13, 2009
man. i almost picked that because I thought i remembered something like that.

#558) Friday, August 21, 2009
dexter dibs! also the drip castle problem is easily fixed with a bucket of sand and water. duh.

#559) Thursday, August 27, 2009
Hi! I'm 28 (in October) and have 2 daughters: Ella 29 months, and Maryrose 2 months. I therefore do a lot of chasing and poop cleaning, so I don't see you as much as I used to. We're leaving for the beach on Sunday WOOHOO! Not much else to report that you don't already know. Love ya!

#560) Monday, September 21, 2009
Why the deuce would you eat raw shrimp? That's foul. Please tell me you meant peel and eat or cocktail shrimp. Were they pink?

#561) Thursday, October 08, 2009
Are you still sick?

#562) Tuesday, November 03, 2009
dude, ben gets this "vocab word of the day" thing on his cell phone, and this was the word on 10/30/09. we were talking about it on the way to beth's party, and I said how it made me think of spiderwebs and smoke. crazy!

#563) Tuesday, October 27, 2009
dude, learn to play violin is on my list too!

#564) Monday, November 09, 2009
Hey, I should share with you that over the last few years I've discovered cooking bags and they totally make basting a thing of the past. You just buy them in the aisle with all the other baggies and plastic wrap, you put (insert meat here) into them and twist tie them with the special tie, put the whole thing in a pan in the oven with a few holes poked in the top, and you have PERFECT, juicy meat after time is up. I mean the juiciest meat you've ever's amazing. I cook everything in there now.

#565) Thursday, December 03, 2009
April - felt really old for being married to a 30 year old, and having a 2 year old. June - discovered that epidurals beat natural childbirth any day of the week. October - attended the best wedding ever, since mine. November - Managed to stand up my best friends by completely space-cadeting on their Annual turkey/ham/bacon/cheese soup extravaganza. I don't think I will ever stop feeling sheepish.

#566) Monday, December 21, 2009
why is a name blurred out on the board?

#567) Monday, December 14, 2009
chips, salsa, and cheese-dip was not meant to be dinner!!! We had tacos people!

#568) Friday, December 25, 2009
that is so cool!

#569) Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Is the giant, orange, disco-ball-esque plant behind rebecca real?

#570) Tuesday, January 05, 2010
what is this comment from? why was I calling you retards that time?

#571) Friday, January 08, 2010
whenever anyone says "coldsnap", I always picture a fat girl narrating a friend's particularly mean comment saying "ooooh that was cold, SNAP!"

#572) Thursday, January 07, 2010
Up (or Airplane house as Ella calls it) has become this family's favorite movie. I think it was superbly done, and I agree with Annie about the opening part. I bawled. Oh and the giant bird makes me laugh every time I look at it.

#573) Monday, January 11, 2010
Rebecca is hot.

#574) Thursday, January 14, 2010
Darn it. #1 is on my list too!

#575) Friday, January 29, 2010
boo pinky

#576) Wednesday, February 03, 2010
The cake one makes me wonder if you had some bad birthday cake experience or something. I guess kids never forget the year you try to save time by baking the cake a week before and have to cut it with a hammer and chisel... Mike, that, or you can just go out and get a kid. I do everything with crayons now.

#577) Tuesday, February 02, 2010
When you do these things it makes my life look really sad. My calendar would look something like: February - ignore valentines day March - ignore st patricks day April - celebrate Ella and Ben's birthdays May - Ignore Cinco de Mayo and marry off Bethany June - Celebrate Maryrose's birthday July - mildly notice independence day August - wait for september September - go to the beach October - ignore my birthday November - thanksgiving December - christmas Apparently, aside from birthdays and vacation, everything we do/don't do comes already printed on a standard calendar...

#578) Friday, April 16, 2010
Miss seeing you guys. Love ya!

#579) Monday, April 26, 2010
This is a fantastic post.

#580) Friday, April 23, 2010
Mike, that is exactly what I was clicking here to post! Great minds...

#581) Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I didn't realize you even knew how to play volleyball.

#582) Friday, June 04, 2010
So exciting about Ellen. Thanks for the picture.

#583) Wednesday, June 16, 2010
oh those are the worst. stinks to be you!

#584) Thursday, August 05, 2010
1) Who are you? Ben's housecleaner, wife, and lunch packer, Ella and Rosie's nose wiper, food provider, and scream listener, Kitty's pee cleaner and Sydney's scratching post. Oh and me. somewhere in there is me. 2) How do you know me? Oh. How I know you. I suppose it goes as far back as you mercifully accepting me into the MV Trumpets. Then living together in the 'burg, centreville, and then Sterling. Then forcing my crazy family gatherings on you, taking your money and your food, and making you and your whole family earn your keep at my wedding. Long story short, you are my adopted brother. 3) How and when did you find this site? Around 2003 after you moved to FL, and I felt really guilty that I didn't keep in touch very well and should probably read this "blog thing" you spoke of. 4) Where is your website? just pics. 5) What would you like to say to the rest of us? Seek peace and pursue it.

