Category Archives: News

Just the news, big deals, not-so-big deals, birthday, anniversaries, announcements, mostly timely stuff. The news that applies to the personal world around me, not what you watch on cable or listen to on the radio.

We’re back from Las Vegas! (2021)

More to follow as we all get back into the grind of life, aka working, living, cat care, etc. We did return last night but today is the decompression day. More highlights and other “missing” stories later. I decided to … Continue reading

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Officially on vacation, that is all

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RIP Walter Mondale

I’m glad to see that most of the stories about the former veep’s passing focused on how he changed the role instead of the alleged trouncing he received from St. Reagan in 1984. This is what I hope he will also … Continue reading

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Twenty-two years at Apple

It won’t be long before my employment at Apple exceeds the duration between my birth and graduating from university, the latter action saying I’m no longer a probationary adult. Like last year, it’s a bit of a pisser thanks to … Continue reading

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Back to normal completely!

With shot number two earlier this week, I could follow through on the second part I wanted to do…cut my hair back to what I normally look like. It had about 13 months and the place I used to go … Continue reading

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Yes (Again)! Now to wait two weeks!

At last! I received my second dose of Moderna to get me out of the woods. Austin’s rollout for the second round was pretty different. Not only did I have to drive further south, I had to stay in my … Continue reading

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I’m set for vaccine shot #2 next Wednesday!

Finally! Austin Public Health followed through yesterday to inform me that I’m scheduled for my second Moderna shot. With it, I will soon be invincible! Mwah ha ha! There was some fatigue on the first evening so I’m hoping my … Continue reading

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As promised per poll n’ vaccine, beard trimming. Hair later.

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Some progress, I fit in my “new” jeans

The new year started off with one ugly realization…the weight I’ve put on during the Pandemic and probably going too far during the Holiday Stretch. Talk about a stretch too, I couldn’t fit into my standard jeans easily so I … Continue reading

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One year of officially being in a Pandemic

Hmm. I must be too self-involved. I was rejoicing my refinancing finally going through on this date last year. The UN-led body made it official on this day while Orange Foolius and other GOP morons kept trying to downplay its … Continue reading

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Yes! Now to wait at least four weeks

I’m now only about half way out of the woods! Since I received the Moderna vaccine, I need a second shot between four and eight weeks. Did it hurt? It smarted like all sharp needles in the upper arm do! … Continue reading

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Finally getting a vaccine shot!

I registered with Austin Public Health’s site, jumped through the hurdles which was their questionnaire and qualified on several fronts I wasn’t proud of: obese (but I’ve lost 10 pounds since New Year’s Day!), asthma (dammit!) and high blood pressure … Continue reading

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1981: Walter Cronkite retires from CBS News Hour

I grew up with him being a rather constant presence on TV, especially when visiting my Grandma’s house, preferred him over the competition…I think Barbara Wah Wah on ABC and John Chancellor/David Brinkley on NBC. Walter definitely had a pretty … Continue reading

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Here’s to the future that was!

One of my favorite Adult Swim shows from the initial launch is March’s header. I held off celebrating the crew’s misadventures to now because a vaccine rollout (January) and Chinese New Year (February) were more pressing…or would it be relevant. If … Continue reading

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A pleasant surprise from the IRS, for a change

Before the latest Snowmageddon I received a “letter” from the IRS. Always a heart-stopper. They never send a “letter” to us actual taxpayers, usually a bill to compensate for the taxes Bezos, Musk and Gates don’t pay. This one I … Continue reading

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