Early Voting

It’s a good thing Amanda and I didn’t waste much time this morning after we woke up.  We got up, ate cereal, took showers and, semi-arbitrarily, decided to go vote.  North Carolina is one of the states that allows early voting, which is a great idea.  What sucked, though, is that it took us literally about three and a half hours.  We got to the north campus of Cape Fear Community College at about a quarter after ten and didn’t leave until about ten ’til two. Part of the problem is that I heard the news reported that this early voting station, a mere five minute drive from our house, has not been crowded, so I think that encouraged more …

Kenny Boynton to Florida

My jeans ripped in the knee today.  All I did was bend my leg leg at the knee and now I’ve got a rip.  In all fairness, the jeans are several years old. In just as happy news, Kenny Boynton chose to go to Florida over Duke today.  Kenny was a very highly-sought point guard for Duke.  Coach K had poured a lot of time and energy into his recruitment, and he was seen as the cornerstone of next year’s class.  Duke already has a nice class coming in, but the addition of Kenny Boynton would have made Duke a, if not the, front runner for next year’s national championship. The Duke message board I frequent was pretty shocked by …

First Baby Pictures

These are the scanned-in images taken of our eight week, two day old baby from the doctor visit yesterday.  I’m calling it Pistachio until we learn the sex (because Peanut is too common a name).

We’re Having a Baby!

Yes, that’s right, Amanda and I are having a baby! Yes, I know this is old news to a lot of people.  We found out after taking a pregnancy test on October 1, four weeks ago tomorrow.  We suspected it several days leading up to that.  Anyway, while we weren’t keeping it a big secret we weren’t telling quite everybody or making any public forum announcements like on Facebook or MySpace.  The main thing was that Amanda wanted to wait until we got confirmation from a doctor.  After having the cyst a few months ago she wanted to make absolutely sure there was a baby and not something else. We went to the doctor today and sure enough, there’s a …