Monthly Archives: May 2013

Happy Birthday Jeremy

This year is a super special birthday for my friend of 13 years. I can finally share the upcoming news regarding the pending arrival of his first child with his wife Kristin. No idea about the kid’s gender yet. I … Continue reading

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Alamo announced the Summer of 1983 Festival

It’s not getting as much support or hype as last year’s (hence why I’m a week late) and it was something I had thought about while 1982 was winding down. However, I can’t say I’m as emotionally invested in it because … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Kris and Anje, two nice ladies

Anje’s day was Tuesday but I’ve been slogging through what I am going to call Malaise 13 (I think it’s a sinus thing now). We will be celebrating this later when we visit College Station over the Memorial-Day weekend. Maybe … Continue reading

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RIP Ray Harryhausen

A great pioneer in special effects before computer-generated stuff took over. Ray laid down the groundwork for other films that integrated miniatures with live action, namely The Empire Strikes Back‘s Hoth battle involving the walkers. His material even influenced the digital … Continue reading

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Uncle Walter has a message

This design may have lost the Teefury duel to something based upon the IT Crowd, an equally interesting show but I can’t help going with anything using Bryan Cranston. I recently scored the mad scientist figure from Playmobil and used his … Continue reading

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Iron Man 3: Worth Seeing

Any movie with the number three in its title screams “SUCK!” in my mind. Namely The Hangover 3, Lethal Weapon 3, Doctor Dolittle 3. There are exceptions which whisper “mediocre,” like Star Trek III, Spider-Man 3. Iron Man 3 was leaning toward the former … Continue reading

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Visa aggravation rears its ugly head again

What started out as an inconvenience resulted in yet another failure on Visa Security for the third time in the last several years. My Saturday rounds were going alright: Rogues Gallery, Waterloo Records, 24 Diner…then I hit a snag at … Continue reading

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Free Comic Book Day & “May the 4th be with You” were cool

The Saturday celebration that laid down the groundwork for Record Store Day and the lesser-known Roleplaying Day, turned 11. To me it remains relevant plus it coincides with the unofficial kickoff of Summer. The coolest titles they gave away were … Continue reading

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Stars sink the Admirals, Barons jump the Checkers

Friday night was a bit tense as our Stars finished off Milwaukee to advance to the next round. Two things come to mind regarding the outcome. Firstly, it was revenge for the last time my Stars went to the playoffs … Continue reading

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Happy 107th Birthday Grandma

The only wish for Grandma I have was that she enjoyed her life more when I knew her. Unlike most people my age/generation, my grandparents were almost a generation older than everybody else’s. By the time my memory kicked in, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Hoser!

The man who is synonymous with the expression “Dude!” celebrates his sailboat birthday up there in Dallas. We spoke earlier (back in April) to confirm he’s taking a three-day weekend. This should go well with his new iMac I helped … Continue reading

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What better way to celebrate the month of May!

Sadly Alamo isn’t doing a Summer of 1983. Not sure why and I won’t press. I may have to come up with my own…right after I watch Blade Runner to conclude 1982, I’ll pretend it’s the 30th anniversary of catching it … Continue reading

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