Monday, October 29, 2007

Tis the Season... for Basketball

I agree with Duane when he said that football meant that Basketball Season was around the corner. Last Friday, Corrina and I headed to Cameron Indoor Stadium to catch an open practice. I'm getting excited. It was great to see the master teach. Hush to all you haters. It's hard to get a read on a team from one practice, but the players were in shape and lining up shots.

During the session, a couple managers passed out practice schedules. I thought that their drill for wrapping-up practice was interesting:

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Here is the 2nd mix from WTW#4. It's available for download as a zip file. It's mixed together, so you should set it as a "gapless" album when you import it to your iTunes. The cover images for both the mixes are 6X6 so they should fit a standard CD case. Enjoy.

01. Lee Austin – Screwdriver
02. Edan – Funky Voltron feat. Insight
03. Outkast – Int’l Players Anthem feat. UGK (Jaymack Remix)
04. Jay Z and the Escorts – Song Cry (DJ Soul Remix)
05. The Roots – Can’t Stop This (DJ Soul Remix)
06. Black Milk – So Gone
07. Talib Kweli – Funny Money (Madlib Prod.)
08. Clipse – We Got it for Cheap
09. Wild Style – Subway Theme (instrumental)
10. M.O.P. – Pounds Up (DJ Soul)
11. Black Milk – Sound the Alarm feat. Guilty Simpson
12. Jay Z – Encore (Paul Nice Remix)
13. 50 Cent – Straight to the Bank (Jaymack Remix)
14. Black Milk – Applause
15. Royce Da 5’9” – Boom
16. Daz Dillinger – In California
17. Dead Prez – Hip Hop
18. Jermiside & Brickbeats – Do ya Thing
19. Jay Dee – Ritmo Suave Bossa Nova

Download the DUDERS Mix here

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Here's a mix I put together for WTW#4. It's available for download as a zip file. It's mixed together, so you should set it as a "gapless" album when you import it to your iTunes. The second mix will be up in a day or so. Enjoy.

01. Donna Corbett - No More Bang Bang (Version)
02. The Dynamics – Seven Nation Army
03. M.I.A. – Paper Planes
04. Western Roots – Rockers Galore
05. Clipse – Mr. Me Too feat. Pharrell
06. Jay Z - 99 Problems (Paul Nice Remix)
07. Beastie Boys - Shake Your Salt (Jaymack Remix)
08. Mark Ronson – Oh My God feat. Lily Allen
09. Modest Mouse – Dashboard
10. Good Shoes – Wait
11. We Were Promised Jetpacks – Moving Clocks Run Slow
12. Mark Ronson – Valerie feat. Amy Winehouse
13. Robots in Disguise – Turn it Up
14. Justice – The Party
15. Justice – D.A.N.C.E.
16. M.I.A. – Bamboo Banga
17. Mark Ronson – Pretty Green feat. Santo Gold
18. Peter, Bjorn, and John – Young Folks

Download the CHICKADEES Mix

Caught a Couple Shows Recently

Thanks to wonderful grandparent babysitters, Coco and I got out a bit to catch two great shows. The most recent being The Shins. They played at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium where you'll typically catch the NC Symphony or the Ballet. Needless to say it sounded great. They pretty much stuck to their original numbers, but when they came back for their encore, they nailed it with a cover of Pink Floyd's "Breathe":

The week before we caught Blitzen Trapper (out of Portland) at the Local 506 in Chapel Hill. It was great to see a band of 6 rocking out on a Monday night. I had a hard time choosing a song from their latest album, "Wild Mountain Nation".

Friday, October 19, 2007

Cadence is 2 months old

She is now 23 1/4 inches tall (90th percentile) and 10lbs, 14 ozs (60%)! She has been doing great and only waking up once a night! Here are some recent pictures.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Old Partee Photos

It happens to the best of us. ; )

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Yuras Family Has Gone Public

Our good friends Mike and Cara have begun to blog. You can catch them at The Yuras Files. Follow them as they journey down the pregnancy path. It's quite the trip!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Keeping it Clean

I'm already posting photos that will embarrass her later. Too good not to.

(End of) Summer Rental

We traveled down to Oak Island for an impromptu weekend at the beach. My family rented a house across the street from the ocean. Being the "first weekend of fall," it was quite uncrowded, and since it still felt like summer, it was quite nice. A little surfing, a lot of swimming, and a healthy dose of relaxing with 4 generations of family made it a great weekend.

On Saturday morning, I pulled a "Hornburg" and beat the sun to the beach. As you'll see below, Raleigh made the trip also. Gorgeous.

Ral's and the morning moon.

After he finished barking at this piece of driftwood, Raleigh felt that posing would be alright.

Not the best shot, but it's her first trip to the beach nonetheless.

Now "Great" Grandma Pat and Uncle Mike


Cadence found her thumb.

"American Party Girl" sculpture by Ryan Page

Cadence's Bottle and Mommy's Bottle. They both only had one, but Dad maintained as the DD. Let's play it safe out there, folks.

L.O.W. Tee still in effect. I wore this year's shirt to dinner. Thanks to the Koch's for clothing me.

Shaka bro and brah.