Gwyns Messages to Wyatt 2007/11/29 thru 2014/12/13

To: Wyatt Cready-Pyle(+14124181168)

Date: 01-05-2013 12:23

Have you eaten out of your new cereal bowl yet?

Date: 01-05-2013 22:41

Date: 01-05-2013 22:41

Never get tired of the cat pictures...

Date: 01-06-2013 18:44

The building across from our balcony is on fire.

Date: 01-06-2013 18:45

Yikes! Send pic. Are fire trucks there?

Date: 01-06-2013 18:45

Yup. Tons.

Date: 01-06-2013 18:45

There's visible smoke too.

Date: 01-06-2013 18:46

At some point will they evacuate your building?

Date: 01-06-2013 18:46

Date: 01-06-2013 18:46

About 5 trucks.

Date: 01-06-2013 18:47

I hope everyone got out--and their pets.

Date: 01-06-2013 18:49

Jean started shoveling our cats into their crates… I can see the firemen going into each room. I don't see any fire, just smoke.

Date: 01-06-2013 18:50

Doesn't hurt to be prepared, but I'm pretty sure that building is far enough away even strong winds couldn't bring it to you.

Date: 01-07-2013 11:37

What happened with the fire?

Date: 01-07-2013 11:38

Not sure the cause, but I know which apartment started it because there was some kind of clean-up crew that was tossing stuff out their window all last night.

Date: 01-07-2013 12:18


Date: 01-08-2013 16:33

Did u get a box from us?

Date: 01-08-2013 17:28

Yes. Thank you for the scraps of newspaper.

Date: 01-08-2013 17:29

You got the mug, though, right?

Date: 01-08-2013 17:29

Yes, I was joking. And the recipe and article.

Date: 01-08-2013 17:30

Okay. Good. Just put a second, surprise package into the mail to you today.

Date: 01-08-2013 17:32

I just finished my spit kit thing for the DNA testing service.

Date: 01-08-2013 17:32

What are you testing for? To figure out if I'm your mother?

Date: 01-08-2013 17:34

Nothing specific. Maybe if I've got some kind of special resistance to a disease or something.

Date: 01-08-2013 17:34

Like a super human?

Date: 01-08-2013 17:36

More like, less likely to die of some specific virus. But more likely ill find out I'm sub-human (will die easier than normal).

Date: 01-08-2013 17:38

Considering the stupid curly hair on my temples, I don't have much hope.

Date: 01-13-2013 16:49

Cats playing patty cake.

Date: 01-14-2013 18:48

Did you get box from us?

Date: 01-14-2013 18:49

Pkg, not. Box

Date: 01-14-2013 19:19

The lion hat?

Date: 01-14-2013 19:20

Awwww. Pic?

Date: 01-17-2013 13:36

Love you! And happy birthday! I'll call you after work.

Date: 01-17-2013 13:37

Love you too. Thank you.

Date: 01-17-2013 13:41

Wish me luck. Today might be the day I finally get that full time offer.

Date: 01-17-2013 13:43

Good luck! I'm feeling good luck in the air.

Date: 01-17-2013 19:27

When do you get to Pgh?

Date: 01-17-2013 21:16

Tomorrow, before rush hour hopefully.

Date: 01-17-2013 21:18

We can offer up a dinner out or a dinner in if one or both of you is available. (Basically, we'll take anyone, anytime.)

Date: 01-17-2013 21:42

Someone sounds a little desperate.

Date: 01-18-2013 16:36

Hi, Sweetie! Are you here? Will we see you tonight? Let me know so we can make our Fri night plans.

Date: 01-18-2013 16:39

Yes, I'm in town. Gonna drop Jean off and then head up to your place if you're there.

Date: 01-18-2013 16:41

Cool. Don't know where you are, but if it's more convenient to come here to get one of our cars first, you're welcome to.

Date: 01-18-2013 16:41

I brought my car.

Date: 01-18-2013 16:43

Jean is welcome to use our car if she wants. Anytime. We'll see you when you get here. Love to you both.

Date: 01-18-2013 17:15

Be there soon.

Date: 01-18-2013 17:17

Never mind, traffic.

Date: 01-18-2013 17:18


Date: 01-18-2013 17:21

Okay Tina

Date: 01-18-2013 17:36

I'm outside.

Date: 01-18-2013 17:37

Come to lobby and dial 38.

Date: 01-18-2013 21:06

Date: 01-19-2013 09:49


Date: 01-19-2013 10:16

Now I am.

Date: 01-19-2013 10:10

Now I am.

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Date: 01-19-2013 10:16

So would you like to get breakfast/brunch with Jean and I? We were thinking oh going to Poppa J's if that's okay.


Date: 01-19-2013 10:19

Yes! What time?

Date: 01-19-2013 10:28

We're taking a shower. Plan on meeting us there at 11:15.

Date: 01-19-2013 10:53

I'll be a tad late. Shower for me, too. Just coffee for me. Already ate. Daddy has meeting. Can't join us. C u soon!

Date: 01-19-2013 11:02

Let me know when you're on your way.

Date: 01-19-2013 11:05

Now. Just left.

Date: 01-20-2013 09:16


Date: 01-20-2013 11:49

We're at Jean's dad's place for brunch.

Date: 01-20-2013 12:01

Got it. Hugs to all.

Date: 01-20-2013 12:40

On our way, can't stay for long.

Date: 01-20-2013 12:45

Sadly, I won't be there. But Daddy is.

Date: 01-20-2013 12:46

Great to see you both. Thank you for coming up.

Date: 01-20-2013 22:20

Home safe?

Date: 01-20-2013 22:22


Date: 01-20-2013 22:23

Good. Loved having you. Jean told me she liked the way the condo looked. So proud!

Date: 01-24-2013 16:27

Can you send me the login info for Netflix?

Date: 01-24-2013 19:08

Sorry. Just saw this. Login is and pw is jwcc.

Date: 01-24-2013 19:08

Hope this is really you.

Date: 01-24-2013 19:08

What did that mean?

Date: 01-24-2013 19:10

You know, in case you're someone phishing for passwords.

Date: 01-24-2013 19:10

Quick, what's your birthday?

Date: 01-24-2013 19:10

Uh… January 1, 1970?

Date: 01-24-2013 19:12

That's it. I've been hacked.

Date: 01-24-2013 19:14

Bwhahaha! I hacked this sap's phone, and instead of purchasing stuff with his iTunes account or selling his information, I though, "You know what, I bet this Gwyn person has a Netflix account she'd share with James."

Date: 01-24-2013 19:15

Same last name. She'd probably do anything for him...

Date: 01-24-2013 22:14

Date: 01-24-2013 22:14

Jean found this at her grandmother's house. We're getting it framed.

Date: 01-25-2013 10:05

Hilarious. Only people that much in love can argue like that.

Date: 01-26-2013 16:51

Date: 01-26-2013 16:51

Do you know this woman?

Date: 01-26-2013 18:10

Why? Give me some context.

Date: 01-26-2013 18:11

Maybe I'm wrong. I thought she might have been one of your teachers. Must know her from somewhere else.

Date: 01-29-2013 21:57

Date: 01-30-2013 10:01

Date: 01-31-2013 15:02

They're filing the paperwork with HR today to convert me to full time on the 17th :D

Date: 02-01-2013 22:18

House of Cards. I'm hooked.

Date: 02-01-2013 23:55

We watched the first two. Very good. When you finish, you should watch the Brit version, too. I like Kevin Spacey in everything.

Date: 02-02-2013 22:21

What episode are you up to?

Date: 02-02-2013 22:37


Date: 02-03-2013 13:06

Date: 02-03-2013 13:06

Do you want us to open??

Date: 02-03-2013 13:06

Or just mail?

Date: 02-03-2013 13:14

Just open it.

Date: 02-03-2013 13:16

Date: 02-04-2013 09:32

So Francis is gay?!? Also, I predict that Peter Russo will either be the hero or will kill someone.

Date: 02-04-2013 09:38

We haven't gotten that far. He wasn't gay in the BBC version, though. Cool that they're adding things.

Date: 02-04-2013 09:40

Well, possibly bisexual. They just strongly hinted at at.

Date: 02-04-2013 09:42

Especially since Kevin Spacey is gay.

Date: 02-04-2013 09:42

Or bisexual.

Date: 02-04-2013 09:45

Really?! Wow.

Date: 02-05-2013 14:44

Yay, manager informed me that some HR guy is supposed to call today or tomorrow to do phone interview and schedule a "cultural assessment" (whatever that is).

Can't start celebrating until I sign that paper.

Date: 02-05-2013 16:36

Everything will be fine. Try not to be too weird.

Date: 02-05-2013 17:24

Just kidding about the weird stuff. We think you're wonderful, of course. Though if the call's on Skype, I would suggest no monkey hat.

Date: 02-06-2013 18:14

Yay on offer! In noisy restaurantvwith Cam, Matt and Teri. Wait till 10 to call, k?

Date: 02-06-2013 18:39

3 1/2 weeks is gr8 vaca, boy.

Date: 02-06-2013 19:06

How's Matt?

Date: 02-06-2013 19:06

Nice. Quiet, but maybe all us loudmouths intimidate him.

Date: 02-06-2013 20:18

We just dropped Teri at train. Shecwill call u.

Date: 02-08-2013 15:17

Date: 02-08-2013 21:12

Ugh, you're using up all the Netflix.

Date: 02-08-2013 21:16

I don't know that means.

Date: 02-08-2013 21:20

There's like a limit on how many devices can stream at once.

Date: 02-08-2013 21:30

We're not watching Netfix. Check with Cam.

Date: 02-08-2013 21:31

Daddy says, "Tell that cheap bastard to get his own Netfix subscription."

Date: 02-09-2013 16:45

Date: 02-10-2013 09:03

Do you still make mac and cheese?

Date: 02-10-2013 09:51

Just last night.

Date: 02-10-2013 09:55


Date: 02-13-2013 00:02

Date: 02-13-2013 00:02

Go to bed!

Date: 02-13-2013 00:03

See, we were helping you by not giving you a ride.

Date: 02-13-2013 12:43

I just got off the phone with HR, they're going to be sending me the offer letter (in the mail) today!

Date: 02-13-2013 12:45

They're emailing me the benefits summary. 80k with a 5k signing bonus.

Date: 02-13-2013 13:17


Date: 02-13-2013 13:18

Are you thrilled?

Date: 02-13-2013 13:22

Aol matches $0.50 on the dollar up to 6% of your base salary. I'll email you the benefits summary.

Date: 02-13-2013 13:25


Date: 02-13-2013 13:25

Did you tell Teri?

Date: 02-13-2013 13:25

I told Daddy.

Date: 02-13-2013 14:01

Well, I'm waiting until I get the offer letter to call her.

Date: 02-13-2013 14:04

Makes sense.

Date: 02-13-2013 14:16

I forwarded you the benefits brochure. The HR guy also said that my 2 years of contracting should get rolled into the vacation benefit.

Date: 02-13-2013 22:31

Date: 02-13-2013 22:31

I'm quoted.

Date: 02-13-2013 22:43

Way to point out how bland dad likes his food.

Date: 02-13-2013 22:46

Does bland refer to the food or Dad?

Date: 02-13-2013 22:48

Dad like life the way he likes his sabussas.

Date: 02-13-2013 22:49

No, that i got. Were you referring to him as "bland dad"?

Date: 02-13-2013 22:50

Ahhh, I see what you did there.

Date: 02-13-2013 22:50

No, purely subconscious.

Date: 02-13-2013 22:52

Daddy says, "Fuck you both."

Date: 02-13-2013 22:54

Whoa there, someone's getting spicy.

Date: 02-14-2013 21:47

Happy Valentine's Day, Boy!

Date: 02-14-2013 21:48

Did you do something wonderful for Jean?

Date: 02-14-2013 21:51

I mailed a Valentine package to you guys today. Be on the lookout. Your new car insurance card is in it. Love you two.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:21

Okay, there was some difficultly getting my 2yrs as a contractor rolled into my vacation benefit, so they offered to increase my annual base salary to 82k + the 5k signing bonus. That sounds reasonable, right?

Date: 02-15-2013 10:24


Date: 02-15-2013 10:25

It's difficult because the vacation stuff is all automated, so it was very complicated to make an exception.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:26

Yes. Might be better. Always good to have salary increased. Do they offer domestic partner benefits?

Date: 02-15-2013 10:26


Date: 02-15-2013 10:27

Increased salary also leads to increased bonus $.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:27

I'd personally rather have the money. And I'm not sure about the domestic partner benefits, but remember Jean already has better benefits than I do now. She paid $20 for a $400 prescription.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:28

Maybe I should be asking if Lord & Taylor offers domestic partner benefits.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:28

Go for it!

Date: 02-15-2013 10:29

Ask if your bonus can assume you started Jan 1, though.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:29

That shouldn't be quite as systemitized.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:38

Bonus will not be pro-rated ;)

Date: 02-15-2013 10:40

Bummer. Well, worth an ask.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:41

Wait, thought that was good.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:41

Sorry! You're right!

Date: 02-15-2013 10:42

Not pro-rated IS good. Important to read all words.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:42

"Pro-rated" is such a terrible word because it sounds so positive.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:43

That was what threw me.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:44

Threw me the first time I heard it too ;)

Date: 02-15-2013 10:45

Hey, we fly to the west coast early tomorrow -- SF, Oregon and Seattle. We'll be home next Friday night. Daddy has a conference in Seattle. We'll see Wileen and Manuel in SF, my writer friend Elaine in Oregon and cousin Jerry, Barb and Teri in Seattle.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:46

SF is quite a drive from Seattle, I've heard. Have fun.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:46

So, don't take a cab?

Date: 02-15-2013 10:47

Unless you owe the cab driver a huge favor.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:48

Date: 02-15-2013 10:48

Hunting a stink bug.

Date: 02-15-2013 10:49

Date: 02-15-2013 10:49

Whoops. More chair time required.

Date: 02-15-2013 13:09

Trying to fill out W-4 form (withholding allowance). Give me a call when you can.

Date: 02-15-2013 13:31

In mtg till 2:30. Is 2:30 okay?

Date: 02-15-2013 13:31

Or call Daddy.

Date: 02-15-2013 13:31

I think I figured it out. And too late anyway, already submitted.

Date: 02-15-2013 13:33

Oh. Sorry. But the W-4 can always be resubmitted anytimeZ.

Date: 02-15-2013 13:35

Yeah, but there was also a VA-4 form.

Date: 02-15-2013 18:30

Hey, now that you have a great official job, i'm going to officially start charging you for your phone service and car insurance. $100 per month, and I'll take it out of your account as a credit on my Amer Ex card, k? First payment tonight. Welcome to the complete world of grown-ups, Boy. So proud.

Date: 02-15-2013 18:33

Sure, but I'll have have to give you my new banks info for future payments.

Date: 02-15-2013 18:34

I think you did already. Let me check.

Date: 02-15-2013 18:39

Is it the Bancorp Bank with last numbers 7720?

Date: 02-15-2013 18:40

Yes, that's fine.

Date: 02-15-2013 18:43

I'm actually going to take the $100 out in another week. Can't make two payments to Am Ex from two different bank accounts in the ssme three-day period. Why? I have no idea.

Date: 02-15-2013 18:43

So, are you and Jean celebrating your new job?

