Monthly Archives: July 2020

Farewell July 2020

I have my vast music collection and my love it all to get me through the shit storm. I’m also very lucky to have a new girlfriend who shares this passion (you rock Jennifer!) and a few friends with the … Continue reading

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A LEGO® summary of this year

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I’ve made it around the Sun 52 times

If it weren’t for Jennifer, great friends, great cats, my fun hobbies, my personal stream, my Macs and Austin (none in any particular order), the pandemic would’ve made this the worst birthday since 1985. Speaking of its 35th anniversary, I’ll … Continue reading

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Warning sign of Idiocracy happening: July 2020 edition

The world’s most disgusting shoes have teamed up with the unhealthiest chicken known to humanity. I really hope they don’t come with drumsticks attached because you combine that smell with the dirty feet many people have, especially children…it makes me … Continue reading

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Bugs Bunny is 80!

The Wascally Wabbit celebrates his birthday and a decent milestone plus with the debut of HBO Max, Bugs will be starring in new cartoons on the streaming service. Mickey Mouse might be the more famous icon representing America for better … Continue reading

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RIP John Saxon (neé Carmine Orrico)

My generation knows him mainly for being B-Movie royalty in such hits as Nightmare on Elm Street, Black Christmas and Battle Beyond Stars. But John was much, much more than that. He originally started out in more mainstream movies in the Fifties with … Continue reading

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Austin 2020 summed up via these roles…

…played by Austin’s own (sadly) Matthew McConaughey. Graphic courtesy of Evil MoPac. Click to enlarge. Alright alright alright.

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Movie 43

Forty-three is an updated version of The Kentucky Fried Movie which are both a collection of unrelated comedic skits/premises. In 43‘s case, it’s all strung together as a crazy person’s movie pitch. Are they funny? Given that most were written by or … Continue reading

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Seattle’s new NHL® team has a great name!

Seattle being added to the NHL was always a smart choice. It’s south of Vancouver, north of Portland and in the last several decades it has grown to be a city which could handle a franchise. Although it’s not freezing … Continue reading

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Just needs LEGO® Mr. Hanky®

Oddly, the bowl’s occupant is a brown three.

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Spotted in Bastrop?

The Environmentalist in me is glad to know those horrible yard signs are being recycled into something for a second use. There’s always a chance this lady’s “solution” will be the new fashion when we’re living in the Mad Max era.

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Turns out I have my annual sinus infection

The fact that Jennifer is a nurse is a happy side effect in our dating, I didn’t seek out someone with said profession. When I gave her a better description of my symptoms Jennifer concluded what I forgot to think … Continue reading

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RIP Grant Imahara

A belated farewell to Grant! A person who helped push the boundaries of Science and Science Fiction! Most of us will always remember him for his contributions to Mythbusters until the network decided to cut the budget. Seems that White Trash Under … Continue reading

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Recovered from what felt like an elephant trampling

Been working so hard to keep my health up, is that the correct preposition or term? Either way, how about I’ve been working harder to be well in these crappy pandemic times. One thing you cannot avoid in Central Texas … Continue reading

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Holy crap! The new roof is done

The roofers pulled it off in a day! I know they were professionals but they had to tackle 2000 square feet (186 square meters) in unbearable heat; it was well over 100° F (40° C). The noise level while I … Continue reading

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A doll based upon Georgetown residents

Gas-guzzling SUV sold separately.

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Today, my new roof (for my house) is being installed

A momentous day for Chez Maggi. I’m finally getting the original roof replaced. It was overdue because we all know today’s home builders just slap on something mediocre and it wasn’t meant to last more than a decade let alone … Continue reading

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