Monthly Archives: July 2006

Year of the Homer Incident One

Year of the Homer started in earnest yesterday. I was too tired [and sore, read on] to get it all written up. Good thing I waited since someone else who shares my birthday (Jeanne “Marcotte”) inherited the exact same crisis. … Continue reading

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iBook repair, third time’s a charm?

Once again, e-Mail contact with me will become sporadic due to my iBook’s video going on the fritz for the third time. What a great birthday present it was too (Saturday afternoon when I woke it up). Now I still … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Kate, who isn’t Kate Bush

Another Leo! Kate (Ludlow) has the great luck to share a birthday with a more famous Kate, Kate Bush. How old is she? You’ll have to ask her too. Once again, it’s not polite to reveal the ages of ladies. … Continue reading

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Happy 48th Birthday Kate Bush

A favorite singer of mine when I finished high school. When she releasedHounds of Love in 1985, I was really impressed and found myself scratching my head, wondering how did I miss out on her past work. [I had the same … Continue reading

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Year of the Homer, I’m 38 now

On this day in 1968, I was born around 330 pm according to my parents. A rather tumultuous year for the US too [see pretty much every annoying TV special about the Sixties]. Now that I am the same age … Continue reading

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2000th CD Purchased

Twenty years ago, I bought my first CD player and CDs and to celebrate my birthday, I managed to time the 2000th purchase to coincide.    I wanted to make it significant like 1000 was; Earthling from David Bowie which was released … Continue reading

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Three Years and Counting

On this day, Somara and I were married at the Mirage in Las Vegas.    Nothing too special this year. She’s making a fancy dinner for us to save money since we’re hoping to swing a trip to Las Vegas … Continue reading

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Happy 66th Birthday Bugs Bunny

Today is considered his official birthday and here’s a link to back it. Most people give me a funny look when I tell them the date, as if a cartoon character can have a birthday like a person or a pet. Today … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Christina!

My friend in Hawaii (living the dream!) is celebrating her birthday. It is never polite to ask [nor post] a lady’s age so you’ll have to ask her yourself if you want to know. Christina is a fellow Leo yet … Continue reading

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The Back Room closing this weekend

Caught the sad news first on KUT so I’ll go with their story since it’s easier to link than the Austin Chronicle’s blurb.    I had only seen the Aquabats there because in my 10+ years of living in Austin, the Back Room … Continue reading

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Please don’t squeeze the iPod

I thought it was a joke from the purveyor of continuous humor mails. When I clicked on the link, it turned out this was real.    Makes you wonder who buys such a thing. Instinctively, most people think of aDumb and … Continue reading

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Happy 47th Birthday Kevin Spacey

Only fitting to make a quick plug for him now that he’s starring in the new Superman movie as Lex Luthor. Even before the reviews started appearing, the phrase “chewing the scenery” easily came to mind since he is the … Continue reading

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RIP Mako

His real name was Makoto Iwamatsu, but I guess it was easier for Westerners to use the shortened one he was known by. Many Science Fiction and Fantasy fans will always remember him as the wizard Akiro and narrator of … Continue reading

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Happy 59th Birthday (Texan) Don Henley

When I bought a CD player 20 years ago, Building the Perfect Beast was the second disc I ever got to replace the cassette I had. It’s still his best solo album in my opinion and it put me on a big … Continue reading

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Squirrel Boy, CN’s latest addition to Friday night

Squirrel Boy (pronounced with a pause because it’s about a squirrel and a boy, not one creature) is the newest series on Cartoon Network. Until I actually watched an episode with the opening credits, there was something about the show’s animated … Continue reading

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Hordes of the Abyss is Fiendishly decent

Hordes of the Abyss is the first of the Fiendish Codex series covering evil Outsiders. My guess is that there will be a total of three since those are the alignment choices with those types of monsters classified as fiends. Codex also feels like it’s … Continue reading

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