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monogodo last won the day on August 22 2013

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  • Birthday 02/28/1968

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    Bicycling, beer, brats, breasts, boob tube
  1. Pokemon Go

    We have a few places that are spawn points for various pokemon. Other than the usual Pidgey, Rattata, Caterpie, & Weedle, of course. Downtown Fort Worth is rotten with Zubats. There's a mad-made lake in North Irving that is great for Magikarp & Psyducks. We found a couple of places for Charmanders. Last night Cynthia saw a Snorlax on the Sightings list, but it never appeared. And yeah, the capture rate between 22 & 23 did seem to be particularly low. We both just leveled up to 23 yesterday, and I seem to be catching more things that I run across.
  2. Pokemon Go

    We're currently both Level 22, just shy of 23 (I'm 6617 XP away, she's a bit more). I've caught/hatched 93 different ones, and have seen two additional ones.
  3. Pokemon Go

    Cynthia & I have been playing Pokemon Go for a few weeks. We're both up to Level 20 now. It's been very helpful with getting us out of the house and walking. We don't mind being outside in the 95+ temperatures when playing the game. The recent changes by Niantic (removing the footsteps, etc.) haven't bothered us, or at least they haven't bothered me.
  4. Dead recap: Prince, Ali, Kimbo

    Prince Ali Kimbo is the name I use when i check into a hotel so that my groupies can't find me.
  5. Job Changes

    One of his best: Mission Statement - Weird Al
  6. Job Changes

    As you may or may not know, I work in the printing industry. Specifically, I run the in-house copy center at the corporate headquarters of a luxury retailer, the Nameless Merchant, located in Downtown Dallas. I don't work for the Nameless Merchant, but rather a printing company that has contracted with them for the services. As you may also know, print is dying. I don't believe it'll completely go away, but there's no disputing the path it's currently on. We used to do $50k-$75k per month in sales. A bad month was $30k. In November, we did less than $3k. The main reason for this reduction in print volume is that the Nameless Merchant issued iPads to all of their sales departments, and every sales staff member has a company-issued iPhone. They no longer print their Look Books - they publish them to an app that their staff has on their devices. It makes total sense, and I'm surprised it took so long for them to do it. That being said, they are happy with us being here, as they do have a need for us. Except their lease on the building next door, which houses a cafe and their Visual offices, was not renewed. They're moving the cafe into the main store. The Visual offices are taking over our space. They have no place else to put the Copy Center, so I've got to go off-site. My bosses looked at our needs in our stores, as well as the various stores' proximity to the Nameless Merchant, and decided to move me, and almost my entire shop, into our Greenville Ave location. My first day at my new location is May 18. My equipment will follow on May 26. The reasons for this are that the manager of the store I'm moving to is on vacation from May 23-27, and I'm on vacation from May 31-June 3, and she wants to work with me a couple of days before the move, so that we both understand what is expected of each other. I look at it as a good thing. I'll be more visible to the higher-ups in the company. I'll finally get credit for all of the printing work I do for another client. The store I'm going to needs (and wants) me. It's not that much farther out of our way, commute-wise. With us only having one car, it does make for a long day for my wife, as she'll have to drop me at work, then back-track to hers. Why don't we drop her off first, you ask? Because my hours are 8:30-5:30, and hers are 9-5. If I dropped her off first, she'd be working 10-hour days. It's bad enough that she'll have to do extra driving. On the plus side, we've talked it over, and I'm going to get a scooter. I'm looking for something in the range of a 125cc - 150cc Vespa/Piaggio/Genuine/Honda scooter. Something that'll do 60mph, so I don't get killed on the city streets, but not fast enough to risk taking it on the freeway, where I would get killed for sure. Thanks to my older brother, I'm thinking about getting a Ural motorcycle with sidecar at some point. It's a little too temperamental to have as a first motorcycle, so I'll start with the scooter first. Plus, I can get a sidecar for the scooter, too.
  7. NFL draft 2016

    That's how I hoped it would be read.
  8. NFL draft 2016

    Since I don't follow college football, the draft doesn't mean a whole lot to me. I've never heard of Kenny Clark (Packers' pick), Tunsil, Darron Lee, or Paxon Lynch. Part of my apathy towards college ball is probably because the college(s) I went to didn't have football programs (although, to be fair, UNT does, but they were Division II when I took that one class there). Another part of the apathy is probably because there are no good football teams in Dallas at any level above HS Varsity. (TCU & Baylor don't count, because they're in Foat Wuth and Waco, respectively.)
  9. NFL draft 2016

    Not I. I could not possibly care less about the draft.
  10. Full House

    Speaking of neither here nor there, my brother is in France right now meeting with publishers & stuff.
  11. Full House

    Late update. My brother's girlfriend, Ina, received a full scholarship to TCU, and moved here last fall. Charlie moved out of our house, and into a rent house in Ft Worth with her, in October of last year. He still hadn't found a full-time permanent job at that point. He did have a steady freelance gig doing graphics work for a comic/cartoon based out of the UK. In February of this year, we learned that they got married when Ina posted a relationship status change to her Facebook page, listing her new status as Married. A couple of days later I learned that he'd bought a car when our insurance agent called to thank me for the referral of my brother's new policy. Cynthia and I took them to dinner a week or so later, where we learned that he finally found a full time permanent job. He now works for Fantasy Flight Games in Minnesota. Not sure what his actual job is, but I know it entails flying to France 4x per year, and talking with their smaller game studios in Europe & the US. He moved up there in March. Ina will finish the semester, then will spend the summer with him in Minneapolis. She'll continue her scholarship at TCU, because it's stupid to give up a full-ride scholarship. So we're now down to 2 adults, 4 cats, and 2 tarantulas (the Mexican Red Rump died).
  12. Catholic Bishop Ordination

    One of the local news stations had an interview with the Diocesan Historian this morning. http://www.wfaa.com/entertainment/television/programs/good-morning-texas/going-inside-one-of-dallas-oldest-churches/85294264
  13. Voting dilemma

    Yeah, I don't quite understand that, either. Texas politics are fucked up. I remember 8 years ago we voted in the Democratic Primary, and since we voted at the end of the day, we were asked if we wanted to participate in the caucus, too. So we did. Apparently they did a primary and a caucus. Also, the Democrats have more primary delegates in Texas than the Republicans do. Like I said, Texas politics are fucked up.
  14. Voting dilemma

    Texas divides their delegates in a fucked up way. Each of Texas' 36 congressional districts has 3 delegates. (source) I looked at the results for Texas, as reported by the New York Times. In Dallas County (which isn't my entire precinct, but close enough), Cruz got 35%, Rubio got 26.4%, and Trump got 24.8%. If I understand how the delegate distribution works, that means that Cruz will get 2, Rubio will get 1, and Trump will get 0, from our district.
  15. So I saw an article about Aroldis Chapman of the Yankees being suspended 30 games under the league's domestic violence policy. It raised a question. Chapman is a pitcher, specifically a relief pitcher, which I guess means that he could theoretically pitch in every game of a season, meaning that he'll miss the first 30 games of the season. But what if he'd been a starting pitcher? A starting pitcher would only be playing every 4-5 games. It seems to me that a 30 game suspension for a starting pitcher would work out to be between 6 & 8 games, hardly a hardship for a team, and not much of a punishment for the player. Would it be fair to suspend a pitcher for 30 starts in this situation?