Monthly Archives: February 2013

New Chucks for February 2013

  Another reason why I try to visit the Converse Store often is their recycling program. Every times I wear out a pair of running shoes (currently 175 miles), I throw them into a special bin the Nike people (Converse’s … Continue reading

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Specialist visit number two – more tests

Thankfully the several dozen scratches on my arm have faded by lunchtime. Holding my arms out for 15 minutes while they itched sucked too. When I saw the reaction on one, I thought, hooray, we have a winner! Turned out … Continue reading

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Happy 45th birthday Molly Ringwald

We’re both married these days so there’s still no chance of us getting together as I had hoped when I was finishing up high school. Her red hair probably explained why I used to date Stephanie briefly. Several flaws in … Continue reading

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Russellmania was a fantastic day

Matters are calming down enough for me to finally share with everybody some rather past-due stories, especially all the hype I pushed last month over Alamo’s first and hopefully not its last Russellmania. I won’t put a Roman numeral after … Continue reading

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Backyard cat situation continues being resolved

I took last weekend off from taking more of Princess Buttercup’s children to the Austin Animal Center (not quite the Humane Society). Sadly Lynx-o disappeared several days ago. I fear he died or another, more aggressive cat scared him away. … Continue reading

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Earth and civilization are still intact…

The rather graphic event in Russia didn’t help quell the chicken-littles thinking our “near-miss” would have a convoy smaller objects. These must be people who get their Science lessons from Armageddon and the Left Behind novels. What missed the earthy … Continue reading

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Happy 59th birthday Matt Groening

It’s not quite a “key” birthday as Patton Oswalt argues about but I’ve been watching my Simpsons DVDs in chronological order again; I’m on the first disc of season three. Plus season seven of Futurama is available on Netflix streaming. … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day affects more than humans

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Moontower Comedyfest Past and Future

With the Geek Bowl out of the way and my indifference to SXSW, the new countdown is the Moontower Comedyfest, a recent addition to Austin’s rather crowded schedule: SXSW, ACL Fest (now two weekends), Fun Fun Fest, Wizard World Austin, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Jeff

Lucky dude, he shares his special day with Peter Gabriel. I don’t see him around work so I’m hoping he got the time off. I need to get him something nice for the interim.

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Abraham Lincoln’s 204th birthday

Just wanted to whip this up since I miss getting the day off on 2/12…when I was in school. My dad got it too because he worked for the state government for a while. I also like to mention him … Continue reading

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Laundry-basketball “playing” cat

This young cat is such a natural at performing the alley-oop move to assist in dunking, he/she should be signed to the NBA!

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Idiot America by Charles P. Pierce

I was motivated to read this book thanks to two different references for the author. The first was Eric Alterman who would often let Pierce participate on his Friday column/blog. The other was Idiot‘s opening about the creationist museum based … Continue reading

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Happy 14th birthday TJ

It’s a day late but at the rate I’m going this year, I’m early. The Silders’ oldest kid is becoming a teenager. I think high school is next year. I know it is with my nephews Nick and maybe Hunter, … Continue reading

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Great week for Science and History

Up first, it seems the Brits are all abuzz over finding Richard III’s corpse. We Yanks shouldn’t be surprised, remember the Princess Diana crap? As if she really did anything to make the UK a better place or defeat a … Continue reading

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