#585) Monday, August 23, 2010
That sure would have solved our bathroom problem at Rosie's party. I paid 100 bucks for that place too... crappy manassas city parks.

#586) Tuesday, August 24, 2010
WOO! I never win anything (if skill isn't involved)

#587) Thursday, September 23, 2010
I'd lay money on it being acorns and a breezy night. Those things come down a lot right about this time of year, and they would definitely bounce and "scamper", and eventually make their way to the gutter and slide down. Just a thought. Also, hi. I haven't been reading your blog lately and I feel guilty. My fall resolution is to do better.

#588) Friday, October 15, 2010
ok, I am going to do better at visiting your site, starting today! Great to see you Wednesday. :)

#589) Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Your first grade teacher should have been on your third grade teacher for HER handwriting. And grammar. And spelling. Wow, public school, wow.

#590) Wednesday, December 08, 2010
wow ella was little.

#591) Wednesday, December 22, 2010
It really disturbs me when I see videos like these, and I'm wearing clothes that I'm pretty sure I haven't fit in since 2nd grade, yet your date lists it as less than 5 years ago.

#592) Friday, December 17, 2010
WOW you have changed.

#593) Tuesday, December 21, 2010
This could (and totally should) be the new theme song for Dexter.

#594) Thursday, December 30, 2010
Well now I'm worried about my HP Notebook and my WD external drive!! You have to take a look and make sure mine are ok! Fun ruiner. :p

#595) Monday, January 03, 2011
yeah especially the dying part.

#596) Tuesday, January 04, 2011
wow your weekend sounds like heaven. especially the prime rib part. I'm officially jealous, and also now a very sad, steak-less, pregnant lady.

#597) Wednesday, January 05, 2011
I totally saw an apocalypse bus yesterday!

#598) Wednesday, January 05, 2011

#599) Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Although, I think Jason calls it the "Vantasy"

#600) Monday, January 10, 2011
FLAT BAGS. brilliant!

#601) Tuesday, January 11, 2011
totally could be the theme song for the Klumps Halloween special.

#602) Tuesday, January 11, 2011
people cook with pot and manure?? :p

#603) Friday, January 14, 2011
yay fun times!

#604) Friday, January 21, 2011
what the heck happened? they rope you into proposals again?

#605) Friday, January 21, 2011
oh and I just read the news articles and GIVE ME A BREAK. The Ala. gov was quoting scripture. People are ridiculous.

#606) Wednesday, January 26, 2011
OH NO LOOK AWAY LOOK AWAY! MY VIRGIN EYES! (I wasn't allowed to play with GPKs when I was a kid, so I've never really seen them)

#607) Monday, January 31, 2011
Excuse me, but I certainly DID NOT lock my children in a cupboard. I put them in a nicely padded cardboard box with holes poked in it and everything!

#608) Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Ok I would definitely move "Doesn't get a green light" to the Least Satisfying/horribly awful category. Usually when I see that happen, I'm seeing it from behind them which means I don't get the green light either!

#609) Wednesday, February 02, 2011
When did your last name get excited? In 1984/5 it was only "Uri."

#610) Thursday, February 03, 2011
what are despicable me and social network rated?

#611) Thursday, February 03, 2011

#612) Friday, February 04, 2011
alternate conclusion: so's your face.

#613) Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Yay babies!!! He's a cutie!

#614) Thursday, March 03, 2011
I totally agree that early episodes of the Office use that awkward and embarrassing "comedy" more than anything actually funny. There are a few gems though, and the show (and comedy) get better with later seasons.

#615) Friday, March 04, 2011
Oh Brian, you are pushing the envelope! These are some real hot button topics.

#616) Monday, March 07, 2011
Looks awesome, despite the rain! That fire must have been really cozy. :)

#617) Tuesday, March 08, 2011
What is a celeste?

#618) Thursday, March 10, 2011
"they're BALOONS! NOT NUKES, stupid eniviromentlist hippy soft skin, red commie RETARDS!!!" -- HAHAHAHA this guy needs anger management.

#619) Friday, March 11, 2011
You know what's always there to mock? Your face.

#620) Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I have hearty buns. PS Your greenery does not succeed in making that look healthy. Delicious yes, healthy, no.

#621) Monday, March 14, 2011
*barf :p

#622) Thursday, March 17, 2011
Yay you liked the office!

#623) Friday, March 18, 2011
re: name that tune, just do a new one in the same old formats! It's still fun!

#624) Wednesday, March 23, 2011
You look like you have to pee. I have to admit, not buying costumes is probably the best in line with true Halloween spirit, but what are creatively impaired people supposed to do? I wish I could put together some of the amazing things our moms did for us. Ellen looks awesome!

#625) Tuesday, March 22, 2011
i second that!

#626) Tuesday, March 29, 2011
mmm lion. was it fresh off the savannah?

#627) Thursday, March 31, 2011
travel safe, love you guys!

#628) Tuesday, April 05, 2011
glad you guys are home safe and had a good time. were the kitties overly pissed? i know i gave them more food than they are used to. They'd better like me more now...

