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Yesarooni Positooni

I have no real reason to be excited for the weekend, but I’ve been really looking forward to it since Wednesday. I think the idea of going home, relaxing, and spending some time with the baby is really appetizing right now. The kid was really good last night, she was sitting on the spare bed while I was fooling around on the computer. The dog got on the bed — he’s great with her, because he really has a huge amount of patience with her. She smacks him, pulls his facial hair, punches him, and he just takes it. The only problem is that sometimes he just tries kissing all over her face and she’s clearly annoyed and can’t escape him.

Either way, somehow, he laid down and she reached over, so he put his front leg across her legs. She was sitting on her butt playing with his leg – drumming on it, petting it, etc, and he actually closed his eyes and let her just tap away. It was pretty amazing, given that he’s rarely that relaxed around Jenn and me and she’s so innocently rough with him.

Every time the dog pisses me off – which is often, since the big galoot is usually following us around and thus generally “in the way” – I remember how incredible he is with baby and how great it will be when she’s old enough to consider him a friend. I can sense he’s going to be fiercely loyal to her and she’s going to be really affectionate with him. The seed is already planted.

The entire scene just made me really long to spend some quality time at home with them, maybe let Jenn sleep late and pack up the baby and the dog for a good walk or something.

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We’re Expecting!

Introducing Duke…

It is our distinct pleasure to introduce you to the newest member of our family, Duke. Duke is 10 weeks old, born just three days before our wedding.


Duke is an F1B Labradoodle puppy – his mother “Angel” is an F1 Labradoodle (bred from a yellow lab and a poodle) and his father is a show poodle, which means Duke’s got perfect non-shedding, curly hair and no dander (so Jenn can continue to breathe indoors). He will be coming home with us this Friday. We’re very excited.

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Wedding, Dog

This weekend, JP and I zipped up to a wedding in Alabama. We stayed in Columbus, Georgia and got to spend some time with her family. It was actually a pretty fun weekend, despite two long drives two days apart. Here are the pictures.

More importantly, tonight we are heading to visit a Central Florida Labradoodle breeder to check out their puppies. I cannot wait to get a dog.

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I’m going to put a deposit down on my schnauzer this week. I’m pretty psyched. New names in consideration:

1. Stanley
2. T.S.
3. Jules
4. Vonnegut
5. Skippy (yeah, it’s still around)

I s’pose I’ll have to wait until I see the dog to actually name him though.


Names for My Dog

So I’m getting a dog this summer. He will be a miniature schnauzer, and he needs a name.

So here is the tenative list, please jump in if you want to vote or have any suggestions.


Good: A Simpsons reference.
Bad: A Nixon reference.
Good: Funny.
Bad: Not very funny.


How many people name their dog after a character or worth? Sydney Carton? Charles Darnay? Bingley? Why not a modern day story *I* admire?


Obligatory but subtle Phish reference, Cactus kinda rings of toughness. It also brings memories of “Cactus Jack” to light. While it’s new to the list, I kinda dig it.


A fans-only tribute to South Park, there’s something funny about the name Butters that makes me chuckle.


Mortimer (nickname: Morty)
A non dog name is better than a dog name, for sure.


Because I’ve never heard of a dog named Ned.


Mr. Sabotelli
My 6th grade teacher, and a complete douche bag. Arguably knew considerably less than Corky from Life Goes On.


Because naming a dog something in Yiddish is friggin hilarious.


Chen Kenichi (nickname: Chen-san)
The legendary, and quite animated, Iron Chef Chinese, pioneer of Sezchaun dishes, he skillfully fuses Asian blends with classic Chinese style to create a bold and innovative array of Asian cuisine nouveau.


Doctor Yukio Hatori (nickname: Hatori-san)
In the same vein as the above, the colorful and extremely knowledgable Iron Chef straight-man commentator, Hatori-san runs a Japanese culinary college and is second to none as a sophisticated Japanese palate.

Good ol standby.