Date: 02-19-2013 15:54

Good luck today!! How's it going?

Date: 02-19-2013 17:16

My background check just cleared and there's some kind of orientation thingy tomorrow (I9 forms too).

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Date: 02-19-2013 17:20

How celebratory!


Date: 02-19-2013 17:26

How celebratory!

Date: 02-21-2013 20:59

Date: 02-21-2013 20:59

Kurt Cobain's shirt.

Date: 02-21-2013 21:12

Now why hasn't some clothing company made a copy of that?

Date: 02-22-2013 06:58

Jeff Bagley is at Love you!

Date: 02-23-2013 17:15

Long read, but eerily similar to me (minus the sociopath part).

Date: 02-23-2013 17:17

And the dad part. My dad is pretty awesome.

Date: 02-23-2013 17:58

There's a lot to digest here. Are you satisfied with your life?

Date: 02-23-2013 17:58

Your dad is pretty awesome.

Date: 02-23-2013 17:58

And my mom is, too!

Date: 02-23-2013 17:59

Thank you.

Date: 02-23-2013 17:58

I'm not exactly like him, but his thought process is very similar.

Date: 02-23-2013 17:58

Once he get to around age 14 is where it started to hit home with me.

Date: 02-23-2013 18:01

Outwardly, you seemed to fit in with the world, at least to me.

Date: 02-23-2013 18:11

Did you (do you) see yourself as that out of place in the outside world?

Date: 02-23-2013 19:17

I feel absolutely normal. It's everyone else that's odd.

Date: 02-23-2013 19:17

: )

Date: 02-25-2013 15:53

Date: 02-25-2013 15:53

Do you remember this, darling boy?

Date: 02-25-2013 16:01

Yes. I remember the orange stripes on the white belt, too.

Date: 02-26-2013 20:41


Date: 02-26-2013 20:44

For me? No.

Date: 02-26-2013 20:46

I figured you'd say that. I, on the other hand, love it. I guess it's a girl thing. I'll let you borrow it sometimes.

Date: 02-26-2013 20:48

Lets not blame *all* women for your “interesting” taste in clothes.

Date: 02-26-2013 20:48

: )

Date: 02-27-2013 18:41

What does "Up Up Down Down B A B A Select" mean to you?

Date: 02-27-2013 18:42

Colbert, eh? Konami Code.

Date: 02-27-2013 18:46

Thank you!

Date: 02-28-2013 19:15

Date: 03-02-2013 09:27

You made your dad so happy with that Nest thermostat. He was checking the app on his phone over breakfast. He loves it.

Date: 03-02-2013 11:11

Date: 03-02-2013 11:20

-_- ohmygod…

Date: 03-04-2013 09:56

Uh oh. Snow in DC Tuesday night. Are you prepared?

Date: 03-05-2013 08:07

Seriously. Are you prepared for the snow?

Date: 03-05-2013 14:16

How should I prepare? But seriously, it's 55° and sunny right now.

Date: 03-05-2013 14:17

You know, food in fridge. Candles in case the lights go out. That sort of thing.

Date: 03-06-2013 08:00

Both Jean and I have the Flu. Hurray.

Date: 03-06-2013 08:02

Oh, no. I wish I was there to take care of you. Rest, Advil, hot liquids. Bug hug. How's the snow?

Date: 03-06-2013 08:58

^Big hug.

Date: 03-06-2013 17:47

Date: 03-06-2013 17:47

Greetings! How are you and Jean feeling?

Date: 03-06-2013 18:42

Terrible. We have been drinking water, taking meds, showering, and sleeping. That's it.

Date: 03-06-2013 18:44

Date: 03-06-2013 18:47

Oh, my poor baby.

Date: 03-07-2013 13:46

Any better today?

Date: 03-10-2013 15:19

Look familiar?

Patio Set $75

Date: 03-10-2013 15:21

"Be wary of glass-top table..."

Date: 03-10-2013 15:21

It's in your area. Can you pick it up for us?

Date: 03-10-2013 15:21


Date: 03-12-2013 07:26

So I felt okay all day yesterday until around 10:30PM when my temp shot back up to 100.2°F… weird.

Date: 03-12-2013 07:29

Did the high temp continue? Are you normal now (using term loosely.)

Date: 03-12-2013 07:30

Yeah, muscles still sore and some nasty moments clearing my throat, but I feel as fine as I did yesterday.

I was very aware of my temp rising last night (like night and day).

Date: 03-12-2013 07:32

That is a little weird. Hopefully, it's all done now. How's Jean?

Date: 03-12-2013 07:44

She's doing better now.

Date: 03-12-2013 07:45

My poor dear darlings.

Date: 03-13-2013 17:14

We've started the paperwork. We're changing your name from James Wyatt Cready-Pyle to James Tiberius Cready-Pyle. Hope you approve.

Date: 03-13-2013 17:23


Date: 03-13-2013 17:24

We just finished watching the Star Trek reboot. That Chris Pine is dreamy. We thought of you.

Date: 03-23-2013 14:57

How much is a pack of cigarettes?

Date: 03-23-2013 14:58

Like $5.75, I don't pay attention, I just swipe my card.

Date: 03-23-2013 21:44

Date: 03-23-2013 21:50


Date: 03-23-2013 22:05

Cam's home!

Date: 03-25-2013 08:43

Date: 03-25-2013 08:43


Date: 03-25-2013 08:46

At least it's pretty, right? You gotta think positive.

Date: 03-25-2013 08:47

I'm just surprised. Plus it's all good news to me, I work from home :D

Date: 03-25-2013 08:47

Poor Jean, though :(

Date: 03-25-2013 08:48

Maybe you'll make dinner for her, to make up for her inconvenience?

Date: 03-25-2013 08:48


Date: 03-25-2013 08:49

Or at least have pizza waiting?

Date: 03-25-2013 10:54

I've got keys and a wallet :D

Date: 03-25-2013 11:40

And a wonderful life partner.

Date: 03-27-2013 16:37

I will be arriving in Pittsburgh on that Friday afternoon-ish. Hopefully before rush hour.

Date: 03-27-2013 16:41

No Jean, then?

Date: 04-05-2013 19:52

78 in DC on Monday!!

Date: 04-05-2013 19:59

The bees are already inhabiting my balcony -_-

Date: 04-05-2013 20:00

Did you see Colbert discussing the Jeremy Irons hoo-ha? Hilarious. Last night's episode.

Date: 04-06-2013 20:13

The first car ride you ever had--from West Penn Hospital to our house in Greentree--was in a Honda. Do you think that's why you like them?

Date: 04-07-2013 19:52

Date: 04-07-2013 19:52

Date: 04-07-2013 19:52

Date: 04-07-2013 19:53

Awww, where are you at?

Date: 04-07-2013 19:55

In Philly. Daddy and Diane are at a conference. Really wish you and Jean were here.

Date: 04-07-2013 22:44

Date: 04-07-2013 22:45

Reminds me of a darling little boy I once knew.

Date: 04-07-2013 22:46

I figured you could relate.

Date: 04-07-2013 22:50

I showed Daddy. He laughed until he cried.

Date: 04-09-2013 22:06

Are you investing in bitcoins?

Date: 04-11-2013 16:37

You're still coming to see your old mom tomorrow?

Date: 04-11-2013 16:38

Yes ma'am!

Date: 04-11-2013 16:38

Arriving by 4?

Date: 04-11-2013 16:39

That's the plan. When is dinner?

Date: 04-11-2013 16:39

We just picked up Harvey and M at the airport.

Date: 04-11-2013 16:39


Date: 04-11-2013 16:41

Can we convince darling Jean to join you?

Date: 04-11-2013 16:41

Unfortunately no ;(
You're going to have to settle for just me.

Date: 04-11-2013 16:45


Date: 04-11-2013 17:34

Date: 04-11-2013 17:34


Date: 04-11-2013 17:34

At least it isn't snow.

Date: 04-11-2013 17:35

Date: 04-12-2013 20:01

Date: 04-13-2013 12:36

Have you played BioShock Infinite?

Date: 04-13-2013 14:44

Angkor Restaurant
2350 Noblestown Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Hope to see you at 5.

Date: 04-14-2013 11:12

Date: 04-14-2013 14:56

I think I left my "All my friends are dead." shirt there. -_-

Date: 04-14-2013 14:56

I'll wash and mail. Are you home safe?

Date: 04-14-2013 15:01


Date: 04-14-2013 16:05

Good. Did you get the email I sent?

Date: 04-14-2013 16:32


Date: 04-14-2013 16:33

Sooo easy! In a garbage bag!!

Date: 04-18-2013 16:53

Your sister's birthday is Sunday (19 years old), and I know she would love to hear from you and to get a shopping gift certficate. If you tell her an amount, you can tell her to charge using her AmerEx card, and I'll deduct it from your account. Love you. We had such a nice time seeing you. I don't know if you've been working on it, but I think your anxiety is better. V proud. It's not easy.

Date: 04-18-2013 19:48

If I give you an ebook I bought on iBooks, can you figure out how to break the protection and change it into a Word doc?

Date: 04-18-2013 20:01

That sounds awfully nefarious…

Date: 04-18-2013 20:02

Does it help if it's my book?

Date: 04-18-2013 20:03

You lost the master copy?

Date: 04-18-2013 20:12

I have the antepenultimate copy. The publisher who is no longer my publisher owns the ultimate copy.

Date: 04-18-2013 20:16

I own the rights to the book, though.

Date: 04-18-2013 20:31

Send it, I might be able to find something.

Date: 04-18-2013 20:38

Hm. Next problem. How do you get into my iBook library?

Date: 04-18-2013 20:40


Date: 04-19-2013 15:22

Date: 04-19-2013 17:33

This is weird.

Date: 04-19-2013 22:10

They got him:

Date: 04-19-2013 22:16

Great shot. If it was a cop, he'll be fired for posting it.

Date: 04-19-2013 22:17

The Redditor who posted it is close family friends with one of Boston's finest.

Date: 04-21-2013 10:13

$100 for Cam

Date: 04-21-2013 10:14

Such a sweet brother! Did you tell her?

Date: 04-21-2013 10:15

Just did.

Date: 05-01-2013 22:23

Enjoy the lightness of being on Snapchat! Add me: gwyncready

Date: 05-02-2013 15:08

Are you coming this weekend?

Date: 05-03-2013 11:11

Boy, are you coming today?

Date: 05-03-2013 11:13

No, I'm not ;(

I have to get Jean a birthday present this weekend.

Date: 05-03-2013 11:15

Good man. We'll see you in two weeks.

Date: 05-04-2013 19:59

Date: 05-04-2013 19:59

This is cute and funny.

Date: 05-04-2013 20:02

Date: 05-04-2013 20:02

This one, on the other hand--same designer--is really cool.

Date: 05-04-2013 20:16

Date: 05-04-2013 20:16

I was thinking I could add this to her collection.

Date: 05-04-2013 20:17

Ooh. Very nice!

Date: 05-04-2013 20:17

Is it Ippolito or something like that?

Date: 05-04-2013 20:17

Yes, Ippolita.

Date: 05-04-2013 20:18

Pretty sure it's her second favorite designer aside from Todd Reed.

Date: 05-04-2013 20:19

Who thought such words would ever be coming out of your mouth?

Date: 05-05-2013 11:32

Have you ever been to the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Date: 05-05-2013 12:32

Where is it? I doubt it.

Date: 05-05-2013 12:32

Akron, Ohio.

Date: 05-05-2013 12:33

We'll take you there someday, if you want .

Date: 05-08-2013 16:14

Date: 05-08-2013 16:14

Hey, I'm on a planning committee with your old friend, Blaise.

Date: 05-08-2013 16:14

He asked if you were keeping your GPA up.

Date: 05-08-2013 19:44

Nothing? Not even a "....."?

Date: 05-08-2013 19:45

Cam at least gives me a "...." Once I got a 10-dot response. One for the record books.

Date: 05-08-2013 20:31


Date: 05-08-2013 20:34


Date: 05-08-2013 20:42

Tell him I kept a very *consistent* GPA. (When is iMessage getting bold, italic and underline?!)

Date: 05-11-2013 18:45

Jean is 0.1% more Neanderthal than me!

Date: 05-11-2013 18:48

That seems entirely impossible. Nothing personal, of course.

Date: 05-11-2013 19:06

She's got super low chances of breast cancer, huzzah!

Date: 05-11-2013 19:06

Time to a ring on it.

Date: 05-11-2013 19:06


Date: 05-11-2013 20:23


Date: 05-12-2013 08:46

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! From your favorite son.

Date: 05-12-2013 08:47

Awww. Love you. Are you having fun with Jean's family? And did the video at the link I sent?

Date: 05-12-2013 15:07

Check out this article from USA TODAY:

Millennials are serious about saving

Date: 05-13-2013 17:26

What are the dates we're doing the Pyle family thing again?

Date: 05-14-2013 21:15

I need the mileage on your Honda in order to renew your registration. Next smoke can you grab it for me?

Date: 05-15-2013 09:22

Can you send me the name of the movie theater?

Date: 05-15-2013 09:24

AMC Hoffman Center 22

Date: 05-15-2013 09:33


Date: 05-17-2013 08:10

Date: 05-17-2013 14:25

Hey, I'm not going to have time to hang out before dinner ;(

Did you want to meet in DC for dinner? And where? Jean and I should be ready by 5:30. We can always get Thai around here too if you're not going to be downtown.

Date: 05-17-2013 14:31

We made a reservation at Clude's at 7. Should we meet you at your place so we can drop off Socks. When?

Date: 05-17-2013 14:32


Date: 05-17-2013 15:58

Should we show up around 5:45 or 6 at your house to have a drink?

Date: 05-17-2013 15:58

Dad and I have decided to leave Socks at our hotel room.

Date: 05-17-2013 16:24

That sounds perfect. Not sure if we have anything left to drink after last weekend -_-

Date: 05-17-2013 16:27

Ha! Maybe we'll bring wine...

Date: 05-17-2013 17:40


Date: 05-17-2013 17:42

We are pulling off 270 onto G Washington Pkwy, so about two hours.

Date: 05-17-2013 17:45

Do you have wine or shoulde we stop? Mom needs her Mommy juice.

Date: 05-17-2013 17:46

You should stop. No wine here :(

Date: 05-17-2013 17:49

Estimated arrival according to iMap is 6:13.

Date: 05-17-2013 17:49


Date: 05-17-2013 17:51

Actually, I'll pick up the wine. What's your brand?

Date: 05-17-2013 17:53

If you can get cold pinot grigio or chardonnay or sauvignon blanc, that would be great. If you can't get cold or if Jean prefers red, cabernet or malbec is good. Thank you!!!

Date: 05-17-2013 17:54

Jean gets headaches from red wine, FYI.

Date: 05-17-2013 17:55

White, it is! And I can drink it on ice cubes if it's not cold.

Date: 05-17-2013 18:15

We're exiting on Seminary. Be there at 6:21.

Date: 05-17-2013 18:18


Date: 05-17-2013 18:19


Date: 05-17-2013 18:20

Is my wine poured?

Date: 05-17-2013 20:50

If we wanted, could we drop Socks off in the morning so Daddy and I could hit a museum or something? I'm thinking like 9:00 or so?