#629) Thursday, April 07, 2011
I don't know why they don't just impose an 80% (or more) tax on tobacco and alcohol products. Enough people are addicted enough that they will continue buying them and increase revenue. The rest of the people will kick the habit because it's too expensive, and decrease drunk driving accidents, unemployment, etc. Done and done.

#630) Thursday, April 07, 2011

#631) Monday, April 11, 2011
if you were a veggie tales character, which would you be and why? (have fun researching!)

#632) Tuesday, April 12, 2011
It looks like Heroes dude is trying out for ET.

#633) Friday, April 15, 2011
awesome. that pugly turtle made my day.

#634) Monday, April 18, 2011
I didn't know you performed back-attic operations for people who can't afford healthcare! When did you go to med school?

#635) Tuesday, April 19, 2011
you were a ridiculously cute kid.

#636) Thursday, April 21, 2011
I just realized something that makes me the equivalent of an American freak: I have never seen a single episode of The Wonder Years. I don't even know what it's about (except obviously the wonder years).

#637) Tuesday, April 26, 2011
...and one roommate reading over your shoulder for weeks and asking annoying questions about photoshop, the Sgt. Pepper cover, and partwriting...

#638) Wednesday, April 27, 2011
ok that Florida State experience just sounds kinda mean! I would be depressed.

#639) Friday, April 29, 2011
monkeys also throw poo. i think that would have been a better simile.

#640) Wednesday, May 04, 2011

#641) Tuesday, May 10, 2011
wild Costco!

#642) Wednesday, May 18, 2011
ooooh this is going to be cool!

#643) Friday, May 27, 2011
looks beautiful! send our love. :)

#644) Wednesday, June 01, 2011
swap guilt and habit, and my chart would be exactly the same.

#645) Thursday, June 09, 2011
I find it discouraging that all of your family pictures from the 80s appear to be higher resolution and quality than what my current camera is capable of.

#646) Friday, June 10, 2011
kid birthday party and homeschool conference on saturday and an old friend's first Mass as a priest on Sunday. yes, thermally, due to being 20lbs heavier than a blue whale. Probably, but maybe not. July 14th. Absolutely, but I'd advise against bloody Mary. No idea. Yes, it's "asswipe on Thursday". No, it's when they're moving the car from one dealer to another - they take that off for you. They like to be sick and stinky. Because one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do, but two is just as bad as one - it's the loneliest number since the number one. Technically to the bank, but free parking if you're cool. to confuse the mice. It doesn't have enough saturated fat and msg. because it's fun to say "widget". you must order weird stuff - mine comes almost instantaneously. adrenaline. cold shivers when you have to pee?? no. Probably Hank Aaron.

#647) Thursday, June 09, 2011
ooooh. mine fits in my purse. I guess i'm doing it wrong.

#648) Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Your sister looks thrilled to be at your graduation and a part of your family.

#649) Wednesday, June 15, 2011
at least she had a nice, leafy, lean-to.

#650) Friday, June 24, 2011
Regarding the whining article: I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT I KNEW IT I KNEW IT! WORST. SOUND. EVER.

#651) Monday, June 27, 2011
Did you "off" the fourth Brian? looks like you guys had fun...sorry to miss it!

#652) Tuesday, June 28, 2011
warm paint colors! orangey, red, southwestey. I can just see that for rebecca for some reason... They should teach your nephew to come out of that wicker basket like a snake when they play the recorder.

#653) Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Are you absolutely sure it's not Bullwinkle? Because that would make it the awesomest hat ever, no contest.

#654) Wednesday, June 29, 2011

#655) Monday, July 11, 2011
I am so glad I'm not the only one who remembers those embarassing, unfair, moments in life. That's the one area where I think my memory might be on par with yours!

#656) Tuesday, July 12, 2011
In the restaurant shot, it looks like the woman behind you is wearing a helmet and aviator goggles on her head.

#657) Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Oooh i like the darkest square one, in the middle. Also the lighter of the separated rectangle ones, second from the left.

#658) Wednesday, July 13, 2011
20 carrots would be really orange!

#659) Friday, July 15, 2011
I thought I told you our friendship was over. Stop spying on me. jerk.

#660) Friday, July 15, 2011
B, no I'm not. I'm just permanently incubating another human. I can see me now... "Hi, I'd like you to meet my kids: Ella is 8, Rosie is 6, and Kathryn (points to belly) is 4. she never came out..." *sobs

#661) Thursday, July 21, 2011
Didn't I tell you about the fire drill one?! That may still be the funniest thing I've ever seen. That's the first "The Office" scene I ever saw, and why I began watching.

#662) Monday, July 25, 2011
hospital lights are bright too ya know...

#663) Friday, July 29, 2011
Thanks Brian! We did consider "Kathryn Avarice Ahlbin", but it just didn't ring as nicely. :)

#664) Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Emily had sim-ant!

