Read Tolkien, puzzlesmith

As I paged through today’s Metro newspaper, I came across this amusing entry in the letter’s section. My blurry cam made it a little hard to make out though. Here is the text:

Read Tolkien, puzzlesmith
Re: “CROSSWORD: 9/23”:
I take issue with your 43D
clue “Folklore dwarfs”
(TROLLS). It’s just not
right; dwarves and trolls
are generally different
sizes and races. I appreci-
ate precision in cross-
word clues, and this just
seemed like sloppy clue-
ing to me. I enjoy the puz-

I'm an uncle

Yesterday, at 12:51AM EST, my sister gave birth to Jacob Aaron. He weighs in at 6 lbs 6 oz and is about 19.5 inches long. I’ve been called ‘uncle’, no less than 10 times (and probably much more) in the past 24 hours. It hasn’t sunk in and I’m sure it won’t until I actually see him. They’ll be home next weekend for the bris, so I’ll get to see them then. In the meantime, here are some of the first pictures after the jump.

Fun fact: Jacob was born one day shy of International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

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