Monthly Archives: October 2009

Happy Halloween from Merlin

The first creature to greet me at the door today when I walked into White Rock Vet for Molly’s annual exam was this funny dog named Merlin. His owner says he does enjoy wearing a costume because like some people, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Lee “Doc” Rhea

My friend is a prime number like me today! You’ll have to figure out the number since I don’t really want to disclose it without his permission. I wish I did post this sooner or via the scheduling in WP … Continue reading

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Picayune upgrades ahead, probably this weekend

Our new Mac Mini arrived Monday! However, the internal hard drive was puny (160 GB) for our purposes so I had permission to purchase a new, larger one (500 GB) which was a mere $90. With some major help from … Continue reading

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Glenn Tilbrook

Most of the world knows him as the lead singer of Squeeze which isn’t very accurate because Chris Difford sang on many tunes plus their biggest hit is predominantly sung by Paul Carrack and Jools Holland did a few. No … Continue reading

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The Wilsons tie the knot in Waco

This recent weekend was rather busy thanks to a concert (which I will post very late thanks to me forgetting my camera at home) and a wedding up north in Waco. The post is obviously about the latter. Co-worker and … Continue reading

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Belated story and peeve on exoplanet discoveries

Last week while I was catching the news via the Wii, there was a piece about the Europeans discovering another bunch of exoplanets (bringing the total to 400+). What made me cringe was the term Super-Earths being used for worlds … Continue reading

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“History of the Internet” from the Guardian

My favorite British newspaper site continues to the Guardian (so should it be favourite?) because they have these much better interactive pieces like this one on the a People’s History of the Internet. You conservatives can click on it safely, … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Birthday Weird Al Yankovic

The clown prince of Pop music celebrates his birthday but sadly no new album until next year as per his site. To satisfy  his legion of fans, there’s just a five-song EP via iTunes and a compilation CD (only the … Continue reading

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Austin Stars off to a decent start

I’m really enjoying my season tickets to Austin’s AHL team. Currently the Stars are in second place for their division at 9 points. Not too shabby for an “expansion.” After a few years of being awful, I’m really stunned to … Continue reading

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It’s Halloween again

Normally Somara hands these out to our co-workers closer to the holiday but due to her hectic schedule next week (a wedding cake and a birthday set up), she put together her ghoulish treats sooner. The eyeballs were a new … Continue reading

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Picayune upgrade coming!

The good news from Apple kept on coming for the first half of the week. On Monday, Apple beat the Street on earnings; Tuesday was new hardware (more later) and today thanks to Tuesday’s announcements, we’re getting a new Mac … Continue reading

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Happy Second Anniversary to Nancy & Jose!

Coinciding with the birth of Evelyn, my best friend Jose married Nancy at an impressive ceremony in Central Florida. It was the culmination of a great weekend I still enjoyed greatly even though Somara says I continue to remind her … Continue reading

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Happy Second Birthday Evelyn!

Evelyn’s parents brought her out a couple weeks ago to celebrate while they were in Austin for ACL, now there’s some cunning parenting, balancing out the partying for all ages! Somara and I missed the specific party for the little … Continue reading

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1989: A Great Fall thanks to Stardate

This morning at breakfast with my friends at Einstein’s, someone mentioned an “infrequent regular” being home for a three-day weekend from Baylor (the big school in Waco and frequent recipient of football pummeling from UT). Midterms was my guess and … Continue reading

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The Simpsons 12th Season DVD

My last review was almost a year ago but at least the set came out sooner (10 months between 11 and 12). It just took me a while to watch the entire season twice because I always go through it … Continue reading

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