Monthly Archives: May 2009

Two productivity killers for the iPhone

At least they were free before you completely dismiss the waste of battery power and space on my iPhone. The first, iPity, was discovered by a friend of mine who’s a Mr. T fan. I think he made a really … Continue reading

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The Stanley Cup: Red Wings in seven

Even as I write, the puck was dropped around 15 minutes ago. I’m late  due to digressions which were essential and worthwhile. However, I stand by my prediction despite Commissioner Bettman trying to rig the results in favor of Sh**sburgh. … Continue reading

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Somara’s Whatnot Muppet arrived!

Somara’s late (or early) Christmas present from FAO Schwarz was left at our door last night: her official Jim Henson Muppet Whatnot (fancy term for an extra). I was very impressed with it. Hers was certainly better made than the … Continue reading

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1994: Sonia and I met for the first time

Those first three months in Austin were off to a sweet start: I had an awesome place to stay courtesy of University Towers (24th Street and Rio Grande); the weather was great (compared to the Midwest); the job was relatively … Continue reading

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RIP Jay Bennett

I was never a fan of Wilco, more of an enemy of their fans due to an incident at the Sheryl Crow concert in 1997. Yeah I know, maybe the four assholes obstructing everyone else’s view were doing us a … Continue reading

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The overdue, terrific news

A few already know since Friday night when I made the phone calls and/or spotted my Facebook wall (or is it a banner?) but I still want to write about it here. This week, my co-worker Eli accepted a position … Continue reading

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Real cat’s pajamas!

This photo is not a digital trick nor some cruel prank being played on an animal. That’s my friends’ cat Cally in the getup. Recently Cally had surgery for a benign lump or something on a hind leg. Unfortunately, this … Continue reading

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Updated, upgraded and backed up

Not like I had updated the site lately but I did take it offline today to back it up . I probably should do it more often, especially in my line of work (supporting Apple-based servers), because I hear about … Continue reading

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1989: The weirdest morning of the Summer

The greatest (Marquette) Summer was now getting started. It wouldn’t be running at full speed until I had my own place in June so for the meantime I was subletting a spot in an apartment on Kilbourn Avenue (two blocks … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Linda & Brian

I was so overwhelmed over the birthday of Jane Wiedlin that totally forgot about their wedding day. Married for 14 years which is pretty groovy. Quite a shindig too with the best man wearing his official UK Army kilt uniform. … Continue reading

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1999: The Phantom Disappointment

The scene was 10 years ago plus a couple weeks. I had been dating Somara for several months and matters were pretty serious (see 3c). We’re hanging around at the old Kenny’s Coffee back in Round Rock. Somara is probably … Continue reading

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Onion Sports nails a great basketball joke

Before the Chicago Bulls dominated the NBA (thanks to the definition of traveling being changed for Jordan), the Detroit Pistons were the team in the East to defeat. One factor was Bill Laimbeer pushing and shoving in addition to Thomas … Continue reading

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The Force is strong in this cake

I joked with Somara about having the banner’s wording re-arranged like Yoda’s vocal patterns. Then again, the people who bought it would’ve thought it was an error. Still, it’s pretty impressive cake because everything is edible: snakes, vines, the sign. … Continue reading

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NHL Playoffs 2009, Round Three, the Conferences

Again, I should work in the financial sector. I’d be rolling in taxpayer dough for getting only one out of four right on the semi-finals. Now I have to cheer for the West in the Stanley Cup yet again because … Continue reading

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The Star Trek prequel Paramount passed on…

…which wasn’t much worse than J. J. Abrams’ version. 

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