Monthly Archives: November 2009

Happy Birthday from Optimo Primo

The title is a little inside joke regarding my mother-in-law telling Somara what Cannon wanted for his birthday (on the cake). Maybe that’s Optimus Prime’s name in Italian. This one definitely shows off her skills with the airbrush we bought … Continue reading

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Happy 11th Birthday Nick

He’s in luck this year for his special day is on a Saturday. Therefore he doesn’t have to attend school or get it overshadowed by the Thanksgiving holiday. Nope, my brother just called to let me know they celebrated Thursday. … Continue reading

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Black Friday 2009 and the holiday season kicks off

My apologies for taking the bulk of this week off. Somara had been ill since last Friday (she recovered in time to make our Thanksgiving meal, a task she likes to do) and this meant I stayed out of the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving dinner rocked

This year’s Thanksgiving meal was a nice, low-key affair. Since Somara has had to work on Black Friday for years, we tend to stay put and avoid the insanity of traveling during the worst possible time in America. Somara’s parents … Continue reading

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1999: Our first major road trip together

When I received my job offer from Apple in 1999, one of the first things I nailed down was getting Thanksgiving week off, practically a Herculean achievement in a call center courtesy of Black Friday. Normally, I would work and … Continue reading

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A two hit dice cat?

This is one of two shop cats at Dragon’s Lair and as you can see, she couldn’t stand the din of all the people playing games today. So she climbed into the display case full of dice for her afternoon … Continue reading

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The (Austin) Stars finally lose in regulation

Somara has numerous pictures of past games I haven’t gotten around to posting thanks to all the distractions going on (or I’m very lazy) but tonight Austin’s AHL team finally was defeated in regulation after a 12-game streak. They weren’t … Continue reading

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I’m back after food poisoning

At least that’s seems to be the best guess of what happened to me on Tuesday night. It began with a headache and then the stomachache joined it while we were on our errands on coming home. Normally, I have … Continue reading

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Sonic Screwdriver

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking…it resembles a lightsabre. I myself didn’t know what the Doctor’s omni-tool looked like either. To me the tool was always a cop-out for the writers to get the characters out of trouble, similar to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Canon

I have no recollection how old he is today and he’s one of the nephews who lives over in Georgetown. He’s the youngest of the trio. He is starting to speak but has Wyatt as his translator. As for our … Continue reading

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