Monthly Archives: August 2007

At least this campaign has guts, unlike last year’s

I’m glad to see that someone in the NHL has a sense of humor with this ad campaign. It does bring some levity to the gambling problems in pro sports and the distasteful crimes of Michael Vick. Somehow Gary Bettman will … Continue reading

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The Haunted Mansion has nothing on these spiders

This bit of news won’t do much for those with an irrational fear of spiders. I’ve seen much smaller, cotton-candy-like webs around wooded areas of Texas before but the measurements on this one are impressive. I’m not afraid of the eight-legged … Continue reading

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Generic wedding cake

She’s not terribly thrilled with this one but I still think it’s pretty impressive even if it does resemble something anyone can purchase at the grocery store or a generic bakery. What matters with a cake [to me] is how … Continue reading

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Welcome Savannah

Our friends Regina and John had their first child Monday, we were only told the specifics today. Phew! What a relief! My posting record was about to end at 80 days because I was running out of stuff or still … Continue reading

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Happy 90th Birthday Jack Kirby

When I was a kid, I thought he was the coolest because he co-created the Fantastic Four, Captain America and the Avengers. He fell out of favor with me in the Eighties and early Nineties since his style appeared clunky, … Continue reading

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Good as Lily, another demo of comics shining over films

It’s Grace Kwon’s 18th birthday and life couldn’t be better. She was just accepted to Stanford and she landed the lead in the Spring play. Grace is on top of the world until she encounters herself at age six, 29 … Continue reading

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Adventures in Catsitting/Housesitting 2007

It’s late Summer which means it’s catsitting time again! Actually, catsitting for our friends the Lowrys is a year-round matter I always enjoy because I’m addicted to petting cats. They usually go on vacation in the Summer to escape the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Steve!

I called him earlier today. He was taking it easy and I seemed to be interrupting him, Steve and Chance were going swimming this afternoon which I remember being a bigger undertaking in the Midwest unlike Central Texas. I could … Continue reading

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The “treadmill song” will be on Rockband

Woo hoo! The list of songs for the upcoming game Rock Band gets better and better every time I go searching for updates. With OK Go now being there, I don’t think I’ll have too hard of a time convincing Somara … Continue reading

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This change is not as egregious as Reebok’s new jerseys

Another old tradition in the NHL was put to sleep. Since they have all those guys in Toronto to review the close calls from numerous angles, the goal judges had become redundant. I don’t buy the money argument entirely because the … Continue reading

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1997: The Simpson House was a reality for one Summer

It’s probably impossible to find now, the builder had to repaint the exterior with colors that matched the rest of the neighborhood. I’m confident the current owner doesn’t want to be bothered by tourists and fans neither. My boss Larry … Continue reading

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Rangers win 30-3 but they’re still bums

I’m not into baseball, especially when it come to the Texas Rangers, the younger, AL version of the Phillies for losses and overall awfulness. What happened yesterday with the Orioles was definitely a fluke and amazing since a score that high … Continue reading

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The Simpsons Tenth Season DVD

It has been eight months since Fox released a DVD set of The Simpsons so my prediction was accurate. With the anticipation of the movie in July and the show reaching its 400th episode, this latest collection definitely had a lot … Continue reading

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Check out this “wild” animal in our house!

Last night we picked up this cat tower generously donated to us by our friends Tina and Jeremy. It took about 10 minutes to get our three more adventurous cats to check it out but once they caught the scents … Continue reading

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1977: Voyager II blasts off for Jupiter

Today, the Voyager II probe was launched in 1977 and the Viking 1 in 1975. I remember Captain Kangaroo being interrupted a year later to show the first images of the Martian surface from Viking 1. However, the Voyager series of probes really impressed me … Continue reading

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