Date: 05-17-2013 21:42


Unrelated, but Jean just got her ancestry report back from that 23andme thing: she got 0.3% Sub-Saharan African and 0.2% Middle Eastern/Northern African. I was 100% European.

Date: 05-17-2013 21:43


Date: 05-18-2013 08:14

Are you up? Do you want to have breakfast?

Date: 05-18-2013 08:35

Sure. I will anyways. Jean is still asleep.

Date: 05-18-2013 08:38

Ooo. Jean is up now and wants breakfast!

Date: 05-18-2013 08:39

Okay. We'll leavev tn a couple mins. We'll text with an ETA. We'll leave Socks in the car and meet you at Le Madeline at ETA. What street is Le Madeline on?

Date: 05-18-2013 08:43

La Madeleine Country French Cafe.loc.vcf

Date: 05-18-2013 08:57

ETA at restaurant is 9:31. Will alert you if that changes materially.

Date: 05-18-2013 09:29

We're here.

Date: 05-18-2013 09:32

We're almost there.

Date: 05-18-2013 09:35


Date: 05-18-2013 13:00

We'll be there at 1:10.

Date: 05-18-2013 13:05


Date: 05-18-2013 13:06

We're here.

Date: 05-18-2013 23:15

Apparently we didn't win Powerball. I'm going to call to complain.

Date: 05-18-2013 23:26

We were robbed!

Date: 05-19-2013 09:25

What's up at your house?

Date: 05-19-2013 09:56

They're still sleeping. Shall we wake them up?

Date: 05-19-2013 10:03

Yes. Remind them they'll want to shower AFTER swimming, saving time now. If we could aim for 11 or 11:30 at Le Madeline in Rockville, that would be great.

Date: 05-19-2013 10:06

Crap. Lester just checked. Pool is closed from 10-6. No reason to come here. We can come there. I'm hopping in the shower. Text Daddy.

Date: 05-19-2013 10:51

In car now. ETA says 11:26.

Date: 05-19-2013 10:51


Date: 05-19-2013 11:22

Hey, you took our spot!

Date: 05-19-2013 11:22

We're at light.

Date: 05-19-2013 11:22


Date: 05-20-2013 10:06

Wyatt, we had such a nice time. Thank you. You have grown up to be such a nice man. You're good to your sister and good to your mom and dad. You're a relaxed host, and I know that's not easy for you. But you are either getting better or hiding it well. We felt very welcome. And we are very proud of all you've accomplished. Love you.

Date: 05-20-2013 11:05

Also, I need your odometer reading.

Date: 05-21-2013 20:49

Oh, did you guys watch Mad Men yet this week?

Date: 05-21-2013 21:35

Omigod! I was speechless--and highly entertained. It was like Twin Peaks meets Ad Age.

Date: 05-21-2013 21:35

That tap dance...

Date: 05-21-2013 21:36

What was that drug? Speed?

Date: 05-21-2013 21:37

Docs used to give people shots of B12 mixed with amphetamines. It "helped" you if you were tired or wanted to lose weight. Jim used to get them.

Date: 05-21-2013 21:39

Jim's probably had less upper stuff in them. At least, he never blacked out, footraced through the house or tapdanced.

Date: 05-21-2013 21:47

That's exactly what Adderall does to people (who take more than prescribed anyways). And it only lasts 4 hours, not 72. I really liked how they showed Don "skipped" through the 72 hours, as if he just lost hours at a time.

Date: 05-21-2013 21:48

Showed how*

Date: 05-21-2013 21:49

I read one review that suggested Matt Weiner was essentially showing what it's like to be a writer on Mad Men.

Date: 05-21-2013 21:53

He was infatuated with that woman he was having an affair with because of the beauty mark (like the woman from his childhood). It wasn't until he remembered the consequences from when he was a boy that he got over her

Date: 05-21-2013 21:55

Probably. The flashbacks bore me. Gee, his childhood impacted his view of the world. Wiw, there's a thought no one's had before.

Date: 05-21-2013 21:56


Date: 05-21-2013 22:01

How did that black woman know Don's full name? Or what he looked like?

Date: 05-21-2013 22:10

Maybe from a letter in the apartment? Or a tenant listing like in our building?

Date: 05-21-2013 22:10

Favorite line: "Are we negroes?"

Date: 05-22-2013 07:36

Date: 05-22-2013 07:36

Remind me again. Was your odometer 12,100 or 10,100? I think 12.

Date: 05-22-2013 08:22


Date: 05-22-2013 08:26

Also, the creator is wrong, note the how the title of the article spells it differently to get a different pronunciation. English motherfucker! Do you speak it?!

Date: 05-22-2013 10:33

Does he also pronounce "gift" as "jift"?

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Date: 05-22-2013 14:41

Date: 05-22-2013 14:41

Thought of you.


Date: 05-22-2013 19:55

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Date: 05-26-2013 08:02

Have you already watched all of the new episodes of Arrested Development?


Date: 05-26-2013 08:58

Nope. I'm at a cabin, no signal.

Date: 05-26-2013 09:05

My son, in a cabin?

Date: 05-26-2013 09:37

It's got a hot tub and TV. Just no cell coverage.

Date: 05-26-2013 09:48

Date: 05-26-2013 10:14

Oooh! Nice! Where are you?

Date: 05-26-2013 10:18

Deep Creek.

Date: 05-26-2013 10:20


Date: 05-26-2013 17:17

Ten minutes into the first episode… I already hate it.

Date: 05-26-2013 18:25


Date: 05-26-2013 18:26

It got better during the second half…

Date: 05-26-2013 18:26

Half you watch any episodes yet?

Date: 05-26-2013 18:39

Not yet.

Date: 05-26-2013 20:25

They either used different writers, different editors, or both.

Date: 05-27-2013 14:18

Date: 05-28-2013 20:44


Date: 05-28-2013 20:51


Date: 05-28-2013 20:51

An app called 8mm. It's cool.

Date: 05-29-2013 14:54

Huge career news. Not sure how to feel.

Date: 05-29-2013 14:57

Not bad… just risky.

Date: 05-29-2013 20:35

Does Jean still love you after your news?

Date: 05-30-2013 11:26

Would you like to get your car inspected while you're in Pgh the weekend of June 15? Or would you rather drive over the border another time?

Date: 05-31-2013 11:13

Call today when you have time. About your b-day present.

Date: 06-01-2013 16:11

Look what we found.

Date: 06-01-2013 16:11

Date: 06-01-2013 16:13

In a Macy's? Macy's sells the line.

Date: 06-03-2013 18:59

Daddy thinks the best place to get your car inspected would be a Honda dealership since you're covered under warranty. Would you prefer the dealership in Shadyside or the one in Peters Township?

Date: 06-04-2013 17:20

Any preference?

Date: 06-04-2013 17:20

Peters Township

Date: 06-04-2013 17:21


Date: 06-07-2013 17:28

Check out this article from USA TODAY:

Review: Presence By People Power app

Date: 06-08-2013 10:32

Is your passport at your house?

Date: 06-08-2013 11:16


Date: 06-08-2013 11:30

We have your Social Security card.

Date: 06-08-2013 11:31

Perfect. Don't want all my eggs in on basket, y'know?

Date: 06-08-2013 11:31


Date: 06-08-2013 21:19

Date: 06-08-2013 21:41

Do you use Ruby on Rails?

Date: 06-08-2013 21:42


Date: 06-08-2013 21:44

Sounds like you should. I read that article you posted.

Date: 06-08-2013 21:44 <--- new hotness

Date: 06-08-2013 22:18


Date: 06-10-2013 08:57
NYTimes: When Artworks Crash: Restorers Face Digital Test

Date: 06-11-2013 08:39

Need your help. Using Mac for first time. Will be streaming questions throughout day.

Date: 06-11-2013 08:40

Date: 06-11-2013 08:40

Where's the print button?

Date: 06-11-2013 10:12

Click File>Print or press Command+P

Date: 06-11-2013 10:17

Date: 06-11-2013 10:17

Thank you! How about this problem when trying to print? Already rebooted. Same error. Any thoughts?

Date: 06-11-2013 11:26

Never seen that error before. Never knew Preview had plug-ins to install.

Date: 06-11-2013 11:27

Just think how close we'll grow as I text you questions throughout the summer : )

Date: 06-11-2013 11:30

Lol, see if you have the Messages app on there. Press Command+Space and the start typing "Messages"

Date: 06-11-2013 11:33

Windows messenger or ichat?

Date: 06-11-2013 12:41

Date: 06-11-2013 12:41

How do I make my Word window wider?

Date: 06-11-2013 13:25

You start by uninstalling Office…

Just grab the bottom right corner. There is some app that I use which uses keyboard shortcuts to size the current window. Might be useful to you:

⌘ = Command
⌥ = Option
⌃ = Control

Date: 06-11-2013 13:33

My darling. Thank you.

Date: 06-11-2013 13:34

Dinner tomorrow! Reservation for 6 people at Clyde's at 7 pm.

Date: 06-11-2013 21:23

Have you downloaded a copy of Call of Duty: Padded Chair yet?

Date: 06-12-2013 09:13

Dinner tonight! Miss my boy.

Date: 06-12-2013 15:16

We're at the Udvar-Hazy. Can you join us?--Mom, 3:15 pm

Date: 06-12-2013 16:05

Unfortunately I cannot ;(
What time are you guys coming over?

Date: 06-12-2013 16:51

Should we come over? Or should we just meet early at the bar at Clyde's?

Date: 06-12-2013 16:53

We do have to drop off some big glass candle holders for Jean. We can just put them in your trunk, though.

Date: 06-12-2013 17:00

We can just meet you at Clyde's. 6:30?

Date: 06-12-2013 17:12


Date: 06-12-2013 19:10

We are seated at our table, in our usual room.

Date: 06-12-2013 18:38

Are you here?

Date: 06-13-2013 08:41

It was great being together last night. Love you so much.

Date: 06-13-2013 16:31

Date: 06-13-2013 18:08

When is that from?

Date: 06-13-2013 18:28

I thought I took it about 1 1/2 years ago.

Date: 06-13-2013 18:29

Digging into oldies.

Date: 06-13-2013 18:49

Totally forgot to ask: What do you think of John Oliver?

Date: 06-14-2013 07:32

Happy birthday, darling boy. I have your present now! Will give it to you when we get home.



Date: 06-14-2013 10:51

What's your ETA for Pgh?

Date: 06-14-2013 10:55


Date: 06-14-2013 11:04

Okay. Park in the visitors lot. The petsitter will leave keys to our condo in the visor of Daddy's 66 Ford truck, which is parked in front of the condo building, after she walks Socks, which should be around 2 pm. We have number keypad lock on the door to our actual condo now (the part we own.) The code is 9563. (One of the keys the petsitter leaves will work, too.) To lock the condo front door when you leave, just press the button with the picture of a lock on it. It makes a loud, long noise. Just ignore it. Don't open the awning on our terrace. Too windy. And don't let the cats out on the terrace or we'll get kicked out.

We should be in Pittsburgh around 7 pm if you want to meet at Campiti's. We'll text you.

Finally, Happy Birthday!!

Date: 06-14-2013 12:31

South Hills Honda
3663 Washington Rd, McMurray, PA 15317

Tomorrow at 10.

Date: 06-14-2013 14:55

Christy just slid the keys into the truck visor. We're on track to hit Pgh between 7 and 7:30.

Date: 06-14-2013 14:56

Christy=pet sitter.

Date: 06-14-2013 18:18

Large pepperoni pizza, small sausage pizza, two salads, one with ranch, one with French, one rootbeer, and whatever you want.

They only take cash. There's an ATM at the convenience store a block away. We'll be at 1000 Grandview at 7:30.

Date: 06-14-2013 18:21

You want me to order it? What's the number?

Date: 06-14-2013 18:24

I'll order it if you tell me what you want. I'll order it at 7 for pick-up at 7:15.

Date: 06-14-2013 18:24

I'll just eat the pizza.

Date: 06-14-2013 18:31

Okay. I'll call at 7. May throw a second small pepp into the mix. I'd take at least $40.

Date: 06-14-2013 18:55

Food called in. Ready for pickup at 7:15. C u soon!

Date: 06-15-2013 09:49

If you get a chance today, take the mail key up (smallest one on the key chain) and retrieve the mail for 701. Your new car registation may be in there.

Date: 06-16-2013 22:01

Are you home safe?

Date: 06-16-2013 22:03

Yes. Home safe.

Date: 06-16-2013 22:12

Love you. Happy birthday, dear Wyatt.

Date: 06-19-2013 13:10

Date: 06-21-2013 07:40

Registration in mail to you. oxox, Mom

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Date: 06-22-2013 09:20


Date: 06-22-2013 09:34

And here I thought it was the *summer* solstice.

Date: 06-25-2013 10:13

Just calling to say hi. I hear it's warmish in DC today.

Date: 06-25-2013 14:39

Yeah. We don't call it hot until it breaks triple digits.

Date: 07-03-2013 22:46

Did you ever ride on the canal again after that first time?

Date: 07-03-2013 22:46

BTW, I saw Heat tonight. It was HILARIOUS.

Date: 07-03-2013 23:14

Nope. Why?

Date: 07-03-2013 23:16

Just remembering that wet weekend and wondering.

Date: 07-05-2013 20:45

After hearing the bee story it suddenly dawned on me that Jean may remind you of Glorith.

Date: 07-11-2013 21:17

Today is your namesake's birthday. He would have been 87.

Date: 07-11-2013 22:25

How old was he? Got another one of those storms rolling in.

Date: 07-11-2013 22:26

He died in 2002 at age 75.

Date: 07-13-2013 22:06

Date: 07-13-2013 22:07

Thought you'd find interesting.

Date: 07-13-2013 22:33

It's interesting that India is cheating.

Date: 07-20-2013 21:06

Date: 07-20-2013 21:30


Date: 07-20-2013 21:31

Is the sound crickets or air-conditioning?

Date: 07-20-2013 22:01


Date: 07-20-2013 22:01

Wow. Loud.

Date: 07-20-2013 22:01

Lightning is still going strong.

Date: 07-21-2013 10:17

Cats spilled water all over my laptop last night. Pretty sure that's the one thing Apple doesn't cover, water.

Date: 07-21-2013 10:17

Oh, no.

Date: 07-21-2013 10:18

Sigh. Life is difficult sometimes.

Date: 07-21-2013 10:18

At least it's a nice day

Date: 07-21-2013 10:41

Wayno knows a guy who does a really goid job fixing Macs.

Date: 07-21-2013 15:29

Took it to apple store. I'm SOL.

Date: 07-21-2013 15:29

: (

Date: 07-21-2013 15:29

Can it be fixed if you're willing to pay?

Date: 07-21-2013 15:30

Is it your work or home laptop?

Date: 07-21-2013 15:30

Is everything on it backed up?

Date: 07-21-2013 15:33

It'll cost $1,000 to fix it. Mine. No.

Date: 07-21-2013 15:35

Look at this on eBay:

15.4" Apple MacBook Pro Unibody 2.66GHz Core i7 8GB RAM 500GB HD MC373LL/A

Date: 07-21-2013 15:37

Let us know how we can help.

Date: 07-21-2013 15:48

I've *got* enough money for a brand new one… I was just saving it for something else. First world problems.

Date: 07-21-2013 15:51

Do you need one if you have one through work?

