Monthly Archives: December 2007

A link to help with resolutions: stop talking in Moronese

Finally! I found a web page listing all the forbidden words of 2008. My only dying wish is to get some enforcement behind this list, namely having the right to pimp slap anyone from the SCLM, the executive caste or … Continue reading

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2002: The Last Day of Christmas, last one as a single dude

This series seemed to run out of gas because I guess this time of year wasn’t always so eventful or memorable as I’ve grown older. Next year I will just pare it down to the years that didn’t seem dreary. … Continue reading

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1997: The Fifth Day of Christmas, the only NC one

After having two really nice Christmases and New Year’s Eves in a row (1995 & 1996), I stumbled somewhat with 1997. The year had turned sour half way through August while in Las Vegas with PowerComputing and then came Grandpa’s … Continue reading

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Off to Houston for a couple days

Have a safe and Happy New Year as you celebrate the start of 2008. I am now headed out for Houston to see Sonia and her family, namely her daughter Julia who I have wanted to meet for some time. … Continue reading

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1992: The Fourth Day of Christmas, the dark before dawn

This holiday was off to an ugly start thanks to being canned by Frank and Dave (GDW), but better things came from the experience, they just weren’t immediately noticeable. I had been living in Bloomington, IL for over a year … Continue reading

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1987: The Third Day of Christmas, a hidden beginning

When I decided to write a string of stories about past Christmas Breaks (only on years ending in two or seven this time), I hadn’t realized the significance of 1987 until I started thinking about it. Nineteen-eighty-seven was the last … Continue reading

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Happy 85th Birthday Stan Lee

‘Nuff said true believers! I don’t think he has any plans on slowing down, he’s become the William Shatner of comics with all the projects he has happening. Although I graduated to DC’s stuff and more mature titles, Mr. Lee … Continue reading

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1982: The Second Day of Christmas, Houston I

This Christmas was very memorable because it was a major change in my family’s traditions. First, we were no longer living in Central Illinois but Houston and we never had spent the holiday break anywhere else. It probably wasn’t feasible … Continue reading

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Check out my latest shoes!

This Christmas was pretty good to me. Not to berate anything else I received but I must flaunt the customized pair of Chuck Taylor hightops my three nephews Hunter, Wyatt and Canon made for me. I told them it was … Continue reading

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1977: The First Day of Christmas (out of Six)

Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day makes people nostalgic even though Christmas generally became one of my least favorite holidays; I like giving people gifts, I just dislike the weather and travel associated with it. Anyway, 2007 was … Continue reading

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What’s with these colors again?

Before the month is over, I wanted to explain (or blather) about December 2007’s color theme which is based upon Duran Duran’s second album Rio. Not only was it their breakthrough record in the US, it is their best Astronaut, … Continue reading

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Happy Belated 40th Birthday to Paul

Seems that Somara’s cooking overwhelmed my afternoon coffee and prevented me from posting about Paul’s birthday…for the third year in a row. Poor dude, he’s sick right now too. Everybody at his job was ill previously while he had been … Continue reading

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An early Christmas present from the doctor, phew!

Please pardon my prolonged absence. If you’ve been in touch with me via e-mail or phone, you know I’m not recovering from illness (again) or the multiple cold snaps Central Texas is experiencing. No, it has been a different malaise … Continue reading

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The Simpsons Movie is a let down as a DVD

I’m not going to rag on and on about the lack of good features, I’ll just say that the people from the Simpsons have set the bar pretty high with their TV boxed sets of the show. When the movie … Continue reading

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1997: Weblogs are “invented”

According to this BBC story, the term weblog was coined by Jorn Barger 10 years ago on this day. I have no idea when Webster and Oxford officially added it to the dictionaries. I do know there wasn’t any software savvy … Continue reading

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RIP Dan Fogelberg

He is the only Pop/Rock Star I can think of from Central Illinois because everyone else moves to Chicago and makes it their hometown. The city of Peoria was always glad to brag about him since the other famous resident … Continue reading

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