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I’m not going to post any sonogram photos of the fetus for fear that will scare the crap out of you (my friends are particularly weirded out by the newer 3-D full-color ones that look like claymation figures). But I went in for my nearly six month checkup today and everything was cool. Matty has never heard the baby’s heartbeat because I usually only ask him to go to sonogram appointments since the rest of my checkups have been so dull.

But here’s fetus, proving he/she is there with a nice steady heartbeat of 140 beats per minute:

The Fetus Heartbeat

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May 24th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

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How We Spent Our First Anniversary: Touring Baltimore’s “The Wire” Filming Locations

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There are a few Hu-Stiles “staples” — tokens or cultural symbols that have been important in our now-eight-year relationship. They include construction paper cards (that we made for one another every year), Radiohead (which brought us together) and The Wire (the best show on television ever). Stiles actually watched all five seasons of the cult-favorite as it was airing on HBO.

Suffice to say, during our four years of long distance dating, he basically FORCED ME to watch it. And I’m so much better off for it. So for our first wedding anniversary, we decided to do the self-guided Wire tour — driving to the many sketchy locations in Baltimore where the show was filmed. Here are some of the places we visited:

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May 11th, 2012 at 8:21 pm