Comments by KBS

Total Comments: 456
Old Names: KSB
First Post On: 01/19/2004 09:51 PM
Last Post On: 05/22/2024 11:03 AM
#1) Monday, January 19, 2004

#2) Tuesday, March 23, 2004
yay! an update!

#3) Thursday, December 02, 2004
YUM!! Thanks, Brian.

#4) Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Man, I hope you come to the Oscar Party in Falls Church so you can fill out a ballot with these terrible picks so that mine can BEAT yours!

#5) Thursday, March 17, 2005
You couldn't remember how old you were???

#6) Monday, April 04, 2005
Yay! You're back! Glad you're feeling better.

#7) Thursday, April 07, 2005
Dude, I don't live in that roach infested apartment anymore.

#8) Friday, April 08, 2005
When did you get a piano?

#9) Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Where are Booty, Amber, Sydney and Kitty on the cutest kitten site??

#10) Thursday, September 22, 2005
That game was awesome!

#11) Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Is that Booty?? Did she eat Amber?

#12) Thursday, September 29, 2005
"I want the perfection and the clarity of the recording, and I think listening to that outweighs any added energy the performance gets from being live."

When I first read that, I thought surely you must be joking, until I kept reading. Then it made more sense to me: You don't like Bruce Springsteen, but you comment all the time on songs by bands I've never heard of (Athlete, Starsailor), but that all sound "pleasantly" identical to me.

You just don't like rock music, do you? You like pop, but not rock. Rock is not meant to be perfect. It's as much about the attitude as the music itself. Have you ever been to a rock concert? If you're listening for "clarity" and "perfection" you're missing out on an entirely different experience.

What about classical concerts? Do you like those?

#13) Thursday, September 29, 2005
I agree with Mike on this one. I don't think that the cds are "as good as the performers can get" - I think part of what made them jazzed about music in the first place was the response they got from playing in front of their friends/parents/audiences and the resulting kick-ass-ness that happens when they feed off the audiences energy and you simply can't capture that on a studio produced CD.

#14) Friday, September 30, 2005
Are your posts getting longer?

#15) Thursday, October 13, 2005
1. When I catch myself in a daydream, it's usually about food.

2. When I was little, I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up.

#16) Thursday, October 20, 2005
The Fear song kinda has the same feel to it as "Red Red Wine" by UB40. Maybe that's it?

#17) Tuesday, October 25, 2005
It's a Bootylicous day for birthdays! Happy birthday, girls!

#18) Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Oh how I miss the short updates.

#19) Monday, November 07, 2005
It's good to get outside your comfort zone every now and then. Too bad you didn't take advantage of trying something new for dinner. Maybe next time.

#20) Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Thank you for not writing all 36 in one day. When I saw 36 at the top, I actually scrolled down to the bottom to see if there were really 36, and only started reading once I saw there were only 12. went from Tutt to Hutt? Seriously?

#21) Wednesday, November 16, 2005
I thought you said you were the only trumpet. That clip from A Chorus Line clearly has other trumpets.

#22) Thursday, November 17, 2005
So, you stole a library book in 9th grade and still have it?

#23) Friday, November 18, 2005
You wrote that spotlight review on my birthday! yay!

I had the same two bots added to my AIM list. They are stupid bots.

#24) Monday, November 28, 2005
I am impressed that you managed to use the word "vittles" twice in one update. Happy late Thanksgiving!

#25) Tuesday, November 29, 2005
I see a trend in the news stories you posted today... Are you sure you told us EVERYTHING you want for Christmas?

#26) Wednesday, November 30, 2005
You don't like Kate's acting? I think she's pretty good. she's good at giving different looks: sexy look, pissed look, scared look, sneaky look, etc. Anyway, she's way better than Ana Lucia.

#27) Friday, December 09, 2005
Man, Booty is so freaking cute.

#28) Wednesday, December 14, 2005
News and driving get no comments. Talk about Booty!

#29) Thursday, December 15, 2005
Yay! Cats!

#30) Monday, December 19, 2005
My Ben has a big machets?

#31) Tuesday, December 20, 2005
"Person" of the year, male chauvenist Uri.

And YAY for paying off your friends' loans!

#32) Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Remember, posts about driving get no comments.

#33) Sunday, December 25, 2005
Seriously fed up. What is under Booty's paw?

#34) Thursday, January 12, 2006
Settlers! Thanks for the reference.

#35) Tuesday, January 17, 2006
What got you so into Les Mis in the first place? Didn't you go see it in highschool along with the other musicals out in the 90s (Phantom, Saigon) and then just leave it at that? Why can't you just leave it at that?!

#36) Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Man, there's a lot of the country you haven't seen if you think Tallahassee is Hickville, USA.

#37) Wednesday, January 18, 2006
The trick is to put on all of your ski gear and stay inside for several minutes until you're sweating so profusely that you MUST go outside where it's cooler. Then, once you start moving around outside (AKA, skiing) the physical activity keeps your body warm. I suggest you try it too before dismissing it. :)

#38) Monday, January 23, 2006
Mike - sit on your hands at the beach?

#39) Thursday, January 26, 2006
Bacon bits ARE in the salad dressing aisle. What kind of weirdo store do you shop at?

#40) Friday, January 27, 2006
Aww, supreme Totinos. :( I am observing a moment of silence.

#41) Thursday, February 02, 2006
I think I may have answered one or two of those polls and I check this site everyday. I just don't SEE them. I know they're there, but I just don't see them. It's weird, I know.

#42) Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Four of my Favorite Dishes:
(It's so hard to pick only 4! Ooh, I know, I'll change it to favorite restaurant dishes and favorite dishes that I make)

Restaurant dishes
1) Navrataan Korma from Haandi
2) Crabcakes Cavallo from Another Broken Egg
3) A slice with spinach, sun-dried tomatos, and feta from Decent Pizza
4) Artichoke Dip from Andrews

My own dishes
1) Huevos Rancheros
2) Black Bean Rollups with avacado-ranch
3) Hamburger Strogenoff
4) Mashed potatos and gravy (comfort food!)

#43) Thursday, February 09, 2006
Oh man, Infocom games were the best! Thanks for this blast-from-the-past entry!!

#44) Tuesday, February 14, 2006
What does the PS of Cleary's postcard say?

#45) Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Did your highschool only have three grades? (10, 11, 12)

#46) Thursday, February 16, 2006
I must have your number wrong, because only the first four digits are the same.

Also, you have a lovely phone voice.

#47) Monday, February 20, 2006
Wow, the couch and TV both look like they've been punished and sent to opposite sides of the room, REAALLY far away from each other.

