Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fore! No wait, Five! No, no, Three!

Thanks to a really nice lady named Summer, Somara received a referral to create this birthday cake; the recipient’s name is blurred to protect his/her identity. The design is based upon three favorite holes at Austin’s very own Peter Pan … Continue reading

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My Stars are officially having their worst season

San Antonio won yesterday, giving them the two points they needed to exit the cellar while the Stars couldn’t get a break against the Aeros. I was at that game and saw all the near misses Houston goalie Matthew Hackett … Continue reading

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Happy 13th Birthday Nick

The Chicago-based nephew is now officially a teenager! Actually, I hope he’s old enough to be put on a plane by himself to visit his Austin-based relatives! Seeing him and his sister Anna are on my short list of things … Continue reading

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Helping the Packers’ winning streak

I regained my immortality on the Dallas Cowboys machine which compensates for Pinballz selling off NBA Fastbreak. What do the Packers have to do with it? Just like the NBA game, you select your team and then proceed. I chose … Continue reading

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My Car2Go card arrived!

Downtown Austin has had these special (by paint job) Smart Cars parked in various places for the last couple years. I had a pretty good idea what they were about but I never had much of an incentive to bother…we … Continue reading

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My Black Friday tradition, blasphemous greeting cards!

While there are hordes of people (really idiot sheep) wasting their energy shopping despite 2011 having a rather long season and the stores having a nearly endless supply of Chinese crap. I prefer to take a more mellow approach. When … Continue reading

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Nemo is on Prozac: Day One

In our ongoing cat piss war, we have reached what may be the last resort with the primary culprit; Molly does it on occasion but Nemo is a daily problem. It sounds funny but we didn’t have anything left to … Continue reading

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The FTL fuss in layman’s terms

Dr. Carl Sagan may be gone but I’m grateful for his many successors (Plait, Tyson-DeGrasse) who excel at explaining recent finding because the SCLM is filled with reporters who got C- in Science classes. WSJ went with a guy who … Continue reading

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The Ace of Spades for Movember!

I decided to join the fun with the Stars for the remainder of this month. Besides, I was overdue for a haircut. Had I known there was that mustache competition with John Hodgman, I think I would’ve had a great … Continue reading

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The bit of news I forgot! Check out Dirge

Earlier this Fall I mentioned how I was going all Hollywood and becoming a movie producer. Like Chili Palmer without the mobster background. No seriously, but I’m staying in Austin. Anyway, Aaron Kirk’s movie is completed and posted. You’ll see … Continue reading

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Scientia Timor Introducit

Maybe we could’ve won first place if these shirts arrived on time. Not really, I was just spouting off Bender’s logic. When this design showed up on Teefury, I had to have it. Sadly, it’s not even shown on their … Continue reading

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Funny cat PSAs for adoption

Even if you don’t like cats, these are admittedly funny and I loved them since Molly and Kuroneko had their settling-in periods too. Miette and Nemo were rescued from the “wild” without the assistance of a shelter.

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Well, at least I’ll always have Zoidberg!

Last Wednesday evening, my love and knowledge of the cartoon Futurama was put to the test courtesy of Geeks Who Drink. Normally I find those trivia gatherings at Austin’s bars and restaurants a tad annoying because they’re often not confined to … Continue reading

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Half-way through/update

This week was fantastic and exhausting, obviously enough that it prevented me from posting squat, not even little trivial stories I could squeeze out. Hang on though, I’m going to give a quick synopsis followed by another event warranting its … Continue reading

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Happy sixth birthday Cannon

He’s the youngest nephew/niece I have so that means he’ll be graduating to the cooler, more detailed toys: Star Wars action figures namely. No more Duplo or other baby stuff. I wish I had more to go on but I’ve … Continue reading

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