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Ok. I have to get this out.

Back in the day before the interweb was huge, there was what we called the BBS. It was a bulletin board system. You’d go on there and exchange information. It was how many of us communicated prior to the interweb. It was slow. You could send “emails” through different BBSs and it could take 3-4 days to get across the country. It was all we knew and it was awesome. Oh and it was text only.

I met this one person on a BBS in about 1992. We were fans of mutual musical artists and had an ongoing relationship about the said music. Music dorks. Or something like that.

Then time went by, most likely the BBS died or the internet explosion happened. Probably both. Oh and I left for college and didn’t have much time for it anymore.

Fast forward to post college. My first real job was at the Discovery Channel. I was hired to develop web but actually ended up learning a lot about Bethesda. A co-worker there was one day listening to an artist whose name I knew somewhere. It was this person I used to know. They were dating. Weird, huh?! Yeah, it sure was. Small world. Move on.

Fast forward another 10 or 12 years. Social networking happens. Facebook recommends a few “people I might know”. A person shows up that sounds familiar. I email and ask how we might know each other as I can’t place the name. Turns out it’s Kate. She is the tenant of a friend of mine in who recently had to move to NJ for his wife’s job but still rents out their condo in DC. WTF?! Turns out she also knows the person who was Emily’s boyfriend right before we dated. And another friend I knew in the high school band scene who also ended up going to the same college my first year in school.

Small friggin world.

I had goosebumps last night. Goosebumps.

Lily Has A Name Now

Aunt Kathi, Uncle Barry, Mat, Lily and Emily

Our Naming Ceremony for Lily was a success. Even after our Minister (and I) got sick last week, we asked our Reverend Father (slash Father In-Law) to step in. Reverend Bob was awesome. And it couldn’t have been any more perfect.

Whether she knows it or not, Emily is slowly becoming a wonderful Jewish mother and prepared enough food to feed that village we were talking about in the ceremony and it went over with out any hitch. Well, if you don’t count the minor spit-up halfway through the ceremony. And surprisingly we can have 45+ close friends and family at our house with no problem at all. We have all this space we didn’t even know it! Did we mention how much we love our house?

The one thing we learned was it was virtually a waste of time to mop the kitchen floor when ever having a party that has anything to do with a) outside or b) apple cider. Word to the wise.

Pictures are here.

PS. If you are hungry and need leftovers, please stop by soon. If you live too far away I will email it to you.

Back In Pink

We got back from our mini-vacation Saturday. Emily said she really felt like she just came back from a vacation. I think I did, too. But I also had to be reminded of it, so I don’t think it was the same vacation for me as it was for her. But regardless it was amazing. We did the math and figured out of the five places we stayed, we were in no place longer than 3 nights. 3 nights in Rye, NY. We [heart] Hiltons. 3 nights in Manhattan. We [heart] pretending to live in midtown and Tribeca is our new jam. But Bubby’s, you don’t accept AmEx?! Bobby would be very unhappy with you. Three nights in Western Maryland. We [heart] marrying our two good friends. What an unforgettable experience. 3 nights in OC with Em’s mom and boyfriend. We [heart] OC. One can never window shop for air-brushed t-shirts enough on the boardwalk. And 3 nights in Duck, NC with the in-laws in a 10 bedroom hizzouse on the Atlantic Ocean. OBX is the new (and closer) Cape Cod. I can dig it.

I tell you, vacations with Emily are perfection. I am the driver and Emily is the navigator. Who needs a GPS when you have Emily and a good U.S. map?! We make the best team ever. And Lily is definitely our co-pilot these days. She did, for the most part, wonderfully the whole trip through. She’s incredible. It’s amazing how many states she’s already been to. More than I had been to when I started college. MD. PA. NY. NJ. OH. VA. WV. NC. That’s almost 20%. And did I mention she’s 3 months?! Holy crap.

And today, I decided to check how my site rendered in IE. I sort of apologize for not really checking. Well. Er. Not really. I actually thought to ask a few friends to double check it. But after looking at my iChat list, few of my friends even have PC’s anymore. It’s a great state of affairs, but sure makes it hard to cross-check for the 51% of my visitors who still use IE, not to mention a Windows-based machine. Um. Remind me again why people still use IE? For drizzle.