Date: 07-21-2013 15:50

I don't have one through work.

Date: 07-21-2013 15:51

Also, if they fix it for $1K, will you get the dtuff of your hard drive back?

Date: 07-21-2013 15:51


Date: 07-21-2013 15:50

That was the one I used for work, but it was mine.

Date: 07-21-2013 15:52

They need to provide you with a computer.

Date: 07-21-2013 15:52

You're not a contractor.

Date: 07-21-2013 15:52

No, Apple would likely have to replace the HD.

Date: 07-21-2013 15:52


Date: 07-21-2013 15:53

Do they provide computers for everyone else?

Date: 07-21-2013 15:52

Aol did, but we're not going to be with Aol for much longer.

Date: 07-21-2013 15:54

No company makes a programmer buy his own computer.

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Date: 07-22-2013 08:09

You don't, by any chance, have renter's insurance, do you?


Date: 07-22-2013 09:37

Yes I do

Date: 07-22-2013 09:39

It MAY cover your computer, with a deductible. So, it might only cost you $250 or $500 to get your computer fixed.

Date: 07-29-2013 20:25

Date: 07-29-2013 20:25

Pirates vs Cardinals, 4-0.

Date: 07-30-2013 23:03

Your email reminded me of this.

Date: 08-01-2013 21:25

Newsflash: Of course, immediately after we announced Cam wouldn't be here Labor Day weekend, she told us she would be. She's not leaving for Philly until Labor Day Monday, so let's plan that family day, okay? Yay!!

Date: 08-03-2013 18:09

Cam is at Phillies game with Matt. Guess who she ran into?

Date: 08-03-2013 19:30

You're kidding

Date: 08-03-2013 19:30

At the stadium?

Date: 08-03-2013 21:27

Date: 08-09-2013 07:34

We're off to Myrtle Beach today, boy. Miss the days when you went with us. I'm very glad another family loves you, too, though.

Date: 08-11-2013 19:12

Date: 08-12-2013 20:44

That episode of Breaking Bad might as well have been called "Awkward Silences For An Hour". But seriously, our company might be closing tomorrow and I got a bunch of legal stuff…

I just need some amazing person to assure me I'm not getting screwed somehow :D

How the beach?!?

Love you,

Date: 08-12-2013 20:50

Wait. You mean the agreement to form your new company is closing tomorrow, right?

Date: 08-12-2013 20:50

We loved the BB episode. Amazing.

Date: 08-12-2013 20:51

That's different than your company closing, right.

Date: 08-12-2013 20:51


Date: 08-12-2013 21:01

No, that's what I'm talking about. Our company would become independent.

Date: 08-13-2013 09:18

Are you available for a conf call with me and my lawyer friend on your contract?

Date: 08-13-2013 09:48

Call me when you can. I have the 411 on your contract.

Date: 08-15-2013 19:51

We were supposed to "close" the deal with AOL today, but now it's getting put off until next Wednesday. And I brought up the stock issue and I guess it was good I did because no one else noticed and they were all interested in an answer.

We had a meeting with our lawyer today. Our stock is dilutable… so nice catch -_-

Date: 08-15-2013 19:52

What happened to non-dilutable?

Date: 08-15-2013 19:59

The lawyer said it was very uncommon to do that. And that it would be harder to raise money from investors or something. And stuff about new hires. Idk, it was a lot of legal/accounting stuff that was over my head.

Date: 08-15-2013 19:59

What should I do?

Date: 08-15-2013 20:00

Did Gino promise you undilutable stock?

Date: 08-15-2013 20:02

The first day he told me about starting a new company he specifically said the words "non-dilutable stock". It has never been mentioned again since.

Date: 08-15-2013 20:04

Get together with the "they" in "they were all interested in the answer." As a group ask Gino who is getting undilutable stock. Then, if you all were promised it, point out that non-dilutable stock is worth more than dilutable. Ask if everyone's shares should be doubled to make up for the difference. Friendly discussion, tho.

Date: 08-15-2013 20:05

Worth a shot. There's power in numbers.

Date: 08-15-2013 20:06

Oh. I found out that I'm actually getting 2%. I didn't connect those two thing until just now.

Date: 08-15-2013 20:07

Okay. That's good.

Date: 08-15-2013 20:06

I found that out on Monday. I'll be getting 5,000 shares out of 250,000 total.

Date: 08-15-2013 20:09

So did they just double everyone's shares because they were aware that my question might come up?

Date: 08-15-2013 20:12

I wonder. Would have been nice for mgmt to point that out.

Date: 08-15-2013 20:12


Date: 08-15-2013 20:13

To be honest, they're probably planning to sell 250,000 more shares to investors, diluting your shares to 1%.

Date: 08-15-2013 20:13

Which is okay if it increases the value of the company and endures it survives and thrives.

Date: 08-15-2013 20:20

You might ask what the investor plans are.

Date: 08-18-2013 20:20

Did you arrive?

Date: 08-18-2013 21:29

Yup. Safe and sound.

Date: 08-18-2013 21:35

Date: 08-18-2013 21:35

Special guest.

Date: 08-18-2013 21:36

Hey!! Tell him he has to stay until I get back!

Date: 08-18-2013 21:36

Tell him I said hi!

Date: 08-18-2013 21:38


Date: 08-18-2013 21:38

That was from Ansel.

Date: 08-18-2013 21:39

He almost won the board game we were playing. But Cam beat him.

Date: 08-18-2013 21:40

How long is he staying?!?!?

Date: 08-18-2013 21:41

We've convinced him to stay till you arrive.

Date: 08-18-2013 21:41


Date: 08-18-2013 21:41

You're coming Labor Day weekend, right?

Date: 08-18-2013 21:43


Date: 08-20-2013 09:27

I reserved one of the guest hotel rooms at our building for you and Jean for Sat night, Aug 31, and Sunday night, Sep 1. Labor Day is Monday, Sep 2. Are those the right days to reserve? We'll be able to watch fireworks on Saturday night. And we'll invite Ansel to join us.

Date: 08-23-2013 14:09

Date: 08-24-2013 09:16

Date: 08-24-2013 19:14

Date: 08-24-2013 19:15

Date: 08-24-2013 19:18

What does the tennis ball do? I can't tell.

Date: 08-24-2013 19:19


Date: 08-24-2013 19:21

Slash directional speaker.

Date: 08-24-2013 19:21

Seriously? That's cool.

Date: 08-24-2013 20:20

Date: 08-25-2013 10:46

Date: 08-25-2013 10:46

"My friend applied for a handgun carry permit. His parents sent him this."

Date: 08-25-2013 10:47

Made me think of you.

Date: 08-25-2013 10:49

Yes. This mom would say no, too.

Date: 08-25-2013 10:49

Officer Claude *Feltersnatch*

Date: 08-25-2013 10:49

that part, too

Date: 08-25-2013 10:56

Hey, can you confirm if Saturday night, August 31 and Sunday night, September 1 are the nights you and Jean need at the hotel room at our condo. Because that's what I've reserved.

Date: 08-26-2013 11:25

Yes, that is correct.

Date: 08-26-2013 11:26

Date: 08-26-2013 11:26

Also, they shouldn't have gone with a Ben. A Ron would be much better.

Date: 08-26-2013 11:29


Date: 08-27-2013 21:16 A phone app you will need.

Date: 08-30-2013 11:06

So there's a possibility that Winamp's deal with AOL might not go through… in which case we'd "shut down" on Tuesday ;(

Date: 08-30-2013 11:06

This should make for a nice relaxing weekend

Date: 08-30-2013 11:08


Date: 08-30-2013 11:09

Would Winamp the service literally go away then?

Date: 08-30-2013 11:10

I suppose

Date: 08-30-2013 11:11

Despite having millions of users? Someone's playing a game of chicken.

Date: 08-30-2013 11:11

When I asked what would happen to us my manager responded, "We would get layoff packages and possibly be given the chance to find another job within AOL. If you found another job within AOL you wouldn't be able to keep the layoff package"

Date: 08-30-2013 11:12

It's not AOL stopping us from making the deal, it's a matter of us getting a search/revenue partner before our deadline to make the deal with AOL

Date: 08-30-2013 11:13

Got it.

Date: 08-30-2013 11:26

Hey, as Jim used to say, in a hundred years we'll look back and laugh.

Date: 08-30-2013 20:14

Ansel is joining us for dinner tomorrow.

Date: 08-30-2013 20:25

Yes, he told me. What are we having?

Date: 08-30-2013 20:29


Date: 08-30-2013 20:29


Date: 08-31-2013 13:29

Appetizers when you get here. Dinner around 7. Fireworks at 10.

Date: 09-01-2013 20:49

Breaking Bad starts in 10 minutes!

Date: 09-02-2013 15:53

Are you home safe?

Date: 09-02-2013 16:07

Yup. Just got home.

Date: 09-02-2013 18:41

So I must have missed it earlier in the season, but did Walt's cancer actually come back? Or is just lying to everyone?

Date: 09-02-2013 19:58

Well, we did see him throw up when no one else is around, so I think it's back.

Date: 09-02-2013 19:59

Okay. I'd thought I'd missed something. And he did cough a few times in the last episode.

Date: 09-03-2013 11:02

Date: 09-03-2013 11:02

Workers have 30 percent LESS buying power today than in 1968. If the minimum wage had kept up with employee productivity, it would be $16.54 per hour instead of $7.25.

Date: 09-03-2013 11:37

95% sure winamp is dead ;(

Date: 09-03-2013 11:38

Oh, boy.

Date: 09-03-2013 11:53

Change is the only constant…

Date: 09-03-2013 14:54

Video tour of new high school.

Date: 09-04-2013 12:44

What's the poop?

Date: 09-05-2013 13:14

What news?

Date: 09-05-2013 14:22

Nothing much. My insurance still works and I believe I'm still getting a paycheck, but I don't know when anything is happening. I know Winamp is dead though.

I'm working on updating the old resume and I'll probably be applying for this:

Maybe you can help me with the cover letter and stuff.

Date: 09-05-2013 14:24

I'm trying to get as many screenshots as I can since I won't be able to simply link to the massive project I've sunk two years of my life into -_-

Date: 09-05-2013 15:16

So sorry, my love. But the truth is, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. You learned soooo much!

Date: 09-05-2013 15:16

I will be happy to help with your resume. Send it. Also, look at Loft Resumes and pick a format you like. Once we finalize the words, we can hand the info off to them.

Date: 09-05-2013 20:31

I've emailed you the cover letter I'm planning to send to Viget.

Date: 09-05-2013 20:32

Okay. I'm driving. I'll look at it as soon as I get home which should be in 15 minutes or so. love you!

Date: 09-06-2013 09:42

Did you revise resume? When you're ready to send it to Loft, let me know.

Date: 09-06-2013 13:23

If you're expecting a separation pkg from AOL, don't sign anything until you talk to me.

Date: 09-06-2013 14:14

Date: 09-06-2013 14:14

Your order #.

Date: 09-06-2013 14:15

Send them the PDF and reference your order #.

Date: 09-06-2013 14:15

1-day, btw, will mean Monday.

Date: 09-06-2013 14:14

Again, I've only been an AOL employee for like 4-5 months

Date: 09-06-2013 14:15

I sent you the revised resume

Date: 09-06-2013 14:15

Are we talking separation?

Date: 09-06-2013 14:16

I know, but, again, I'm in car with PC.

Date: 09-06-2013 14:16

ah well, I'd still feel safer if you got another chance to read over the changes I made

Date: 09-06-2013 14:17

On separation: It's considered bad (read "bordering abusive") for a big company to hire someone then lay them off.

Date: 09-06-2013 14:16

And I don't think I got any changes on the cover letter I sent you

Date: 09-06-2013 14:17

You and I will have a chance to make changes. I think you get a couple of rounds.

Date: 09-06-2013 14:18

On cover letter, I sent changes in an email attachment last night. Check email.

Date: 09-06-2013 14:18

How do I do this on loft's site? I only see a way to order. I don't see anyway to enter a previous order #

Date: 09-06-2013 14:20

Back to separation: So you need to say it's a problem that they hired you and are now trying to lay you off before you've even worked a year there. To fix the problem, you need as many months severance as it would take to give you 12 months as an employee, plus the bonus.

Date: 09-06-2013 14:20

We haven't even started talking to HR yet

Date: 09-06-2013 14:21

Just find some email, like and send it there.

Date: 09-06-2013 14:22

That's fine. But that needs to be your strategy. When they hand you an agreement, say you're concerned about being hired then let go. Then say you want to give your attorney a chance to look at the agreement before you sign. Easy peasy.

Date: 09-06-2013 14:41

Just talked to my manager and there are a few things you should probably know: 1) AOL has an internal tool called eMobility that makes it easier to transfer among groups inside AOL (i.e. apply for another job inside AOL) and 2) AOL might keep 2-4 people around to help maintain/shutdown Winamp.

Date: 09-06-2013 14:41

He guessed that we might be talking to HR as early as Monday (as a group) and then they'd schedule time to meet with us individually

Date: 09-06-2013 14:43

Do you really think that AOL would pay me $41k + bonuses + unused vacation? Assuming I opted to take a pkg instead of another job inside AOL?

Date: 09-06-2013 14:44

because I could really use a $41k deposit in my bank account

Date: 09-06-2013 14:44

I'd take a 6mo vacation

Date: 09-06-2013 14:54

Just looked at my oldest paycheck from AOL. It was dated March 15 so I can assume that I've been working for AOL for almost exactly 6 months.

Date: 09-06-2013 14:58

They'll probably offer you two weeks' pay. But we'll ask for $40K, and you might end up with $15K. Who knows?

Date: 09-06-2013 15:46

What would you rather do? Work somewhere else at AOL (safe) or take some sort of package and find another job (riskier.)

Date: 09-06-2013 15:48

That's a tough question. Will I be able to see the package they're offering before I decide? Probably not...

Date: 09-06-2013 15:51

Usually, packages are public, meaning everyone knows that you get something like two weeks of salary for every year you've been there or whatever. The rule is generally known. Ask around.

Date: 09-07-2013 09:17

Date: 09-07-2013 09:37

Glad they like it.

Date: 09-07-2013 09:37

Our cats: nothing.

Date: 09-07-2013 09:52

Date: 09-07-2013 10:16

This has to be the most overly complicated way to display that information.

Date: 09-07-2013 10:18

I love that guy had been running it from his cell phone.

Date: 09-07-2013 10:22

Date: 09-07-2013 10:22

What's the difference between the "spinning gold pattern" and "sparkling dancing lights"?

Date: 09-07-2013 10:24

Are you sure this isn't an article from The Onion?

Date: 09-07-2013 10:26

Ya got me. Say, Ansel will be staying at our condo, taking care of the cats, and stripping wallpaper while we're in MN. He'll get to two sets of fireworks and countless Pirate games.

Date: 09-07-2013 10:26

You'll have to show him this. You know, so he knows when the Pirates do whatever.

Date: 09-08-2013 16:32

Watching the layoff scene in Office Space and thinking of you.

Date: 09-08-2013 16:40

Make sure that Wenis report is set on auto-run.

Date: 09-09-2013 12:30

Any resume news? Also, did you find the email with changes to your cover note?

Date: 09-09-2013 13:46

No and no. I should be getting my loft resume today, right?

