Yearly Archives: 2006

KMAG reaches 6000 songs in its playlist

It’s a milestone that I felt I should’ve achieved in August but 6000 random songs is still greater than anything a commercial radio station puts into its rotation. The next goal will be 7000 by August 2007 which is doubtful … Continue reading

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Week Eleven and Twelve of NHL 2006-07

Being sick did knock me out of the loop on hockey for a bit. Fortunately, my Flyers had some downtime to relax, make a couple lame trades and set a new low for consecutive losses. First, new GM Holmgren fails … Continue reading

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1996: New Year’s Eve in Orlando with José

I know I missed the date by a couple days but it was still too great of a time to not mention after 10 years. Besides, it was my first true/real vacation as a full-time employee of any job since … Continue reading

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Forget chemicals! Here comes brute, nano force!

After my recent throat infection and reading how ineffective common drugs, such as clarithromycin have become. This possible breakthrough news on killing infections felt encouraging. Now if they can get this to work in the form of a pill, syrup or … Continue reading

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Sorry about my absence, been out sick

About ten days ago, I reminisced about my last, super-nasty bout of tonsillitis that ended in a screw job from the insurance industry. Seems they must have some voodoo powers at their disposal as I was incapacitated AGAIN by a … Continue reading

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1996: A David Lynch experience at the hospital

What started off as a simple cold evolved into an extremely sore throat and then tonsillitis. Yeah, that illness little kids get and it ends with the infected body part being removed. I chose not to have them removed when … Continue reading

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Cityscape is a push in the right direction

WOTC finally published an environment book that solves a long-standing problem for all DMs…cities. This Summer I reviewed two generic city sourcebooks but now there’s assistance on constructing one from scratch. A good chunk of it is derived from a … Continue reading

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Week Ten of NHL 2006-07

Late again, I know, what a disappointment to you non-hockey fans. It’ll be brief. The Flyers continue to lose even to mediocre teams such as Washington and the NY Rangers, both one-line wonders. Losing to the Devils was no shock, … Continue reading

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RIP Martin Nodell

My wife came across the sad news about Martin Nodell’s death this evening. He is the man who created the original or Golden Age version of Green Lantern, Alan Scott. Most people are more familiar with Hal Jordan or John Stewart as … Continue reading

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Last day of school at Marquette, 20 years ago

This day in personal history will always live in infamy with Paul and me. Why? It was the last day of our first semester of Marquette…and it didn’t kill us! Technically, I had completed my last final exam a couple … Continue reading

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Phew! Wells Fargo runs me ragged

When we left for Vegas, I took the mortgage payment with me because I figured that I’d mail it while we’re on vacation. My logic went like this with it; I get paid while we’re there so I’d drop it … Continue reading

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Identity Crisis is more than a long-underwear book

This mini-series appeared in comic book stores over two years ago but I waited until the trade paperback came out since back issues get expensive and DC Comics released it as a hardback collection too. I also got around to … Continue reading

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Feline Pine™ now has scoopable, clumping litter

Last summer I posted a story about how I changed the cats’ litter boxes over to Feline Pine™ litter. As much as Wicca, Molly, Miette and Nemo protested via their Count Dookus being left on the surface of the litter, … Continue reading

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Week Nine of NHL 2006-07

I will keep my NHL diatribe short this week since this is late and the Vegas edition was too long, even for me. Fortunately, the Flyers only went on to lose one more time while I was in Sin City … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Birthday to Sonia!

I thought I would have the minimal energy to say something about Sonia’s birthday, the young lady I probably torture by considering her my wiser, savvier, globetrotting, little sister (and yes, I have two other unlucky women I have mentally … Continue reading

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Thomas Dolby

Due to the smoke generated by fog machines at the show, Somara didn’t have any luck getting decent pictures of the concert. No luck with an autograph either because he has been ill on this tour. No bother, Thomas Dolby … Continue reading

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