Monthly Archives: January 2018

Miguel sighting for January 2018

As always, I recognized his swagger in the dark. Miguel was looking decent and he came up to me upon being called. He wouldn’t hop in the car so I carefully scooped him in, he’s still semi-feral which means he … Continue reading

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The new, 2018 recovery plan has been initiated

I want to first give a big thank you to Somara for her participation today in helping adjust the battle plan for feeling better, functional. The major element is that we have a shared goal which we both wanted to … Continue reading

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Been away because I’m not feeling well

Fear not. I’m seeing my doctor and it hasn’t been as awful as other flare ups. The really good thing is how I’ve done a better job coordinating the efforts to get in front of my ongoing illness sooner/faster. Somara … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad turns 10 today

I didn’t get around to watching Breaking Bad in its entirety until I think 2015, maybe 2016. It’s a hard show to stop viewing because the writers excelled at making you want to know what’s going to happen next with … Continue reading

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Cold/Flu number two for 2018 achieved

Two thousand and eighteen AD (CE is stupid) is off to be icky start. Just as I overcame one cold (or flu, I can’t tell), I relapse into some serious congestion courtesy of Somara. I don’t recall infecting each other … Continue reading

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My incredible D&D furniture from Cosmo Joe’s 6d6

Today’s plug for Gamer’s Weekend is this awesome D&D furniture I backed via Kickstarter last year. Cosmo Joe covered the essentials for when your players go dungeon crawling: taverns, offices and bedrooms! My initial investment got me the standard set … Continue reading

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The future of food, part two: Soylent

This “food substitute” has gotten the most attention…in the circles (or bubble if you believe such nonsense) of news I follow, mainly stuff influenced by the Economist, The Nation and scientifically-slanted podcasts. Soylent was also written about by the token tech … Continue reading

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Snowpocalypse II of 2018 continued

Well, I got more than my prediction (not a wish, I have stuff to do plus I do like seeing my co-workers)…they closed my work site in its entirety for the first time in a decade, according to my memory. … Continue reading

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Hunkering down for Snowpocalypse II of 2018

Central Texas is due for freezing rain and below-zero (Celsius) temperatures for the next couple days. Thus I need to be prepared for Southerners who can’t drive under these conditions and probably toilet paper hoarding. Found out they’re getting their … Continue reading

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RIP Dolores O’Riordan

Caught the news about her passing this morning pretty early thanks to having Duran Duran in my FaceBook feed. Makes sense this would be a part of their updates, the Cranberries were Duran Duran’s opening act during their 1993 “Wedding … Continue reading

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Specialized dice for spell-casters from Cosmo Joe

Practically every gaming group has that guy in the group. The one who always plays the wizard/sorcerer so he can unleash a some serious damage via magic: fireballs, lightning bolts, magic missile, etc. Well, now, thanks to Cosmo Joe, you can … Continue reading

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Cool flying/levitating aid for my D&D game!

This week I will be participating again in what my old D&D group established as Gamer’s Weekend, a mini-Convention of friends/acquaintances where it’s non-stop games in a house on a summer camp Jeremy’s mom owns. You could say it has … Continue reading

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The Shape of Water: Worth Seeing with some reservations

The short version…it’s a modern, R-rated take on The Creature From The Black Lagoon. I loved how del Toro made the creature more credible and stuck with practical effects on him. The creature is a him as you’ll see in the … Continue reading

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Me as a Family Guy character…not even close

To celebrate Seth MacFarlane’s American Dad beta achieving 300 episodes, Fox put together a a little Web app to make yourself a character in the style of the rarely funny Family Guy. This is the best I could do given the pieces … Continue reading

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The future of food, part one

A couple podcasts I like to listen to have had episodes about the future of food. How much protein we can get from crickets (blech!) and as always, how much meat we chunky Americans need to scale back on. Darn … Continue reading

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