#665) Friday, August 05, 2011
at least you can currently spell "f-ing"

#666) Monday, August 01, 2011
1. Maybe sometime in 2001 or 2002, but not regularly. 2. Man asses, VA 3. If not for the Urizone, I would never have known that there were people out there worried about scabies from massage parlors. I would have nothing to do while waiting for babies to be born, and no "name that tune" contests to be awesome at. Most importantly, I would not have the discotheque boobies song (and accompanying visuals) stuck in my head every time either word was mentioned in any capacity.

#667) Tuesday, August 09, 2011
who the heck would define it that way? creepy.

#668) Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Is that Eric Ruesch who went on to O'Connell? Looks a lot like him. I knew him in high school...asked me out one Valentine's day. Really nice guy, and apparently very small world. :)

#669) Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Dude, this could be from Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. How idyllic!

#670) Thursday, August 18, 2011
Thank you thank you thank you for this glimpse into the Uri!Brain. I've always wondered what it would be like...

#671) Wednesday, August 17, 2011
True story.

#672) Monday, August 22, 2011
What is Pei Wei? I have seen them around, but have no idea what they sell or do. I like to imagine that it is like a 7-11, except it is run by Asians and they sell sushi and saki. Also how do you say that? Pee Wee? Pay Way? Pie Why?

#673) Tuesday, August 23, 2011
you never fail to make me laugh. love ya!

#674) Tuesday, August 23, 2011
also, heh. meat probe.

#675) Wednesday, August 24, 2011
BAHHAAHAHAHAHA this is awesome!!

#676) Wednesday, September 14, 2011
that just made my day. seriously. you were such a wiseass, I had no idea!!

#677) Thursday, September 15, 2011
Did you get our happy birthday message? Hope your day was great! Love ya!

#678) Monday, September 19, 2011
I went and visited my parents, annoyed that Ben was also gone on a bachelor party weekend. When did it become customary to have a "bachelor vacation" instead of a bachelor party??

#679) Friday, September 23, 2011
OH NO! You watched it two years too early!

#680) Tuesday, September 27, 2011
reminds me of pyramids for some reason...

#681) Wednesday, September 28, 2011
1. That street you lived on was awesome. It was like living on a court, without all the turnaround fools! 2. ...and in 2020W was Anna, the drunk imposter living in the W.E.L.L., and spending more time in Rick and Jay's East room playing Goldeneye on N64. 3. Rosie picked her. I wanted the black cat with you, remember? I blame Rosie. 4. There WERE Catholics everywhere, and will continue to be. Why do you think we have so many kids? 5. You also picked the Elms because like Seminary Valley, every other complex had ridiculously long lights or horrid left turns to leave. 6. You DEFINITELY should have mounted it on the roof. Or perhaps put it on the porch next to the door in hopes people would drop money in for your profit.

#682) Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I'd agree with that. Perhaps she's doing chemistry experiments with her urine, hence the continual peeing.

#683) Wednesday, October 05, 2011
awesome. "i cannot work with..." is the most diva-ish thing i've ever heard you say!

#684) Tuesday, October 11, 2011
when i glanced at this I misread "smurfy", and now all I can picture are little blue things with white hats running around.

#685) Monday, October 24, 2011
Loved this weekend! Congrats Mike and Paige! Stinks that you're working so many weird shifts now...glad we get to see you soon!

#686) Tuesday, October 25, 2011
darn it! I was already crafting my "felonious monk" witty comment in my head, before I read the whole post!

#687) Wednesday, October 26, 2011
my favorite too

#688) Thursday, October 27, 2011
do it. do it. doooo it!!!

#689) Tuesday, November 08, 2011
I thought I wouldn't like it, but I liked it!

#690) Friday, November 04, 2011
It makes me sad that you can say a minor in math fills your free time. Remember helping me study (read: teaching me completely) for my Calculus final?? I'm a math train wreck.

#691) Monday, November 07, 2011
Also, they will be tiny and cute. (See small furry mammals again)

#692) Wednesday, November 16, 2011
What are you going to do when someone takes you seriously some day?

#693) Monday, December 05, 2011
I forgot about PMO. Also I'm impressed that you could tell half of what he was saying!

#694) Wednesday, December 07, 2011
hahaha mom, I was wondering about that!

#695) Thursday, December 08, 2011
thanks for this! we were all considering getting one for Ben's mom, but I don't think it would be a good fit.

#696) Tuesday, December 20, 2011
ditto chompy.

#697) Wednesday, December 21, 2011
um, bacon is last on the list, and not represented on the "last time i ate it list". disappointing.

#698) Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I like it a lot!!

#699) Friday, January 20, 2012
I believe I have a Red Cowboy hat, a sheriff's badge, and a pretend six shooter in our dress up bin. Let me know if you want to use them! And who the heck throws a Wild West Themed party? (besides a 6 year old?)

#700) Monday, January 23, 2012
That had better be an 8X10 on your living room wall by the next time I'm over there...

#701) Friday, January 27, 2012

#702) Friday, February 03, 2012

#703) Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Oliver was a sweet, awesome cat. So sorry to hear!