#48) Thursday, February 23, 2006
Dang, Brian. You read/listened/played all that in one day? I know you haven't exhausted the stash yet, but at that rate, it will only take a week or so. I repeat, dang.

I have a Ramona story: I too read all the Ramona books as a kid, and one birthday I excitedly opened my presents to find that my mom had gotten me a Ramona book that I had already bought myself from the schools bookclub. I cried and cried, not because I was upset that I didn't get a new one to read, but that my mom knew me well enough to get me something that I really liked!

#49) Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Wow, you're way off about Brokeback Mountain. WAY off. It's going to win in pretty much every category it's nominated for.

#50) Thursday, March 02, 2006
Wow, I can honestly say that I disagree with all of your picks. Are you trying to pick the one's that will win, or just the one's that you like? I'm very confused.

#51) Monday, March 13, 2006
is definitely what, Rob?

#52) Wednesday, March 15, 2006

#53) Thursday, March 16, 2006
Where's Booty?

#54) Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Aw, thanks everyone! Were very excited. And thanks to Mike for taking this photo at the very scenic Lake Ella.

#55) Monday, April 03, 2006
Six unusual habits:

1) I am obsessive about the order of my refrigerator. Everything has to be neatly organized with the labels facing front, and NO expired products are allowed. I have even been known to re-organize/clean the contents of my friends fridges when visiting their houses/apts.

2) I make my bed as soon as I get out of it.

3) The only body part of mine that I habitually crack is my left ankle.

4) I write myself to-do lists everyday and take great pleasure in crossing things off my list. Sometimes if I do something that is not on the list, I write it on after the fact just so I can cross it off.

5) I don't keep a journal (electronic or paper), but I do keep a calendar/planner and write down all of my social activites after I do them so that I can look back and know what I did (and as a result, how I felt) on what day. It's a great reference tool and argument solver as well.

6) Despite my OCD tendancies, I am a HUGE procrastinator.

#56) Wednesday, April 05, 2006
I can't believe Amber STILL fits in the basket!!

#57) Monday, April 03, 2006
Anna, I didn't ignore you, but I don't use the blog on myspace, and I knew you would read my post here, so I chose to do it here. I was responding to you AND Uri. :)

#58) Thursday, April 06, 2006
"What are examples 2 and 3? I totally can't place either of them."

Seriously? Were you ALIVE in the 80s?

#59) Tuesday, April 11, 2006
I love that you rhymed "content" and "cement"! Ruff yap yap!

#60) Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Evan Jones is on a roll! Yes!

#61) Thursday, May 04, 2006
Dang, I only know 5 of them.

#62) Thursday, May 11, 2006
I can't believe I missed the Police!! hahaha. This was fun, Brian. I think it should be a seasonal event!

#63) Friday, May 12, 2006
When I was up in VA last week, I totally started a new WoW character on Chris's account and got her to level 15 before I left. Love that game. :)

#64) Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Yum! This sounds delicious and easy to make. Still doesn't sound as good as your cheese soup though - man, that's some good soup.

PS - 5 days til I'm a fulltime Virginian!

#65) Monday, June 05, 2006
Happy Birthday, Rob!

#66) Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Booty is still one of the most attractive cats ever. BOOTY!

#67) Monday, June 12, 2006
You never got me hooked on Alias (though you tried), but you DID get me hooked on LOST, and for that I say THANK YOU!!!

#68) Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Did you rearrange your living room again?

#69) Thursday, June 15, 2006
Or you could, I don't know, eat fresh foods and quite complaining about pre-packaged processesed bulk items. :)

#70) Thursday, June 29, 2006
Thanks for the birthday wishes and crazy update.

#71) Friday, June 30, 2006
Thanks for putting him in his place, Anna! Titan and Lake = cutest kittens ever!

#72) Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Even when you are "not productive" you are more productive than the rest of us. Jeez.

#73) Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Woohoo, congrats Anna!

And Brian, Titan is a great name for a cat.

#74) Friday, August 04, 2006
Ok, I'll let the toll-booth comment slide, but lets get one thing straight: I'm NOT from South Jersey, I'm from NORTH Jersey. Any Jersians can tell you that there's a huge difference.
It's funny you mention the left turn roundabout though....because that's exactly what you have to do to get to the hotel: exit right to go left. :)

#75) Monday, August 21, 2006
What, no poker update?

More name-that-tune contests: hooray!

#76) Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Jodie Foster was totally unneccessary, but did you see her legs?? damn!

#77) Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Where are the pictures of Lake and Titan?

#78) Thursday, September 07, 2006
I love that you kept all of your old school artwork and projects and tests and bring them out occasionally to give us a glimpse of what you were like as a kid. You drew some awesome pictures for a first grader!

#79) Friday, September 08, 2006
Lakehead!! Thanks, Brian. See you Sunday!

#80) Friday, September 15, 2006
Woohoo - the photo montage returns for another year - love it. Happy Birthday, Brian! Late 20s are fun, don't listen to Anna. ;)

#81) Thursday, September 21, 2006
Hey, who you callin' a rhubarbhead?

#82) Monday, October 02, 2006
Thanks! Yay, wedding!

#83) Monday, October 23, 2006
Hooray for mentioning the metrically ambiguous Wake Up! Would you even know that song if you hadn't done such a fine job making my examples look so pretty?

#84) Monday, October 23, 2006
And hooray for the super cute pictures of my cats!

#85) Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Booty and Anna share a birthday? That kicks ass. Happy birthdays!

#86) Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Well I certainly don't feel bad about missing #10 since I've never even heard of it. Thanks for the gift certificate, Brian!

#87) Friday, November 03, 2006
Do you own your own pressure washer?

#88) Friday, November 10, 2006
Ugh, I HATED the interuptions of LOST too. So stupid. The breaking into shows thing should be reserved for emergencies only. That was hardly an emergency. Enjoyed dinner last night!

#89) Thursday, November 09, 2006
Update: Caty, Caitlin, and Jessica Brendler all answered my tag!

#90) Monday, November 13, 2006
What!? Smitty won poker!

#91) Tuesday, December 12, 2006
What happened to 12 of 12?

#92) Monday, December 18, 2006
Why do you have two different colored shoes in the drum major picture?

#93) Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Thanks for taking care of my gay cats!

#94) Monday, January 08, 2007
The URINATOR! hahahahhahahahahahhaahaaaaaaaaaaaaahhahahhhahahahhahahahahahahahha

#95) Tuesday, January 09, 2007
I love that you take videos of our (gay) cats.

