Monthly Archives: October 2005

Rare moment of peace

Yesterday, Somara snapped a picture of our four cats sharing the bed, WITHOUT FIGHTING. As you can see, Wicca (the black cat) is wary and hoping that the others don’t see her. Molly (the tiger cat) is the boss therefore … Continue reading

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Serenity: If You’ve Got Nothing Better to Do

Let’s face it. All the major science-fiction franchises of the last 30 years are wounded. Star Wars was ruined by three stilted movies directed by its creator. Star Trek is on life support thanks to two mediocre movies and Enterprise … Continue reading

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Week Three of NHL 2005-06

Thankfully the week-long break on the Flyers didn’t make them soft when they returned to the ice and face the Leafs in Toronto. At first, it looked like they were going to dilly dally around, give up goals on special … Continue reading

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Leisure Suit Larry Returns

Way back in 1987, the original Leisure Suit Larry appeared for personal computers in all its 320 x 240, 256-color glory. I remember it was the first R-rated game that emulated the gross-out/sex comedies of the Eighties. There had been … Continue reading

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Kenny’s Coffee in RR closing on 10/28

Well, it seems the landlord is a bigger jerk than anticipated. Instead of my shop being closed on Halloween, its final day will be this Friday so that Kenny, Scott and the rest of the gang can move the equipment … Continue reading

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iTunes 6.0.1

The latest upgrade to Apple’s easiest music playing/ripping/online buying software came out last week but there was a tweaking this week. What the tweaking covered isn’t a big deal, mainly fine tuning is what I could make out from the … Continue reading

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Bullseye Dispenser!

Several weeks ago, my friend José and I were counting or spotting how many bullseyes we saw in Las Vegas. For a couple weeks now, I’ve noticied this dispenser at HEB alongside the other trendy junk and candy. You definitely … Continue reading

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Week Two of NHL 2005-06

Philly was off to an ugly start with their loss to Toronto that shouldn’t have happened, yet they blew it like their loss to the Rangers. Then they repeated the mistakes against the winless Penguins by surrendering a fantastic lead … Continue reading

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Kenny’s Coffee Co. in RR closing on Halloween

It’s official after all the rumors, hearsay and half truths, a decision has been made and a sign posted. The landlord believes that the property is worth more rent despite the highway construction being scheduled for another two years. I … Continue reading

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Brett Hull retires

I was rather shocked to catch the news during the Flyers thrashing of the Islanders (finally and is it should be with the line-up) about Brett retiring just five games into the season. He still had another year with his … Continue reading

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UT Hockey cancelled, for now

Last night I was all stoked to see the UT Hockey Team play Baylor. It’s a great, cheap entertaining evening. The game is only $5 to see, the rink allows you to bring in your Whataburger food and UT has … Continue reading

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Bad Astronomy by Philip Plait

For several years I have followed Dr. Plait’s badastronomy.com site because he does an excellent job pointing out how Hollywood couldn’t pass basic Astronomy or Physics. Sure, they’re just movies but the pervasiveness of Bad Astronomy (as Dr. Plait coins … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past (car memory)

Someone at Apple is driving a car that is pretty similar to what my parents had in the Seventies. Theirs was one of the original AMC Hornets, this one is the Eagle (renamed after Dodge bought out AMC). The parents’ … Continue reading

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Fall is finally here

With the temperatures in the mid to high 80s (low 30s in C) during the day and then dipping to the 60s (teens in C) in the evening, Fall has arrived in Central Texas. So has the fatigue that I … Continue reading

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Week One of NHL 2005-06

So far the goal of more scoring and definite winners has panned out. Caught the first regular-season shootout between the Senators and the Leafs, tough break for Sundin too. The changes have definitely cut both ways on my team (Flyers). … Continue reading

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HEB hires Somara

This happened while I was in Las Vegas though. HEB, the best grocery store chain in central Texas, is building a monstrous store in Round Rock. Allegedly it will be their biggest yet but that claim is being bandied about … Continue reading

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Vegas Day Five: Gambling Pays!

Last full day in Las Vegas, a quick (overpriced) breakfast at Luxor. Rather fitting that the young lady named Semira who served us is from Eritrea (I guessed Eithiopia), that part of Africa was part of Ancient Egypt’s Upper Kingdom. … Continue reading

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