Monthly Archives: March 2006

Bamboozled

I’m not a big fan of Spike Lee but this one seemed remotely interesting. Usually, Spike has a big chip on his shoulder and this one is no exception yet the subject matter is what prompted me to record it … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Gordie Howe

On this day in 1928, the first, most famous hockey player of the modern era (when the NHL started appearing on US TV on a regular basis) was born out on a farm in Saskatchewan. I’ve lived in North Dakota … Continue reading

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Mouth still healing, brain rather fuzzy

There are pain killers and then there are incapacitating pain killers. The hole left in my gums doesn’t hurt as much as that rotten tooth did (when it was raging) but it still smarts. So I’ve been taking what the … Continue reading

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Podcasts I like and one to avoid

Now that iTunes has had the ability to subscribe to podcasts (more easily) for some time, here are some I listen to that I would like to share with you.    Podquiz: This is done by a British guy named James … Continue reading

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Week 25 of NHL 2005-6

We’re down to less than a dozen games and the playoff picture has shaped up with predictably Chicago, St. Louis, Columbus, Pittsburgh and Washington being eliminated as of today. It’s no surprise with that immediate outcome: Chicago’s owner is a … Continue reading

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I should be paying the Tooth Fairy for this molar

Last week I went to the dentist for the first time in 16 years and today was the down payment for my negligence, procrastination and poor dental-care habits. First was the extraction (pulling) of the tooth deemed beyond redemption. As … Continue reading

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Dave & Buster’s

This place isn’t local but I always have such a great time since Austin gained a franchise in 1999 that I have to make a plug for it. If there’s one in your city, I highly recommend an evening at … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ethan!

Today is the birthday of my friend Ethan. I’ll let him volunteer his age on his own, I don’t want to out him as being “old” and I think I may be off a year or two on what it … Continue reading

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Another defeat for spammers

You may not notice the change immediately on this site but I finally figured out how to eliminate trackbacks. I never quite understood what benefit trackbacks actually offered that isn’t a porn spammer.    I doubt anyone really bothered to … Continue reading

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Happy 75th Birthday William Shatner

William Shatner will always be known as Captain Kirk which should lump him into the Diversions category but since this is a historic birthday and he’s had a positive effect on popular American and Canadian culture. I haven’t watched the … Continue reading

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Doctor Who returns to US TV

The Sci-Fi Channel redeems itself by showing the new episodes of Doctor Whothat debuted last year on the BBC. I readily admit how much I dislike British Science-Fiction faves Red Dwarf and HHG but I will concede to enjoying what used to be the longest … Continue reading

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Week 24 of NHL 2005-6

The cycle of back n’ forth Flyers continues along with my revised prediction that they will be a one-round wonder, eliminated probably by Buffalo since they’ve decided to let the Rangers have the better spot in the Atlantic. It may … Continue reading

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Too cute to pass up

When I returned from my trip to the dentist, Siri was still in the middle of her mid-afternoon nap on the living-room floor. Madison thought it would be funny to put Wicca’s stuffed bear on her like a blanket. It … Continue reading

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Florida-based nephew & nieces are visiting

Despite the ugly truth I received from my dentist today, my sister-in-law arrived this morning with her three kids: Landon, Madison and Siri who are 10, 6 and 2 respectively. I am always thrilled to see them because it’s only … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bobby Orr, no Big D trip

One the five greatest hockey players and the greatest defenseman ever turned 58 today.    His career was rather brief and injury-riddled (always trouble with his knees) but he brought so much to the NHL that we hockey fans can never thank … Continue reading

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