Monthly Archives: May 2013

Congratulations (nephew) Nick on graudation!

The young man is certainly more comfortable and skilled at wearing a suit than I ever was at his age. I hope it’s a habit he can maintain, helps enormously with the ladies. Meanwhile Aunt Sam and Uncle Steve rushed … Continue reading

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Happy 109th Birthday Grandpa

More and more people are living past 100, hell 110 isn’t as impossible as we thought. I can’t remember if the official record is 120 or not. My grandfather living this long wasn’t impossible. He barely got sick, he didn’t … Continue reading

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Greetings from Aggieland

Things are a little slow on the site because we’re hanging out at my brother-in-law’s place in Agglieland (aka College Station, TX). It’s an OK place, rather similar to most college towns. Houston is the closest city but it isn’t very … Continue reading

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Hello…anybody in there? Drive McFly, drive!

and it’s not attached to a DeLorean.

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Starship race courtesy of Slate

To the diehards, many of us knew the answer already for most spacecraft but it’s debatable with Star Wars‘ physics. Regardless, with fiction, everything moves at the speed of plot. The distance the Galactica jumps is incorrect because the book The Science of … Continue reading

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Wordify portrait of Molly

This was done with a relatively cheap (in a good way) piece of software called Wordify from the App Store. It’s pretty simple to operate. You take a picture, decide which words you want used (I haven’t found an upper … Continue reading

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Happy belated 18th wedding anniversary to Brian & Linda

This memorable day was yesterday and I wanted to get it in there due to the other sad event around Chicago. Paul’s antics during the wedding certainly made the movie So, I Married an Axe Murderer forever associated with Brian’s best … Continue reading

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RIP Eugene “Doomsday” Silder

It was pretty sad to read the news via Paul’s Facebook page about his father passing away this morning. However, I want to share a few quick anecdotes about my interactions with Eugene as a celebration of his life. What’s … Continue reading

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Meet Balder the Brave (kitten)

We knew Princess had kittens a few weeks ago because her bulge disappeared and there are signs of nursing around her abdominal areas. How many…not sure. Cats can handle up to six at a time with their physiology. Given Princess’ past history … Continue reading

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Barons ended the Stars’ playoff run for 2013

Despite being rather sick, I could muster enough energy to check the scores up north in OKC where the semi-finals moved to after two games here. I wasn’t terribly surprised by the outcome nor was I thrilled. I figured the … Continue reading

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Maggi Picayune now savvier with mobile devices!

One semi-productive thing I have done while fighting the urge to scratch my skin off was finally read a nice instructional book on WordPress. I never gave it much thought about there being a plug-in that could convert my site … Continue reading

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The 2013 Malaise may be (mostly) defeated

If so, it only took Modern Western Science about a year to get it right. I don’t really blame nor bear any ill will toward the doctors/PAs involved. They were all trying their best based upon the clues my body … Continue reading

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The Cat in the Shoes!

I scored this personally coveted pair on sale through the Converse online store the same day I bought the customized Catwoman set. These go great with my Grinches! Oddly these shoes came with the easiest laces I’ve ever rethreaded. My favorite … Continue reading

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One downside of Austin, Alex Jones lives around here

The rantings of the nut job known as Alex Jones has gained attention thanks to his public meltdown on CNN and the Boston bombers being listeners. Sometimes you’ll see bumper stickers for this inanity around Austin because he is on the … Continue reading

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John Densmore

I’m going to let you mentally chew on that name for a bit… Cue up the Jeopardy music … do dee do do, do dee do … wump wump… Give up? John was the drummer in the Doors. He was … Continue reading

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