Tag Archives: Marquette Friend

Heinz stole Hoser’s idea!

One odd habit my best friend José had in college was dipping his fries in a mix of mayonnaise and catsup/ketchup (I don’t care which). He really liked it too. He’d fill up a salad bowl with this gross concoction! … Continue reading

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Trip to Big D to see Hoser & Nancy 2019!

The Green Bay Packers came to Dallas for the first time in six years, I think, and so Hoser and Nancy let me come up to visit. I made assurances to Nancy that I wasn’t up to spread the gospel … Continue reading

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1994: My offer to Austin finally arrives!

With my final day at Dynamic Graphics coming up the next morning, the charmed life I’ve lived came through at the eleventh hour! A little rewind to provide context. After a long weekend in Milwaukee to celebrate Helen’s birthday, I … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace John (Johnny B) Bryson

I need to stop going to the back pages of my Marquette alumni magazine whenever I crack it open for the first time. I sometimes discover the passing of a classmate and my generation (Generation X) isn’t that damned old … Continue reading

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Where’s my muuuuuuuuuug?

A very awesome gift from my friends out East! A Lego-compatible mug that I need to decorate later. Currently, I have the Where’s-My-Pants guy on the side looking for his recently pressed slacks.

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Trip to see José

It turned out to be a rather busy three-day workweek thanks to Somara coming down with a cold by the time I returned from Dallas. This translates into me staying out of the house for longer stretches to limit my … Continue reading

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Off to Big D to see Nancy and Hoser

Pretty stoked to see a second college buddy within a month! What are the plans? I don’t have any need or expectations for anything elaborate. To me, this is more about hanging out, reconnecting, catching up and making new fun … Continue reading

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Nelson visits Austin!

Nelson! College buddy number two finally sees me in my adopted home! Hoser was number one way back in 1997. Doc doesn’t count because he lived/more here before I did, so that negates his past visits. What was the occasion? … Continue reading

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Happy 8th Anniversary Nancy n’ Hoser

Not much else I can say. Jose (aka Hoser) was the friend I had in college who wanted to get married (Paul and Helen already were) and I didn’t. Then bam biff pow, I got married before him. It wasn’t a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Helen

Still looking good after all these years as per her FaceBook post. I think she did that to show off the new ‘do. Let’s hope she has a good time while I celebrate by checking out a 4K digital remastering … Continue reading

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22 years for the Silders, deuce deuce!

The latter explanation works on so many levels with the Silders and not all have to do with farts and weapons. In celebration of their reception, I will see if I can make today a perfect drinking day. Hard to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dr. Mark

There are at least three Marks in life lately, two have an initial after their names to identity them, this dude receives the title “Dr.” since he has a PhD and I think he’s addressed as so formally. Mark B … Continue reading

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Congratulations Nelson on his new gig

My only remaining friend/family in Chicago started a new position this Monday. He had been searching for a while and it can be tough in the Midwest, a region stuck in a rut from many directions. This attitude is why my … Continue reading

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1990: Marquette graduation, the Marcotte version

Last month was the 25th anniversary of the Class of 1990’s graduation. No more games of three-man, no more papers and no more dorm-food dinners! Time to face the real world which in 1990 was during the Reagan-Bush Recession, the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday José, aka the Hoser

He sent me this picture of mini-Bender getting run over by a Jeep. I guess he was trying to cross the street sober and now he’s stuck as a front-end ornament. Wishing Hoser the best today. At least he gets … Continue reading

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