Hey y’all (I mean: you guys)

Posted December 28, 2013 by Dan
Categories: Geography

A friend of ours turned us on to a version of the Harvard Dialect Survey, made available by the NYT recently, that asks you questions about your word choices and pronunciation, and gives you a “heat map” of your dialect. The idea is that the warmest spots indicate a high probability that a random person from that area would answer the quiz the same way you did.

Here is Dan’s (he’s from Seattle):

dan dialects

And here is Troy’s (he’s from northern California):


But Utah is us! How romantic is that?

Also, they’re potato bugs. Just sayin’ …


BMB- sightglass

Posted November 11, 2013 by Troy
Categories: Coffee

Does anyone recognize this rock star in line?

BMB–nephew edition

Posted November 2, 2013 by Troy
Categories: Family, Food

For the second Saturday in a row, we’ve tried out a new spot for brunch. And for the second time, a menu item was named after a nephew.
Special prize to whomever can guess which niece or nephew will be named next week. Dan’s money is on Afton.

Busy baby season

Posted October 12, 2013 by Troy
Categories: Work

September always seem to be busy season in the nursery.  And recently I discovered proof of this in interactive graphic form.  Looks like a breather is in store:



Check out these random dates and their popularity rankings:


Feb 1 –  #330

Feb 6 – 293

Mar 6 – 228

Mar 20 – 202

Apr 21 – 259

May 4 – 291

July 4 – 321

Sep 14 – #16!


BMB– waiting for Neil and Chris edition

Posted October 5, 2013 by Troy
Categories: Coffee, Music

Sitting on a ledge bc the parklet is full.

A real bummer, that.

Posted September 25, 2013 by Dan
Categories: San Francisco, Sports

Try a carrot?

Try a carrot?

Larry gets what Larry wants. Does this mean we’ll have to put up with his circus next time, too?

Searching for a Breaking Bad Party ….

Posted September 22, 2013 by Troy
Categories: Events

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I’m a huge fan of the Albuquerque-set drama “Breaking Bad”.  Naturally I’ve been following it a season behind on DVD.  But as the series nears its big conclusion, I really can’t wait a year to find out how it ends (there is no way to avoid spoilers on the internet for a year).  So I was thrilled last week in NYC when I stumbled upon a gay bar in Hell’s Kitchen with a chalkboard announcing “Breaking Bad tonight at 9pm!!”.  I returned and enjoyed the thrilling episode “Ozymandias” with 30 of my new closest friends.

So….  today I hoped to repeat the feat.  Dan and I cruised the Castro bars this afternoon in search of another establishment hosting a fab Breaking Bad viewing party (second to last episode of all time!!!!)…

Midnight Sun… hmmm.. will be showing something else it appears… darn.


440 Castro?  no…


Moby Dick’s?  ahh.. they have better things to celebrate today…


well then maybe that dog wash/dog spa place on Castro?


Dang… not even there.  Guess I’ll be watching it tomorrow on iTunes.  NO SPOILERS in the comments!!