Category Archives: I Can’t Believe We Burned It: Atlanta

Scary Tornado Warning and data from my PWS

Tornado warning issued in Cobb County this morning. Here’s the last 24 hours of weather data from my Personal Weather Station. Interesting to watch the pressure drop and the wind gusts and rain pick up. No worries, everyone is safe! Thanks to my neighbor Laurie for calling and waking us up this morning – we […]

Free Puppies!

The boys and I were gleeful when we made the signs.


I caught a Braves game last week with a large group from my company. Good times. I always enjoy the American pastime. I especially love seeing how the locals customize their ballpark. For example, Turner Field has mist stations to keep everyone cool in the hot Atlanta summers. What I wasn’t prepared for was The […]


Sometimes I get a little homesick. I’m probably not supposed to admit that.  Schoolgirls get homesick.  But it’s true. When I come home from work at night, I don’t really feel like I’m home. At first I thought it was because I was accustomed to a 90 minute train ride to decompress, and my 20 […]

The Regular Guys

I live in Atlanta now. It’s surreal.  I still feel like I live in Connecticut and am just here for a short trip.  But I’m not.  All my stuff is here, I’m a homeowner, and I even waited in line 3 hours for a Georgia driver’s license. But it doesn’t feel like home yet. I […]

Downsides to Exercise

This just happened. I’m running 10 minute miles and I’m chafing like Chris Farley.  It’s embarrassing but I’m addicted to Nike+.  I’m competing for Most Distance Ran against 4 other people.  Every time I run, I add miles to the tally and I watch myself move up the rankings.  It’s incredibly motivating.  I cannot bear to fall […]

The South After 10 Days

A lot of people have asked me for my general impression of living in the South so far. After 10 days, I can’t say that I have anything too exciting to report.  People are super nice and welcoming, the traffic isn’t as bad as I feared, and money goes a lot further. But there are […]

The Mounting

Big props to my brother-in-law, Lance.  The man not only put me up in his home for the last 5 months, but he dropped everything and came over yesterday to help me mount my television on the wall.  Check it: You can’t see any wires because they snake through the wall and into the cabinet. […]

On The Grid

I installed a Personal Weather Station on my back deck yesterday.  It is awesome. Loyal fans of Herbietown can now read my blog, read about my wedding, buy me presents, AND, AT LONG LAST, check the weather at my house.  Just what you always wanted. Here’s a shot of the PWS bolted onto my back deck. […]

Should I Change The Name of Herbietown?

I picked the name Herbietown in the spring of 2007, after passing the reins at The Tuck Profit, a fake news site I created in business school.  I thought Herbietown would be a site for posts and pictures about my kids, for the primary use of my family.  I also liked that the sheer idiocy […]

I’m the Mayor!!

“Excuse me, so I’m the Mayor on Foursquare? And that means I get 15% off my food?” I show the server my iPhone. She clearly has no idea what I’m talking about. It’s like that scene in the Sex and the City movie where Carrie needs to make a phone call and someone hands her an iPhone and she has no idea how to work it.

The South, Where Men Can Be Men

I have a theory. I think, in the South, that men can be men.  Real Men.  The kind that go hunting and fishing and watch football and drink beer.  The kind that go on weekend camping trips with their buddies, whenever they damn well feel like it.  The kind that emerge from the womb knowing […]

Damn Yankee Lad

Holy crap.  I just discovered a song called Damn Yankee Lad. It is my new personal theme song. Here’s my friend’s bluegrass band, King Wilkie, performing it at Telluride Bluegrass festival a couple of years ago.  My buddy Nick is the guy on the fiddle. Here are the lyrics: I’m just a damn Yankee Way […]

Mocking The South

The response to yesterday’s post surprised me.  I wrote about house-hunting in Atlanta.  I made sweeping generalizations about the types of people that live in the different neighborhoods we are looking at, and said that I wanted my kids to grow up with open minds.  It was supposed to be ironic and funny. But some […]

House-hunting in Atlanta: OTP vs. ITP

So we’re house-hunting in Atlanta.  It’s hard because, in many ways, nothing will match up to our current home in Wilton.  I thought we’d never leave it.  We really stretched to buy it and just now, 4 years later, can finally afford it, and now we have to leave.  Oh well.  Onwards and upwards. Except, […]

Herbietown is Moving to Atlanta

With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast, this is a good time to announce a major change.  We are moving to Atlanta. After 4 amazing years at Bloomberg, I am moving to The Weather Channel.  I’ll be working in the digital group as Vice President of Strategy and Product Operations.  They’ve assembled quite […]