Monthly Archives: February 2013

New Chucks for February 2013

  Another reason why I try to visit the Converse Store often is their recycling program. Every times I wear out a pair of running shoes (currently 175 miles), I throw them into a special bin the Nike people (Converse’s … Continue reading

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Specialist visit number two – more tests

Thankfully the several dozen scratches on my arm have faded by lunchtime. Holding my arms out for 15 minutes while they itched sucked too. When I saw the reaction on one, I thought, hooray, we have a winner! Turned out … Continue reading

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Happy 45th birthday Molly Ringwald

We’re both married these days so there’s still no chance of us getting together as I had hoped when I was finishing up high school. Her red hair probably explained why I used to date Stephanie briefly. Several flaws in … Continue reading

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Russellmania was a fantastic day

Matters are calming down enough for me to finally share with everybody some rather past-due stories, especially all the hype I pushed last month over Alamo’s first and hopefully not its last Russellmania. I won’t put a Roman numeral after … Continue reading

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Backyard cat situation continues being resolved

I took last weekend off from taking more of Princess Buttercup’s children to the Austin Animal Center (not quite the Humane Society). Sadly Lynx-o disappeared several days ago. I fear he died or another, more aggressive cat scared him away. … Continue reading

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Earth and civilization are still intact…

The rather graphic event in Russia didn’t help quell the chicken-littles thinking our “near-miss” would have a convoy smaller objects. These must be people who get their Science lessons from Armageddon and the Left Behind novels. What missed the earthy … Continue reading

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Happy 59th birthday Matt Groening

It’s not quite a “key” birthday as Patton Oswalt argues about but I’ve been watching my Simpsons DVDs in chronological order again; I’m on the first disc of season three. Plus season seven of Futurama is available on Netflix streaming. … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day affects more than humans

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Moontower Comedyfest Past and Future

With the Geek Bowl out of the way and my indifference to SXSW, the new countdown is the Moontower Comedyfest, a recent addition to Austin’s rather crowded schedule: SXSW, ACL Fest (now two weekends), Fun Fun Fest, Wizard World Austin, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Jeff

Lucky dude, he shares his special day with Peter Gabriel. I don’t see him around work so I’m hoping he got the time off. I need to get him something nice for the interim.

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