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The Further Adventures of #KarmaTheDog

I am still -14 Gym Hours (counting today) since I managed to squeeze in a workout over the past two days.  My blog, however, is current.  My health seems to have returned, so I can start catching up on exercise today. I hope. In other news: Karma has completed her acupuncture therapy....

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I finished #Transformers Devastation

One of the upsides of being sick (if there can honestly be such a thing) is that, when forced to stay home, you can get caught up on movies, TV, and video games.  During my self-imposed exile to the indoors due the HORRIBLE cold I caught last week, I took...

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Karma’s Not Dead – and Neither am I.

These have been a ROUGH couple of days.  You see, I don’t really get “sick”.  It’s not like I live the healthiest lifestyle in the world – I just happen to have a pretty solid immune system against “the common cold”.  Part of this ability comes (I think) from my...

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That Time I Named & Co-Founded an Anime Convention Conference Four Years Ago

From the original press release: (Los Angeles, February 7, 2012) Project Anime (www.projectanime.org) is a multi-day conference designed to connect promoters of fan conventions (and fan conventions that feature anime) with distribution companies, vendors, and each other for the purpose of “adding fuel to the fandom.” The event, presented by...

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I’ve Now Seen Penn & Teller Perform Twice: Neither Time in Vegas

Part of the reason of blog so much of my life is because, with so much going on in it, it’s hard to remember exact details from time to time.  For example, I saw Penn & Teller perform in Washington, DC over ten years ago.  When exactly?  I’m not sure....

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The next 24 hours will be both AMAZING and HORRIBLE.

I’m still far from healthy, but I am continuing to “act as if” in order to make sure things continue to get done.  Due to illness, I am -11 Gym Hours (counting today) and -2 Blog Posts. The good news?  I spend yesterday at my desk, hopped up on espresso,...

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The Land of #NyQuil Induced Dreams and Being Not Well

People like me who suffer from acute “workaholicitus” will tell you that our most dreaded fear is getting sick.  Now, in most cases, being sick is just uncomfortable and inconvenient: sniffling, body aches, etc. I can work with that.  I can type with sniffling, body aches, etc. What I can’t...

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Saying Good-bye to @Scion

One of the most important lessons I learned from the failed marriage of my parents was to make sure that you don’t set lower transportation standards for your spouse – regardless of economic balance.  In the mid-eighties, my father drove a four door Cadillac.  (It was the first car I...

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Last night felt like “TV Night” from the 1990s. Thanks #XFiles!

This morning I am -9 hours at the gym, but only -2 blog posts.   Progress! Nostalgia will always paint things from our past with rose colored glasses.  In the case of The X-Files, I distinctly remember some highs and some lows.  (The lows taking place in the latter seasons.)...

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Playing Catch Up on a Monday That Can Go Fuck Itself.

CURRENT MUSIC: “Step Out” by Jose Gonzalez from the soundtrack to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Getting ahead of some things almost alway means getting behind on others.  Striking that exact chord of balance between life and work life has always been a struggle for me since, well, forever.  It’s...

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I Finished Watching Mr. Robot

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, I had started watching Mr. Robot because I had heard that it not only won the Golden Globe for Best TV Drama, but also the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series… but Christian Slater. Growing up, I loved...

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That Time I Argued with Adam Goldberg (of The Goldbergs) about Transformers

When I’m having a conversation about with someone and of the random “that time Tom Croom” did something stories shows up, I usually just search my own blog and forward folks likes to the story about whatever item/legend/lie they heard.  Recently, I was talking sitcoms with a friend on the...

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UPDATED: Trying to add me on Facebook? Please read this first.

I originally wrote a a post like this in August of 2014.  Having recently re-read it due to another post referencing it, I realized some of the data was out of date.  Instead of modifying the old one, I decided to rewrite a new one with revised info.  If you’re...