Date: 09-09-2013 13:48

Yes. Have you talked to HR yet?

Date: 09-09-2013 13:48

Nope. Manager cancelled our "normal" daily standup meeting today as well. Said they'd have more info tomorrow.

Date: 09-09-2013 13:50

But hell, I'll take as many delays as I can get. Still getting paid.

Date: 09-09-2013 13:50

Maybe I can start getting a new paycheck before the ones from AOL stop coming ;)

Date: 09-09-2013 14:14

That's the spirit!

Date: 09-09-2013 14:14

Just sent you cover comments on email.

Date: 09-09-2013 14:14

Also, is Hank dead?

Date: 09-09-2013 14:54

We haven't watched it yet!!!

Date: 09-09-2013 14:56

Well, believe me when I say I've hardly revealed anything. And don't read the Vulture link!

Date: 09-09-2013 14:56

Amazing episode.

Date: 09-09-2013 14:57

Also, I got your email, but I only see the attached resume edits. Did you edit the cover letter inline?

Date: 09-09-2013 15:00

Sorry. Just sent correct scans. I'd throw in a ping pong mention, too, since they mention it on their blog.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:25

Did you get my email?

Date: 09-09-2013 21:44

Yes. Sorry. We just got back after being out with friends. Did you watch Breaking Bad?

Date: 09-09-2013 21:44

Yes. Sorry. We just got back after being out with friends. Did you watch Breaking Bad?

Date: 09-09-2013 21:46

Yes. Quite the cliffhanger.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:46

Now read the Vulture article.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:46

Our the

Date: 09-09-2013 21:47

I thought it would've been better if Hank had gotten killed by the guys outside Jesse's GF's place.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:47

Our theory is Walt saves everyone by walking in front of Hank and Jesse. Bad guys need Walt to cook.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:47

And then I thought Walt would've realized that he could still place the blame on Hank once he got arrested.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:48

Our had him fired for false arrest.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:48

They still didn't have the money.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:49

No one does. And the bad guys don't know--yet--the money is there.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:50

Also, Walt's character should've let Jesse burn the money if Jesse agreed to forgive him.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:50

No. Walt wants the money for his family.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:50

Walt already had a successful car wash business that his wife and son could run by themselves.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:50

He didn't *need* it

Date: 09-09-2013 21:51

True. And I think Walt's smart enough not to put all his money in one place.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:51

And instead he's risking everything (including the money and his safety) to try to stop Jesse

Date: 09-09-2013 21:51


Date: 09-09-2013 21:52

It feels lazy.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:52

It was a genius move on Jesse's part to think of the plan to find it.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:52

Jesse and Hank's part.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:52

If you ignore the characters we've grown to love…

Date: 09-09-2013 21:53

It does't make sense why our characters are making these strange decisions.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:53

But, really. What else could happen? They're changing and changing fast.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:54

I didn't think Skyler would suggest killing Jesse.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:55

What else could happen if you're Vince Gilligan, I mean?

Date: 09-09-2013 21:55

Better options: A) Jesse should've killed Walt. B) Walt kills himself. C) Hank realizes he needs to cover for Walt to save himself and family.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:55

Walt needs to be dead at the end.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:56

Don't leave the that open-ended.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:56

All good options--and I still think the absolutely last scene will be Jesse confronted with the choice of killing Walt or walking away.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:57

It needs to end with no possibility of catching him, but no way for him to enjoy his winnings.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:57

Walt will be dead whether or not someone kills him.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:59

I think he'll have to use his money to buy Hank and Jesse's freedom from the bad guys.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:59

But we've already seen when Walt went back to his "old" house an days hi to the neighbor.

Date: 09-09-2013 21:59

I would also not like that ending. I want him to die but win.

Date: 09-09-2013 22:01

I don't want to see him get "bested" by anyone.

Date: 09-09-2013 22:01

Yes, but that may be a scene that takes place several hours or days before the end of the show.

Date: 09-09-2013 22:01

If he lives or gets caught I will be disappointed. If that makes sense.

Date: 09-09-2013 22:04


Date: 09-10-2013 07:04

Date: 09-10-2013 07:04

How much do you want that Christmas present on the left?

Date: 09-10-2013 12:06

My resume is only one page. I just dropped the second page of "skills". Check my test email again.

Date: 09-10-2013 12:10

You're right! Looks gr8! Will send a few minor changes now, in a second email.

Date: 09-10-2013 12:14

One thing I did notice about the resume was that some parts of are "clickable" and link to the URLs I have listed, but the clickable area doesn't line up with the actual links.

Date: 09-10-2013 12:15

That would be a good thing for Loft to fix. It's got a great look. Good choice.

Date: 09-10-2013 12:24

Just emailed comments.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:29

Why isn't Apple live streaming their iPhone 5(C/S) announcement!?

Date: 09-10-2013 13:29

Good question. I do believe it's live-blogged somewhere.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:29

I have to watch a live blog. Bullshit. Steve, we all miss you.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:30

Tell me the highlights. I don't care about fingerprint security, and I don't know why anyone else does.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:29

It's being live-blogged EVERYWHERE.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:30

They just announce the iPhone 5C.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:31

It's got a plastic backing and is very colorful. I assume it's geared towards people like Cameron (cheaper)

Date: 09-10-2013 13:31

$99 for the 16GB model w/ 2yr contract

Date: 09-10-2013 13:33

They DID say they were announcing two different iPhone models today. So we're still waiting for the 5S

Date: 09-10-2013 13:33

I want $99 with no contract. Like colorful, tho.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:33

Haha, "no contract," good luck with that!

Date: 09-10-2013 13:34

Are you work-free from a Winamp point of view?

Date: 09-10-2013 13:33

iPhone 5S just announced!!!

Date: 09-10-2013 13:34

Tell me, tell me, tell me!

Date: 09-10-2013 13:33

Dammit live blog! Update!!!

Date: 09-10-2013 13:35

Comes in black, white, or gold?!

Date: 09-10-2013 13:35

Looks just like the iPhone 5

Date: 09-10-2013 13:36

Finger print scanner

Date: 09-10-2013 13:36

New processor, 64-bit

Date: 09-10-2013 13:38

Twice as many transistor as the A6 processor in the iPhone 5

Date: 09-10-2013 13:38

(i.e. Twice as fast)

Date: 09-10-2013 13:39

Date: 09-10-2013 13:40

CNN actually has a live video stream:

Date: 09-10-2013 13:41

Are you excited?

Date: 09-10-2013 13:42

I wish I could get the 5S internals inside the body of the 4S.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:42

I really dislike how light weight the 5 is.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:42

Date: 09-10-2013 13:43

And I want the body of a 3S : (

Date: 09-10-2013 13:47

Better battery life than the 5.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:48

Better camera with a f2.2 aperture and 15% larger sensor.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:48

That's exciting

Date: 09-10-2013 13:49

Seriously, megapixels mean shit. It's all about the size of the sensor.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:50

Especially for low light photos. The bigger the sensor and smaller the aperture, the quicker the camera can get the amount of light it needs.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:53

Date: 09-10-2013 13:53

I'm melting.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:54

Wait till MN.

Date: 09-10-2013 13:54

When is HR talk?

Date: 09-10-2013 13:55

Had a meeting today (not with HR) and they said we should expect to talk with HR "later this week, probably Thursday."

Date: 09-10-2013 14:00

The Home button on the 5S is sapphire and won't scratch.

Date: 09-10-2013 14:01

You can use the finger print scanner to unlock your phone and authorize iTunes purchases.

Date: 09-10-2013 14:02

Zzzzzzz. An actual sapphire? Camera upgrade sounds nice.

Date: 09-10-2013 14:03

Did you sent changes to Loft?

Date: 09-10-2013 14:03

No, not yet. There are multiple changes I need them to make so I'm trying to get all of them in an email that makes sense.

Date: 09-10-2013 14:05

Preorders start on Friday! They better have WiFi at the AmericInn

Date: 09-10-2013 14:06

Daddy has a hot spot.

Date: 09-10-2013 14:06

Did you accept my Tripit invitation?

Date: 09-10-2013 14:07

Uh, no. But I do have all the reservations ready to print out.

Date: 09-10-2013 14:08

I'd accept the invitation, too, just to be on the safe side.

Date: 09-10-2013 14:08

"The link you just clicked on is expired."

Date: 09-10-2013 14:12

On Wed night, we'll be in Elgin, Ill. On Thu, Fergus Falls. In case you care.

Date: 09-10-2013 14:26

Date: 09-10-2013 14:46

BTW I frequently use that line with Jean. Mimicking Westly rolling down the hill.

"Assss youuu wiiiiish…"
(with my voice trailing off at the end)

Date: 09-10-2013 16:13

Just got a meeting invite for tomorrow morning titled, "Applying fir AOL internal jobs". If I don't apply for any AOL jobs I still get the separation package, right? And if I do apply, will I still get the same salary?

Also just got a call from TELsystems (new person) saying they had a remote contracting position available at AARP. Said I was interested.

Date: 09-10-2013 17:13

Cool. If AOL can't place you in a "similar" job (function/salary), they owe you an offer of the same package they offered everyone else. If they have jobs and you don't apply, they may not have to offer you a separation package (not sure.) Better to go through the process, find out your choices, and see what happens. If they offer you a different job function, a different salary, or a different location, you have the right to say no, I don't want different, and then they owe you the package.

Date: 09-10-2013 17:46

Also, try going to on your phone, click to go to the full site, then click About Us. Looks like they could use your help.

Date: 09-10-2013 17:47

But you really should apply to the American Diabetes Association. You could walk to work.

Date: 09-11-2013 08:16's+hiring+in+Pittsburgh%3f+Nearly+everyone.+More+than+100+jobs+posted.&utm_content=%7bEmail_Address%7d&utm_campaign=Do+you+believe+in+Pittsburgh%3f

Date: 09-11-2013 11:34

What news?

Date: 09-11-2013 12:37

Nothing really. Just learned more about their "eMobility" program.

Date: 09-11-2013 16:28

Do you agree?

Check out this article from USA TODAY:

Jobs' ghost finally leaves Apple

Date: 09-12-2013 09:00

So what is this US Airways "check-in" thing? I though I scanned the reservation thing inside the Airport to get the tickets.

Date: 09-12-2013 09:02

You can do either. Either print out boarding passes now and go straight to Security. Or go to the USAirways desk or kiosk when you arrive and check in with the reservation number there.

Date: 09-12-2013 09:02

US Airways doesn't seem to support iOS's Passbook. Lame.

Date: 09-12-2013 09:02

Super lame.

Date: 09-12-2013 09:04

Definitely lame. USAirways not known to be on the cutting edge of anything.

Date: 09-12-2013 09:04

I assume you're driving to Reagan airport. Give yourself lots of time to park, etc.

Date: 09-12-2013 09:05

You should be at the gate at least 45 mins before flight.

Date: 09-12-2013 09:05

We're planning to leave for the airport around 6:00.

Date: 09-12-2013 09:05


Date: 09-12-2013 09:06

Can't wait to see you. We had dinner with Di, Nick, Peter and Yeimi in Chicago last night. We missed you guys.

Date: 09-12-2013 09:23

Did you get your resume off to that company?

Date: 09-12-2013 09:24


Date: 09-12-2013 16:34

Date: 09-12-2013 16:34


Date: 09-12-2013 16:47

Don't worry. They won't even take off if there's a problemo.

Date: 09-12-2013 16:47

Good thing we weren't flying out of BWI because they just closed it.

Date: 09-12-2013 16:49

Yikes. Things will be better by 8:50.

Date: 09-12-2013 16:50

Yeah, kinda glad the storm hit now rather than later.

Date: 09-12-2013 16:51

All clear at 9 pm. 5% chance of rain. Even if it's delayed, all you have to do is wait it out, get to Minneapolis then collapse in bed at your hotel.

Date: 09-12-2013 19:00

Lots of delays. The line for customer service is about half the length of the terminal.

Date: 09-12-2013 19:02

K. Let me know when you know something.

Date: 09-12-2013 19:23

So what time do we need to be there tomorrow? What are the activities?

Date: 09-12-2013 19:27

Ideally, you'd be at the lake by 2. It's about 4 hours from Minneapolis. We'll visit there all afternoon, then we're leaving the lake to have an immediate-family-only dinner.

Date: 09-12-2013 19:27

What's going on at the airport?

Date: 09-12-2013 19:41

Delayed until 9:30. Better than all the people whose flights got cancelled.

Date: 09-12-2013 19:41

Can I go back out to smoke a cigarette and then come back through security?

Date: 09-12-2013 19:43

Poor baby. Yes, if you think you have enough time to go through the line again.

Date: 09-12-2013 19:43

Is there a drug store and does it have Nicorette?

Date: 09-12-2013 19:45

It literally took 5 minutes to get through security. And the security check point is like 15 ft from our gate.

Date: 09-12-2013 19:45

Nothing like Pittsburgh airport.

Date: 09-12-2013 20:40

I just peed next to Senitor Mitch McConnell!

Date: 09-12-2013 20:41

God, I hope you were in a men's room!

Date: 09-12-2013 20:44


Date: 09-12-2013 22:03

In the plane!

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Date: 09-12-2013 22:13


Date: 09-12-2013 23:16

Text me when you've landed.


Date: 09-13-2013 01:13

Landed. It was almost impossible to find the car rental place. We're now waiting for a second shuttle to pick us up.

Date: 09-13-2013 12:10

Two hours away

Date: 09-13-2013 12:16

Woot woot! Do you need directions to Grandma's?

Date: 09-13-2013 12:17

No! I know how to get to the lake.

Date: 09-13-2013 12:39

Grandma lives on Boe's Dr,
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

Date: 09-13-2013 12:52

Is that a different place than the place we've always gone? I know how to get to the lake.

Date: 09-13-2013 12:52

No. Same place. I sent it just in case.

Date: 09-13-2013 12:54

Remember to slow down as you drive through each little town.

Date: 09-13-2013 19:13

Dinner tonight at Spanky's Stone Hearth
34785 County Highway 4, Frazee, MN 56544

Date: 09-14-2013 08:54

Text when you're awake.

Date: 09-14-2013 08:58


Date: 09-14-2013 08:59

We're in lobby.

Date: 09-14-2013 08:59

Join for coffee.

Date: 09-14-2013 15:04

24876 Franklin Lake Rd
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

Date: 09-14-2013 17:36

1462 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Date: 09-15-2013 11:15

Arriving at 10:20.

Date: 09-15-2013 14:09

Don't forget to fill up the car right before you drop it off!

Date: 09-15-2013 16:18

Safely at our gate.

Date: 09-15-2013 16:19

In record time!

Date: 09-15-2013 16:20

Yeah, could've stayed until 12:30. Oh well, better safe than sorry.

Date: 09-15-2013 16:30

You're your father's son. But it really is better to get there early and relax.

Date: 09-15-2013 20:08

Landed safely. Well… the amateur pilots bounced the back wheels a few times before putting it down.

Date: 09-15-2013 20:12

Glad you're safe. Thank you for letting me know. We're in the same boat as you on Breaking Bad this week. Itunes or tomorrow.

Date: 09-15-2013 20:13

How soon after the episode ends does it appear on iTunes?

Date: 09-15-2013 20:13

Please say 60 seconds.

