Yearly Archives: 2011

Another piece of Austin dies…Emo’s

All is not lost, Emo’s already opened a second location this Fall appropriately named Emo’s East which also happens to be the former Back Room. Last night was the final indoor show but the rumors had been flying for weeks. … Continue reading

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Chicago is concluding, back to Austin

It seems, I really went on vacation this time. The posts fizzled out for a couple days which was caused a combination of factors. Fear not (or fear!), I have many things to write about in my whirlwind tour encompassing … Continue reading

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1981: The Second Day of Christmas V, Springfield Finale

Hunter’s gift of a D&D Basic Set coincidentally happened on the 30th anniversary of when I got into it. We really bought it because Paizo finally made something equivalent and he is now 12; giving him the $50 rule book would … Continue reading

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Voyager 1 keeps on going

Eleven billion miles away from the Sun is where Voyager 1 is estimated to be right now. To give you an idea how far this is, it’s 118 times the distance between Earth and our Sun (also known as one … Continue reading

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1976: The First Day of Christmas V, Bionic Men!

This will be the final run of this series I started four years ago because in 2012, I would be repeating myself which I hate doing. I began reading a bunch on Christmas Day to see how they’ve held up beyond … Continue reading

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Christmas was pretty decent, now in Chicago

Christmas 2011 has now concluded and I have kicked off my Holiday Shutdown 2011 Vacation (catchier name to follow one day). This time, I made actual plans with an additional road trip to Houston when I return. As always, Somara … Continue reading

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They’re not Futurama dolls, they’re action figures

Season Six of Futurama finally arrived on DVD, I went ahead and splurged on the Blu-Ray for the additional features (or headaches). Then I was at Toy Joy today, it’s where I needed to drop off my nephew after our … Continue reading

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Demo of Austin humor

It certainly lowers one’s irritation over the button not working at the rather hazardous intersection of Sixth and Lamar.

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Tori Amos

Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to finally see the famous chanteuse/piano player during her recent tour (now over). A former co-worker named Summer (linked to Picayune) invited me to tag along because our mutual friend Melia moved away. I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Paul, the prancing roommate

I will leave the prancing matter for him to explain should you ask or care. Trust me, it is rather funny. This year I’m rather stoked about the Christmas present we found him. Can’t reveal what it is though, his … Continue reading

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