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I've loved and listened to Billie Holiday since I... 1,027 Views / 27 Replies  
I've loved and listened to Billie Holiday since I was in my teens.

Drunk or sober, alone or with someone you love (or someone you want to love), any time, any place.

This is always a better...
Posted by quesera, on Apr 11, 2012 at 12:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I fretted over this a bit after coveting a MINI... 1,278 Views / 27 Replies  
I fretted over this a bit after coveting a MINI for many years, reading forums (with stuff like this (http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm)), and then after purchase, landing somewhere in...
Posted by quesera, on Dec 20, 2011 at 03:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We spent a nice evening at Tucker's Kozy Korner a... 2,678 Views / 146 Replies  
We spent a nice evening at Tucker's Kozy Korner a few nights ago, listening to Jim Cullum's jazz band. Band was all white, and quite alright, Basie and blues and Body and Soul. The wall of...
Posted by quesera, on Dec 9, 2011 at 01:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Although she won't be losing her teeth for a... 1,599 Views / 26 Replies  
Although she won't be losing her teeth for a while, I'm considering this Tiffany's item for my toddler:

Paloma's Baby Tooth Fairy Box...
Posted by quesera, on Dec 2, 2011 at 11:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've always wanted his "Visual Display" book! ... 996 Views / 21 Replies  
I've always wanted his "Visual Display" book! I'd love to take the course!
Posted by quesera, on Nov 21, 2011 at 10:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is my dad. It has frustrated me to no... 655 Views / 14 Replies  
This is my dad.

It has frustrated me to no end for almost 40 years.

This will end soon. Cancer is making him go away. I think I will miss the frustration.
Posted by quesera, on Nov 6, 2011 at 11:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With the media and the media-consuming public,... 1,066 Views / 61 Replies  
With the media and the media-consuming public, this is a family tradition. Manufactured scandal to fit an ever-shrinking and self-referential news cycle.

Anyway, Ole Bocephus ought to apologize...
Posted by quesera, on Oct 7, 2011 at 06:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm in my 17th year of teaching inner-city,... 1,023 Views / 34 Replies  
I'm in my 17th year of teaching inner-city, public school. I teach in the same district that educated me and afforded me the opportunity to attend a pretty good university. I broke my parents'...
Posted by quesera, on Sep 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I prefer Pinocchio. 1,025 Views / 30 Replies  
I prefer Pinocchio.
Posted by quesera, on Sep 3, 2011 at 11:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just completed leg one of our big RV roadtrip. ... 1,668 Views / 52 Replies  
Just completed leg one of our big RV roadtrip. San Antonio to just North of Denver. Tomorrow on to Yellowstone. It's been a good experience so far. Lots of family time, memories and memory...
Posted by quesera, on Jul 31, 2011 at 12:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A trip to Kansas City with a teacher group was... 1,668 Views / 52 Replies  
A trip to Kansas City with a teacher group was wonderful, but my family did not come along. We haven't even made it to the (Gulf) Coast or Austin, although they are modest drives.

In a somewhat...
Posted by quesera, on Jul 27, 2011 at 07:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of... 835 Views / 36 Replies  
It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses...
Posted by quesera, on Jul 23, 2011 at 01:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have two large bottles of Dr. Bronner's... 1,590 Views / 45 Replies  
I have two large bottles of Dr. Bronner's peppermint in the linen closet (because they were on sale), although I think the bar version lathers much better.
Posted by quesera, on May 27, 2011 at 12:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I recently Redboxed both Robert Rodriguez's... 1,546 Views / 68 Replies  
I recently Redboxed both Robert Rodriguez's Machete and Waiting for Superman.

I was struck by their similarities.

