Yearly Archives: 2009

It’s a stretch yet I agree!

This was from today’s Toronto Star column on technology. Comical? Yes. Odd? That too. Apocryphal? No. Only the music purists could say such a thing, never mind the games’ positive effect on people wanting to learn how to play the … Continue reading

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1999: The Fifth Day of Christmas III, Y2K is a joke

A year certainly made a major difference by this Christmas Break! The previous one was lonely but filled with a quiet optimism. My patience did pay off throughout 1999 and it was more of a Thanksgiving or point of Remembrance … Continue reading

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1994: The Fourth Day of Christmas III, Austin One

Despite being in a new city, the same general malaise I felt during previous Christmases (1992 and 1993) continued. The part which really sucked was the lack of getting to attend the Sidler’s New Year’s bash in Chicago (this became … Continue reading

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1989: The Third Day of Christmas III, the Burglary

I apologize (or not, you may be relieved) for taking a two-day break. Somara went to the grocery store on Monday and wanted to try out a new recipe for dinner. Therefore, I went straight home, ate and proceeded to … Continue reading

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KMAG’s playlist exceeds 8000 songs now

Hmm. It took me 17 months add 1000 songs which is rather disappointing since I scored over 150 releases for 2009; I’m nowhere close to being done too, I think my stream will be bringing in material from 2009 well … Continue reading

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One of Molly’s three (or more) taunters

This semi-daily visitor to our backyard finally held still long enough for me to take his picture with my iPhone. Male? I think so because he didn’t run away while pressing his face against the back door (probably to antagonize … Continue reading

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1984: The Second Day of Christmas III, India-no-place

This was my first Christmas with snow in two years. Snow mind you, Houston somehow managed to get the cold element down pat thanks to Arctic fronts pushing across the whole nation. Oddly, it didn’t bother me as much as … Continue reading

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1979: The First Day of Christmas III, Springfield One

Yesterday, I spent the bulk of the day relaxing. I think most of it was sleeping, something I don’t get to much lately. By late afternoon, Somara and I headed to Georgetown to spend the evening exchanging gifts with her … Continue reading

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Boxing Day special

For years, I have always been given compliments for a hilarious Christmas card I gave back in 1995…well, hilarious to non-Christians and Christians with a sense of humor (who are the majority despite the noisy born-again Christo-Fascists). Sacrilegious? Probably. Blasphemous? … Continue reading

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Happy belated Birthday to Paul

He probably got stiffed a lot as a kid, having his birthday right next Christmas, you know how adults can be… “Here you go Paul, your birthday AND Christmas present in one fell swoop!” “Wow! Five dollars of McDonald’s gift … Continue reading

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RIP Brittany Murphy

Yeah, I know she died suddenly last Sunday but it has been a crazy week at work and with the last-minute distribution of goodies. I also pondered whether or not I really wanted to bother because I wasn’t a huge … Continue reading

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Cool picture of my Sunday with Moxie & Kate

The attractive young lady with hair is my friend, fellow Leo and former barista Kate. I haven’t been able to hang out with her for some time, namely the two concerts she hadn’t been able to swing. What can she … Continue reading

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A bit of hockey blather for the week

One this day, 30 years ago, life imitated art when the Boston Bruins took on the crowd at Madison Square Garden just like one of the funniest scenes from Slapshot, the greatest hockey movie ever made. Only a mere two … Continue reading

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The Healing of America by T. R. Reid

I don’t want our healthcare to be socialized like France’s! (It’s ranked number one in the world.) If we change our system to be like Canada’s or the Europe’s, then it will be rationed and there won’t be enough! (It’s … Continue reading

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1994: Patricia returns to France

After Sonia, there was another friend I made in Austin and without her, I probably wouldn’t have earned an A in French II. I feel pretty never mentioning Patricia much on my site. We lost touch pretty quickly due to … Continue reading

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