Amanda, Milly and I took dinner to Blake and Stephanie Konny’s tonight.  We had chicken, asparagus, macaroni and cheese and bread with oil and vinegar.  Stephanie provided some homemade oatmeal raisin cookies.  They’re due for their first kid in just over two weeks and they don’t know what they’re having.  I admire that.  It’s a present I never could have not peeked at.  Most of our conversation, naturally, was about kids and labor and that kind of thing.

Milly sat at the table and dipped her bread in the oil and vinegar so much that it looked like a piece of black sponge.  She did a fine job of eating though, and even closed her eyes (very tightly) during the blessing.  Aside from that she mostly occupied herself with an elephant toy that you put shapes into, the iPad and looking at Good Night, Gorilla with Blake and Stephanie.  We gave them that, which Amanda let Milly pick out at Barnes & Noble, and a blanket.

Milly’s been playing with her toys a lot over the last few days, which means she doesn’t need the TV to distract her as much while I’m working.

Here’s the funniest thing she did today.  She usually goes down for a nap around 11:00, but she wanted to keep watching Wonder Pets, so I told her she could watch one more episode then she had to go upstairs for a nap.  I asked if she understood and she said yes.  Of course, once it was over she wanted to watch more.  When I told her that no, it was time to go upstairs, she gave me an excuse I wasn’t expecting at all.

Full disclosure: This wasn’t the first time she said it.  I think I burst out laughing the first time.  I kept saying we had to go upstairs and she kept saying, “Let me finish my email!”  So I knew she’d do it again if I got the camera out.

Oh, I talked to Adam for a few minutes today.  It’s been a really long time since I’ve talked to my brother, but not because of lack of effort on my part.  He’s just hard to get in touch with and isn’t the best at returning calls, but he did return a message I left him last night.  I was mainly calling to see what his plans are for Thanksgiving (going to San Diego to see his friends Joe and Troy), but we also caught up on life in general.  He’s single now, which my dad told me when he and I made that trip to Kentucky, so it’s been at least that long.

On the internet marketing front, on the heels (pun slightly intended, as you’ll see) of the success of the Duke schedule campaign, I decided to add one for two other large and rabid fanbases: Carolina and Kentucky.  It hasn’t been as successful as the Duke campaign yet, but I did have a few days to warm it up and it got picked up and retweeted by some pretty reputable sources.  There are a lot of tweets yet to be posted though.

Zach Dotsey