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I'm Brendan Loy, a 26-year-old graduate of USC and Notre Dame now living and working in Knoxville, Tennessee. My wife Becky and I are brand-new parents of a beautiful baby girl, born on New Year's Eve.

I'm a big-time sports fan, a politics, media & law junkie, an astronomy buff, a weather nerd, an Apple aficionado, a Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter fanatic, and an all-around dork. My blog is best-known for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina, but I blog about anything and everything that interests me.

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Time marches on

I neglected to mention it at the time, but this past Tuesday was the one-year anniversary of my graduation from law school, and Wednesday marked one year to the day since we moved to Knoxville. Wow!

It's hard to believe it's been that long. Time flies, I guess, particularly when we're talking about a year that began with Loyette being the size of a kidney bean and ended with her approaching five months old, growing and learning and changing every day -- so much so that it sneaks up on you, and you're amazed when you ponder memories or look at pictures from even a couple of weeks ago, let alone a couple of months. At this point it's hard to remember what my life was like in February, never mind December... and as for May? Fugghetaboutit.

Anyway, I guess this milestone means I've now officially concluded my first year in the "real world." And wow, what a year it's been. I know I don't talk about my own life in this space as much as I used to; I guess the combination of having a baby and starting my career have caused me to show a wee bit more discretion in terms of what I blog about. But suffice it to say that, on all fronts, things are going very well, and I'm really, really happy. And the anniversary of my graduation seems like a good moment to stop, take stock, and give thanks for all my blessings -- most especially the one who is currently sleeping soundly in the other room. :)

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Those are such dorky glasses

Heh. Yeah. I got them in New Year's Eve in Arizona, then found them while packing up our South Bend apartment and figured, "Hey, graduation is another opportunity to wear these things!" So I put them in my pocket on graduation day, but then totally forgot to wear them at any point during the day -- except when my mom took this one picture, after all the ceremonies and stuff were over.

I've been thinking about what online name would be great for Loyette's sibling. It's kind of strange and wonderful that I was the first to mention online the possibility of the Loy pregnancy and then months later to be the person who suggested Loyette as her online name. There's a fun play on language with the name Loi. In English it's pronounced Loy, but in French it means law.

For all that 'Time marching on...But I want to keep a record of it....'

May I suggest this way of storing ALL that information:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=16427261

Not alot of people outside of hardcore techs know about this. Incredibly low cost.

Here's to the next year being even better!

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