Monthly Archives: May 2021

I was successful in finding an anniversary gift!

Saturday was our one-year anniversary of meeting which led to our relationship. Getting Jennifer a gift is tricky! She is somewhat like me. She has everything she could possibly want but I think I’m easier because anything Star Wars, Star Trek … Continue reading

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Summer 2021 officially begins!

In my opinion, it began a couple days ago when I made some kids and their parents laugh while signing Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out” song at Lowe’s. But as per the Midwest tradition, Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff. School … Continue reading

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1961: Newton Minnow gives his “Wasteland Speech”

This one is under the wire for the month for it happened on May 9, 1961; roughly four years into the new Kennedy administration, FCC Chairman Newton Minnow declares American TV a vast wasteland. Pretty funny given that there were … Continue reading

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RIP Gavin MacLeod

Gavin had quite a run as an actor! After many years as the writer Murray on The Mary Tyler Moore Show he landed a decade-long gig as Captain Stubing on The Love Boat. I do hope he took quite a vacation after … Continue reading

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One year with Jennifer!!

It all started with agreeing to meet each other at a bar in Round Rock. A bar? That does sound rather cliché. However, it was back in the bad-old Pandemic was ragin’ days so masks were required and needed…however, we’re … Continue reading

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Happy National Hamburger Day!

Given how much this American invention is a staple of our bloaty diet, I figured burgers would get at least a month! Before the Pandemic the burger business was going full throttle too. Not exactly what we should be doing … Continue reading

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Agamemnon has completely recovered!

I took the cone off of him a couple days ago but it’s such a funny picture, especially with the look he’s giving me. “How humiliatin’ this is!” However, I received a great e-mail from the vet regarding his follow-up … Continue reading

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A rare piece of merchandise of my alma mater

Scored this in Las Vegas and added it to my collection which already includes my pro teams, the Flyers and the Packers. I had to double check this item before I bought it since Marquette stupidly took the same colors … Continue reading

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1981: Bobby Sands dies from hunger strike

I remember this happening 40 years ago since we didn’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Midwest. St. Patrick’s Day is the Midwest’s preferred binge-drinking holiday. Sands’ death was a tragic event and in its immediacy, more fighting and killing … Continue reading

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Before & After – The Dining Area

Last year I initiated Operation: Manhattan, made only five entries about how I cleared up the master bedroom (now about half undone) and some progress on the guest bathroom. Then…it fizzled out as I got sidetracked with my last entry being … Continue reading

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Harold and Kumar go to White Castle 2021 edition

So pissed I couldn’t find my original review of this flick from 2004 (pre-Weblog format) because I did spend the money at the terrible Cinemark outside my house. Hell, I cannot remember if I liked, hated or thought meh of this. … Continue reading

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Happy 20th Anniversary to White Rock Vet!

Finally some happier posts to celebrate the place where all my cats have been cared for ever since I moved to the area. The original location used to be in the nearby strip mall but Dr. Riggan (the founder) and … Continue reading

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1971: NPR begins with All Things Considered

Too many obituaries this week! Three great people to celebrate and another whose career got screwed over. By the way, I did listen to the first new episode of On the Media minus Bob and Brooke did address it. Unfortunately, she … Continue reading

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RIP Paul Mooney

It has been a rough week in comedy since we lost the other master of the deadpan delivery and a pioneer in Comedy for the world, not just Black Americans. Paul was at Cap City a few years ago during … Continue reading

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RIP Charles Grodin

Mr. Grodin definitely had a great run and when I became a young adult, I got a better grip on his humor. Before then, I thought he was just a grump on David Letterman plus The Lonely Guy was a boring flick. … Continue reading

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