Monthly Archives: April 2011

Moon

This should be in another series I could call “Movies I let sit in my Netflix streaming queue and finally watched because it was going to expire!” I wanted to catch Moon while in (art house) theaters but we went with … Continue reading

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1986: Acceptance letters to universities

You could say this entry is a little spinoff from the Final Days in North Dakota series, like Razor was from the larger Battlestar Galactica show. I also didn’t bother to write about it five years ago. I did have … Continue reading

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Somara is fine and recuperating

They officially released her to me around 230 PM and I drove her home. There a couple things in the post-op care that made me chuckle, childish word but funny. Somara took a nap when we got back…me too, nothing … Continue reading

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RIP: Elmer Hauldren, the Empire Carpet Guy

Another piece of shared Chicago culture passed away this week. Even though I never lived in the Windy City, I watched plenty of WGN like millions of others through cable TV. The Empire Carpet commercials were prevalent on Sundays whenever … Continue reading

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Algebraic!

“It’s Adventure Wars, c’mon grab your friends, we’ll have fun that never ends. Chew the Wook and Han the Human…something, something, something.” I can never remember how the rest of theme song goes, I just know it’s one of the … Continue reading

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I guess I will never be a ‘good’ Rock critic

How did I miss this little graphical display back in January is beyond me! I stumbled upon it from the Onion while trying to see what their opinion was with the new Foo Fighters. (So far I figured it was … Continue reading

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Stars lose to the Admirals in double overtime

We managed to pick up the Milwaukee feed through Somara’s iPhone, she has some app that taps into the radio stations off of the AHL’s site or something. Unless last year, I wasn’t very optimistic on their chances because the … Continue reading

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Happy They Might be Giants Awareness Day

Their site doesn’t give much of an explanation on the reasons for the day: The group’s founding? When the Johns met? Nothing. I am excited about them releasing a new album this year called Join Us.

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Somara’s surgery is tentatively set on Friday

This afternoon’s appointment was the last examination and other tests, I guess blood because Somara had a bandage on her arm afterwards. Unless we are told otherwise, we have to show up at 930 AM while the fun starts around … Continue reading

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1986: Final days in North Dakota Part I

There are times I often regret documenting my past very well through photos, datebooks or even a journal. I was a very prolific letter writer until I got swept up in the numerous distractions of college. The shoeboxes filled with … Continue reading

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