#96) Wednesday, January 10, 2007
You already know what I'm going to vote for: more name-that-tune contests! :)

#97) Monday, January 29, 2007
"frigid tailspin of temperate tragedy"
Fantastic writing, BU.

#98) Thursday, February 01, 2007
Holy crap, I love the recording. The last note is the best.

#99) Monday, February 05, 2007
Have you considered painting the banisters NOUGAT also, to tie everything together?

#100) Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Lets see a picture of the new office!

#101) Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Hooray for nostalgic FL posts. :)

#102) Friday, March 09, 2007
March 25

#103) Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Princess Bootyhead.

#104) Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Hilarious photo. Thanks for the fun contest! Keep em coming!

#105) Wednesday, March 21, 2007
And WAY TO GO Anna!! Next time perhaps we should team up!

#106) Monday, March 26, 2007
Maybe you should have gone to a more demanding college, bored-y.

#107) Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Dang, Brian.

#108) Monday, April 02, 2007
Why do you include Popeyes, but not other food? How much do you spend at Costco (and wherever else you shop for food) a year??

#109) Thursday, April 05, 2007
Very much like you, especially the bullet points at the bottom. There are some inconsistancies between the description at the top (enjoy working with people) and the bullet points (rather work with machines than with people), but overall it describes you well.

#110) Wednesday, April 11, 2007
I really need to show you how to make real mashed potatoes. So simple and SO much yummier than instant! :)

#111) Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wow, way more interesting than the actual hats was the variety of facial expressions in your photos! You are quite the actor. Kudos, fun post.

#112) Thursday, April 26, 2007
Hooray for cat media Thursday!

#113) Wednesday, May 02, 2007
We boycotted the tissue paper too - who needs it! I think you should do an Evite for your wedding. Go green! Save the trees!

#114) Wednesday, May 09, 2007
I hate long posts? Not true! I like the stories of BU's life! I do skim through any reviews, computer game posts, Alias posts, etc - basically anything non-BU. :)

#115) Wednesday, May 09, 2007
PS - look at Bush's left hand in the photo of your newslink. "Dude! I'm standing next to the Queen! Rock on, man!"

#116) Wednesday, May 09, 2007
That update had nothing to do with YOU, that's why it was boring.

#117) Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wow, neon-blue bathroom!

#118) Friday, May 11, 2007
Eleanor is just getting cuter and cuter!

#119) Monday, June 11, 2007
What's block scheduling?

#120) Wednesday, June 13, 2007
It just wouldn't be a 12 of 12 without a naked shoulder/chest shot of BU.

#121) Thursday, June 14, 2007
Hooray for MIKA! I'm glad you mostly like the album. Just out of curiousity, what do you catagorize as a "straight pop tune?"

#122) Friday, June 22, 2007
Happy Birthday Rebecca!! I had no idea, or else last night I would have wished her a happy birthday in person.

#123) Thursday, June 28, 2007
I would like to state for the record that I have only voted once in your poll. I would like to know who else is voting for me and Chris! (ps - we totally would win. we're sneaky)

#124) Friday, June 29, 2007
Thanks for the birthday wishes!

#125) Monday, July 02, 2007
You did NOT have to crack the egg! Oh no you dint!

Loved today's post!

#126) Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Wow, look at Titan's pupils in that picture. He is high, high, high.

#127) Friday, August 03, 2007
Did you photoshop that picture of Titan to make his ears, head, and eyes all squiggly or is it just the drugs?

#128) Monday, August 13, 2007
Hooray for Lake and Titan making your 12 of 12 - woohooo!!

#129) Monday, August 20, 2007
Lakehead!!! Super cute. Thanks for posting all the cat pictures. Too bad Booty and Titan are both neutered - they would make cute little cat babies.

#130) Thursday, August 23, 2007
You also saw Knocked Up in the theatre in June!

#131) Monday, August 27, 2007
1) There ought to be a law against enormous restaurant portions.

2) Michael Vick belongs in Hades.

3) I hate having to choose between Lake and Titan?

4) In the future when tasty food is replaced completely by vitamin pills, I will not be aware of it because I will have been dead for hundreds of years.

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

6) Everything would be alright if only I could think of an answer for this, number 3 and number 8.

7) The only thing worse than a politician is a door-to-door salesman.

8) My life is full of the urizone?

#132) Monday, September 10, 2007
Hooray beach!

p.s. - Booty hissed at me yesterday. Oh, and we are borrowing Six Feet Under season one. :)

#133) Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Hooray for Brian taking a real vacation!!

ps - we ate two of your chimichangas yesterday after we could not find the Boston Market that we SWORE was somewhere on Stirling Blvd.

#134) Friday, September 21, 2007
Holy crap, that was a cute video of Ella.

#135) Thursday, September 27, 2007
No gloves while holding a bell? Shame on you, Anna! :)

#136) Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Hahahhahhaha, Mark.

#137) Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Aww, the good ole days. :) Happy Birthday, Mike C.

#138) Tuesday, October 23, 2007
That sounded way too uplifting to be trampled.

#139) Thursday, October 25, 2007
happy birthday to all!

#140) Monday, November 05, 2007
Oooh, ANY question? Who are the 2 people you've been in love with (#113 on your about me list)? If that is too personal to answer, how about this general question: how do you know when you're in love? It's a tough question to answer - I think I lot of women might say, "you just know!" but I guess my answer is when you cannot possibly imagine your life without the other in it.

#141) Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Surefooted. Huh. (Said in Mark Connor style)

It's weird - when I listen to this I hear exactly the opposite. I see in my mind two guys drunkenly swaggering towards each other in cowboy hats and boots and spurs and the whole getup, as if ready for a leisurely duel.

#142) Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Awesome pics! Ah, marching band.

#143) Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wow, look at the clothing of the two groups: the first group favors blues and greens, while the second one has lots of reds/pinks. Interesting. ps - Ella's pigtails are super cute!

#144) Friday, November 23, 2007
Dude, your dad is super tall.

#145) Monday, November 26, 2007
November 1997: I was a senior at Wake Forest, and Chris came to visit me to see the Indigo Girls perform on campus. He slept on the living room floor of the crappy house I shared with 3 other girls. Almost 9 years later, I would marry him. :)

#146) Friday, November 30, 2007
How were the kitties? Perfect angels, I'm sure. Thanks for checking in on them!!

