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Monthly archive August, 2010

Searching for Sitters

I’ve decided that Riley is now old enough for a babysitter.  It was a difficult decision to come to because I still don’t love the idea of leaving him, but occasionally I have work business that warrants serious focus and every now and then it would be nice to go on a date with Andy...

Leaps and Bounds in Knoxville

After a round trip to Knoxville and a day of work in the office and training in just over 24 hours, I’m quite exhausted so this will be brief.  However, Riley started making a few strides which deserved recognition.  For the first time last night and to a greater degree today, Riley fed himself.  He...

Mythstarters: Knoxville Edition

I’m currently serving as my wife’s companion on her business trip to Knoxville, a town I lived in for several years during college.  Here are some myths you might not know about this infamous town. The iconic Knoxville Sunsphere is not actually a spacecraft.  It was commissioned by the local Scottish Rite temple on 16th...

3 Years Ago Today…

Three years ago today I started writing this blog.  Thinking back over the last few years, it’s almost impossible to remember how different life was in 2007.  We had just arrived in Dominica, wide eyed and overwhelmed, ready to embark upon this med school saga.  So much has changed since that fateful August day.  We...

Grinding My Gears – Courtney Edition

In honor of Tyler’s return to blogging, I have been inspired to create my own “grinds my gears” post.  It’s late and I’m tired, so I don’t have much, but here goes. Things that grind my gears: People who think they know more than they do.  I have a client right now who owns a...

Mythstarters: Twinkies

One of the many dubious ingredients in the famous Twinkie is a lead salt.  This not only serves to prolong the shelf life of the saturated fat laden snack, but is also the secret behind their well-publicized ability to survive nuclear fallout.  Oddly enough, this ingredient is considered one of the least harmful contained in the...

Blog Rejuvenation

As you can tell, Andy actually posted on the blog for the first time in many many many months. It’s nice to see a little activity as I’ve been going through a serious slump in my writing lately, a slump characterized by complete and total mediocrity.  It’s easy to blame this writer’s block on a...

Mythstarters: MSNBC

Many Tea Party members have recently claimed that MSNBC’s extreme leftist bias has caused viewership to decline so rapidly, the network will be forced to call it quits within the next few years.  This is partially true, however the decline in viewership is actually due to a bid by Apple CEO Steve Jobs to sabotage...

Mythstarters: Jim Caldwell

To help me celebrate the kickoff of my “Mythstarters” series and the graduation of this blog to more than just a baby photoblog (don’t worry, baby photos will still be posted a-plenty), Tyler has submitted a myth of his own for your approval in this special guest edition of “Mythstarters.” Jim Caldwell and Cooper Manning...

Mythstarters: The Truth About Cell Phones

Thanks in part to the new WordPress app for Android, I’ve decided to start a new series for andyherda.com called “Mythstarters: The source of urban legends.”  I will post a bit of information about something and it will be up to you (or maybe even the Mythbusters) to decide if it’s true or not! So...

The Rest of the San Francisco Trip

SFO Photos, the First Few Days