#704) Tuesday, April 03, 2012
I love how Dan isn't even smiling. It really almost looks like he's picking ripe children.

#705) Wednesday, April 04, 2012

#706) Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Happy Birthday Mrs. Uri!! Sending love from the Ahlbin/Spellerberg people. :)

#707) Monday, April 23, 2012
I read "three cheese pizza" and thought you forgot to pluralize. I was thinking, "dang, that's a lot of pizza"!

#708) Friday, May 18, 2012
this needs to be posted on street corners, and a targeted ad on every 12-45 year old's FB page. also don't forget "assure" with ensure and insure. Also good/well.

#709) Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I hate the stupid auto dim too.

#710) Tuesday, May 22, 2012

#711) Monday, June 11, 2012
Are you now, or ever in the foreseeable future, willing to babysit for me? If so, how many children at once, and for how long? If the answer is more than "1" and "10 minutes", which ones?

#712) Wednesday, July 11, 2012
What are you trying to tell me with these "rememberings" hmmmm? I would like to point out that I wanted the playful black and white cat, as did you. In the end, all of this can be blamed on Rosie. Also, I do not remember Kitty getting fleas. Not even a little bit.

#713) Thursday, July 12, 2012
Looks like you guys are having lots of fun! That mural Rebecca is standing by looks incredibly realistic...I like that pic. Keep taking mucho pictures, these were great. Maybe you can take 13 or 13!

#714) Thursday, July 19, 2012
Creme Brulee? Where?!

#715) Friday, July 13, 2012
Those dudes need a fingernail trim.

#716) Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I love the contests. Prize or no prize, I love them! How 'bout a Uri! Crossword?

#717) Monday, July 30, 2012
Are you on Raleigh Road? That house looks like it's almost exactly where the yellow house was the first year we went.

#718) Thursday, August 02, 2012
That's really cool!! I can't believe you remembered that, and that the place is still there!

#719) Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Happy BURIthday!

#720) Friday, August 03, 2012
Where are everyone else's drinks?

#721) Friday, August 10, 2012
I talk too much's not just here.

#722) Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I am a nervous talker, what can I say? I'm glad you didn't think I was totally self-absorbed, and hung around for a ya!! :) I remember the spirit rally...It was on that big lawn in front of Dietrick dining hall. I'll never forget it, because I learned the "dirty old hokie" cheer and was irreparably traumatized.

#723) Friday, August 24, 2012
I may actually try this today, since I have all the ingredients. I love boullion, and I've started keeping the big jar of ready to use powder around. I buy those two packs of Costco whole chickens for 9 bucks, cook one, and then make soup a few days later with the bones and whatever veggies I have on hand (a small scoop of boullion makes it perfect seasoned!). It's like eight meals for under $10!

#724) Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Those hats are not goofy, they are so cute! And I'm not sure how, but I had no idea your mom had jet black hair. She looks beautiful!

#725) Friday, September 07, 2012
why did you create a game you can't play? being color blind and all...

#726) Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Nice touch adding the link to the vowels

#727) Monday, October 01, 2012
I didn't even know your sister was pregnant, what the heck?!?! Congrats to her, Dan, Sam, and all your family! YAY BABIES! :)

#728) Friday, October 05, 2012

#729) Wednesday, November 14, 2012
this was hilarious.

#730) Thursday, November 15, 2012
I wish I could have come!! Hi Mike!

#731) Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I agree. Awesome sketch!

#732) Wednesday, November 21, 2012
You don't like it? Then WII YOU! Maybe it could catch on? Cursing for those of us with wee ones? get it? I agree with Rebecca. I don't usually read these reviews thoroughly, but this one was awesome! The sneeze comment made me laugh out loud.

#733) Thursday, November 29, 2012
Taut is an awesome word.

#734) Friday, November 30, 2012
"Hang out with more people in the vicinity who don't require a thirty minute drive to reach: SUCCESS" Sorry about that. Wanna move to Manassas? We have battlefields!

#735) Thursday, August 01, 2013
I guess my subconscious directed me to log on today for the first time in months. Happy Birthday! Love that email from your dad. :)

#736) Wednesday, July 31, 2013
This made me guffaw. I still can't believe that crazy lady! How did she have that house? What did she do for a living? That was a weird situation, and looking back, I'm still a little surprised that we didn't end up chopped, stewed, and served to a million cats. I still think we need to go back and mess with the crazy PETA adoption people at those pet stores. Wear an apron, smear it with blood, go in looking for the "plumpest" cat...

#737) Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Also, they weren't pissed that we weren't home enough, they were SHOCKED that we would consider separating the dear sister cats in a few months, because OMG they're like RELATED and in the wild cats live together and snuggle FOREVER and EVER and these cats will definitely have emotional scarring and need kitty therapy!

#738) Tuesday, July 23, 2013

#739) Wednesday, July 24, 2013

#740) Friday, September 06, 2013
Wow, I had no idea about that stick. Since apparently everyone else is clueless, who are the people who did know and coined the phrase? When have you ever gone to the kind of establishment that has a bathroom waiter guy??