#147) Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Hahahahaha - this one had me laughing out loud at the office. :)
In New Jersey public schools, you had gym every day starting in 7th grade. We would change in and out of our gym clothes EVERY DAY for the next 6 years until graduation from high school. Every season in high school, we had to pick a gym activity that we would do for the next several weeks. The most coveted was "tennis and jogging," which involved "jogging" (meandering) down to our tennis courts which were out of sight of the school itself. Then we would "play" tennis (hit a few balls over the net) for a few minutes before we "jogged" (meandered) back to school. It was essentially social hour. :)

#148) Friday, December 07, 2007
Ut oh - does this mean I actually have to update my blog more than once a week now that you're pimping it out for readership?

#149) Friday, December 07, 2007
In an unrelated comment, why doesn't Mike ever comment on your blog anymore? LURKY!

#150) Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wow, congrats, Jim on the Queensryche song - I never would have gotten that. I had no idea Brian listened to them. :)

#151) Monday, December 17, 2007
You guys are so freaking cute.

#152) Thursday, December 20, 2007
Where did you see Juno? It's not playing in any of the theatres around here - I've been dying to see it!

#153) Thursday, January 03, 2008
Mont St. Michel sounds like Briland!

I got a Eurorail pass in 1998 when I went and it was definitely worth it, but our travel was between major cities only - never the countryside villages that it seems you may want to hit. Renting a car from Paris to tool around france, and then taking a train from Paris to Barcelona may be the way to go. We took an overnight train from Paris to Barcelona, which was great because we didn't miss any days of sightseeing (I totally just wrote sightsinging and had to delete it).

#154) Tuesday, January 08, 2008

#155) Friday, January 11, 2008
Dude, you must be playing WoW 24/7.

#156) Wednesday, January 16, 2008
We found the metro in Paris to be extremely convenient and straightforward to use, but we also did a lot of walking because it's just such a darn pretty city in the summertime!
In Barcelona we took an awesome bus tour around the entire city which let us get off and on at our own pace for sightseeing. Buses ran continuously throughout the day and as long as you could find the bus stop where you got off and had your pass, you were good to go!

#157) Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Hahaha, sunder armor.

#158) Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The metro actually SAVES me time getting to work. If I were to drive, it would take me probably 2 hours between traffic and finding a parking space in the city. The metro is reliable, hardly ever has delays, and I don't have to worry about finding a parking spot. Gotta say I disagree with you on this one.

#159) Thursday, January 31, 2008
Hooray for more cat pictures! Btw, Booty is SO not a "slim fit"!

I hope Amber punched Lake in the face for usurping her basket.

#160) Tuesday, February 05, 2008
I wanted more smattering, less brass.

#161) Monday, February 11, 2008
Haha - I was wondering where the exercise bike was in the photos!

#162) Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Ew, that is gross - I can't listen to it either without visualizing dandruff flying everywhere off an itchy dog. Ew.

#163) Wednesday, February 27, 2008
So did they also clean your teeth, or are you going back for a separate trip for that? Or are you blowing it off?

#164) Thursday, February 28, 2008
Ok, so #9 and #10 were freaking impossible and worth the 5 points each, but at least I have heard of the artists. But 2 measly points for #5? I've never even HEARD of that band! All I'm saying is that it's way too obscure for a 2 pointer. :)
Great contest though - would love to see more of these!

#165) Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Love the sax. It's ridiculous and I love it.

#166) Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Larry looks SO happy in the photos - woohoo! So whats the deal with a Tuesday night wedding? Very unusual. did the date of March 4th have special significance for them?

#167) Monday, March 10, 2008
Awww, great memories! Booty is totally in my lap in that video game picture, but she's so tiny, you can barely see her!

#168) Monday, March 10, 2008
Ha! Clearly, the look on my face says it all. Not amused. :)

#169) Wednesday, March 26, 2008
On our own for two and a half weeks!! How will we cope? Where are the kitties staying?

#170) Monday, April 28, 2008
Did you keep track of how many bottles of wine you drank on this trip? :)

#171) Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Has it really only been a year of Museday Tuesdays? Seems like way longer.

#172) Friday, May 09, 2008
Dave Matthews mercenary?

#173) Friday, May 09, 2008
I guess.

#174) Thursday, May 15, 2008
2nd place in Music? Slacker!

#175) Tuesday, May 27, 2008
No pictures of Anna? Was she even at the wedding? :)

#176) Tuesday, June 10, 2008
This sounds like a drunk clown stumbling around a boardwalk.

#177) Thursday, June 12, 2008
Why do you have a camera in each hand in the sunrise in your office shot?

#178) Friday, July 18, 2008
Shoulda gotten a mac laptop - no annoyingness.

#179) Thursday, July 24, 2008
I too am rather shy, but was EXTREMELY shy as a child. Every summer I went to sleep-away camp for at least a week. One year (I was probably 11 or 12) we were on a hike in the woods when one of the other campers stepped on a wasp nest. Naturally, chaos ensued. Everyone was running around, screaming and flailing saying they'd been stung. I actually DID get stung, on my upper lip. Being super shy, I was too nervous to say anything about it, so I just quietly held the cuff of my sweatshirt up to my mouth for the rest of the hike. Not til a few hours later did one of the counselors approach me and ask me if I was okay, to which I calmly replied that I was fine, I had just gotten stung. I removed the sleeve from my face to reveal a hugely swollen lip and the counselor's face went pale. We immediately went to the nurse, but like I said, I was fine. I just didn't want to make a fuss.

Years later (2005), I badly sprained my ankle by missing a stair in front of two people (my future husband and a co-worker of his). Rather than reveal my immediate excruciating pain, I waited til they left, crawled to the bathroom and locked myself in there to deal with my pain privately. I guess old habits die hard. Makes me a little bit nervous about how my shyness may impact childbirth when that day comes...

#180) Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Wow, I'm not even on the bloglog at all. Ouch.

#181) Friday, August 08, 2008
Aw, there was still plenty of sillyness and chatting!

#182) Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Yay, Lake and Titan!

#183) Friday, August 22, 2008
Wow, someone out there is wondering if I have a blog? I'm intrigued. Anyway to use your spidey sense to get more info about where the search came from?

#184) Tuesday, September 02, 2008
I see you are sporting the dreaded sock-tan line, courtesy of band camp, no doubt.

#185) Wednesday, September 03, 2008
My brother and I had all the castle sets (Knights Castle, Kings Castle, Black Monarch Castle...and I think I'm missing one). We would set up huge kingdoms in our basement and play for hours. The drawbridges sometimes had issues, but you couldn't beat the horse decorations.

#186) Tuesday, September 16, 2008

#187) Monday, October 06, 2008
Man, what a night to miss poker. Beautiful ring!!! Congratulations! Can we call you Briecca now?

