Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bitchin’ free App for my iPad, Band of the Day

A must-have app for my fellow music aficionados who have iPads or at least an iPhone. Not sure if they make this for other platforms, wisely, I think they should for Android and Kindle Fire. What about those who don’t … Continue reading

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Geek Bowl VI

I’ll cut to the chase…we lost and weren’t even close to being in the running for the $7000 in prizes up for grabs. Then again, this was a gathering of 106-plus teams from around the US filled with people who … Continue reading

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Dana Gould 2

Comedian Dana Gould returned to Austin this weekend to bring his madcap stories, observations and general hilarity. Seeing him was my Christmas present from Jeremy too. You may recognize Dana’s name, he was a writer on The Simpsons for a … Continue reading

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Thank you artwork from Chicago

My bitchin’ vacation to Chicago has been over for almost a month and I haven’t finished writing about it along with the side trek to Houston or Hoser visit. I promise, I will whip them out soon. My life is … Continue reading

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I have aged into a C-student in Science

With a little studying, scratch paper and less haste, I probably could’ve scored a more solid B. Here’s the 50-question test from The Christian Science Monitor. There were a couple I think were present to bait the biblical literalists…people who … Continue reading

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Kneel before the worn-out meme!

Regardless of how you feel about the current president, this tribute-parody-poke-whatever is pretty funny, clever and well-done. Terrence Stamp will always be the best Superman-movie villain for my money too. Kneel is also my first new shirt from a UK … Continue reading

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This product isn’t even trying to be discreet

I couldn’t drum up the courage to pick it up to read the label on the back, see what exactly this stuff “cures.” The name made me giggle a la Beavis & Butt-head. The marketing department for this should’ve tried … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Melia!

Our friend who moved away to New York state celebrates her birthday today! I think Melia may be a little pre-occupied with the new son she gave birth to last year but I’m confident the other family members will spoil … Continue reading

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Giant sigh of relief from Austin!

Today’s forecast just said rain, probable thunderstorms later on and tomorrow. When the sounds of particulate matter were heard from my desk (I have a cube next to a window, hooray seniority!), you can bet numerous co-workers hopped up like … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Cindy

Besides having the incredibly easy-to-remember birthdate of 1-2-3, I am now jealous of Cindy for getting to have this prime-number birthday during what most calendars state is Chinese New Year. I guess the traditional Chinese calendar is Lunar based because … Continue reading

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Einstein Brothers Bagels has Wi-Fi finally

Our Sunday routine hangout finally has joined the 21st Century! I could understand a bit why the company may have been reluctant to add such a feature. Some days I feel like that guy but until we get Alexandria back … Continue reading

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DC reboot part five: Batman

Nowadays I’ve been exploring additional titles beyond the initial five I went with because I won’t mince words…one sucks, three are middling and only Justice League Dark has really held my interest. If I’m not stoked about the next issue, … Continue reading

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Frog cakes for a little kid, probably under two

The latest commission from Somara’s main patrons, a pair of birthday cakes. Pair? One for the party guests and the other just for the birthday girl, what Somara calls a smash cake because the recipient is under two (I think). I … Continue reading

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Extinct? Maybe not yet. Dublin Dr. Pepper part two

Managed to score this from the cafe at work, I figured they had sold them all off by last week when the news got out. The SCLM, the masses and I may have been hasty in condemning the parent corporation … Continue reading

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Beatles-based Xmas gift

Teefury really came through this Christmas when it came to the discriminating Beatles fans I know. This montage (or is it a collage?) of their songs was put to clothing and I scored a pair to give away. See if … Continue reading

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Finally made it to Ozona, onward to Fort Stockton

The cold weather, Blue Monday and my insomnia’s comeback haven’t helped on bringing down the treadmill’s cost, nor my 2012 resolution to at least exceed 2011’s mileage by 10 percent. But today I decided to push for the adrenalin boost … Continue reading

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