#741) Wednesday, September 11, 2013
what the hell is in your mouth?

#742) Monday, September 16, 2013
I still think that card was a stroke of genius. I like that phrase. Too bad all strokes aren't the genius kind, because then there'd be a lot more great ideas, and a lot less saggy, asymmetrical faces.

#743) Wednesday, December 18, 2013
You were the cutest kid ever. This made me smile!

#744) Monday, February 17, 2014
Mine was great, because I got to hang out with you!! :) Thanks again!

#745) Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Whoa. Acura. BenAnna license plate. Plants. Apple curtains. A lot has changed! PS those plants were so pretty!! Sad.

#746) Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Aren't you excited to see me on the 'zone again? That's because Ella can read now, and I can give her a set of written directions for school, and actually turn my attention to something else for five minutes. It's pretty epic. Can I send you a new comment picture?

#747) Wednesday, February 19, 2014
heh. Hi doobie!

#748) Friday, February 21, 2014
Is there a whole section of your brain dedicated to this stuff?

#749) Tuesday, March 18, 2014
That's terrible. I can't believe so many people have these, and nobody knows what to do about it!

#750) Tuesday, March 04, 2014
You know the cats would just tunnel underneath right?

#751) Wednesday, March 05, 2014
I love your mom.

#752) Wednesday, March 12, 2014
why is your butter mustard yellow?

#753) Wednesday, March 12, 2014
also, what is butter mustard? My sentence could be misleading.

#754) Friday, March 21, 2014
You lie. Your favorite utility card is that obnoxious knife juggler. Put this apple up your ***. :P Either that or I don't know what a utility card is. I have found that I don't have the patience or commitment to do arena, but I know it's a better deal so I don't want to spend the gold either. So now I sit on two arena entries or three purchased decks worth of gold, and keep hoarding more. Something must give! Emote also needed: /weep. It's funny, I have actively missed /train while playing you.

#755) Friday, March 28, 2014
I feel like this chart needs to be re-titled "How I use a Rolling Pin Since I met Rebecca", since before that it would just be a flat line of 0%

#756) Friday, April 04, 2014
wow. that's a crap-ton of floral.

#757) Monday, April 07, 2014
did you set up a camera?

#758) Thursday, April 10, 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mrs. URI!!!!!! You are such a wonderful, sparkly, person, and I am so happy that you and your family are in my life. :) Much love to you today! Anna and family

#759) Tuesday, April 08, 2014
I had to look up the word "stevedores". Glad you had fun, but it is ridiculously difficult for me to picture you guys at that place. Good for you for going, you guys are becoming my role models in adventure-seeking!

#760) Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This is really cool, good job guys!

#761) Monday, April 28, 2014
You have no idea how upset Ben was, especially since I played him shortly after that, and also Hexed DW. I thought he might actually explode. heh. :D

#762) Friday, April 25, 2014
I actually signed up and paid for (and most importantly, began training for) a mud run!! Anyone who knows me, knows that all of the above happenings are as probable as the sun setting in the east.

#763) Friday, April 25, 2014
I know, right?

#764) Tuesday, April 29, 2014
I got two wrong. I didn't know the name of your fantasy world, and Roanoke College was an unfair trick!!

#765) Friday, May 02, 2014
loved this!

#766) Tuesday, May 06, 2014
yeah yeah, but if you HAD to pick one of the ones your mom said, and only eat it forever and ever. What then?

#767) Wednesday, May 07, 2014
That's deep.

#768) Wednesday, May 14, 2014
oh crap. this actually made me miss playing wow. CHOO CHOOOOO

#769) Monday, June 02, 2014
Congrats on releasing that stuff I don't understand!

#770) Wednesday, June 11, 2014
did you have a laughing fit? were you really nervous? this was awesome.

#771) Wednesday, June 11, 2014
That is so awesome. It really was a bit overdramatic, but I can't believe you just couldn't stop laughing. Do you think that Emcee guy was really pissed?

#772) Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I have always thought that it looked like you were practicing air trumpet fingers in this photo. As you usually were back then...

#773) Wednesday, June 25, 2014
In public, it's polite to wear pants. FYI. Also, your socks make me laugh. It's like your right leg is a rebel.

#774) Friday, June 27, 2014
Where are you camping, and with whom? That sounded stalker-ey. You only have to answer if you want to. But do.

#775) Monday, June 30, 2014
I truly am sorry that you hurt your knee, but I have to confess I laughed at the thought of the accident. Treadmill incidents are one of my favorite funnies. But sorry.

#776) Monday, July 07, 2014
It was so great to see you guys, thanks for coming out!! <3

#777) Friday, July 11, 2014
You logged your exercise?! Did Rebecca make you do that?

#778) Friday, July 11, 2014
That's lunacy.

#779) Wednesday, July 23, 2014
You amaze me. I understand mostly nothing of what you say about code and html and data, but I can tell you are brilliant. Good on you, mate.

#780) Wednesday, July 23, 2014
What's wrong with babies?!