#188) Wednesday, October 22, 2008
My mom cooked every night of the week except Sunday night, and we ate as a family Mon-Sat, rarely with an exception. My brother and I would alternate chores of setting the table or clearing the table depending on the week. Sunday nights were "snack night," where each family member would fend for themselves and there were no rules about what we could eat. My dad often made himself a big bowl of popcorn as his dinner. My mom sometimes had just ice cream. My brother often had hashbrowns smothered in A-1 sauce (no rules, no judgments!), and I often invented interesting concoctions made from the weeks' leftovers. Ah, snack night.

#189) Thursday, November 06, 2008
LOVE Weeds.

#190) Thursday, November 13, 2008
My embarrassing HS story is that I had perfect attendance all 4 years and had to stand up and get recognized.

#191) Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Apparently only boys could play these games?

#192) Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Didn't realize Sports Illustrated for Kids was just for boy scouts.

#193) Monday, December 08, 2008
I'm pretty sure these are my new favorite updates.

#194) Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Sounds like your life might improve if you stop shopping at Costco.

#195) Friday, December 12, 2008
Does one of your presents say To: BU From: BU? If so, that's AWESOME.

#196) Friday, December 19, 2008
That photo of Titan and Lake on the couch cracks me up every time I see it. Thanks for watching them! Also, I admire your OCD with the apostrophes - that is amazing.

#197) Monday, December 22, 2008
Post photos of Lake and Titan. The End.

#198) Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Where's Booty!?

#199) Monday, January 05, 2009
Happy New Year! I'm really just posting this to see if I have a new avatar. :)

#200) Monday, January 05, 2009
It really does look amazing. Shiny and bouncy and all hair commercial-y.

#201) Monday, January 12, 2009
Triple chocolate? I only see two shades of chocolate a vanilla.

#202) Friday, January 16, 2009
Any way you can post your movies in a format that macs can view too? I want to see/hear Ella!

#203) Monday, January 19, 2009
First of all, you moved to FL in 2001. Second of all - 2006? Hello? The most awesome wedding you ever attended in Jersey!

#204) Friday, January 30, 2009
Lake and Titan!

#205) Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Run Chompy, Run! I loved the dog park days. Seeing her make a beeline for the pool was always a highlight. Nothing but pure joy on her face. I probably shouldn't admit this, but Smitty and I netflixed Step Up AND Step Up 2 the streets. That's right.

#206) Friday, February 20, 2009
Sorry I have been lazy with the blog. I've been spending all my time working on the dissertation and have nothing super interested to write about. By the way, I did mention you in the acknowledgments, sorta. "My friends at FSU" - that counts!

#207) Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Dude. Where was all your rock? Seriously.

#208) Thursday, March 05, 2009
Go preggies! Must be our super-sonic hear..lip reading ability?

#209) Friday, March 20, 2009
Love the achievement graphic - thanks!

#210) Thursday, April 16, 2009
Brian can review my dissertation when that comes out online - it's sure to get a D-, if not an F. :)

#211) Monday, April 20, 2009
Yeah, your birthday feature kicks the ass of FB's birthday feature. They moved it to the bottom of the screen where it is totally not noticeable, and I can't figure out how to rearrange the junk on the right to make it appear higher. Yours is very prominent - good work!

#212) Thursday, April 23, 2009
You might wanna check your math on those conception dates - unless you're assuming most babies arrive a month early!

#213) Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Boozeday Tuesday! I totally vote for that to be in the mix.

#214) Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Is that your home office in Tallahassee? Looks like it!

#215) Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Oh my. That photo is beyond words.

#216) Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I like how a photo of Matt Flynn accompanies the "louder friends" comment. :)

#217) Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I had 4-year perfect attendance in highschool and got a little engraved heart-shaped box. Wooo.

#218) Tuesday, May 26, 2009
It wasn't a goal. It just happened. I never got sick, therefore I went to school every day.

#219) Friday, May 29, 2009
Link to wedding website, please! (If you have it somewhere, I can't find it)

#220) Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Your TEETH shook loose? Gross!

#221) Monday, June 15, 2009
Annual "Hilton Head" trip with Smitty's college buddies the second week of August, this year on the Isle of Palms, SC. We plan to stay the entire week, but are going to let our approximately one month old baby make the call.

#222) Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Hooray for coozies! Looks like y'all are having a blast.

#223) Monday, August 03, 2009
Happy Birthday UriZone!! I'm really just posting this to see my new avatar. And to say, I hope the 14th edition has more pictures of Kathy's cats and Kathy's baby. :)

#224) Monday, August 03, 2009

#225) Wednesday, August 12, 2009
KITTIES!!! They look like they're doing great. And Titan looks high, as usual.

#226) Friday, August 14, 2009
Lake puked in the litter box? Seriously?

#227) Thursday, August 20, 2009
Got any wheat?

#228) Monday, August 24, 2009
Why did you remove Dooce from your blogroll?

#229) Thursday, August 27, 2009
I'm Kathy, 33, trying to figure out life with a new baby. Mallory is awesome, but I do miss the freedom from my pre-baby days a LOT and I'm not afraid to admit that. I also miss poker games and other social events at Brian's. Either we're just really busy, or he stopped inviting us. Host something. And invite us. :)

#230) Monday, September 14, 2009
Yay for babies! Thanks for having us over - sorry you weren't feeling well. Better now?

#231) Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Yay, birthday!

#232) Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Yay, Lake and Titan!

#233) Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Wow! Paradise!

#234) Wednesday, October 07, 2009

#235) Monday, October 26, 2009
I don't think you can ever beat the "stuff" in a box costume.

#236) Friday, October 30, 2009
Aw, crossword puzzles at The Loop! Such good times. I especially liked when we would sometimes call friends for answers.

#237) Monday, November 09, 2009
I'm with Anna on the bags. My mom introduced them to me, and they are SO easy and produce really tasty meat!

#238) Wednesday, December 02, 2009

#239) Thursday, December 03, 2009
July - popped a baby out. Rosie and Anna get on the highlights list but not me - gee thanks!

#240) Monday, December 14, 2009
Um, false advertising? I thought Ella was supposed to be in all 12 photos. She's not in a single one!

#241) Monday, January 11, 2010
Cute photo of you two!

#242) Monday, January 25, 2010
Hooray for geeky games!

#243) Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Like Like Like.

#244) Monday, February 22, 2010
When are you going to make the leap to Netflix?

#245) Monday, April 05, 2010
Yay for pork!

#246) Monday, April 12, 2010
Cilantro broccoli - hahahaha. Still trying to use up that cilantro I see. We made cilantro-lime cornbread with it. Not bad.

