Monthly Archives: July 2008

Wii Fit, the best “game” around since Guitar Hero

Introduction: This review was originally scheduled for the middle of July since I dedicated the site’s colors to it. Then as I started writing the initial story a while back, the ATI-based video card was overheating so it was out … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Birthday Kate Bush

I should’ve been paying more attention to this landmark since Kate is one of the few musical artists I would grant the title of “genius,” a label too easily thrown about on flash-in-the-pan acts too numerous to name…OK, one, Kurt … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to fellow Leo, Kate!

A big birthday wish to my other fellow Leo and the person responsible for my first victory at roulette (I’m 3-8 in W-L now, but that makes me $875 up versus, at most $80 lost) which was followed by a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to me!

Here’s a bit of trivia, my birthday in UNIX Time is -45001800. I guess they use the negative symbol instead of some acronym on the end such as BC. You know, 40 doesn’t hurt as much as I thought it … Continue reading

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1983: Epiphany at age 14

We knew the adjustment period on our new Houston residence was going to be brief even before the last piece of furniture was moved. During the transition, the renters bailed on our house in Springfield. When Dad announced the sudden … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Christina!

Let’s give her a special cheer. Not only does she share a birthday with Bugs Bunny and my wedding anniversary, Christina has been my friend for 15 years. I’m sure Congress should issue a medal for that since I can … Continue reading

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Five years of officially tying the knot

Wow. Five years. Who said it wouldn’t last? Probably nobody, including my parents, since I think we made the right move by waiting until we were older. Somara and I are both the oldest child in our immediate families which … Continue reading

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2003: Being a good samaritan in Vegas pays, in alcohol

Day Two of the Vegas wedding-vacation was less frantic, at the beginning. Somara and I quickly walked over to Paris for the breakfast buffet which has become a mandatory stop on every visit. Then we picked up everyone to check … Continue reading

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The Aquabats’ TV show is finally a reality!

They announced it at the mother of all comic book conventions…San Diego. OK, at the SD House of Blues during the convention. It’s about time too. I know Chris (aka MC Bat Commander) and the gang were working on this … Continue reading

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2003: Viva Las Vegas to get married and turn 35!

On this day, we arrived in Las Vegas! Neither of us could sleep the previous evening though. It wasn’t just the excitement of this wedding-vacation but the dozen other things to be done before leaving town for a week. We … Continue reading

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Our Wii returns, Nintendo scores an A in support

Last night, UPS abandoned a soaked cardboard package at our front step; it has finally been raining in Central Texas thanks to the tropical storm hitting the border area. It was our replacement Wii! Good thing the Nintendo people wrapped … Continue reading

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Early birthday present number one of 2008

My boss Juan gave me an early birthday present this morning…a ride in his Porsche! Call me silly but I am a dude and as a kid I used to collect Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. This model of Porsche … Continue reading

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A vital tool for music collectors

I never thought I’d ever live to see the day my free CD opener from KUT would ever wear out and need to be replaced. It lasted a few years which was probably 500+ new CDs from Waterloo, Best Buy … Continue reading

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The Backyard closes in October

After all the hints in the Austin Chronicle, The Backyard is finally closing. My immediate response…good riddance to the overpriced venue! It’s folding up in mid-Fall *still practically Summer weather here) because of all the development that now surrounds it: … Continue reading

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Sixty Days until Vegas 2008!

Everything is set for me. Now Somara needs to get her boss (or bosses) to approve the time for her. We’re finally going to have the chance to stay in our time share which is the most exciting part. Some … Continue reading

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1913: First pie-in-the-face movie debuts

It probably was an old Vaudeville gag the actors knew, like slipping on a banana peel. I imagine it was a success on film over the stage version because people in the cheap seats couldn’t see it well in a … Continue reading

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