Tag Archives: Austin Friend

Introducing my friend Marian!

Yesterday, my friend Marian was officially recognized by the state by her current and correct identity and I wanted to let the world to know because I want to share the mudita expressed in the celebration and photo.

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An Austin-based friend returns!

Yesterday, I decided to give Jennifer some relief in helping out with her chauffeuring request from Cheyenne (her daughter who won’t/can’t drive, lacks a car). We headed up to the Round Rock Outlet Mall to kill an hour, waiting for … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Cristina

Holy Shit! What a morning I’ve had. As if the super cold, shitty weather weren’t enough and a front-row seat to how severe Jennifer’s migraines are, I found out my next-door neighbor died suddenly. Initially there was a call from … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Mildred Vuris

Last night, my friend’s mother passed away. I still don’t know the specifics but I’m pretty confident COVID-19 wasn’t a factor as Mildred suffered from a degenerative situation for most of her life. Mildred was a very great person and … Continue reading

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Kathy sporting my “thank you” gift for being my engineer

The whole shirt says, “Engineers are magical like unicorns only better.” Kathy is big on anything with a unicorn on it. So it’s a winner to give her. Plus, she runs the board for my show Gifts of the Maggi and … Continue reading

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Funny shelf by my friend Matt

This very humorous and irreverent shelf was made by my friend Matt for his daughter so she can put special things on…or is it in…it, keep them out of reach of her baby brother. I love the extra touches like … Continue reading

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Breakfast with my friends from Big D!

Ami brought the boys with her for a quick visit to see some family members based in Austin. Meanwhile, they all made time to have IHOP with me and I gave the boys LEGOs! Alex (the smiling guy in the … Continue reading

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Scout, a new cat friend I’ve made

Some friends of mine are away for the Holiday Break and I agreed to catsit their funny, lively queen of the house…Scout. She’s a firecracker. However, being crazy for cats, I give her attention galore while I’m in to tackle … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Angel

Yesterday, my friends Alaire and Tom had to say goodbye to their last remaining kitty and good friend Angel. It was sad for me too because I had known the furry little guy all his life too. Angel amazingly lived … Continue reading

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There’s a starrrrrrrr girl…

…waiting in the sky! She’d like to come and meet us But she thinks she’d blow our minds My little friend Robin there sporting the cool LEGO spaceman logo shirt I scored from the last Brick Fiesta in Austin. The … Continue reading

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Farewell Oz

Our friends’ kitty Oz passed away today. He had been suffering from kidney issues and putting him to sleep was the best option sadly. Oz’s fellow house cat Mika will miss him too, even when cats aren’t BFFs, they still … Continue reading

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Finished cat sitting for “invisible” cats

Of all the cat sitting gigs I’ve done, this recent one for my friend/co-worker Ayako has been the easiest and the biggest bummer because neither animal cares for anybody other than Ayako. I mean even the feistiest cat I’ve met … Continue reading

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Welcome Aaron!

He’s finally here! The new addition to our friends’ family, the Colemans! Named after his great grandfather, a wonderful man who fought for Texans of stripes. According to another friend in the circle, I think Robin, the new big sister, … Continue reading

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Down but not out or alone

The first culprit on why the site was “dark” for another week can be blamed on the flu. Although I got a flu shot last Friday, I did ask the nurse, I’ve gotten sick despite being inoculated. The response was, … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Brian Dyorich

While I was away recuperating, my long-time co-worker and friend Brian passed away during surgery. I received the sad news from our fellow co-worker Troy (he’s the guy on the left in the photo above) while I was headed to … Continue reading

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