Monthly Archives: October 2008

Somara’s Spookiest Cake Creation – Halloween 2008

My coworkers were given a treat courtesy of Somara this morning. The cupcakes pictured above are the batch she took in but they were the same really humorous designs of werewolves [the chocolate ones with chips for eyes] and mummies … Continue reading

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Spaaace Ghooost!

How I love Austin. I get to meet famous people all the time! Ever since I shook hands with Oliver Stone at the Dog & Duck in 1994, I have had many brushes with greatness. Seriously though. This fellow Apple … Continue reading

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Tinkerbell Birthday Cake II

Earlier this week I mentioned it was my friend RC’s birthday. Above is the confectionary treat she made for the festivities on the big day. This cupcake-sheet cake was a hit…with the adults! Children are easier to impress. If it … Continue reading

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Jurassic Cats?

Earlier in the week, Somara spent a little money on a “costume” for Kuroneko. Sadly, she isn’t a good sport about anything on her head like these more famous Japanese cats. We did receive a good laugh or two seeing … Continue reading

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1988: My first stint with WQFM

October is almost over and I have neglected to explain the banner. It does seem rather dated looking because it should. It’s an imitation of an Eighties rock station logo, namely WQFM. I found a memorial page to Milwaukee radio … Continue reading

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1998: Ethan’s Party

My return to Austin was going pretty well by now. I was temping at Apple again, I had been to four concerts with two more on the horizon, I found a coffee shop in Round Rock to hang out at … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s 25-year drought ends

My Cheesesteak of Suffering is now obsolete. Congratulations to the Phillies on winning the World Series. However, the Rays shouldn’t feel bad. They overcame the Red Sox and Yankees during the 2008 season. I only hope my cousins who live … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Lee, aka Doc

What a nice coincidence today is. Another friend of mine has a birthday on October 29, my friend Doc, aka Lee. He is pretty significant in my life and indirectly with some of you because Doc is the guy who … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ryanne!

Today is the birthday of my little friend Ryanne. Or as I jokingly call her, the president of the Steve fan club, Austin Chapter. I have the fan art posted in my cube to prove it! Right there with other … Continue reading

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Ben Folds

Late again on the music element yet I get a small pass. This show was the end of the current North American tour so there’s nothing else that followed to kill any immediacy. As coordinator for Ecology Action, I had … Continue reading

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Battle of the Bulge 2008

Around this time last year, we had returned from Jose and Nancy’s wedding. Thanks to the food, booze, fun and general laziness, I weighed 243 pounds! Course, the few days in Orlando weren’t the exclusive reason. My weight had be … Continue reading

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Flyers win a game…two weeks after the season opens

Seven games into the season and my Flyers finally won! At least it’s against a team that matters, the Devils, who are also a shadow of their former winning selves. Oddly, it still puts them ahead of the Islanders; at … Continue reading

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Anniversary cake for friends

This rich delicacy was an anniversary cake for my friends Audrey and Bill to celebrate their marriage. They loved it on every level: appearance and more importantly, the taste.    Sorry the picture of it is way overdue. I got … Continue reading

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Why we had a rough, long week with one car

All that money over a little piece of metal! Last week, my 12-year-old VW Golf gave us a horrible scare on 183. We were barreling south on the freeway, doing the speed limit when Somara (who was driving at the … Continue reading

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A little sample of Austin’s stray population

The spirit of the cat was with me over the weekend. Normally, I drive Somara crazy on our walks around neighborhoods (the one we live in especially) by luring out the felines I spot. What can I say? I’m a … Continue reading

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Happy First Anniversary Nancy and Jose

On this day last year, Jose and Nancy tied the knot. What a great time, namely the food and friendship. According to the Internet, the gift options are rather lame: paper or clocks. I wonder how clocks are modern when … Continue reading

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