#781) Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Mine too. I finally figured out that the manufacturers changed how the spinner stops a while ago. I guess it used to be the mechanism that brought the spinning to a sudden stop that was always breaking. I'm not sure, but I think I'd rather take my chances, than wait for a machine spinning at 9 billion rpms to stop on it's own.

#782) Tuesday, August 05, 2014
These are always my favorite posts!!

#783) Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Oh my gosh, this put the hugest smile on my face. Your family is so crazy awesome. Brian, you were a spaz!

#784) Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Also Happy Birthday Ellen!! I bet nobody makes this big a fuss over you now :D

#785) Friday, August 22, 2014
our HOA needs some serious neutering. this letter makes me happy.

#786) Monday, August 25, 2014
My weekend was amazing, and I HAD SO MUCH FUN!! Thank you!

#787) Tuesday, August 26, 2014
oh my.

#788) Wednesday, August 27, 2014

#789) Friday, August 29, 2014
We don't actually have brown recluses this far north, but the funnel weavers we have are related to them, and even though they're not venomous, their bites can cause nasty reactions. Your mom is right, make sure you get it checked if it hangs around much longer! Because also, we do have black widows!

#790) Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Your "endgame woman". That might be the most hopelessly adorable thing I've ever heard you say! *sigh Brian and Rebecca are the cutest ever!!

#791) Tuesday, September 02, 2014
I saw you two weekends in a row. That hasn't happened since probably 2007 (cue Brian looking up the actual statistics) but it was awesome! Thanks for coming out! Also, Ella did not try to convince you, she tried to emotionally manipulate you with weeping! :D

#792) Thursday, September 11, 2014
That game always ends up so crazy.

#793) Monday, September 29, 2014
I USED TO DO THAT TOO! I knew we were kindred spirits!

#794) Monday, October 06, 2014
Happy Anniversary to one of my most favoritest couples! I'm sorry I missed it this weekend, but better late then never right? I love you both, and I'm so glad you found each other! Wishing you 100 more years! Love, all of us :)

#795) Friday, October 10, 2014
1. Jumping on Mike's question, if you had no jobs, no family, no commitments, etc...and could live anywhere in the whole world, where would it be? 2. What book should I read for fun next?

#796) Friday, October 17, 2014
Seattle is so awesome. Have a great time, and make sure you meet up with Emily!!

#797) Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I am not even ashamed. That was so much fun! Except for Bjornson (aka my husband) being a violent jughead the whole time. :P

#798) Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Also, in that picture I look like I'm doing a Godfather impression.

#799) Monday, December 08, 2014
FYI, my children now play pretend-games involving caves, bugbears, goblins, and morningstars. Rosie also told me that she wants to play Dungeons and Dragons when she grows up. I'm an awesome mom.

#800) Friday, December 12, 2014
I'm watching Lie to Me too! I like it. That Suh/Hsu switch sounds like a conspiracy. Maybe your company is dabbling in human-robot reengineering, and actually kidnapped Suh to run underground experiments on him, returning him months later "slightly altered". You should look into this. You should also monitor your officemate for irregular behavior.

#801) Wednesday, December 17, 2014
I freaking love these pictures. Your family is so awesome.

#802) Thursday, February 26, 2015
^--------hahahahahahahahaha Mike, why aren't we playing Hearthstone?? Friend me!

#803) Friday, February 27, 2015
Thanks Paige, I agree! Did you get my email a while back regarding that?

#804) Wednesday, March 04, 2015
I'm so relieved I saw you so recently!

#805) Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Did you have to poo when this was taken?

#806) Tuesday, March 10, 2015
This post is epic. How times have changed,yet how cats change not at all...

#807) Tuesday, March 24, 2015

#808) Tuesday, April 14, 2015

#809) Wednesday, April 15, 2015
THREE?! I'm always impressed with how precocious you were when you put up things like this.

#810) Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Awesomeness. Please continue this!

#811) Tuesday, May 05, 2015
7 out of 10! (Actually, I'm cheating and gave myself the puffin one, because I knew it was that, and then went back and thought it was a trick and picked hedgehog.)

#812) Friday, May 22, 2015
i see hands and people hugging

#813) Friday, June 12, 2015
Sydney loves you

#814) Monday, February 01, 2016
YOGA SHIRT!!! Did you try the Llama shirt yet??

#815) Friday, May 20, 2016
Ok, this sounds ridiculously fun. I may have to start putting the kids to bed earlier!!

#816) Wednesday, December 14, 2016
I loved Detectorists!!

#817) Monday, December 26, 2016
Loved having you so much! Miss you already!

#818) Monday, January 02, 2017
babies EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!