Date: 09-15-2013 20:51

Not sure. If I were a betting man I'd guess 4:00AM the next morning.

Date: 09-16-2013 09:37

We watched Breaking Bad at 6 am. Horrifying.

Date: 09-16-2013 10:12

Good horrifying or disappointing horrifying?

Date: 09-16-2013 10:27

Good. My eyes were covered half the time-yet almost no onscreen violence. Best to read the Wikipedia entry on the poem Ozymandias before viewing. Gah.

Date: 09-16-2013 12:48

Ok. The last thing I saw was Walt getting driven away with his bags and barrel. Was that the finale?

Date: 09-16-2013 12:49

After he dropped off the baby

Date: 09-16-2013 12:49

It was the end of thst episode, not the end of the series. But what brings Walt back???

Date: 09-16-2013 12:49


Date: 09-16-2013 12:50

Saving him or killing him?

Date: 09-16-2013 12:50

Save him

Date: 09-16-2013 12:50

Maybe Jesse kills Skyler.

Date: 09-16-2013 12:50

Or Flynn or the baby or all of them.

Date: 09-16-2013 12:50

How? He's locked up like a meth slave.

Date: 09-16-2013 12:52

Who knows?

Date: 09-16-2013 12:53

So far it seems like I'm going to be disappointed with the end.

Date: 09-16-2013 12:55

That entire episode was like, "here are many decisions most of these characters wouldn't make."

Date: 09-16-2013 12:56

Walt, yes. Hank, no. Hank's wife, no. Skyler, no. Flynn, no. Or do you disagree?

Date: 09-16-2013 12:57

Wasn't it heartbreaking to watch?

Date: 09-16-2013 12:57

Walt giving up Jesse. Walt burying all the money in the same place. Walt giving those guys the exact coordinates of the money.

Yes mostly just Walt and Jesse.

Date: 09-16-2013 13:01

Walt stealing the baby. Walt going back to the house. Walt asking if the police were there. Walt using the cell phone. Walt shaking the guy's hand and saying they're square. Walt begging for Hank's life.

Date: 09-16-2013 13:02

I agree.

Date: 09-16-2013 13:06

Where was Heisenberg when they were in the desert?!?

Date: 09-16-2013 13:06

Riddle me that

Date: 09-16-2013 13:06

He was hiding behind lazy writing if you ask me.

Date: 09-16-2013 13:09

I am sorry to lose Walter as I man I can cheer for. I'm afraid the show's going to end with no one I can cheer for.

Date: 09-16-2013 13:10

Or with the only person I might cheer--Jesse--dead.

Date: 09-16-2013 13:12

Date: 09-16-2013 14:12

Date: 09-16-2013 16:14

Glad you're not flying through Reagan Nat'l today.

Date: 09-16-2013 16:13


Date: 09-17-2013 08:50

High school kids hit it big with coding academy. Thought of you.

Date: 09-18-2013 18:56

Did you install iOS 7 yet?

Date: 09-18-2013 18:57

No. How is it? We're in that horrible last hour of the drive into Chicago.

Date: 09-18-2013 19:03

I mean, I've hate the beta for it for awhile, but they appear to have released a number of updates for specific apps themselves. It's nice though. It took a lot of attempts to get my phone to activate after it installed though (so many people are trying to activate).

Date: 09-18-2013 19:04

I'm told by an artist to stick with the grey/white palette.

Date: 09-18-2013 19:17

Palette for what?

Date: 09-18-2013 19:20

Background or something?

Date: 09-18-2013 19:20

Date: 09-19-2013 09:33

Date: 09-19-2013 10:24

I see you got that installed quickly :)

Date: 09-19-2013 10:45

Cam helped. I did it last night in the hotel. Daddy was asleep.

Date: 09-19-2013 10:45

I like that they sort pics into years.

Date: 09-19-2013 10:47

Are you going to share my stream?

Date: 09-19-2013 21:14

So I might be coming to visit Ansel this weekend. Will you be in town?

Date: 09-19-2013 21:27

No. Heading to Philly early Saturday morning to drop Cam off. Come when it's convenient, but if you come the weekend after this one, you can see the. 40 ft rubber duck.

Date: 09-19-2013 21:28

Date: 09-20-2013 09:11

Trying to order iPhone. What are the last 4 digits of your SS and I assume 15228 is still the zip code associated with your account? If it's changed please give me that as well.

Date: 09-20-2013 09:12

4882 is me. 15211 is our condo. Think 15228 is still right .

Date: 09-20-2013 09:13

Thanks. It looks like I may be waiting for awhile for the iPhone... Why doesn't Apple just produce 80% of the total number of iPhones it sold last year before the release?!

Date: 09-20-2013 09:15

That way you don't run out like shitty companies do

Date: 09-20-2013 10:08

Are you coming this weekend?

Date: 09-20-2013 10:08

BTW, Teri's in Pgh this weekend.

Date: 09-20-2013 10:10

In fact, if you got here by dinner time tonight, you could have dinner with us, Cam and Teri.

Date: 09-20-2013 11:23

Also, Ansel will be at our house by 2 pm on Sat. He's warching pets while we're in Philly and stripping wallpaper.

Date: 09-20-2013 13:12

Date: 09-20-2013 13:12

I'll need you to use your eligibility to get my new phone.

Date: 09-20-2013 13:12

Also the zip code IS 15211 now.

Date: 09-20-2013 13:14

Maybe you can switch our eligibility through AT&T. Then I can purchase myself.

Date: 09-20-2013 13:21

At Shop n Save now. Tell me what to do and I'll do it at 2. Are you coming in?

Date: 09-20-2013 13:21


Date: 09-20-2013 13:22

Calling AT&T is probably the easiest. Just switch our eligibility.

Date: 09-20-2013 13:22

Today? In time for din-din tonight?

Date: 09-20-2013 13:23


Date: 09-20-2013 13:32

Woo hoo ! A surprise for Teri!

Date: 09-20-2013 14:48

Why is Teri in town anyway?

Date: 09-20-2013 14:48

Let me know if you had any success with AT&T.

Date: 09-20-2013 14:59

Her mom was operated on for an aortic aneurism Wed.

Date: 09-20-2013 14:59

All okay.

Date: 09-20-2013 15:02

Hmm. Still says I have to wait until next year to get the 32GB black one for $299.

Date: 09-21-2013 09:36

Call if you're awake.

Date: 09-21-2013 11:40

8 pm, CBS, Sunday--Emmys

Date: 09-21-2013 12:16

Date: 09-21-2013 12:38

Thank y

Date: 09-21-2013 12:38


Date: 09-22-2013 12:54

Are you up? Call if you're not driving.

Date: 09-22-2013 12:54

When convenient.

Date: 09-22-2013 13:16

Oh yeah, can you order that 32GB black iPhone 5S for me? Or maybe I'll just order it for your phone number when I get home.

Date: 09-22-2013 16:40

Are you home safe?

Date: 09-22-2013 17:05


Date: 09-22-2013 17:06

Give our love to darling Jean.

Date: 09-22-2013 17:07

--and the kitties, of course.

Date: 09-22-2013 18:08

Did you watch the Key and Peele video I sent on email?

Date: 09-23-2013 12:49

Date: 09-25-2013 10:53

Seriously, how'd you get that email?

Date: 09-25-2013 10:53


Date: 09-25-2013 10:59

Must have been. Was I hacked? Is someone phishing? Is it really AOL?

Date: 09-25-2013 12:08

Yup, really was from AOL. She said she's not sure how it got sent to you though.

Date: 09-25-2013 12:13

Are you moving to NYC?

Date: 09-25-2013 12:44


Date: 09-25-2013 12:44

No. Wasn't for me.

Date: 09-25-2013 12:45

Wow. That really is weird.

Date: 09-26-2013 11:04

Date: 09-26-2013 11:04


Date: 09-26-2013 11:04


Date: 09-26-2013 11:04

Having my meeting with HR this afternoon.

Date: 09-26-2013 11:16

Let me know how it goes.

Date: 09-29-2013 22:59

Great and perfectly fitting series ending episode on Breaking Bad. You'll love it.

Date: 09-30-2013 15:56

Date: 09-30-2013 15:56

Date: 09-30-2013 15:57

Date: 09-30-2013 15:57

Date: 09-30-2013 15:57

Daddy did the orange highlighting.

Date: 09-30-2013 15:57


Date: 09-30-2013 15:58

Told you it's not finding a job that's difficult, it's finding one that I want to do every day.

Date: 09-30-2013 16:04

Today is the 32nd anniversary of Daddy and my first date. We're heading out to eat Ethiopian. Eager to hear what you and Jean think of Breaking Bad.

Date: 09-30-2013 19:04

Walter died. Jesse got away. The police didn't take his money. Perfect.

Date: 09-30-2013 19:12

I thought it was a perfect ending. And may I add that I called it a while ago. I thought the only appropriate way for the show to end would be for Jesse to have a chance to kill Walter but for Jessie to decide he didn't want to do it. Jesse was the emotional heart of the show. Great to see him kill Todd, howver.

Date: 09-30-2013 19:13

How did you interpret Jesse's scream at the end? Emotionally, I mean?

Date: 09-30-2013 19:13

And no one got the money--the other $70 million.

Date: 10-02-2013 10:21

Your book was on BBC?!

Date: 10-02-2013 10:49

In the background, I guess. Cool, huh?

Date: 10-02-2013 10:50

What are you doing about AOL?

Date: 10-02-2013 10:50

Everything I can…?

Date: 10-02-2013 10:51

Two months? Five months?

Date: 10-02-2013 10:55

I'm waiting to get the package in the mail before bringing it up.

Date: 10-02-2013 10:58

Tell them you want another week to decide since you haven't gotten the package yet and you need to have your attorney review everything. Make sure they document their approval of the extension in writing. An email is fine. This lays the groundwork for them to feel a tiny bit legally threatened when you ask for five months.

Date: 10-02-2013 11:13


Date: 10-02-2013 11:57

Wow, that got their attention. I've emailed you the package they're offering.

Date: 10-02-2013 12:15

Okay, I'll read it over later. In meeting. Tomorrow morning, send her this email:

"I have initially reviewed the package you sent, and I would still like my deadline to respond to be extended given that the PDF wasn't in my possession until yesterday. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but this is pretty important.

I'm requesting five months of salary as severance from AOL, to bring my term of employment with them to at least one full year. In addition, I would like my healthcare benefits to be extended for five months as well. I came here at the end of February, 2013 in good faith, expecting a long career at AOL. I left a good job, believing I'd be here for the rest of my life. Given the economy, it will likely take considerably longer than two months to find another position.

Thank you,

James W. Cready"

Date: 10-02-2013 12:21

Thank you thank you thank you!

Date: 10-02-2013 19:38

Did you the bit at the end of the interview with Vince Gilligan at the end of Monday's Colbert, with him in the basement?

Date: 10-02-2013 20:48

So my bottom two back teeth are like black on the outer sides. I'm going to need to go see a dentist, like tomorrow. I feel so stressed out already and now I'm going to need to get two teeth removed…

Date: 10-02-2013 20:49

They don't hurt, but I'm sure they're rotting from the insides or something terrible.

Date: 10-02-2013 20:49

Do you have dental insurance ?

Date: 10-02-2013 20:50

All will be okay. I'm glad you're not in pain.

Date: 10-02-2013 20:50

Yes, but I've never used it before.

Date: 10-02-2013 20:50

I need to find the card online somewhere.

Date: 10-02-2013 20:51

It's not the same card as my health insurance, right?

Date: 10-02-2013 20:51

They can do a million things with teeth. Go now. ASAP. Before the insurance runs out.

Date: 10-02-2013 20:51


Date: 10-02-2013 20:52

Ask that friendly HR person.

Date: 10-02-2013 20:52

But don't worry. About anything.

Date: 10-02-2013 20:54

I'm worried more about how much things like this stress me out. Which, in turn, stresses me out even more.

Date: 10-02-2013 20:55

Are you papering the IT world with your resume?

Date: 10-02-2013 20:55

That's not helping -_-

Date: 10-02-2013 20:57

Did you see the Vince Gilligan thing?

Date: 10-02-2013 20:57

That'll cheer you up.

Date: 10-03-2013 11:55

Sent that email this morning around 10:00. Still no response.

Date: 10-03-2013 12:30

That's good. It means she doesn't have the authority to say no immediately. Or, better, it might mean the issue you identify is one they know they are vulnerable on, and she's smart enough to raise it to the attorneys.

Date: 10-03-2013 12:49

Phone interview with Viget went well. 45 minutes long. Unfortunately she said that they probably wouldn't be able to match my current salary ;(

Date: 10-03-2013 12:50

Are you also looking within AOL?

Date: 10-03-2013 12:51

Yes, but I have yet to hear back from any of the jobs I applied for.

Date: 10-03-2013 12:52

Hm. Is Viget moving forward, or is it more like, okay, can't pay you that much, bye?

Date: 10-03-2013 12:53

She asked if I was flexible, I said what I was currently making and said I was a little flexible.

Date: 10-03-2013 12:53

They are moving forward.

Date: 10-03-2013 13:44

Are my emailed links useful?

Date: 10-03-2013 15:37

HR lady wants to talk on the phone.

Date: 10-03-2013 15:39

Date: 10-03-2013 15:41

That's okay. Tell her you're writing everything down so you can review it. Just listen. Don't commit. Even if she says no extra severance. She's just the messenger.

Date: 10-03-2013 15:41

What do I say then?

Date: 10-03-2013 15:43

You're a neutral, interested, polite note taker. The facts are: 1. You came to AOL in good faith, expecting a long career. 2. You left a good job. 3. It will likely take longer than 2 months to find a new job.

Date: 10-03-2013 15:41

When I answer the phone I'm supposed to say "I'm writing everything down"?

Date: 10-03-2013 15:44

Something like (with a laugh), "Hang on, let me write this down so I understand it."

Date: 10-03-2013 15:47

Then at end of call, repeat what you understand (e.g., "Okay, you're saying you can't give me more because that would violate the terms of the separation, right?" Then, "Okay. I got it. Let me get back to my attorney and I'll let you know." Calm, friendly, confident.

Date: 10-03-2013 15:48

And then... What do we do after I hang up?

Date: 10-03-2013 15:49

Well, that is the question. I can talk to Mary Nell again, or we can fold.

Date: 10-03-2013 15:50

Slip in non-chalantly that you've applied for a number of jobs at AOL and haven't heard anything, showing you're doing everything you can.

Date: 10-03-2013 15:51

Ask if she can be of any help. She may be motivated to pull some strings for you.

Date: 10-03-2013 15:52

I know this isn't uour favorite thing. You'll be fine. Calm, polite, confident, deserving.

Date: 10-03-2013 15:52

I also just received an email from some recruiter inside AOL (not from a job I applied to)

Date: 10-03-2013 15:52

Well, well, well...

Date: 10-03-2013 15:52


Date: 10-03-2013 16:07

Okay, she said no.

Date: 10-03-2013 16:08

Any other info?

Date: 10-03-2013 16:07

She said she would "love to help in any other way" but that they "would not be extending my severance past 2 months"

Date: 10-03-2013 16:09

I re-iterated that I had left a good job to come to aol for a long time and that I'd only been there 6 months

Date: 10-03-2013 16:10

Good job, Wy.

Date: 10-03-2013 16:13

What do you think?

