Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Go School, Go!

Read this.

Nice story about an NFL player giving up oodles of money for an offseason workout plan in order to finish his college degree.

We need more stories like this.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Stokes loves jumping.

We have the evidence to prove it:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


So, last night I had a dream that both my brother (Erik) and my father were professors of History at UF, and that I found a job as a professor there (because an undergraduate degree in History totally qualifies you to teach at UF).

I got there my first day and was informed I would be teaching British Military History and.... drum roll please..... a class entitled "The Persian influence on Thailand and Vietnam"

I can only imagine starting my lecture during the first class of the semester:

"There is none."

Dreams are weird.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

So, the new Tim Burton joint is coming out in the coming weeks... a surrealistic sequel to the Lewis Carroll/Disney class "Through the Looking Glass" or "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" or "Alice in Wonderland" (Way too many variations of a title...)

Johnny Depp is portraying the Mad Hatter, the mercury-high host of the tea party in the original story.

My real question is: Why in the world do you cast Johnny Depp when you obviously were going to use makeup to make him look just like Elijah Wood? They both play crazy/insane very well... and Elijah Wood is already pretty creepy. I think they could've saved some money by paying Wood half of what they gave Depp.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Desert Island: Part Two

This time around... songs. So basically, your 5 favorite songs, or the 5 songs you could listen to forever without getting tired of them. The 1st 2 for me are easy choices, the next 3 could vary if I think about this for more than 2 minutes.

1. Only In Dreams - Weezer
2. Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
3. I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
4. Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
5. Ramble On - Led Zeppelin

Obviously I am alive in the wrong era for music... or simply, today's music is stupid and not worth listening to very often. The most recent song on the list, I Believe in Thing Called Love, is 8 or so years old... and just makes me happy, it isn't the greatest song ever... it's just fun.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Desert Island

I love Top 5 Lists... or Top "#" Lists of any sort. What are your top 5 movies of all-time, that you would take with you to a desert island for the rest of your life? (trilogies, etc. count as 1 movie)

You can tell from my list that A) I'm a total nerd, and B) My taste in movies does not match my mental acumen in the least. I find dumb things funny.

1. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
2. Star Wars Trilogy
3. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
4. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
5. Best in Show

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Politics I can get behind...

The Sports Fans Coalition is a group founded recently, whose main goals are listed below. I urge you all to join, as it really boils down to accountability in spending, curbing waste, and helping the average American gain access to the games they love, without fattening the pockets of lobbyists and mega-TV conglomerates.

I know only one of my readers really cares about sports (That's you, Ms. Greene), but in general this is an idea we can all get behind right?

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Stokes at 1 Month

He's got lots of swagger and eats and sleeps like a champion. He weighing in at 10 lbs 8 oz these days, and is in the 70th %ile for height and weight. Somehow he's only in the 40th for head size, which is odd because Jen and I have huge noggins. For those that haven't seen, and for those that always like to look at cute babies (I'm talking about you, Tat), and for those that happen to stumble across my blog (creepers)... here is a smattering of photographic representations of C. Stokes Bryan.

New Born (9/29/2009)

At the hospital, Day One

First Car Ride

Addison Brown meeting Stokes

Stokes and Yoshi are friends

First Tub Bath

Almost 1 Month Old! (a few hours shy)