Tag Archives: Austin Friend

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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Rest in Peace Hank

This week my friends had to put their dog to sleep (he was getting on in years, illness) and although I’m a cat person, dogs make me nervous since I was bit in the ass by my own dog in … Continue reading

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Twenty-four years in Austin

It’s great and weird feeling to be spending what has so far been the second half of my life in the same place after the years I was under my parents’ roof. The equally funny thing is they slowed down … Continue reading

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Welcome Aliyah

Aliyah was born last week and is the daughter of my ex-roommate and co-worker Garrett. In this picture she looks pretty exhausted but then again, being born is not a small feat. I hope to meet her in the near … Continue reading

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The Derrs have left Austin for Amsterdam

One major reason why I’ve been offline, not updating the Picayune, has been my ongoing sadness over losing a nice set of friends to Europe. Well, Jeremy says they won’t be there forever but given that the American electorate (one of … Continue reading

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