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):

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

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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:

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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.

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440 Castro?  no…

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

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

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