My LOL theory

I have this theory that I want to run by you.  Here it goes:

Whenever someone refers to themselves as laughing via email, text, or IM, it is always one step behind how they are actually reacting.

If you say "haha", you are not even smiling.  In fact, you are probably typing that to move on to the next thing.
If you say "LOL", you just smiled, nothing audible.
If you say "ROFL", you might have chuckled.
If you say "ROFLMAO", you laughed, but chances are, your A did not come O.

And that's my theory.

Ultimate Wedding Contest!

As you may know, I have recently become engaged, and we have entered a contest.  Not just any old contest, but a contest to have a super-wedding thrown for us by the fine folks Crate and Barrel.  Crate and Barrel, as you may know, are fine makers of trendy furniture, and they use the Helvetica font like it’s no one’s business.  I love it.  So, they are having a contest where you can vote for people’s engagement story.

So, want to take 10 seconds to help us out? 

Click here to vote

And while you are at it, here are some pictures we took over the weekend.  Come on, how can you not vote for us!? 🙂

I’m engaged! Here’s how it all went down…


“Cause if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it”


Well, I did!  That’s right, ladies.  Grab your tissues and your gallons of ice cream, because I am officially engaged.  

Here is a brief backstory:

Back in December 2009, I tweeted something.  A new-to-Atlanta person on twitter retweeted my tweet, to which I replied.  She and I started conversing, and the following Friday, we had our first date.  To make sure neither of us were psycho killers, we decided to start our date in the most public of places, and then take it from there.  So, we met for the first time at a Starbucks in the middle of the mall.  We liked each other enough to continue the date, and now, as we fast forward 14 months, I was ready to propose.

That’s the thing, though.  How can I propose and make it really meaningful and unforgettable?  I decided to propose to Melanie at the same Starbucks we met at for the first time.  Not only the same Starbucks, but the same exact table we sat at on that first date.  Not only at the same table at the same Starbucks, but I wanted to sing a song to Melanie that we both thought was a very sweet, special song.

I contacted Starbucks the day before, went over with the manager how I would do it, asked them to reserve our table, dropped off my guitar, and then tried to go to sleep that night.  The next morning, I told Melanie that I had an appointment at the Apple Store, so we needed to go to the mall.  We got there a little early, so what better way to kill some time then to go to Starbucks, right?  

We got to Starbucks and noticed the table I had reserved had it’s chairs turned over on top of it with a “reserved” sign on it.  Melanie thought that was odd, but she just figured I had done it to be romantic on Valentine’s Day weekend.  She sat down and I got up to get her a drink.  I waited in line, and upon arriving at the counter, the manager handed my my guitar.  I gave my phone to the Starbucks employee to reord the video, went back over to the table, and then… well, you see for yourself:

She said yes! 🙂

A very special thanks to the staff at the Starbucks kiosk at Lenox mall in Atlanta GA.  They helped make this memory that will last forever, and I can’t thank them enough.  And also, thanks to the kind words from everyone so far.  We love you guys!

Here are some pictures of the event:


How Long Was Bill Murray Stuck in ‘Groundhog Day’?


Remember that movie "Groundhog Day", where Bill Murray keeps waking up to the same day over and over again?  Someone has done the math to find out just how long Bill Murray's character was trapped in a time-loop.  From MovieFone:

"…how long it would take to learn to throw playing cards (six months at a conservative estimate of four or five hours a day of practice), how long it would take to become a master ice sculptor (seven years at four to five hours per day), how long it would take to watch a movie 100 times and so on and so on.

And after all that math (he even accounts for the extra day in leap years, though would leap years really matter if he's stuck in a world that never fully orbits the sun?), what's the final count? A whopping 12,403 repeated days, which is just shy of some 34 years stuck in timeless, existential limbo."

That's crazy!  For a full account of how that number was reached, make sure you read the article over at Obsessed With Film.  It is so detailed!