Monthly Archives: September 2011

The treadmill is operational!

Josh arrived punctually at 9 AM, installed the two new parts, showed me how to lubricate the running belt, showed me how to calibrate it while it’s running (the instruction manual is “wrong” for legal lawsuit reasons) and I was … Continue reading

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Janus Cat

Frank and Louie are making the rounds because he (or they?) is now the longest living cat with two faces. Poor guy but he’s made it to 12 which is 60-plus for a human. Being the owners of a three-legged … Continue reading

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Great start in the morning

Our poor Honda can’t get a break in 2011. First there was the guy who dinged its passenger side with his red (based upon the paint color embedded in the scratches) truck this Spring. The guy’s insurance covered it yet … Continue reading

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Treadmill parts are here!

Now to coordinate the time off with the repair guy, Hunter. You will know it’s fixed when there’s a new running goal, put in your votes: My friend Christina’s house in Nashville? My brother’s house in Chicago? My friend Rad’s … Continue reading

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Charles’ steam-engine kit

This is the level of brilliance (and patience) I work with at Apple whenever I need an engineer’s assistance. Charles built this thing from a kit for the heck of it. He’s a smart, cheerful and extremely helpful guy so … Continue reading

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Weird Al Yankovic

Seems that every show I’ve seen at Austin’s new Moody Theater has been roughly 30 years in the making. First Devo in the Spring and now the Prince of Parody. Or I could say the two acts I wanted to … Continue reading

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Treadmill update

“It’s still not fixed?” might be the first thing you’re thinking and it seems that the repair people share my irritation over this situation. Since I griped last week to the online support people, I received another phone call by … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Somara

I already got it covered through FaceBook since only the diehards seem to bother with my site, all two of them. Usually I have something scheduled through WordPress to post at the appropriate moment but other matters came up. Then … Continue reading

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RIP: Dr. John Grams, very belatedly

I was very saddened to discover that one of my favorite professors passed away this Spring. Not being very patriotic, I tend to be annoyed by Marquette’s alumnus magazine: it blathers on about Catholicism, shows the school gentrifying Milwaukee as … Continue reading

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1991: Nevermind released

Get ready for all the hype, blather, “news” and generally ignorant bullshit about how Nevermind allegedly changed the musical landscape…unless it has already started where you live. Spin got a head start with its August issue but in defense of … Continue reading

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Happy 75th Birthday Jim Henson

Google did it again with their specialized doodle. I only wish I could get it to talk as these people posting YouTube videos demonstrated. If you know, tell me. My favorite sites have pieces regarding the beloved Muppeteer. Mental Floss … Continue reading

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Mike Modano retires officially as a Dallas Star

I don’t like the guy very much, being a bigger fan of Jeremy Roenick, and I always thought he was a crybaby (Lady Modano) with his bitching about the coaches at the 2006 Olympics. However, I feel it was a … Continue reading

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Courtney E. Smith

All roads lead to Austin, what can I say, I live at the center of the cool universe is my conclusion after telling our Maggiano’s waiter about this city’s numerous attractions. Last evening’s book signing continued to strengthen the point … Continue reading

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R.E.M. comes to an end

Hell, I kept forgetting they were still around and then I remembered them releasing a new album this year with a rather lukewarm response. My stance on them has softened over time. When I was in high school, I thought … Continue reading

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It’s those darned McFly boys again!

Jeff has several favorite Eighties franchises and I know you can never go wrong with Ghostbusters and Back to the Future.

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