#819) Monday, January 23, 2017
You realize my head is exploding over here, right? Like my hands are shaking as I type. Can't think straight...Uri words....SO EXCITED!!!!!!! I agree with everything said so far, but have no experience with that magic wrap thing Katie's talking about. Whatever works! Kathy is spot on about what she said, especially what you don't need. Also on the not needed list: --wipe warmer --full size high chair (takes up too much space, used for too little time. get the chair topper ones.) --baby powder, unnecessary and dangerous if inhaled. --infant shoes. BABIES CAN'T WALK. --bumbo seat. The window of time this can be used is infinitesimal. Not to mention it doesn't work well, costs 50 bucks, and babies hate them. --I'll get argument here, but baby bathtubs are on this list. when they're tiny, a clean sink with a washcloth and running water is easiest. They grow fast though, and then just a little water in the bathtub with their head supported by your hand is quick and easy. By the time they're big enough to play and enjoy bathtime, they can sit up in a regular tub. I would add to the need list: --PACK N PLAY. Utterly essential if you ever want to go anywhere. You don't need the one with the million bells and whistles though, just a box for baby to sleep in --Desitin orginal (diaper rash cream) smells awful but works amazingly. --zip up feetie jammies. You will hate snaps at 2am I promise. nice to have: --Exersaucer. All my kids have loved theirs. --fleece lined winter-time carseat cover thing. They can't go into their carseat in bulky clothes (safety issue), so it's a lot easier to just wrap up the carseat super warm. --Along those lines, sleep sacks with a slit for the carseat buckle are super super awesome. --Car mirror to hang on the back seat that allows you to see the baby's face. They're tricky to get them just right, but great when you can see if baby is sleeping/breathing/eating something their sister gave them... Insider tips: --Use swaddling blankets double duty instead of burp cloths. Much more useful, since babies don't spit up in neat, tiny portions. At least that's what I learned from Isaac. Awesome when you have a 6 inch rectangle on your shoulder and the baby spits up halfway down your back. --diaper bags are annoyingly useless. Backpacks work way better, hold more, and have better pockets for holding the right stuff --baby-sized washcloths and towels aren't great. people say I'm crazy, but they're soft and useless! (the towels, not the people.) Regular size towels/washcloths work better and the towels are warmer and more absorbent. Those baby ones are like drying them with a sheet! URI BABY!!!

#820) Monday, February 20, 2017

#821) Monday, March 20, 2017
You are so weird.

#822) Wednesday, May 03, 2017
What mom said...just wait until you see what lies ahead! Best years ever, I promise. :) :) :)

#823) Wednesday, May 31, 2017
I simply can't wait until June's review day, when there's only one entry that says "HAD A DAUGHTER". Final Grade: A plus infinity.

#824) Monday, June 05, 2017
Kitty was one of a kind and will be (is being) missed. Thanks for a great 17 years, sweet Kitty, pee and all!!

#825) Monday, June 12, 2017
Booty is PREGNANT?!

#826) Monday, June 19, 2017
It was great because we got to hang out with you!! Thanks again for having us, it was super fun. Love ya!

#827) Wednesday, July 05, 2017

#828) Friday, July 14, 2017
Isn't a baby sleeping on your chest the best thing ever?!

#829) Friday, July 14, 2017
Also, Ella and Rosie walked into the room while I was looking at this and oooohed and ahhhed over Maia. Then Rosie pointed out that her feet were in a great first position in the first picture. Budding ballerina!!

#830) Friday, July 28, 2017
She is so darn cute I can't stand it!!

#831) Wednesday, August 09, 2017

#832) Monday, August 14, 2017
Am I crazy or is Booty's chin ridiculously swollen?

#833) Monday, August 14, 2017

#834) Friday, August 18, 2017
NOW YOU GET IT. Remember when I used to play WoW? Hearthstone? Overwatch? Also, she is porking up so adorably. I love her chunky little legs!! PS She now weighs 4oz shy of what Kathryn weighed at birth. :D

#835) Wednesday, August 16, 2017
*weeping with joy* Begins planning bi-weekly trips to Prince William Forest park/Manassas Battlefield, which are pretty much halfway between our homes. Do you prefer W, F or T, Th? :D :D :D :D

#836) Wednesday, August 30, 2017
COUSINS!! Your sister's boys are so big!!!

#837) Friday, September 01, 2017
Welcome to the best job ever! Let me know if you need help finding the bathroom or vending machines. Except you already seem pretty much like a pro, so I might be contacting you for some tips... Can't wait to hang out more!! *hint hint* :D

#838) Monday, September 04, 2017
:( :( :( :( FYI, puppy pads make great portable diaper changing pads/change table liners.

#839) Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Maia's face in the baby carrier is epic.

#840) Monday, September 11, 2017
These are awesome! I can't tell you how many times I've tried to lean forward over the crib while carefully detaching the baby bjorn pouch from my front and trying to ninja-slide the whole contraption out from under the sleeping infant. Parenting gives you skills.

#841) Wednesday, November 08, 2017
This picture is absolutely stunning.

#842) Monday, November 13, 2017
You guys are just the most beautiful family. I love you!!

#843) Friday, January 12, 2018
The "meals and libations" picture is excellent. Loved this weekend. Come back soon!!

#844) Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Risotto?! Kathy is right. You can't hate risotto.

#845) Friday, April 13, 2018
Your child is unbelievably cute. How is she always smiling?!