#247) Monday, April 19, 2010
"Handily" is definitely a stretch.

#248) Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I like random chart day.

#249) Thursday, May 06, 2010
Agree with Chompy (the dog). The most recent episode is still sitting on our DVR, unwatched. We'll probably get to it this weekend. Can't wait til the show is over.

#250) Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Wow, the Smith family made 3/12 - not bad! Thanks again for cat care and airport shuttling!!

#251) Tuesday, June 01, 2010

#252) Monday, June 28, 2010
Go Smitty!

#253) Thursday, August 12, 2010
I love when L&T make 12 of 12. Stretch it out, Titan!

#254) Thursday, August 05, 2010
1) Who are you? Kathy 2) How do you know me? FSU theory/comp gang. 3) How and when did you find this site? Sometime in 2001 or 2002 - you probably told us about it. 4) Where is your website? Eh, I never update it, so no sense posting it. 5) What would you like to say to the rest of us? Brian and Rebecca are the best catsitters EVER.

#255) Wednesday, September 01, 2010

#256) Tuesday, September 07, 2010
1) His and hers 2) Without your glasses on in the morning, you miss the cup and hit the wall with the end of the brush 3) The cheapest kind 4) Because it's the cheapest at Costco

#257) Friday, September 10, 2010
Costco FTW!!

#258) Monday, September 13, 2010
Booty and Amber were fed between "Gimpy" and "Cheesesteak." All was well, except for the puke I found in the living room.

#259) Wednesday, September 15, 2010
1983 is my favorite. Happy Birthday!!

#260) Monday, September 20, 2010
Congrats, Uncle Brian and Aunt Rebecca!!

#261) Friday, October 01, 2010

#262) Friday, October 15, 2010
Dude, me too on the finger thing. Where were you when I was in third grade!

#263) Friday, October 29, 2010
I love all pictures of Titan high.

#264) Friday, November 05, 2010
Mmmm, avocados.

#265) Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Best title: Squash Worst title: whatever that last one was, even though it used a semi-colon.

#266) Monday, November 15, 2010

#267) Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I remember you kicking ass at your Hauptmann presentation. Thanks for excluding me from the composers' drinking party. Booo.

#268) Friday, December 03, 2010
You can come over here and watch it.

#269) Friday, December 03, 2010
If it gets boring, we can play that train game. And eat good food and drink good drinks.

#270) Thursday, December 30, 2010
Get a mac.

#271) Tuesday, January 18, 2011
This post made my brain tired. Get a mac.

#272) Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Macs rule.

#273) Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Cute photo!!

#274) Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Vanilla Ice? Seriously?

#275) Monday, June 13, 2011
Lost Cities rules. As does triple chocolate anything.

#276) Thursday, June 16, 2011
Great review - we love this one too!

#277) Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Hungover Pee wins.

#278) Monday, August 01, 2011
1) 2001 or 2002, depending on when I learned about it. 2) Centreville, VA 3) The URI! Zone allows me to see photos of Titan (and formerly Lake) when we're on vacay, and that CATaclysmically changes my life for the better.

#279) Thursday, August 18, 2011
Every night for the past decade?? Ugh. Sorry, dude. That sucks.

#280) Wednesday, September 07, 2011
This picture could be present day with just a few minor upgrades.

#281) Wednesday, September 14, 2011
More. Videos. Like. This.

#282) Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I loved those years.

#283) Friday, September 23, 2011
Anna, I was thinking the same thing! Love these videos. Keep them coming.

#284) Wednesday, October 26, 2011
ditto. ps - Evan Jones is on a roll!

#285) Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I found the handout you made on enharmonic modulation for Spencer's pedagogy class and used an example in my grad class last night. Uri saves the day again, 10 years later!

#286) Friday, January 06, 2012
Aw, Lakehead in the exercise room photo.

#287) Wednesday, January 11, 2012
You need a "like" button because I like this post a lot. I hadn't laughed that hard in awhile.

#288) Monday, January 23, 2012

#289) Thursday, February 02, 2012
We just watched Midnight in Paris last week and I liked it. It won't win best picture, but I think the nomination is probably because it was a novel-ish idea.

#290) Friday, February 03, 2012

#291) Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Happy housiversary! Our one-year housiversary is the 15th. Yay, NOVA houses!

#292) Tuesday, February 21, 2012
This made Hannah dance and clap. Future trumpeter??

#293) Thursday, March 22, 2012
You need a tablet to play Draw Something.

#294) Monday, March 26, 2012
Was that THE first trip to Briland? Loved that day and all the trips to Briland. Minus Chompy's diarrhea and puking. I still have my backpack too!

#295) Wednesday, April 11, 2012
MC - do you hang out with Angela again??

#296) Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Yay Smiddick wedding in NJ!! And any other time you may have visited the great state. Hooray for new cars - can't wait to see it!

#297) Friday, May 11, 2012
Dang! A day late for chart day. Great seeing you guys today!

#298) Monday, May 14, 2012
I love making the 12 of 12. Also - Mike, I had to get rid of some books to make room from the ones I scored from Brian. Do you need/want Harmony in Context, or Tonal Harmony (5th and/or 6th edition) & workbook?

#299) Friday, May 18, 2012
I still get lay/lie wrong.

#300) Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I <3 Elite Brian.

#301) Wednesday, June 20, 2012

#302) Wednesday, July 04, 2012
OMG, so cute.

#303) Thursday, July 12, 2012
Love it!!! ps - your cats are still hiding, but in different places. They get adventurous at night and then we have fun finding them in the mornings.

#304) Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Poor, poor Booty.

#305) Monday, July 30, 2012
Looks Bootyiful. Can't wait!

#306) Tuesday, July 31, 2012
No way was that water 85 degrees. Really??

#307) Friday, August 10, 2012
I love pie.

#308) Friday, September 14, 2012
Yay, I've known you for two full lines of photos! Happy early birthday!

#309) Wednesday, October 03, 2012
So cute. Congrats!

#310) Friday, October 05, 2012
The music is perfect. Thanks for my morning laugh!

#311) Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Yay, I love old email day! Please repeat!

#312) Wednesday, November 21, 2012
What do you do with your old consoles?

#313) Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Oh dude, that computer programming class. You saved me!

#314) Friday, December 07, 2012
Aspiration: attend culinary school. Will probably never happen, but fun to think about!

#315) Wednesday, January 02, 2013
As usual, I am in awe of your disciplined approach to life.

#316) Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Ah, those were the days.

