Yearly Archives: 2022

Happy New Year from Castella di Maggi. May 2023 Rock!

Here’s a great photo of us before we went to enjoy the annual Feast of the Seven Fishes at L’oca Doro. Couldn’t wait to show of my new blazer I got as a gift! I received SEVEN, yes, seven compliments and … Continue reading

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1922: USSR founded

And it only last 69 years. You never heard much about this date, they more often celebrated the revolution that went down in October/November 1917 as the foundation of their state, a predominantly Russian-dominated one. Even with my Left-leaning politics, … Continue reading

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Jennifer and I as anime characters

TikTok filters need a lot more work to be accurate. In the original photo is used, I wasn’t wearing glasses, I had a cowboy hat and Jennifer’s eyes were open. Oh, my chins disappear into pointed chin. What’s with that? … Continue reading

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Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss

Welcome to the last installment of Pandemic Theater. It’s not that the COVID-19 problem is over, given the millions now coming down with it in China courtesy of their dictator Xi deciding to lift the measures. Nobody really cares and there’s … Continue reading

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Alright! Now I can hang up my “terrible” memos

One of the cool stocking stuffers Jennifer got me. I took them to work right away and set up the main characters to post the Xmas cards I received from friends. The magnets do come with a choice of two … Continue reading

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Dinosaur conga line!

Spotted this for some last-minute supplies on Christmas Eve at my HEB. Jennifer thought the place was going to be insane, nah, it was just the usual except the line for the self-checkout got extreme. Anyway, I thought this was … Continue reading

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Freezageddon ’22! Final Day

Not bad for a Christmas Day, especially when compared to three others I readily recall in their horribleness via cold snaps and two were also in the southern portion of the US. The record holder remains 1993 because my grandmother’s … Continue reading

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Freezageddon ’22! Day Three

Things are looking up today, namely the temperature! Thanks to the Sun coming out, we will return to 0° C by noon, ending the cold snap temporarily. By sunset, we dip again but it’s practically over tomorrow, Christmas Day! How … Continue reading

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Mom and Dad Save the World

This little-known comedy was part of Jon Lovitz’s short-lived career as a leading actor and I remember it briefly existing via a commercial or print ad. However, it probably tanked for being in the shadow of bigger, more successful Summer … Continue reading

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Freezageddon ’22! Day Two

Of all the times we’ve been “snowed in” or had a cold snap, this is the first one I recall the temperature will not get above freezing in over 24 hours since 1983 and I was further south in Houston. … Continue reading

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Freezageddon ’22!

It’s that time again in Austin/Central Texas! The stores will be depleted of bottled water (the preferred brand in the city is Topo Chico), white bread, milk and toilet paper in fear of the temperature getting well below freezing, we’re … Continue reading

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Make American Girth A Target!

As much as I despise the Florida Fondler, he isn’t quite this fat but Americans need to work harder (myself included) on our obesity crisis. Weight issues costs the nation billions in lost productivity, not just work but via medical … Continue reading

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Jennifer’s car was stolen again…but rescued in five hours!

Yes, again. Now before you just sit there in disbelief, read on, there’s a happy ending as per the headline regarding yesterday’s “fun.” Firstly, the circumstances were very different. It wasn’t professionals yanking her Nissan Rogue from our driveway to … Continue reading

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Good thing it wasn’t a brown eye

There should also be a warning saying, “Don’t bother to sit down with this offer.” Oh wait! Now I know what’s going on! The optometrist is really Craig Schwartz and what he does is take over your body a la Being … Continue reading

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Rooster-fighting ring apprehended

Heard this via KUT and it blew my mind. Makes you wonder, “I thought this took place in other countries or cities with seedier reputations. Austin is a video game town or at least some programmer would make up a … Continue reading

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