Monthly Archives: May 2015

Players in Pflugerville

I couldn’t believe I may have found a replacement location to do some writing and thinking near the house. The Starbucks up the block craps out before 10 but if unemployment is in the cards, then I will get an … Continue reading

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Happy 111th birthday Grandpa

He could’ve lived this long and then some if he took better care of his symptoms earlier since I keep reading about the numerous people making it to 110-plus and I think NPR did a story about how America has … Continue reading

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Threw in the towel today…

…after having a futile meeting with my boss’s boss (which was expected in the opinions others and mine), I was struck by a sudden case of icouldntgiveashititis. So I called the sick line to say I’m leaving for the day. … Continue reading

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Not bad, 10 for 12

See if you can beat my score without cheating since this only allows three minutes to guess the characters with three-letter names. Some are a stretch on knowing their actual first names.

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Happy National Hamburger Day

Here’s a good link from the fine folks at Mental Floss. In Austin, the best places are the smaller chains/mom-and-pop operations: Mighty Fine Dan’s/Fran’s P Terry’s Whataburger, if the above aren’t feasible, namely for time or distance This got me thinking … Continue reading

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Central Texas Flood 2015

Huge swaths of the area are assessing the damage and cleaning up. Meanwhile, the GOP-heavy government has taken up yoga to practice the sudden flexibility in accepting Federal assistance to get through this mess. I guess Faux News “scientists” told … Continue reading

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We now own 22% of our house!

It’s always awesome to see the piechart shift the numerical value when I update the balances on our debts! For the house, I base the percentage on what we still owe Wells Fargo against what the house cost when we … Continue reading

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Masters of the Universe

I was a college student when Masters of the Universe came and went circa 1987. Obviously I didn’t bother to see it. There were other more interesting things to do, namely acquiring a taste for beer (aka, drinking it without make … Continue reading

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Bartman squared! And Customer Service Joy!

Friday was a great day of good things, mainly what you see in the photo. I do want to back up a little though to write about the power of manners and being nice. The other day (Thursday, lunch hour) … Continue reading

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Happy Eighth Birthday Maru!

Japan’s most famous Internet cat star celebrates middle age and his owner has put together a greatest hits. Japanese co-workers explained to me what Maru’s name meant because the only use of maru I knew was “boat” or “ship” as per … Continue reading

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RIP: Anne Meara

Another legend, who helped pave the way for other funny women, passed away this weekend. Anne was more than just the mother of Ben Stiller and Jerry Stiller’s comedy partner, she was a great actress in her own right. The … Continue reading

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Mad Max: Fury Road Must See

It’s great to see this Eighties franchise return and with a vengeance. I’ve always loved Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Mad Max slow patches and all. Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome has never held up, it was a terrible preview … Continue reading

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Congratulations Ireland

I’m surprised marriage equality passed let alone with 62%, I figured it was going to lose but by a slim margin. Ireland is rather socially conservative and too wrapped around the Catholic Church compared to its counterparts. Well, France is … Continue reading

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Poor Willie

He doesn’t know that these porta’ potties aren’t hooked up to a sewage line to eliminate what Homer has done. In the real world, behold a couple of the new Simpsons series two minifigs I have acquired mashed up with an … Continue reading

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Happy (belated) 20th Anniversary to Linda and Brian

Darn it! The whole David Letterman and life thing threw me off from remembering that yesterday was the Maggi wedding anniversary, aka the Maggis of California formerly of Chicago. Man, it’s hard to believe it was 20 years ago too. … Continue reading

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