#317) Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Trumpet in 4th grade because during the "try out instruments day" with the band director, it was the only one I made a decent sound on. I later asked to go back and try clarinet and flute again because that's what all my friends played, but I still sucked at them. Stuck with trumpet through grad school but play it only occasionally now. Wish I had taken piano lessons longer than a couple years as a kid, since that is actually a really useful classroom tool (as a theory teacher) that I don't have.

#318) Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Love this post. I love how Brian saves EVERYTHING even our AIM chats. Man, that could get us in trouble one day. Luckily he tends to use his powers for good, not evil. RIP Chompy. <3

#319) Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Wow, you even save old emails! Looking at my datebook, it turns out I did NOT babysit on the night of Jan 26th. Instead, I did this: "Saw 'Life as a House' with Beth" "Chili's with Brian, Mike, Mark, and Beth" "Pool @ Poor Pauls with Mike"

#320) Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Seriously, 37 points?

#321) Monday, February 11, 2013
Laughed so hard.

#322) Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I thought we saw Gosford Park in your apt with Totinos. Anyway, I don't remember anything about the movie except that you hated it.

#323) Tuesday, February 19, 2013
iTunes, you old curmudgeon.

#324) Friday, March 08, 2013
You sort of cheated and didn't color the interstates black, but I finally got it. That was fun! So what's in Way-nes-bo-ro?

#325) Monday, March 11, 2013
Sounds like a nice weekend away!

#326) Thursday, March 28, 2013
We just watched This is 40 and I really liked it. Perhaps more relatable because I have kids? Thought it was funny but also touching.

#327) Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I might use this in my next 20th century class. Love.

#328) Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Ditto what Mike said. Sometimes I even forget to check your blog.

#329) Friday, May 24, 2013
Woot!! Free money! Thanks, Urizone.

#330) Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Yeah, I wanna know more about why that email subject line was Goo-y! That was my first day at that temp job. And I do remember loving that Clay Aiken song - hahaha!

#331) Friday, June 28, 2013
Jazz in the Garden was May 30, 2008, not June, silly.

#332) Thursday, July 04, 2013
No babies = awesome Mars party. Thanks for hosting, Brian!

#333) Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Katheter K-dogg Biddick Kath

#334) Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Butterchips. Also useless. Small ceramic or porcelain dishes used to keep butter in the old, old days. My grandfather made me a shelf to display them in my room, so I did. No idea where they are now.

#335) Tuesday, July 23, 2013

#336) Friday, August 16, 2013
MC - You're just now calling your own grooming into question? ;)

#337) Friday, August 23, 2013
Where will you live when you retire?

#338) Friday, September 06, 2013
I'm also with you on the carrot and stick. Who knew? I confess that until very recently I have always been confused when people say the "days are longer" in the summer and "shorter" in the winter. I was like, this doesn't make ANY sense, as all days are 24 hours long. I know now that these people are referring to hours of daylight, not total day hours. Still sounds dumb to me to hear "the days are longer."

#339) Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Saw a great bumper sticker this summer that said, "My zombie family will eat your stick figure family."

#340) Friday, September 13, 2013
Look forward to this photo collage every year. I've known you for 1.5 lines worth! Hope you had a great birthday.

#341) Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time for another name that tune contest.

#342) Wednesday, November 13, 2013
That letter is amazing.

#343) Tuesday, November 26, 2013
mmmmm, cheese soup.

#344) Wednesday, December 18, 2013
That's a huge pile of goodies! I love these videos of little Brian.

#345) Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Good call on Sakoontra. Yum.

#346) Friday, January 03, 2014
Yay! Good work.

#347) Wednesday, January 08, 2014
I love that photo every time you post it.

#348) Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Man, I wish the Centreville house had won out!

#349) Tuesday, February 25, 2014

#350) Thursday, February 27, 2014
The bus with flames was perfect for this post.

#351) Friday, March 07, 2014
Just turn up the house heat.

#352) Wednesday, March 19, 2014
So many AIM convos. Wow, I miss those days!

#353) Friday, April 18, 2014
I just downloaded the iPad version.

#354) Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Popeyes, duh.

#355) Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Oh the memories of that Applebees.

#356) Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Wow, at first glance I thought that was Hannah because that's how she looks now. What a great trip that was!

#357) Wednesday, July 30, 2014
LOL, new avatar.

#358) Monday, September 15, 2014
Love this every year! Happy BUrthday to you!!

#359) Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I miss our IMs!

#360) Friday, November 07, 2014

#361) Friday, November 14, 2014
Me, Mark, Mike....who's #4?

#362) Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Those were the days.

#363) Friday, November 14, 2014
Oh duh.

#364) Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Brian picked a good one. She embodies on the outside how I often feel on the inside.

#365) Friday, January 09, 2015
1) Two. Two. 2) Centreville 3) I already understand everything and can do everything. Duh. 4) A new laptop! Just ordered it today.

#366) Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Thought that was a photoshopped Titan photobomb behind young Brian for a minute.

#367) Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Yay Tally Winds.

#368) Monday, February 16, 2015

#369) Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Wow, blast from the past. I miss our constant IMs with boyllama and mikeandchompy. And you were super helpful. Thanks again.

#370) Monday, March 09, 2015
Your weekend getaways are the best.

#371) Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The best. More like this!

#372) Tuesday, May 05, 2015
60%. You got Question 8 wrong. It's C.

#373) Thursday, June 18, 2015
D+ is generous for Birman. Can not believe it won Best Picture. Worst movie ever.

#374) Friday, July 03, 2015
These interviews are the best.

#375) Friday, July 24, 2015

#376) Monday, August 24, 2015
Also looking forward to your review of Silicon Valley.

#377) Monday, September 14, 2015
You guys are the cutest with your B&B trips/hikes/beer flights.

#378) Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Yay! Happy birthday!

#379) Tuesday, February 23, 2016
More rice than Totinos in grad school? No way.

#380) Monday, March 07, 2016
Duh on Chris winning. Backup battery has been replaced - woohooo! No more beeping. Thanks to Brian for finding it (of course).

#381) Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Eric Fisher from Berkeley Heights, NJ was in my HS marching band, but as I recall he played tenor sax then, not tuba.

#382) Monday, June 27, 2016
Yay! We made the blog! Thanks for coming, Uris. So much fun.

#383) Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Your adoption story is fascinating. Eagerly awaiting the next installment.

#384) Friday, August 26, 2016
Hi Mike and Annie! The brainwaves thing looks really cool.

#385) Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Baby Brian!

#386) Thursday, September 15, 2016
Yay! One of my favorite posts of the year!

#387) Monday, October 03, 2016
Love it.

#388) Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Mrs. Tutt and Mrs. Hutt, really?

#389) Monday, November 07, 2016
Seriously, this one was hard.