Date: 10-03-2013 16:13

And what's the other AOL job?

Date: 10-03-2013 16:16

If she'd help in any other way, perhaps she could check on the status of your application in the other AOL departments.

Date: 10-03-2013 17:02

I'm hopping in the shower. I talked to Mary Nell. She said The package you been offered is a good one. She suggested that you check either with the HR lady or with one of your colleagues to find out what the rule was about weeks of severance. For example, did people get one week for every year they'd worked there? What was the rule? Because you can say that you should get credit for every year you worked there including as a contractor. But you may have already gotten credit for those years. K?

Date: 10-04-2013 23:01

Soooo cut!!

Date: 10-05-2013 19:23

Date: 10-05-2013 19:28

Close. Same shot, but from inside the kitchen.

Date: 10-05-2013 19:30

Date: 10-05-2013 19:30

Perfect! Love you.

Date: 10-05-2013 19:31

Do I get to know why?

Date: 10-05-2013 19:38


Date: 10-05-2013 19:40

Are you deciding if there's enough space to have a small wedding ceremony here?

Date: 10-05-2013 19:40

There is.

Date: 10-05-2013 19:42


Date: 10-08-2013 08:59

What happened at the dentist?

Date: 10-08-2013 10:44

They lost the appointment I made through their website, so I had to make another one.

Date: 10-08-2013 11:19


Date: 10-09-2013 00:01

Date: 10-09-2013 00:03

This is what keeps you up at night, eh?

Date: 10-09-2013 00:04

Soooooo cute!

Date: 10-09-2013 13:59

:D I might be getting my humidifier after all!

Date: 10-09-2013 14:02

Just imagine if you'd put that determination into your English homework.

Date: 10-09-2013 14:03

If not knowing English made it difficult to breath then it might have.

Date: 10-09-2013 14:03


Date: 10-09-2013 14:03


Date: 10-09-2013 14:03

I kinda know English anyways.

Date: 10-11-2013 21:45

What are you guys up to tonight?

Date: 10-17-2013 17:11

Dentist said he couldn't believe that I hadn't been to a dentist in 7 years or that I was a regular smoker. I do have to get some fillings though. Gums were perfect.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:13

What about the black teeth?

Date: 10-17-2013 17:13

Just needed cleaned. All better now.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:14

Date: 10-17-2013 17:14

I'm glad. Get the fillings asap!

Date: 10-17-2013 17:15

^to be cleaned. Or ^cleaning

Date: 10-17-2013 17:16

He said that the braces caused some issues.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:16

Really? Like what?

Date: 10-17-2013 17:17

Blunt roots. Not sure exactly, but he said it wouldn't really be an issue until I got much older.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:17

Sounds kinda sexy.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:18

Did you get your teeth cleaned today then?

Date: 10-17-2013 17:18


Date: 10-17-2013 17:18

I'm in NYC with Teri.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:18

I was there for two hours. Ugh.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:18


Date: 10-17-2013 17:19

Did they have to use a pick and a hammer?

Date: 10-17-2013 17:23

They took x-rays, then cleaned with what was basically a pressure washer for teeth, then cleaned again with the metal pick. Finally I had the exam with the dentist where he noted all my chipped teeth (due to grinding teeth). He checked my gums, my jaw, my bite, etc.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:24

What about the grinding?

Date: 10-17-2013 17:26

He said they could make something for me. I did learn something interesting though, the nerves in your back molars let your brain know that it can clench harder when they feel pressure (basically when your jaw is closed). So they will make something that prevents the back molars from touching each other and then my brain won't have the urge to clench harder. :)

Date: 10-17-2013 17:27

Wow. That's cool. Is he doing it now? While you're covered?

Date: 10-17-2013 17:27

Unfortunately he won't be making that for me until after I get the fillings ;(

Date: 10-17-2013 17:28

Fortunately I think I will be getting an offer from Viget in the next few days.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:28

And I'm certain you're in a big hurry for those.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:28

Oh! How did the test go?

Date: 10-17-2013 17:30

Very well apparently. I then had to do a "live" test where their FED (front-end development) director had me share my screen with me and solve problems in front of him.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:30


Date: 10-17-2013 17:30

I finished all the problems in half the time he allotted.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:30

He was impressed.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:31

What next? Leave you in the wilderness of Canada with nothing but a hatchet?

Date: 10-17-2013 17:30

ahhh, Hatchet.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:30

I'd give up at that point.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:32

Maybe you could reprogram the plane's consol to be a cellular tower.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:32

Yeah, no he basically ended the interview by saying I should expect an offer from HR by the end of the week. The interview was Tuesday.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:34

Wow. Congrats, Wy. How do they dress there?

Date: 10-17-2013 17:34

Cas, I hope.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:34

you bet

Date: 10-17-2013 17:34

Do they mind hats?

Date: 10-17-2013 17:34

Date: 10-17-2013 17:34

I don't think I'll have any issues fitting in :D

Date: 10-17-2013 17:39

Oh, God. Do these people think they'll procreate?

Date: 10-17-2013 17:41

Date: 10-17-2013 17:41

If this guy can pull it off, then there's hope for the rest of us.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:43

Oh, when are we going to get to see all the professional photos from the lake?

Date: 10-17-2013 17:47

Check with Diane. She's the point person.

Date: 10-17-2013 17:55

Oh, and did you hear that Ansel got a job offer today? He said he starts on the 18th of next month.

Date: 10-17-2013 18:04


Date: 10-17-2013 18:04

He didn't say. I asked though. Hopefully close.

Date: 10-17-2013 18:04

Pgh? DC? NYC?

Date: 10-17-2013 18:08

Date: 10-17-2013 18:08


Date: 10-17-2013 18:10

Might you be able to pop up to Philly for an overnight with your sister before starting your new job?

Date: 10-17-2013 18:09


Date: 10-18-2013 12:14

Looks like Viget is going to be offering me ~$74k. Ansel is taking off for Mexico next weekend so I will probably be coming up tomorrow to catch him before he leaves.

Date: 10-18-2013 12:23

Will he be working in Mexico? I'm confused. Daddy will be happy to see and take you out. He's alone. I'm in NY with Teri.

Date: 10-18-2013 12:23

No, he's just making a trip to Mexico before his job in NYC starts.

Date: 10-18-2013 12:28

Don't worry, I will also be in town next weekend, too. Jean took off that Friday so we'll be there the whole weekend.

Date: 10-18-2013 15:05


Date: 10-21-2013 17:04

Date: 10-21-2013 17:07

Check out this video on YouTube:

Date: 10-21-2013 19:47

Home safe.

Date: 10-21-2013 19:48

You're a sweetie. I wish I was home safe. I'm on the Megabus, four hours from home...

Date: 10-21-2013 21:42

Date: 10-24-2013 13:28

Date: 10-24-2013 14:01

I don't see Wyatt anywhere.

Date: 10-24-2013 14:12

And that's why I picked it.

Date: 10-25-2013 16:26

Can you buy a tube of Biotien toothpaste while you there?

Date: 10-25-2013 16:26

Er, second choice?

Date: 10-25-2013 16:29

Uh, something for dry mouth. Toothpaste, mouthwash, spray, whatever.

Date: 10-26-2013 15:07

Where's my boy?

Date: 10-26-2013 16:15

Playing pool in Dormont.

Date: 10-26-2013 17:25

In case anyone asks, Kitten and Squawk are your cats visiting with you from DC, okay?

Date: 10-26-2013 17:47


Date: 10-26-2013 22:42

Can you have breakfast with us tomorrow?

Date: 10-26-2013 22:46

Yes, that'd be great.

Date: 10-26-2013 22:49

Please invite Jean if that's convenient.

Date: 10-27-2013 09:11

Hey. I want to get my tires rotated so can I meet you guys for breakfast?

Date: 10-27-2013 09:17

Yes. Shall we pick you up at NTB on Greentree?

Date: 10-27-2013 18:37

Hey, I'm on my way back.

Date: 10-27-2013 18:38


Date: 10-27-2013 18:38

Are you in the middle of dinner, don't want to interrupt?

Date: 10-27-2013 18:39

No , watching game .

Date: 10-28-2013 09:35

Date: 10-28-2013 11:21

I've been inside the Liberty tunnel for the past 20 minutes. Just finally got out.

Date: 10-28-2013 11:21


Date: 10-28-2013 11:23

Fuck this city.

Date: 10-28-2013 11:25

I could've saved an hour just by taking Fort Pitt.

Date: 10-28-2013 11:28

Hope the rest of your trip is smooth. So nice having breakfast with you. Love you, Boy.

Date: 10-28-2013 16:15

Date: 10-28-2013 19:29

Home safe?

Date: 10-28-2013 19:49


Date: 10-28-2013 19:58

Date: 10-28-2013 19:58

If I saw you here I wouldn't have to ask.

Date: 10-29-2013 15:55

Date: 10-29-2013 19:53

Date: 10-29-2013 20:04

Awwww! I love you guys.

Date: 11-01-2013 13:14

Date: 11-06-2013 23:19

Date: 11-06-2013 23:19

Is this yours?

Date: 11-06-2013 23:20


Date: 11-06-2013 23:22

K, back to the laundry room it goes.

Date: 11-08-2013 11:27

Call me when you can. Nothng urgent. Just want to say hello.

Date: 11-08-2013 16:05

Date: 11-08-2013 16:05

Check out new gym.

Date: 11-11-2013 07:34

Does this ring true?

Date: 11-11-2013 19:27

Yes. Pretty much.

Date: 11-12-2013 15:01

What's this I hear about my son and Philadelphia?

Date: 11-12-2013 15:07

Good brother, good son.

Date: 11-12-2013 15:10

Yeah, I tried getting you guys out of it but she seems to prefer all of us be there :)

Date: 11-12-2013 15:14

Well, she also told me (excitedly ), she will be spending the day alone with you on Sunday.

Date: 11-13-2013 07:46

Date: 11-14-2013 08:01

Date: 11-15-2013 07:42

Date: 11-16-2013 10:13

Boy, when will we see you today?

Date: 11-17-2013 09:53

So nice to see you, Boy! You're a good brother! Is Cam even up?

Date: 11-18-2013 21:19

Check out this video on YouTube:

Date: 11-20-2013 23:05

Date: 11-21-2013 08:44

What is the name of the app that lets you watch the kitties when you're away from home?

Date: 11-21-2013 18:40!t=jo&jid=32110 I wonder if they’d consider me for this position ;)

Date: 11-21-2013 18:42


Date: 11-21-2013 18:43

Tell Jean to look at Rue21.

Date: 11-21-2013 18:43

Also, there are houses for sale in Mt. Washington.

Date: 11-21-2013 18:43

I know, right? And it’s the exact same position I’m going to be interviewing for out in Mountain View.

Date: 11-21-2013 18:44

I applied for it just in case.

Date: 11-21-2013 18:53

Date: 11-21-2013 19:42

What a concise URL!

Date: 11-21-2013 19:43

You know those crazy front-end developers.

Date: 11-21-2013 19:59

Did you watch The Daily Show from last night?

Date: 11-21-2013 19:59

With Bill Cosby?

Date: 11-21-2013 20:00

We just watched Santorum on Colbert.

Date: 11-21-2013 19:59

No, more recent than that.

Date: 11-21-2013 19:59

The one that aired yesterday.

Date: 11-21-2013 20:00

We'll watch it now.

Date: 11-21-2013 20:01

Uh oh. It didn't record.

Date: 11-21-2013 20:01

Did you watch the one I told you about in Philadelphia? The pizza one?

Date: 11-21-2013 20:01

Yep. Saw Jon's pizza rant.

Date: 11-21-2013 20:02

Stuffed pizza is still better.

Date: 11-21-2013 20:01

I'll send you a link to the segment from last night. He "apologizes" for his rant.

Date: 11-21-2013 20:04

It’s the whole first half of the episode.

Date: 11-21-2013 20:15

We watched. It was funny. Chicago's is still better--stuffed, that is. I don't love deep dish. And, frankly, Campiti's is better than all of it.

Date: 11-21-2013 20:16

I think you (along with all other parties) are a little biased.

Date: 11-21-2013 20:17

We're watching Unnecessary Muffness now.

Date: 11-21-2013 20:23

I think you’d like the videos that Big Cat Rescue uploads:

Date: 11-21-2013 20:31

Sooo cute!

Date: 11-21-2013 20:31

We watched the mirror one, too.

Date: 11-21-2013 20:31

On Chromecast. Do you have Chromecast?

Date: 11-21-2013 20:33

Better. We've got AirPlay.

Date: 11-22-2013 17:06

She said the single page PDF is the only documentation for their benefits.

Date: 11-22-2013 17:08

The offer letter also said I had seven days to return it, but she is pressing me to sign it ASAP. Which just feels shady to me.

Date: 11-22-2013 17:10

The benefits look fine.

Date: 11-22-2013 17:10

Tell her you need the weekend to review everything but you're very excited about the offer.

Date: 11-22-2013 17:11

I asked her to get me a written email from someone whom legally represents the company to explain what the Profit Sharing Plan entailed.

Date: 11-22-2013 17:12

Before you say yes, you're going to have to think of reasons why you will need a couple of pre-planned days off. (Google) Maybe a dental procedure?

Date: 11-22-2013 17:13

Good on the request. But, honestly, I think everything looks okay. Google the recruiter and the company. If there are any horror stories you'll find them.

Date: 11-22-2013 17:14

Also, find someone on LinkedIn who works there and ask about the company. Plus, what's the risk? If you start working there and don't likevit, quit. Just keep your job searching active.

Date: 11-22-2013 17:17

This looks good:,18.htm

Date: 11-22-2013 17:20

Very reassuring. Excellent. I like Beer Fridays.

Date: 11-22-2013 17:24

Tell her you're very excited, though. She needs something to report back to the company.

Date: 11-22-2013 17:26

Also, you'll want to confirm you're allowed to contribute to a 401k even if the match is a bonus and not guaranteed.

Date: 11-22-2013 17:27


Date: 11-22-2013 17:38

Also, can I get your amazon prime login? Or can you order something for me?

Date: 11-22-2013 17:38

Date: 11-22-2013 17:39

I think I changed the pw to January17

Date: 11-22-2013 17:39

Date: 11-22-2013 17:57

Is Jean red wine or white wine?

Date: 11-22-2013 18:32

White (unfortunately). We can get wine though.

Date: 11-22-2013 18:35

I like both.

Date: 11-22-2013 18:35

You'll do wine, appetizers, right?

Date: 11-22-2013 18:35


Date: 11-22-2013 21:07

Date: 11-23-2013 19:52

We're watching The Hunger Games now. To be prepared. Are you prepared?

Date: 11-25-2013 08:45

Call me this morning, k?

Date: 11-25-2013 14:31

Date: 11-25-2013 14:47

Date: 11-25-2013 14:48


Date: 11-25-2013 16:14

Check out this article from USA TODAY:

FDA halts sales of 23andMe DNA test kits

Date: 11-25-2013 17:38

Hey, the Steelers game is on Thursday night. Maybe we should go to the movie on Friday or Saturday? Does Jean have Friday or Saturday off?

Date: 11-25-2013 17:38

A) Jean doesn’t have either of those days off and B) We won’t actually get the game (legally anyways)

Date: 11-25-2013 17:40

I think it's a national game. We'll do whatever you think, though.

