Monthly Archives: June 2011

Happy Birthday Mark M

Here’s to my friend, co-worker and co-conspirator in the Austin music scene…a fancier way of saying he’s my usual bud with concerts, especially when Somara doesn’t tag along. It’s a “school day” for him so he has to work but … Continue reading

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Cars spotted around Austin

Nothing like kicking the day off with a spotted dick joke… That car was in motion while we were trying to get around accident on the way to work this morning. I had better luck with the latter since it … Continue reading

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Anime Cake, I think

A specialty cake Somara delivered this Friday for someone who is really into anime and/or videogames. I can’t recall which. I know it’s a Japanese character/villain. If you can explain it, please, post away to clue the rest of us … Continue reading

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RIP Gene Colan

He wasn’t as well-known to the general public like Jack Kirby, Neal Adams or Todd McFarlane but most comic-book readers/fans/aficionados recognize his name. Gene worked for both DC and Marvel drawing key characters: Batman, Daredevil, Wonder Woman; and sometimes the … Continue reading

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RIP Peter Falk

A pretty cool actor who managed to play off parts of his Columbo character into a couple great Neil Simon-written comedies: The Cheap Detective and Murder by Death, the latter is on Netflix streaming. In both, Falk plays Sam Spade … Continue reading

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Happy 17th Anniversary to the Jimenezes

I think this is the second-longest marriage I know from my circle of friends, I don’t count my parents because they’re family nor other, older couples since I couldn’t have attended the wedding. Let me go digging through the Internet to … Continue reading

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Flyers dump two players for Phoenix’s leftovers, again

As soon as the Bruins knocked the Flyers out in Game Four of the semi-finals this Spring, Flyers’ management fired the blamethrower at the team’s three goalies. Never mind the piss-poor efforts with the forwards. Never mind Chris Pronger being … Continue reading

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Exterminate! Exterminate…

…the trash at New York New York!

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Vegas 2011, Day 6: Gamblin’, swimmin’, gamblin’

This was another takin’ it easy day. The only deadline we held ourselves to was the 11 AM craps lesson at New York New York, a really cool and frustrating time. Thankfully the cool outweighed the frustrating which was really … Continue reading

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Busted!

I’ve seen our cats trying to imitate birds but this one trying to impersonate a dog, until he is caught is hilarious, especially with the sheepish look it gives before correcting himself.

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It beats San Antonio’s Riverwalk

Austin still lies in San Antonio’s shadow when it comes to landmarks, especially when I have guests who visiting from out-of-state. They always want to see the same things…The Alamo and The Riverwalk. Never mind that both are in San … Continue reading

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The Las Vegas Gun Store

During our inaugural stay with Tahiti Village (2008), the lobby had a stand full of brochures plugging the numerous attractions in and around Las Vegas: Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, Cirque du Soleil, etc. One that got our attention was … Continue reading

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Vegas 2011, Day 5: Zombie killin’ and Boulder Station

Saturdays in Vegas tend to be a sandwich day: we do something in the morning, lounge around the room for the remainder of the day and then hit the activity by evening. An easy morning amusement is the Las Vegas … Continue reading

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Bettie Page Store shirts

These are Safe For Work (SFW) designs so you don’t need to dump out your Web browsers or sweat the HR person looking over your shoulder. When I saw that they had these shirts, I had to score at least … Continue reading

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Caesar’s Palace’s fish tank

Before we made our trip, I started up our annual Pixar DVD fest and I always remember Finding Nemo as being the last good flick we took in the year we got married; we did see The Hulk but it sucked. … Continue reading

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