#390) Friday, November 18, 2016
Dwaborge! This is the best story ever.

#391) Monday, November 21, 2016
Unexpected yet exciting!

#392) Monday, January 02, 2017
So awesome.

#393) Monday, January 23, 2017
Necessary: Crib, carseat, stroller that you can snap the carseat into (we loved the Snap n Go - super lightweight), DIAPERS Useful: Moby Wrap/Ergo carrier or similar to wear baby around the house and out of the house, changing table/pad/diaper genie, swaddle wraps (we loved the "Swaddle Me" Not necessary: crib mobiles, toys, a million blankets, cute impractical outfits

#394) Wednesday, February 22, 2017
I'm guessing it's either a boy or a girl.

#395) Monday, March 06, 2017
You got this.

#396) Wednesday, May 03, 2017
I love me some Uris!! Bring on the next 10!

#397) Friday, June 30, 2017
Ouch. Game night at the Smiths on 6/3 did not make the list. I see how it is.

#398) Monday, July 03, 2017
Awesome time-lapse! Sending good labor vibes to you guys.

#399) Friday, July 07, 2017
Woohoo!! The bow is ridiculous, but the baby sure is cute. And Rebecca is glowing. Congrats, Uri fam!

#400) Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Best 12 of 12 to date. ❤️

#401) Friday, July 14, 2017
Parent blog updates are the best! Yay Uris.

#402) Friday, July 14, 2017
Also, we have a slowly dripping toilet tank over here too. Can you come fix it once your free time increases? Or maybe just write a blog post with step by step instructions with pictures so I can fix it?

#403) Monday, August 21, 2017
Booty Booty Boot Boot. RIP sweet kitty.

#404) Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Wow! I had no idea this was happening - go Brian! Maia is super lucky to have you both as parents.

#405) Friday, September 15, 2017
Favorite post of the year! Maia made it into the collage - woot!

#406) Friday, September 22, 2017
100% agree on the baby-draining introvert energy thing. That was one of the hardest things for me to manage in the early weeks. Once naps got more regular, I could count on that time to recharge and it ruled! She's so stinking cute. And smart and kind too, I'm sure.

#407) Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Yay nostalgia! BTW, I never hated that book and still use the instructor's version to supplement my teaching today. Boooooty!

#408) Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Sounds about right. He hated (hates) everything. HI MIKE.

#409) Monday, October 09, 2017
Sounds like the perfect balance for you - hooray!

#410) Monday, December 11, 2017
Stealing these for SS/dictation examples.

#411) Wednesday, February 14, 2018
This is so awesome! You had a slideshow at your wedding? I bet it ruled. I was probably walking around somewhere trying to get Mallory to stop crying. You should have another wedding so I can be more present this time.

#412) Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Ah, the good ole days.

#413) Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Solid list except for risotto, which is DELICIOUS.

#414) Monday, April 02, 2018
We have the same creepy toy with the same creepy songs.

#415) Monday, May 07, 2018
Hooray I made the list!

#416) Monday, June 25, 2018
Oooh, this is a fun game. I'm gonna need to see them in person to confirm.

#417) Friday, July 06, 2018
Are you going to do this until she goes to college? You are, I bet.

#418) Monday, August 27, 2018
Looks like such an awesome weekend! The magical drawing table is super cool.

#419) Friday, August 24, 2018
3> Booty forever.

#420) Friday, August 24, 2018
Crap I messed up the emoji. <3 Booty forever.

#421) Friday, September 14, 2018
Favorite post all year! Happy Birthday BU!!

#422) Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Wow. I remember that night! But I didn't remember that I had won. :)

#423) Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Look at all those teeth! Adorbs!

#424) Monday, December 03, 2018
Chris does this every year and would be happy to compare stats with you (aka compete).

#425) Monday, February 11, 2019
Dang, I totally missed this. I check every couple weeks.

#426) Monday, February 18, 2019
Wow, nice work lining up that circle. I'm gonna guess left=B, right=R mostly because of the owl.

#427) Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Such a useful way to delineate time. Also I like that our wedding made your list!

#428) Monday, September 16, 2019
Happy birthday BU!! I have known you almost half your life.

#429) Monday, September 14, 2020
Best day ever!!

#430) Monday, January 04, 2021
I volunteer for #7 and hope to be a part of #5 and #9. Miss you guys!

#431) Friday, January 01, 2021
Woohoo!! Crushing the big sister energy already.

#432) Wednesday, February 03, 2021
How am I not in the pool table montage??

#433) Friday, February 12, 2021
Chuy's again! mmmm tacos.

#434) Monday, March 29, 2021
So cute!! I bet all parties involved had the best weekend ever.

#435) Monday, April 26, 2021
Can?t wait to meet him!!

#436) Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Hooray! Happy birthday!

#437) Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Looks awesome!

#438) Monday, January 24, 2022
Mallory Bunny!! I love it.

#439) Wednesday, February 16, 2022
We have very close housiversaries! Ours is Feb 15 and this is 11 years. Woohoo!

#440) Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Yessssssss Booty!!

#441) Friday, April 08, 2022
Aw, I love this perspective. The slippers photo is my favorite!

#442) Wednesday, April 06, 2022
We did always call it Marsh Sands, didn't we? Loved taking Chompy to this spot. Those were the days.

#443) Monday, April 04, 2022
I'm coming over next time you make this.

#444) Wednesday, May 04, 2022
Teeny Smiths!! Let's do a themed (or unthemed) backyard hang with bigger Smiths soon.

#445) Monday, May 09, 2022
I really wanted the end of this story to be more conclusive and involve one of my hero cats. Alas...

#446) Monday, May 16, 2022
I remember to check in maybe once a week or less, but love that you still keep up the blog. I guess I'm a regular online and IRL. Yay me!

#447) Monday, September 05, 2022
Great four part series, Brian. Being in a quaranteam with your family during the early months (year) of the pandemic was life saving for us Smiths (well at least for me!). The mutual respect and support we showed each other was always appreciated. Smuris forever!

#448) Thursday, September 15, 2022
Happy BUrthday!

#449) Monday, January 23, 2023
Oh man. That basketball team was legendary.

#450) Wednesday, March 15, 2023
21 years??????

#451) Wednesday, August 02, 2023
Nice 27 year old photo. :)

#452) Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Totinos pizza nights in this apt were the best.

#453) Friday, September 15, 2023
Happy BUrthday!!!

#454) Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Have we really not been to a Uri Thanksgiving since 2011?? I love cheese soup.

#455) Monday, May 06, 2024
That looks soooooooo good

#456) Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Goodbye sweet Amber.