Date: 11-25-2013 17:43

I don’t actually get TV though. I use internet + my Apple TV.

Date: 11-25-2013 17:43

The Steelers stick this year anyhow. I’ll see if Ansel minds.

Date: 11-25-2013 17:43

I don’t.

Date: 11-25-2013 17:43

Let me know .

Date: 11-25-2013 17:44

Haven't bought tickets yet.

Date: 11-25-2013 17:44

Also, Ansel can skip movie to watch online. No prob.

Date: 11-25-2013 17:47

Yeah, but then I’d feel weird not staying with him.

Date: 11-25-2013 17:48

Fuck 'im. He's not a real Cready-Pyle.

Date: 11-25-2013 17:49

That's the holiday spirit!

Date: 11-25-2013 17:50

: )

Date: 11-25-2013 18:04

Well the game isn’t until 8:30PM so maybe we can see the movie before then.

Date: 11-25-2013 18:06

shit, it’s 2.5hrs long

Date: 11-25-2013 18:06

how early can we eat? :D

Date: 11-25-2013 18:08

If we can eat at 5:00PM, then we can make the 5:40PM showing at Regal Potomac Yard and be home in time to watch the game.

Date: 11-25-2013 18:09

Oh, we'll eat waaaay earlier. 2:30, probably.

Date: 11-25-2013 18:08

Then we’ll have plenty of time.

Date: 11-25-2013 18:10

How about this? We eat, go to the movie, then come home, play board games and watch football?

Date: 11-25-2013 18:10


Date: 11-25-2013 18:11

I'll look for a 4:00 movie.

Date: 11-25-2013 18:11

What board games do you have?

Date: 11-25-2013 18:10

Date: 11-25-2013 18:12

Which theater should we go to?

Date: 11-25-2013 18:10

AMC Hoffman has it at 4:00 and Regal Potomac Yard has it at 4:20.

Date: 11-25-2013 18:10


Date: 11-25-2013 18:12

Both are pretty close?

Date: 11-25-2013 18:13

I have Settlers of Catch (which we will play), Scrabble, Buzzword, Life, and Pictionary.

Date: 11-25-2013 18:13

Oh, and Farkle

Date: 11-25-2013 18:14

Go with AMC.

Date: 11-25-2013 18:15

It doesn’t really matter. They’re all within 10 min of our place.

Date: 11-25-2013 18:19

K. If you talked to Ansel, did you confirm he'd like to join us at the movie?

Date: 11-25-2013 18:19

So long as he can watch the game he doesn't care.

Date: 11-26-2013 12:47

Have you already gone shopping?

Date: 11-26-2013 12:48

No. Why?

Date: 11-26-2013 12:51

You should buy buns, too. Little ones, if you can find then. Two dozen little ones.

Date: 11-26-2013 12:58

Also, have you watched Alpha House on Amazon?

Date: 11-26-2013 13:36

Date: 11-26-2013 13:36

That’s the free video monitoring app

Date: 11-26-2013 13:37

Thank you.

Date: 11-26-2013 13:37

Must have gotten stacked up in your in-box.

Date: 11-26-2013 13:38

The only thing I wish it could do is allow you to send/receive audio. A fish-eye lens would be very helpful as well.

Date: 11-27-2013 09:54

Do you have a potato peeler and an electric hand mixer?

Date: 11-27-2013 09:58

A regular peeler? Yes. Electric hand mixer, yes.

Date: 11-27-2013 09:59


Date: 11-27-2013 10:58

Should I bring some beer for Ansel or do you have it?

Date: 11-27-2013 10:58

When does he arrive?

Date: 11-27-2013 10:59

Today around noon. I have a 12 pack of Sam Adams winter something.

Date: 11-27-2013 10:59


Date: 11-27-2013 11:00

The only good thing about Cam leaving tonight at 9 is she is unlikely to sleep through it.

Date: 11-27-2013 11:16

You have a can opener, right?

Date: 11-27-2013 11:38


Date: 11-27-2013 21:33

Date: 11-27-2013 21:37

So true. Did Ansel make it? Cam's bus left 30 mins late.

Date: 11-27-2013 21:35

Yes. He got here around 1:30-2:00PM.

Date: 11-28-2013 10:08


Date: 11-28-2013 11:50

Be there in 5

Date: 11-28-2013 11:56

Call Jean

Date: 11-28-2013 11:57

I'm out getting coffee.

Date: 11-28-2013 11:57

Can we just go up and knock?

Date: 11-28-2013 11:57


Date: 11-28-2013 11:57

But if you want help carrying things, Ansel and Caneron aren't doing anything. So feel free.

Date: 11-28-2013 21:30

Date: 11-29-2013 09:45


Date: 11-29-2013 09:48


Date: 11-29-2013 09:48


Date: 11-29-2013 09:47

Yeah. I just got up. Need to get Ansel up.

Date: 11-29-2013 09:49

We need to get Cam up.

Date: 11-29-2013 09:49

I'm thinking 10:30.

Date: 11-29-2013 09:49


Date: 11-29-2013 09:49

Or yeah

Date: 11-29-2013 09:50

Also, send address.

Date: 11-29-2013 09:49

You have an iPhone.

Date: 11-29-2013 09:51

Is there more than one? I'll check

Date: 11-29-2013 09:51

It's the Bailey's crossroads one

Date: 11-29-2013 09:53

We got it.

la Madeleine Country French Café
5861 Crossroads Cir, Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041

Date: 11-29-2013 10:40

We're leaving now.

Date: 11-29-2013 10:40

We too!

Date: 11-29-2013 10:40

We too?

Date: 11-29-2013 10:40


Date: 11-29-2013 10:40

English much?

Date: 11-29-2013 10:41

"We, too" is how to say it correctly.

Date: 11-29-2013 10:40

I thought it was "Us, too"

Date: 11-29-2013 10:42

It's short for "We are, too".

Date: 11-29-2013 10:43

Grammar: The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit.

Date: 11-29-2013 10:52

We're sitting near the register.

Date: 11-29-2013 12:03

We're here!

Date: 11-29-2013 12:04

Okay, we're coming down.

Date: 11-30-2013 08:07

Dad and I are heading to Jean's Lord and Taylor. Cam's asleep but her phone is on loud ring. Call when you're ready to have breakfast. Dad and I will be back around 11:30 or noon.

Date: 11-30-2013 10:25

Are you up?

Date: 11-30-2013 10:25

Yes. Was planning on going to breakfast at 10:45 again.

Date: 11-30-2013 10:27

We're back. Is Cam up? Where are you going?

Date: 11-30-2013 10:27

Well, almost back.

Date: 11-30-2013 10:27

I woke her up at 10:00. Original Pancake House.

Date: 11-30-2013 10:27


Date: 11-30-2013 10:28

You pick her up. We'll go straight there.

Date: 11-30-2013 10:28

Put Socks in car, k?

Date: 11-30-2013 10:28

The Original Pancake House
7395 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042

Date: 11-30-2013 10:43

Is Ansel joining us ?

Date: 11-30-2013 10:44


Date: 11-30-2013 10:48

We won't be there until like 11:00-11:10

Date: 11-30-2013 10:54

K. Daddy put our ne in. 25 mins.

Date: 11-30-2013 14:58

Do you get your hair cut at Phillippe Suisse salon?

Date: 11-30-2013 14:58


Date: 12-01-2013 10:37

Great weekend. Thanks for hosting. We accidentally took your beaters.

Date: 12-01-2013 10:47

Don't worry. We got one of your pots.

Date: 12-01-2013 10:49

We'll trade at Christmas.

Date: 12-01-2013 10:49

Did you see the pic of Doris on FB?

Date: 12-01-2013 10:49

Not yet. Will do.

Date: 12-01-2013 10:49

Aye yi yi.

Date: 12-01-2013 13:10

Don't forget your Weeknight Bolognese.

Date: 12-01-2013 13:12

We're about five minutes from Jeanne's nursing home. Easy trip home.

Date: 12-02-2013 20:57

Would you consider writing Terry a quick update email, telling her about your new job, etc? She was very helpful in your job quest, and I think she'd appreciate hearing the update from you. Love you! Good luck tomorrow.

Date: 12-03-2013 15:26

What is Jean's correct email address?

Date: 12-03-2013 16:30

Date: 12-03-2013 16:32

On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being great, how is first day going?

Date: 12-03-2013 16:32

Uh… 7?

Date: 12-03-2013 16:33


Date: 12-04-2013 10:47

You'll be happy to know that NGP VAN is responsible for Hillary's 2016 website.

Date: 12-04-2013 10:48

What?!!!! OMIGOD!!

Date: 12-04-2013 10:48

Date: 12-04-2013 10:49

Oops. Meant that for Daddy.

Date: 12-04-2013 10:49


Date: 12-04-2013 10:53

When can I meet her?

Date: 12-04-2013 12:13

She's in the office today. I'll tell her you said hi. ;)

Date: 12-04-2013 12:15

Does she have her sunglasses and Blackberry?

Date: 12-04-2013 12:19

Date: 12-04-2013 16:21

The second season of Lilyhammer starts this month!

Date: 12-04-2013 16:49

Oh wow. Jean and I just started re-watching that.

Date: 12-05-2013 09:27

Teri's thinking of coming to Pgh on Sat, Dec 21, and leaving Mon, Dec 23. Can we celebrate Christmas on Sat, Dec 21?

Date: 12-05-2013 10:33

I'll double check with Jean, but I believe that will work perfectly. We get both Christmas Eve and New Years Eve off. Maybe I can get that Monday off as well as I assume most people will be taking that day off anyhow.

Date: 12-05-2013 20:13

Last night's Daily Show might be one of the best I've seen — journalist-ly anyway.

Date: 12-05-2013 20:15

Well the first 11 minutes

Date: 12-05-2013 20:36

We didn't record it (accident.) We'll watch it online.

Date: 12-07-2013 19:45

Do you have a minute to call regarding Xmas plans?

Date: 12-07-2013 20:46

I'll be in town next weekend.

Date: 12-07-2013 20:49

Ugh, just realized that's the wrong weekend. I guess I can do both as Jean will be working.

Date: 12-07-2013 21:27

I'm at Judy Hulick's party with Joe Magianello (sp?)

Date: 12-07-2013 21:28

Franco Harris is expected.

Date: 12-07-2013 21:53

Question: Will Jean be coming to Pgh, as you said she has Xmas Eve and Xmas off? We will be celebrating Sat , 12/20 with Teri, you and Cam. We can celebrate again if Jean is coming 12/24-25.

Date: 12-07-2013 21:54

No, I have Xmas eve off. Jean does not.

Date: 12-07-2013 21:55

So, no Jean in Pgh. Got it.

Date: 12-10-2013 19:44

Date: 12-10-2013 21:57

Date: 12-10-2013 21:57

An argument for the Oxford comma in today's news.

Date: 12-10-2013 21:58

True. Must use to avoid confusion, but when you don't have confusion, sentence looks so much better without.

Date: 12-10-2013 21:59

But then you have two alternate styles.

Date: 12-10-2013 22:01

No. The AP Style is no Oxford comma except in cases when it's required to avoid confusion. I strongly prefer no Oxford comma.

Date: 12-10-2013 22:01

Bah! Humbug.

Date: 12-10-2013 22:05

Anyone with design style should prefer no comma. It just looks better, lighter, sleeker.

Date: 12-13-2013 16:58

Date: 12-13-2013 19:14

I just got another paycheck from AOL. I thought the previous check would've been the last one. My last day was like October 4th or something, right?

Date: 12-13-2013 19:17

And I got a $800 paycheck on October 15th from AOL and then I got TWO full paychecks from them on October 31.

Date: 12-13-2013 19:18

That's 2.5 paychecks in October and another two paychecks in November. Now this is another.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:15

Wow. Don't tell anyone.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:16

Now unless it's exactly the amount of a paycheck, give or take, it may be them paying you back for unused vacation days, which they're required to do.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:17

Exact same amount.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:18

It could also be your 401(k). Companies aren't required to keep your account if the balance is below a certain amount.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:18

Oh, okay.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:22

Date: 12-13-2013 21:22

Date: 12-13-2013 21:24

Time to put a ring on it, pal.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:24

Maybe they accidentally have me 5 months of severance ;)

Date: 12-13-2013 21:25

I have almost $10k to my name. I feel like I'm almost kinda an adult now.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:26

Then again, I got like half of that today, lol.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:26

Oh and I got an Xmas bonus from NGP.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:27

Only $92, but I ain't complaining.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:27

Are you effing kidding me?

Date: 12-13-2013 21:27

Maybe you can pick up Ansel's redelivery fee.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:28

Also, ring?

Date: 12-13-2013 21:30

Date: 12-13-2013 21:30

Now hush.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:32


Date: 12-13-2013 21:32

Mum's the word, mom!

Date: 12-13-2013 21:34

I promise.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:37

Definitely not Cam. I won't hear the end of it until… well, whenever I find a good time to do it.

Date: 12-13-2013 21:40

All right. I promise.

Date: 12-14-2013 15:32

Date: 12-14-2013 15:32

Also, we watched the first show of the second season of Lilyhammer last night.

Date: 12-15-2013 12:33

Date: 12-15-2013 12:33

Replies to a friend's post asking people to list books that have stayed with them. Check out Alexis's comment.

Date: 12-16-2013 12:33

Date: 12-16-2013 12:33

61 in Alexandria on Friday!

Date: 12-20-2013 09:08

Hey, boy, what are your travel plans?

Date: 12-20-2013 10:52

I'm going to leave tomorrow morning for Pittsburgh, but I'll stay through Monday morning.

Date: 12-20-2013 10:56


Date: 12-20-2013 11:03

Teri will be here both nights. She's staying at a hotel. You are sleeping on our couch, unless you'd prefer to bring the blowup bed and sleep on that. Don't forget my stockpot. Can't wait to see you. Love you!

Date: 12-23-2013 15:20

Date: 12-23-2013 15:20

Aren't you supposed to be in this picture?

Date: 12-23-2013 16:21

Date: 12-23-2013 16:23

Great wide angle! What's that password again?

Date: 12-23-2013 22:23

Does the two-way audio work?

Date: 12-23-2013 23:16

Yes, and the night vision is like military-grade.

Date: 12-23-2013 23:17

And that password again is...?

Date: 12-23-2013 23:18


Date: 12-23-2013 23:18

Date: 12-23-2013 23:18

This is the room pitch black.

Date: 12-23-2013 23:19


Date: 12-23-2013 23:19

Yeah. I was very impressed.

Date: 12-26-2013 13:26

Have you caught the cats doing anything untoward?

Date: 12-26-2013 14:33

Yeah, at night I was finally able to see why Lucy kept meowing after I went to bed. She likes to hunt the toys and meows when she's got one of them in her teeth. I guess she only feels like hunting when all the lights are off ;)

Date: 12-26-2013 14:34

Oh, good. And we love seeing the different positions you sleep in.

Date: 12-26-2013 16:51

I can see you :D

Date: 12-26-2013 16:57

Wrong person, oops!

Date: 12-26-2013 17:00

Texting Savvy again?

Date: 12-26-2013 17:00


Date: 12-27-2013 14:03

You'll be pleased to know Cam and her friends managed to break the glass on our coffee table last night.