Monthly Archives: January 2019

Somara fixed my Apple Watch a while back!

This feature on my first Apple Watch got knocked out by a software update over three years ago. I tried to fix it but couldn’t so I gave up. Then I bought my new watch last Fall and the damned … Continue reading

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1994: Taking the stand before I could leave…

Twenty-five years ago, I had to be a witness in the TSR v. GDW & Gygax mess over the terrible game Mythus. It was one of the things I was obligated to do before I could escape to Austin. I won’t … Continue reading

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Welcome Aaron!

He’s finally here! The new addition to our friends’ family, the Colemans! Named after his great grandfather, a wonderful man who fought for Texans of stripes. According to another friend in the circle, I think Robin, the new big sister, … Continue reading

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More progress on Satine!

I hadn’t seen Satine on the porch in a few days and this morning there she was! It seems she had eaten up most of the food I left out. Petting the little stinker hadn’t happened in a while but … Continue reading

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Welcome Hermione!

Before 2018 ended, Hermione was born to my co-workers Satya and Joe! They’re huge Harry Potter fans obviously so I hope the darling little girl has the movie character’s huge amount of hair. I’ve never read the books so I … Continue reading

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1994: Farewell to DG and eventually the miserable Midwest

On my last day at Dynamic Graphics, I don’t think I had been as happy since my first day with them. The latter just meant I was no longer un-/under employed, which I celebrated via a flyer featuring Babs Bunny. … Continue reading

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1994: My offer to Austin finally arrives!

With my final day at Dynamic Graphics coming up the next morning, the charmed life I’ve lived came through at the eleventh hour! A little rewind to provide context. After a long weekend in Milwaukee to celebrate Helen’s birthday, I … Continue reading

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1999: Twenty years and three previous entries later

Sorry if I repeat myself as the title hints at but a 20-year anniversary is nothing to ignore. Especially when it’s the first in-person meeting I had with Somara, my spouse of the last 15 years. We will most likely … Continue reading

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1919: Prohibition, a stupid idea, begins

One reason why we should never let intolerant, religious nut jobs take over the State is it happened before through the 18th Amendment. They’re not the majority but when we let our guard down, they manage to pass an impossible … Continue reading

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1979: The Shah of Iran flees, 40 years of hate gets rolling

America’s brutal puppet fled Iran giving Ayatollah Khomeini and his religious thugs the opening they needed to create a different, brutal Islamic theocracy which has been a thorn in the world’s side ever since. The outcome shouldn’t be a shock … Continue reading

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1919: The Great Molasses Flood of Boston

I first learned about this weird tragedy several years ago from the wonderful ladies on Stuff You Missed in History Class. It boggles the mind how something of this nature could’ve happened too. Most Americans today only think the gooey … Continue reading

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New Futurama theme for GWD tournament in June

Darth Bender! Drunk Lord of the Sith! I couldn’t resist this mash-up since the artist really did a great job integrating Bender’s distinctive look/shape into Darth Vader’s armor. As for the nerd nitpicking, Bender would only need to hold his … Continue reading

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Had a perfect September 2018 in exercise

It’s a new year which means new resolutions and a frequent one everybody makes is to lose weight and/or exercise more. As always, the gyms are a tad crowded. I fizzled out near the end of the year thanks to … Continue reading

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Richard Jeni would’ve been proud

The late comedian in the title used to a routine about a bachelor chef cooking show featuring macaroni and cheese, a staple for unmarried men. One joke was how cheap and mandatory the foodstuff was because the character purchased this … Continue reading

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An inaccurate and overdue plaque to be removed

Despite the Texas State Preservation Board voting unanimously to remove a plaque that states an outright lie about the Confederacy, I expect Neo Confederate apologists (aka Racists) will step up a misinformation campaign to keep it. Plus this is Texas, we … Continue reading

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