Monthly Archives: February 2011

Somara takes Second Place!

February is practically over so that means Austin’s annual cake decorating (and etc.) competition was upon us. This year the theme was superheroes/comics. Since Somara took third with her retro Sci-Fi cookies, she stuck with this category and really pushed … Continue reading

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Overdue birthday gift arrived for a friend

One of my biggest peeves with Hollywood is their failing grades in Astronomy, they’re almost as bad as the Deep South’s grades in Science overall. I know they’re just movies or TV shows, but c’mon, our understanding regarding the galaxy … Continue reading

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Finally! Some clarification on the preposition debate

One year I gave my friend Helen a birthday card that incorporated this grammatical joke. Scene: Two women who appear to be college students talking in a restaurant. Woman #1: What time is the party at? Woman #2: Don’t end … Continue reading

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Mojo Nixon & the Toad Liquors

Another artist from my generation’s shared experience (many remember his brief time on MTV in the late Eighties and novelty hits, a redneck version of “Weird Al”). I kept up with him yet I always heard, “He’s still around?” Technically, … Continue reading

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Las Vegas ’11 is set and starts in 100 days

The main barrier to taking our trip from June 7-14 was removed yesterday. Now we have our plane tickets, rental car and room set. Next up, watching for shows passing through Sin City when we’re there and collecting everyone’s bets. … Continue reading

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Happy 175th Birthday Winslow Homer

I’m not sure if he belongs to any particular movement like Van Gogh or Dali, I just remember liking Homer’s work because I recognized it easily in grade school. When I attended St. Agnes, this nice man who worked for … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes

Last week I read the announcement on the Onion about the sequel’s title so I had to really get cracking about our recent viewing of this via Netflix. It wasn’t part of my being stuck at home, nursing my ugly … Continue reading

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Vegas ’11, Stage One under way

Matters at home have stabilized enough for us to go forward with our plans to take a vacation soon. Hell, I needed it a while ago, especially when the crappy weather hit. We were going put things to together sooner … Continue reading

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1980: Miracle on Ice Day!

The USA’s upset victory over the USSR in hockey was 31 years ago today. This cool event just has me jonsin’ for live games as my (AHL) Stars remain on the road until Sunday. Currently their 3-2-0-0 streak is decent. … Continue reading

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Maggi Picayune is back despite AT&T’s “misgivings”

Obviously my site was offline this weekend courtesy of AT&T’s sales people not knowing crap about their own product. In the corporation’s defense, the technical people (Troy who did the upgrade and Vern, the tier two in Dallas) were fantastic … Continue reading

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