Monthly Archives: January 2014

Snowpocalypse becomes Sleetapocalypse

The charmed-life theory proved itself again today for me. At first it didn’t because the bad-weather line for work said, “all is normal, come to work.” I thought, they’ve got to be kidding!? I wasted probably a couple liters of gas … Continue reading

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1994: Final weekend in Chicago

Well, it wasn’t the final weekend I’ve had in Chicago, I’ve been back a few times since. What happened was my last trip by car to spend a long weekend with the friends I liked. After I returned to some financial stability, I … Continue reading

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“The Imperial March” put to a shirt

Meet Darth Kathy. A very cool and fun co-worker of mine. A while back she posted something about wanting John Williams’ “The Imperial March” to be played at her wedding. Then this shirt design popped up. I couldn’t resist getting … Continue reading

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1994: TSR v. GDW

My pre-Austin vacation was nearing its halfway point by this idiotic court appearance I had to make. I still have no idea why I was dragged in as a witness for the lawsuit. I was a rather insignificant person who … Continue reading

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Happy belated birthdays to Deb and Melia!

More digging out with  back-to-back birthday of two female friends whose company I enjoy or enjoyed over the years. The first is Deb, aka Dr. Deb. I hope to catch up with her soon as one of the female perspectives … Continue reading

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First 2014 running goal achieved!

The rotten weather or Snowpocalypse ’14 delayed matters for me, the Apple move was rather exhausting too, so I’m plowing through numerous posts to catch up, namely a big landmark for me. Saturday I finally got my average up to … Continue reading

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Captain and Tennille are divorcing

Such a pisser. After 39 years and they’re in their early seventies, it seems to be a rather dumb and tragic decision. However, it’s their lives but I will always remember them fondly as a kid. I religiously watched their … Continue reading

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Moved over to a new building, Parmer 2, aka The Deuce

Today was the end of a couple exhausting frickin’ days. After 20-plus years, my department has finally moved into a building built for it. Before then, Apple rented various locations around Austin to house the numerous divisions based here. A … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Cindy

How could I forget, especially with the unpleasant, Midwestern-like weather we’re now experiencing down here in Austin! It’s par for the course in Minneapolis but Austin isn’t very well equipped plus the final Geek Bowl is scheduled to happen in the … Continue reading

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How big was the body count?

A gruesome quiz from the Guardian but not all the movies listed were all blood and guts. My score was a mere five out of 10. See if you can do better here.

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Las Vegas ’14A; the college buddy trip is go

What began as a blurb in my Christmas card from Hoser finally became a full-blown plan. A mini-Marquette reunion. It’s more like a Hoserpalooza due to this being more his circle of friends, I represent the Marquette element. This isn’t … Continue reading

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1994: Last day at DG

Let me preface this day with the night before because it guaranteed my last day was a victory and not a departure-under-a-dark-cloud, aka “I won!” Two weeks earlier I turned in my resignation. No new job on the horizon, not even … Continue reading

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My two days with the YMCA, more to come I hope

What a great weekend to work out. There were other great things that happened to me besides running on a treadmill. The key thing is the Apple gym’s locker room shutting down didn’t slow me down on my exercise/fitness goals … Continue reading

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15 years of hanging out with Somara

We had an unusual and great celebration with our friends the Lowrys at Chez Zee. It’s a restaurant I’ve frequently heard plugged on KUT (NPR has commercials, they’re not fooling anybody). Plus I’ve always seen it from a distance on MoPac.

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Happy Belated Birthday Mark B

My fellow DM and at times the Co-DM. Now if he would only answer his phone or e-mail.

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