Monthly Archives: July 2009

Happy (concluded) Birthday to me with a challenge

A huge thank you to everybody who sent me birthday wishes through e-mail, Facebook, cards and phone calls. For a rather “insignificant” number, it was quite wonderful to see such a nice outpouring of messages from all the great friends … Continue reading

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US Hall of Fame’s new inductees!

We’re at 64 days to the season opener for the Austin Stars and I’m getting pretty excited despite the whiney Pens winning the Cup recently. Then some good hockey came along to counter the NHL’s acceptance of Reisendorf’s bogus offer … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Kate!

How lucky I am to be flanked by two lovely Leo Ladies on my birthday! Christina on the 27th and Kate on the 30th. They also share their special days with big personal icons. Bugs Bunny (cartoon, 7/27/1940) and Kate … Continue reading

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Vacation 2009 is concluded, this time I mean it

I failed to complete the Vacation story (which turned into a series) as promised but hey this worked out better since there’s a picture of something which counted as my birthday dinner with the Silders. All I’ll say in my … Continue reading

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1994 & 1999: The Austin duo of “firsts”

I’m running out of time on my birthday, especially in writing and achieving much else. That’s the price I pay for staying up too late after meeting Elvira and then dragging my butt on chores. I also have to blame … Continue reading

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1989: 21st birthday, somewhat of a blur

Sadly or fortunately, take your pick, there aren’t any tangible photos from this day of debauchery, idiocy and chaos. Maybe Helen, Paul, Phil and Jose can scrape up something. Regardless, it was a fantastic day which would make it my … Continue reading

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1984: 16th birthday

Contrary to America’s popular culture, I never expected my 16th birthday to be some huge magical, life-changing event nor did I anticipate a major bash one only sees in movies. Heck, I was shocked my parents would let me invite … Continue reading

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Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira

Last night I got to meet one of the greatest people in Horror Movie History. Elvira, The Mistress of the Dark graced Austin with her presence by hosting three sold-out shows at Alamo Drafthouse (the Ritz location). It was a … Continue reading

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Six years of marriage, phew!

We’re still getting our heads back together after a relaxing vacation and we completely forgot about this. How could we?! It was such a rockin’ day in Las Vegas. Me I could see since I was obsessing more about missing … Continue reading

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Bon Anniversaire Christina!

My cool, tri-lingual yet born Midwestern (trust me, mastering anything other than English is impossible where we’re from), friend celebrates her birthday! Formerly a resident of Hawaii, she now resides in the Nashville area so I hope she gets to … Continue reading

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Early birthday cake for me

Although my birthday isn’t until Wednesday, Somara whipped together this Spongebob-themed cake for me to share with my Sunday breakfast club. It was a hit. No one can say no to chocolate in the morning! Going with this cartoon character … Continue reading

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Vacation 2009 is concluded, part two

Sorry I’m late wrapping this up, the last half of the week was exhausting. I guess I wasn’t use to the heat, the work and resisting the urge to play Lego Batman. Actually, I kept passing out shortly after getting … Continue reading

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RIP Les Lye

Most people around my age would recognize Les Lye, especially if they just got Nickelodeon around the early Eighties. Although I was 14 when we first got cable TV in Houston (which was amazing because you received over 30 channels, … Continue reading

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An Onion list I think Steve participated in

My friend Steve (Bryant) is a full-time comic book artist and I remembered our frequent debates about who rocked versus who sucked. Since I can’t draw a decent circle let alone an acceptable face, you know I lost the argument … Continue reading

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Vacation 2009 is concluded, part one

Phew!  I had no energy left yesterday when we finally arrived in Austin early in the evening (around 5 PM, just in time for Rush Hour! Thanks American Airlines.) Even my 40th anniversary entry about the moon landing is “backdated,” … Continue reading

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1969: The Moon Landing

Everybody and their monkey got their two cents in on this event over the weekend but I wanted to add to the din because the exploration of outer space is near to my heart. Forty years ago I was about … Continue reading

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