gun violence / political references
Aftermath of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict
I know it's been a little while since I've had much to say over here. While I would have liked to weigh in on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict sooner, maybe it's just as well that I have waited a bit for the dust to settle. (Link is to the Wikipedia article for those who need background.)
The regular readers of this blog know I lean left...
⚠️ begpost, need money for groceries ⚠️
We're out of the negative but we're broke. What I got earlier had to go to expenses for my name change (savings account with the money I set aside for this got dipped into automatically when we went negative...).
We could use some spare money for groceries and bills.
My target is $250. Should be enough to feed us for a while.
Thank y'all for what you've done so far. 💜
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Texas Renaissance Festival 2021
For the fans who will also be there who might like to say howdy, I will be at the Texas Renaissance Festival on Friday the 26th. I know it is relatively late notice, but it's partially on purpose. I will be there at least most of the day, if not true "cannon to cannon" as I did last time I went in 2008.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
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I've finally figured out a schedule that allows me to see all the acts I want to see. Old favorites and new. This is going to be exciting. The pandemic was a wake-up call, that there might not necessarily be a next year or next time for a lot of things I've wanted to do. I'm already toying with the idea of going to Sherwood Forest Faire in 2022 March/April.
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Houston Arcade Expo 2021
This post is a bit different. It's also a bit out of order as there are still updates for most of September and October I will be posting shortly.
So, yes, I did attend Houston Arcade Expo 2021 and yes, I did get in a few rounds of pinball there. However, I spent most of my time there in the vendor area at my face painting table (thus the pictures of my setup). I did have quite a few takers for face...
Another "dip" into downtown Houston and a side trip
So, nothing that my previous Monday (August 30) visit to Little Dipper was such a great time, I decided I'd head back down there this past Friday (September 3) and get in a few more rounds of pinball. This time, all of my play was confined to the three newer machines, skipping The Machine: Bride of Pinbot entirely.
I'm noticing a few more minor...
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