Tag Archives: Austin Friend

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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Belated welcome to Henry!

A new addition to the planet! Henry was born between Canada Day (July 1) and the Fourth of July which is a perfect compromise given his mom being an American and his dad a Canadian. Both halves do enjoy hockey, … Continue reading

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Hilarious “thank you” movie

I scored these two funny ladies Star Wars action figures and so they decided to make a movie imitating Sussie from The Amazing World of Gumball to express their appreciation.

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A great time had be gEeKs and me, the fat one

The Lowrys of California took some time from their busy agenda visiting Austin to hang out with me and play games at Pinballz Lake Creek. The little ladies really enjoyed the mini-bowling. Sadly, they’re not all tall enough to go … Continue reading

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Lunch with Kris! A great friend

This week I had lunch with the friend and all-around awesome person who brought me back to Apple in 1997, Kris! She was kind enough to come on down to Austin from her new digs way up north to have … Continue reading

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Success with Jack!

This last weekend I finally got Jack to hold still long enough for me to pet and hold him. For years, whenever I housesat for our friends, this big guy would hide under the furniture only to come out to … Continue reading

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Welcome Ziggy

That’s the name he goes by, he does have a real name, Baldwin. He arrived a little early, about a week, but his birthday is April 5. So I need to put down a fin on five at a nice … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Tiki

Our friends Tom and Alaire gave us the sad news Friday about their Burmese Boss Tiki needing to be put to sleep. The poor guy was having heart trouble and he was starting to suffer from pneumonia, something cats have … Continue reading

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Happy fifth birthday Alex!

Today is your day! Enjoy it and remember you’re king for a day but don’t let it go to your head little guy. Alex is the son of my Dallas-based friend Ami and the late Ben Rasberry. He’s a cool … Continue reading

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Belated birthday fun for Liliana

Another fun time at Pinballz but it’s even better when I get to celebrate with the little people. I have to get another generation into arcade games or else I’ll have no place to hang out should I live long … Continue reading

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Gamers’ Weekend 2016

Update: A story that was overlooked due to my illness (the flu and whatnot) near the beginning of 2016. A rather nice tradition started by the old gaming group I used to belong to and this year I finally took the … Continue reading

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Welcome Penelope!

Yesterday the Derrs delivered on child number two, a little girl. Penelope does resemble Jeremy around the mid-face areas. This works pretty well, Robin will have a friend to drink tea with, not just dolls!

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