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The Indefinite Article.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Grown-up table

Originally uploaded by tcserpa
Wow, what a crazy Turkey Day! Got in Wednesday, around 11:00 pm, and proceeded to watch the Boy® be put to bed, then to drink whiskey until 3:30 am while conversing.

Bright and early the next morning, the aforementioned Boy® shyly woke me up (on the couch) with such penetrating questions as 'are you asleep?', 'did you sleep here?' and, 'wanna watch me play Super Mario Galaxy?'. To which the answers were, 'Yes.', 'Yes.', and 'After i make coffee.'

Thursday involved some clean-up and set-up, various bouts of child entertaining, consoling and/or locating, entirely too much small talk, and a wonderful meal filled with turkey and companionship.

That evening, more alcohol consumption and conversation was perpetrated, once again until the wee hours (2:00 am or so).

At a slightly less wee hour (5:15 am) the doorbell rang. Repeatedly. It turned out to be Killy's 70+ year old neighbor lady and her husband, who had been stood-up by a few cab companies and needed a ride to the airport. Since my rental (2008 Malibu) had slightly more trunk and passenger space and considerably less of the detritus of childhood, i volunteered to drive. It turns out they were headed to Florida for a cruise to the Panama Canal. Coincidentally, i was able to tell them that various migratory birds, including several large raptors, are currently in the Panama leg of their route.

So that happened, and i was back on the couch around 6:15, to attempt to sleep. Until 7:45, at which the Boy® once again offered me the opportunity to watch Mario Galaxy occur.

I eventually went home after not enough sleep on not enough couch, too much booze and turkey, and feeling like a 70 year-old myself. I was asleep by 9:00.

Thanks to Los Chavez for a wonderful weekend.

P.S.: I was able to do my good deed for the day: I rescued a wandering dog and reunited him with his owners. Gus, a big, older, sweet but dumb yellow lab, was wandering around Hyde Park entirely too close to 45th, a very busy street. 'I have to put a stop to that', i thought. A quick turn-around and phone call to his owners later Gus and I were headed to my place, he being restrained by my belt as an impromptu leash, me being pulled along by Gus, and his owners were coming from North Austin to retrieve him.

They got him. The end.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I am very thankful for all y’all’s wonderful friendship over the years! I wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Congratulations Adolph!

Congrats on your new gig at CNBC. I thought your take on Hank Paulson was spot on. Somebody has to stand up to Gasparino.

Presidential Politics and the Anthropotechnical Interface

Some friends of mine and I started up a blog recently, which, as you'll see if you follow the link, is mostly in German. I posted some reflections on the special effects of election night 2008, though, in English, and I thought I'd link over to here. Nothing too profound, but I'd be interested in hearing your comments. (Who knows, maybe I'll even get around to writing the article I envision there...)

Here's the post: Presidential Politics and the Anthropotechnical Interface.

Anyway, I hope everyone's doing well.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


The iPlod.

I came up with this phrase, probably not the first, when I was ready to run over this guy yesterday.

"Why was I ready to run him over," you ask. Well I was driving down a narrow lane and I was right behind this guy who was ploding along.....and he just kept on taking up the whole lane...as if I wasn't even there......when he finally realized I was behind him he quickly got out of the way. That was when I saw that he had his iPod in his ears.

Hence the name iPlod.

Now I just have to make a dumb video and post it on youtube for my 3 second of fame.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

No End To Limitations

..is the name of the latest Manuok album!

It is availabe in CD format on Amazon, and on December 1 it will be available for MP3 download.

I am so proud of my brother!!!

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008


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Sunday, November 02, 2008


Originally uploaded by TaggartCojanSorensen
Next time I complain please kill me.