Monthly Archives: August 2006

What’s with these ugly colors?

It does seem to match that Elric cover two stories earlier. Alas, no. Since September is the fifth anniversary of buying my house and the longest physical address I’ve ever lived at, including the 18 years I spent growing up … Continue reading

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Somara’s surprise return last year

This time last year, I was home ill but on the up side Somara was coming home after her four months in Phoenix working at a resort called The Boulders. Her externship needed to complete culinary school was well over … Continue reading

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Elric, the Making of a Sorcerer

This four-issue miniseries, written by Elric creator Michael Moorcock and illustrated by Walt Simonson, is a prequel to Elric of Melniboné explaining how the infamous anti-hero gained his ability to speak to dragons and summon the elemental lords. Unlike the Star Wars … Continue reading

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Somara concludes her cake decorating training

Yesterday, Somara officially completed her six weeks of cake decorating training with HEB (the dominant grocery store chain in Central Texas). There was a little pomp and circumstance to celebrate it down at their local HQ. It was a semi-big … Continue reading

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Getting re-acquainted with QuarkXpress

Back in July, two representatives from Quark came to the CapMac meeting to demonstrate the new Universal (compatible with PowerPC and Intel-based Macs) version of their product. I remember the last time how QuarkXpress was the biggest holdout on making … Continue reading

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Helen and I met 20 years ago today

The date is an educated guess of when I met Helen Marcotte (she wasn’t “officially” married to Paul Silder for another seven years) for the first time in COPA 001. COPA? COmmunications and Performing Arts. I know, rather redundant since … Continue reading

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Best. Comic Book Store. Ever.

This weekend was the 20th anniversary of Dragon’s Lair’s grand opening. So some comic book/game store (aka nerd magnet) opened, big whoop. In Austin it is a rather big whoop because in my 12 years of living here, they’ve not … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Steve!

What a great time to mention his birthday because we had our first phone conversation in three years. We weren’t mad at each other, just some apathy happened before I got married and he was pre-occupied for some time. It’s … Continue reading

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The die is cast for Las Vegas 2006

Before I got ill through my misadventures in housesitting (that’s another story down the pipe), the wife and I made the decision to spend another aweseome week in Las Vegas. Last year she couldn’t go to the city’s centenniel celebration … Continue reading

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First car bought 10 years ago…

…and I’m still driving it. With the job at PowerComputing secured, I had to buy a car because the bus was out of the question. This event had happened sooner than I had planned, just like everything else in life. … Continue reading

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Texadelphia! Y’all know whut I’m sayin’?

This place is a surrogate for a Philadelphian delicacy that doesn’t have too much of a Central Texas spin on it; namely drowning it with jalapenos. Thankfully their cheesesteaks don’t give you the other horrifying side effect several hours later. … Continue reading

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PowerComputing began 10 years ago

Although the end and fate of PowerComputing was lousy, I will always remember it being the easiest (and one of the best) job interviews I ever had. By the Summer of 1996, Apple’s tumultuous period was going full speed ahead. … Continue reading

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Pre-Occupied with Somara’s health right now, other things

Things have slowed a tad with the site due to Somara’s health. It’s nothing super serious or frightening. She had an allergic reaction to the medication the doctor gave her for the main problem. The allergy is more of a … Continue reading

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All set to see JR & the Great One

Tickets went on sale at 10 am today and thankfully the Rampage organization sent me an e-mail reminder Saturday afternoon. Tickets to what? The Phoenix Coyotes are coming to San Antonio for a couple days to conduct some of their … Continue reading

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JPod by Douglas Coupland

Welcome to Ethan Jarlewski’s life, the narrator and protaganist of JPod. Firstly, it has absolutely nothing to do with Apple’s iPod. The J moniker is a nickname tagged on to a pod of cubicles all accidentally occupied by people whose last … Continue reading

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