Monthly Archives: November 2006

Las Vegas Day Two: Gambling & Eating

The theme for Vegas IV: The Pirate Vacation is nearing a consensus between Somara and me. Something involving static cling and getting shocked from walking around the casinos. This city is normally dry but the cold has created an annoying … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Day One: Arrival

Despite a horribly bumpy flight from Austin to Las Vegas, we arrived successfully in one piece at our destination for what I have declared Vegas IV: The Pirate Vacation. No buzzphrase has been formulated yet such as last year’s bullseye spotting. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Nick

Today is my nephew’s eighth birthday. Due to the Vegas trip (and I’m pulling an all-nighter since I can never sleep before I fly, I just can’t due to my nerves), I lucked out on getting my phone call to … Continue reading

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Zune, the Edsel of MP3 Players

Microsoft presented too hilarious a target to avoid taking a cheap shot at. I have at least a couple co-workers who work heavily with the iPod and another one who tried to see the Zune work at a big box … Continue reading

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Vegas is Tomorrow

I think I need to give each Vegas Trip a title just like there’s always been a theme with the past two (or maybe it was a buzzphrase as José, me and the gang did at the Silder wedding). This … Continue reading

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John McNabb’s ninth goal of the season

Thanks to the holidays, I finally got the opportunity to use my G5 at work to do the iMovie HD editing I wanted to complete on the raw footage of last Saturday’s Icebats game. Unfortunately, my ‘blog solution doesn’t allow … Continue reading

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Two different takes on grave robbing, I mean tomb raiding

I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, published adventures are the lifeblood of D&D and other RPGs. Sourcebooks are great, many have become ‘must haves’ but the viability of any RPG in my opinion will always be the adventures … Continue reading

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Week Seven of NHL 2006-07

I was oddly surprised over the Flyers’ victory consisting of really early goals against the Ducks, the team most of the hockey pundits predicted to win the West. Seemed like a flashback of what they were at times last season. … Continue reading

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Paul quit smoking 10 years ago!

I know this seems trivial but I felt it was a major landmark in my life as well as Paul’s. His childhood-high school friend Mark said he’d been smoking since junior high, I think eighth grade, maybe sooner, he is … Continue reading

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My votes for the 2007 All-Star Game

Even though he’s snakebit this season, Simon Gagne still deserves to go because he has so much potential, same for Shane Doan. Vote here for the players you feel should be in the starting line up. Even if you don’t … Continue reading

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The Hydrogen Economy by Jeremy Rifkin

Years ago I heard of this book on NPR and was intrigued about Rifkin’s exuberence over how hydrogen power could decentralize the grid, end America’s addiction to oil, slow or lessen Global Warming and create whole new domestic industries, ergo, … Continue reading

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Teppo Numminen plays his 1252nd game

Last night he broke the record for the most games played by a European-trained player. My guess is that “European-trained” means born-and-raised in Europe and he didn’t play in the Canadian juniors system or with any of the American or … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Madison

My oldest niece gets to officially be the princess of the house today. Sadly, she has to go to school first. I’m assuming her age based upon her being in second grade yet I have a sinking feeling I’ll get … Continue reading

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Week Six of NHL 2006-07

My Flyers keep struggling on to set a new (low) record. How many consecutive losses will be the new goal since they tied the original of six set in the early Nineties. They chalked up three more with the equally … Continue reading

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Another car I hope is an automatic

Oddly, this isn’t on a crummy car or a big red sports car. More of a modest sedan that’s a few years old. Yes there’s an Apple sticker on it because I took the picture in the parking lot of … Continue reading

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