Monthly Archives: February 2020

Creative Brick Builder closing its physical store

The e-mail came out of the blue yesterday! I’m sure the owner’s decision wasn’t one she made lightly but given the Economy taking an uncertain turn, plus Retail always has high overhead despite how much profit one can make on … Continue reading

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Matters are looking a little better as February ends

This was probably the worst February and Leap Month I’ve been through in a while. It has ended on a cautiously optimistic note. How so? I’m getting out of the house. I’m making little bits of progress on the living … Continue reading

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Just passing through Austin

I’ve seen it on TV. I was told all about it in college because getting to be on the crew was a PR internship for Oscar Mayer (or whatever parent company). I think driving the thing was one of Homer … Continue reading

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More Trumpkin incompetence ahead

Just as deficits don’t matter when the GOP is in charge, neither does the stock market “correcting itself.” Nevermind that when Orange Foolius was armchair quarterbacking, while constantly repeating the debunked lie over Obummer’s birthplace, he said the current POTUS … Continue reading

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If you say this team’s name three times…

…they don’t really do anything other than whip your butt via slapshots! Given their core appearance resembling the officials’ jerseys, I have a feeling they’d have to change or the officials would wear something completely different like they do in … Continue reading

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His Holiness, circa his ’68 Comeback Special

This portrait is unique to the Chuy’s in Cedar Park along the 183-A tollway. It’s a good thing the guy has a good sense of humor. If you did the same for Mohammed, Jesus or Moses, there’d be a hissy … Continue reading

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RIP Katherine Johnson

Farewell to a great American and a person who was vital to our (as in the World, not just America) success at landing on the Moon. Without Katherine’s brilliance and mathematical skills, I have a feeling there could’ve been delays. … Continue reading

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Zamboni driver gets to live his dream!

This is another reason why hockey is cooler than other sports! David Ayres is the Zamboni guy and practice goalie for the Marlies (my team plays them!). When he attended the Leafs v. Hurricane game last night, he got the … Continue reading

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Right wing code, nudge nudge, wink wink Feb ’20 edition

Spotted this bumper sticker at my early-voting polling place for the Texas Primary. I’m guessing the asshole owner of the pickup truck (what else would he be driving? maybe a beat-up SUV) couldn’t afford the “don’t tread on me” license … Continue reading

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…and UFCU decides to keep punching me!

A measly couple grand! This is what they’re dicking me over on! Rewinding somewhat. I mentioned earlier that my house needed a little repair to its foundation and I mean little. Foundations can cost five to six digits around Austin … Continue reading

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RIP Jens Nygaad Knudsen

The person behind the LEGO® minifigure passed away yesterday. Jens’ idea was introduced in 1978 with the first Space and Castle sets, something he had a hand in too. Today, the LEGO corporation has manufactured an estimated four billion of … Continue reading

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Cookie Disaster, Feb. 2020 edition

According to the baker, these are supposed to be cookies of the number one symbol to celebrate a child’s first birthday. Yeah. As Charlie Kelly would say, “No it’s supposed to be a bicep muscle.”

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Knives Out: Must See

If this is Daniel Craig’s post-Bond career move, I am looking forward to the next installment by Writer-Director Rian Johnson. Benoit Blanc is part Foghorn Leghorn, part Clouseau encased in the dedication of Poirot. The short version of Knives is what … Continue reading

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The world is dragging ass

Remaining stuck over the shoe(s) dropping and despite some joyful things happening in my life, I just feel sad. Why? I wish I knew entirely. I live in relative comfort and safety compared to several billion people lacking clean water, … Continue reading

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1820: Missouri Compromise

Congress back then found a way to kick the can down the road on slavery by admitting Missouri into the US as a slave state if Maine joined as a free state. Thus setting off the continuing battle of always … Continue reading

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