Monthly Archives: September 2009

Welcome Leila!

Our friends/co-workers Tracy and Dave are now the proud parents a baby girl named Leila, born on 9/22. You can see the mother and daughter here! We hope to see the little lady at work in the very near future.

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May this never happen to Waterloo Records

Last Friday I was at Waterloo Records to pick up the latest They Might be Giants, Gus Gus and Mika. Always a great time, especially when I run into friends and the helpful staff. Unfortunately, the number of independent stores … Continue reading

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Austin’s first (pre-season) AHL goal

Our new team, the Austin Stars, calling them the Texas Stars is stupid because Houston and San Antonio are also in our state. Besides, the New York Giants and Jets play in New Jersey and they’re not named after another … Continue reading

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Chickenfoot in San Antonio

Phew! This show was a last-minute invitation on Sunday (the 20th, 2009) from my friend/co-worker Jeff. Who was I to pass up the opportunity to see Van Halen version 3.5 or maybe Van Hagar version 2. I didn’t care because … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Somara

Hooray it’s her birthday today. On the downside, we have to go to work. But after we’re done, I think we’re going to dinner at a place of her choice…Texas Land & Cattle. This birthday is very special because we’re … Continue reading

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The Great One quits the ‘Yotes

I think it was inevitable, even if the team weren’t on the financial skids. The Tocchet debacle was more damaging than the Coyotes failing to be in the playoffs every Spring. His tenure wasn’t great but I do hope he … Continue reading

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The camera does add five pounds

The UK’s Guardian does another funny series of pictures showing the contrast between food advertisements and the reality when you purchase said products. You may get an additional chuckle at one of them if you notice the brand name because … Continue reading

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Chucks Solution!

“How many pairs of Converse (Chucks) do you have?!?!” is a frequent question I am asked at work, online, Starbucks, parties, etc. Currently, the answer is 49. Thanks to the Converse store at the outlet mall in Round Rock, it … Continue reading

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I have a flavor suggestion…

…Potion of Social Invisibility! Click here to see what I’m making a dig at. Pretty expensive stuff from even the Jones Soda people. Practically borders on Cafe Press’s gouging prices for six bottles of sugar water. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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RIP Yoshito Usui

My co-workers Tomoko and Ayako had told me the bad news since last week. Originally, Mr. Usui was reported missing after not returning from his recent hike. Yesterday they found his corpse as per this news story. Most Americans don’t … Continue reading

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My victory with, not against, bureaucracy

Things are looking up a bit on the fiduciary part of my life. Last month I received that letter from those remoras about some delayed justice over my 1996 hospitalization. Then the cashing out plan with Chase as the MGM … Continue reading

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It’s easier than waiting a year for tickets to the show

Sometimes, the best waste of time web page is found by accident. Thanks to Tina’s current post from the site with cats using poor grammar, I stumbled upon the Colbert Interview Simulator. Pretty clever. I wonder if Right Wingers will … Continue reading

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Cracker

Last Thursday, Cracker came to Austin to promote their ninth studio album and wrap up their current North American tour (once again, we’re at the end or the beginning). I had seen them before in 2002 at La Zona Rosa … Continue reading

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Happy Talk like a Pirate Day 2009!

Arrr! Quite a busy week I’ve had and so much to post about too. I’ll try to get all this in now over the next couple of days. Let’s begin with the fun little “holiday” of imitating pirates from the … Continue reading

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VW’s diesel hybrid?

We’re looking to get a new car next since we figure that either Somara’s truck or my VW will give out for good. This concept car definitely would make me give Volkswagen another look but anything practical is a few … Continue reading

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