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31 January 2008

even the url is brilliance.

I thought I'd take a minute and share one of my favorite blogs. If you're an NBA fan, you're probably familiar with it, though even those without a high affinity for sports will likely appreciate the humor. For those who don't know, Larry Hughes was brought on to the Cleavland Cavaliers this season to compliment LeBron James. They paid him $12 million a year to take pressure off King James, which is a pretty sizable contract - one that assumes excellent ball play and shooting. In reality, however, things haven't exactly turned out well on the Cavs' investment. Last night, for example, Hughes shot 18% against Portland, which pretty much sums up his whole season - a bust. Anyway, one brilliantly witty fan created a blog that keeps track of Hughes' play every game. For a good laugh, check it out:

hey larry hughes please stop taking so many bad shots .com

28 January 2008

sick time.

I've been sick since Wednesday, which is really not very fun. Lots of sleep, coughs, and drugs. and lots of movies. The following is a list of what I've seen from my living room couch this week. Open Range was obviously a highlight, but for those who haven't seen it (or even heard of it), I highly recommend watching Duchovny's House of D. It's a beautiful movie.








25 January 2008

My switch to tea.


As my personal evolution progresses, I have found myself a tea drinker. Hot tea - not iced tea. I never thought this would happen to me, but it has. I've always been a really big coffee guy and last year I switched to a caffeine free coffee drinker. At some point last year I was talking to a friend of mine who told me about his switch from coffee to tea. I was intrigued by the difference he said it made for him. Simply put, it just made him fee better - more energy and vigor. Over Christmas, Liz and I were at some really funky restaurant (by funky, I mean that they played really weird Christmas music and had a leg-lamp up...yes, the same leg lamp from "A Christmas Story") and we both got tea - and I really, really liked it. The next day I got some more tea at Starbucks, and I knew I was hooked. Since then, I've had many different types of tea and am really enjoying this fresh experimentation with my pallet. Taste aside, it really does make me feel better - more refreshed. It's a simple thing, but I think I've recently stepped up my personal quality of life. So, next time someone asks me to grab some coffee, you can be pretty sure that I'm actually drinking tea.

22 January 2008

puppy copper...oh wait...piper!

Well, we had a puppy. Puppy Copper. Then we didn't have a puppy. We were asked to give our puppy back.


Here's the skinny:
We had a contract on a puppy we named Copper. The litter was born, and our specific puppy was picked. We even had pictures (see post below). Furthermore, we had our visitation time as well as our pick-up scheduled. We were as emotionally invested into a puppy we have never seen as you could imagine. Then Katie got a phone call.

Evidently, the breeder decided to retire Rosie (Copper's mother) and wanted to keep a female dog from the litter (I'm assuming to breed her in the future to carry the line). Of course, she wanted our dog. So the breeder calls Katie and asks if we would be willing to let her keep the puppy. Our money would transfer to another breeder (who she's sending all her clients to and has a good relationship with), who just had a litter. It's definitely an awkward request to receive - I mean, it's one of those things you can't really so "No" to. So we didn't.

The good thing is that we have first pick of this new litter, and we won't have to pick until the pups are about seven weeks old. This is important because we'll have a better feel for their temperament. We're also moving from a darker color Golden to a lighter...which is what we wanted anyway, but now we feel it's appropriate to change the name. Well, that and the fact that it's a different dog.

Anyway, we've decided to go with Piper. For those who know, I realized that Tyson & Sarah's dog is named Piper, but their dog is now geographically distanced enough that I think it makes it okay. Plus, even if their Piper was still in Big D, I would feel fine with stealing the name anyway because it's a really cool and cute name.

When I've got pictures, I'll post them, don't worry. I've noticed all my friends with kids post pictures of their children on their blogs. Well, we have a puppy.

13 January 2008

Our new puppy, Copper.

Well, we scheduled our visit on January 26, and then we'll pick her up for good on February 16. Katie says that puppies this young aren't cute yet. I beg to differ (no pun intended). As far as peanut shaped shut-eyed pups, she's the cutest.






04 January 2008

It's a girl!

Well, we haven't picked her out yet, but she's going to be one of these cute little fuzz balls. We can visit her as early as the first weekend of February, and then we'll pick her up the weekend of the 16th. Katie and I are very excited about our first addition to the Moore family!







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