Both take very current, controversial issues (immigration and education,...
Posted by quesera, on Mar 6, 2011 at 01:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
La Mansion del Rio, where Las Canarias is... 852 Views / 15 Replies  
La Mansion del Rio, where Las Canarias is located, is the original site of my wife's university, I believe. We haven't been to Las Canarias (we're a little afraid of tourists), but we hear the...
Posted by quesera, on Mar 4, 2011 at 12:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I hope your visit was enjoyable. I live and work... 852 Views / 15 Replies  
I hope your visit was enjoyable. I live and work in inner city San Antonio, fairly close to downtown, and while gang activity and vandalism are rampant in our neighborhoods, I've never been directly...
Posted by quesera, on Mar 2, 2011 at 10:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Traffic from the Bay Area to the coast can get... 2,660 Views / 34 Replies  
Traffic from the Bay Area to the coast can get pretty bad, especially on weekends.
Posted by quesera, on Jan 5, 2011 at 08:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife and I are the happy parents of an eleven... 2,560 Views / 100 Replies  
My wife and I are the happy parents of an eleven year old and a 9 month old. We are 39 and 36. Our first daughter entered the world in a tumultuous time financially, career-wise, personally. etc. ...
Posted by quesera, on Jan 3, 2011 at 11:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Radio Shack's iphone deal worked for me, although... 1,504 Views / 23 Replies  
Radio Shack's iphone deal worked for me, although I did have to travel about 30 miles from home to find one.
Posted by quesera, on Dec 24, 2010 at 04:09 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My wife has RP. Over the years, she has slowly... 601 Views / 7 Replies  
My wife has RP. Over the years, she has slowly lost the ability to see our 11 year old daughter's face. She has never seen our newborn daughter's face. She still works, quite successfully, in IT. ...
Posted by quesera, on Nov 4, 2010 at 08:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought this was going to be about Yoko Ono. 1,357 Views / 25 Replies  
I thought this was going to be about Yoko Ono.
Posted by quesera, on Oct 10, 2010 at 08:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
San Antonio to Denver to Las Vegas to Berkeley to... 995 Views / 48 Replies  
San Antonio to Denver to Las Vegas to Berkeley to Anaheim to San Antonio. Something like 5,000 miles in two weeks if I recall correctly.
Posted by quesera, on Aug 20, 2010 at 12:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was convinced of one thing. The woman in the... 1,379 Views / 30 Replies  
I was convinced of one thing. The woman in the yellow blouse on the page was rather cute. (heads over to post on Hot Babes Picturefest thread)
Posted by quesera, on Aug 9, 2010 at 10:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Go Spurs Go! 3,335 Views / 167 Replies  
Go Spurs Go!
Posted by quesera, on Apr 30, 2010 at 02:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually the SBOE is elected. I think Perry might... 613 Views / 22 Replies  
Actually the SBOE is elected. I think Perry might have appointed several members though through some other process.
From the Texas Education Agency website:

The Commissioner of Education and...
Posted by quesera, on Feb 13, 2010 at 12:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I get this from my 4th graders when I play... 636 Views / 20 Replies  
I get this from my 4th graders when I play Beethoven. But I'm buoyed by my ten-year old's discovery of the Beatles and singing along with David Bowie in the car. I'm looking forward to her...
Posted by quesera, on Jan 16, 2010 at 10:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
i just pulled my Pismo Powerbook out of the... 678 Views / 6 Replies  
i just pulled my Pismo Powerbook out of the cupboard to compare it to my new MacBook Pro (which I still call a Powerbook). I miss the sleek little guy, 6G hard drive, 400 Mhz. Style is timeless and...
Posted by quesera, on Nov 4, 2009 at 12:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My grandfather was buying the Ford Falcon Futura... 956 Views / 34 Replies  
My grandfather was buying the Ford Falcon Futura that would later become the first car of his first grandson who would be born 8 years later. Why couldn't he have waited a year or so for a Mustang!
Posted by quesera, on Jul 29, 2009 at 12:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed. 813 Views / 19 Replies  
Agreed.
Posted by quesera, on Jul 5, 2009 at 02:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
At 37, I get it. I barely remember Streets of... 813 Views / 19 Replies  
At 37, I get it. I barely remember Streets of San Francisco, but On the Waterfront and Streetcar Named Desire are a couple of favorites, despite them being definitely before my time. I remember...
Posted by quesera, on Jul 5, 2009 at 01:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I initially thought of one of those scented... 2,298 Views / 96 Replies  
I initially thought of one of those scented Strawberry Shortcake dolls from the Eighties. After googling "Ginger Spice" I conclude you might have been better off with a little plastic doll.
Posted by quesera, on Jul 4, 2009 at 04:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've never been hospitalized, except for that... 3,984 Views / 155 Replies  
I've never been hospitalized, except for that whole being born incident.

I've run with the bulls (not in Pamplona, some other Spanish town i can't quite recall)

I've seen the Foo Fighters in...
Posted by quesera, on Jun 27, 2009 at 09:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
La Cantera is a straight shot out I-10 for us,... 717 Views / 23 Replies  
La Cantera is a straight shot out I-10 for us, and we like both the Rim and La Cantera, but I do feel a little aquifer recharge zone guilt. We're definitely inside 410 people most of the time. The...
Posted by quesera, on Jun 12, 2009 at 03:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is it La Cantera or North Star that's closed? 717 Views / 23 Replies  
Is it La Cantera or North Star that's closed?
Posted by quesera, on Jun 12, 2009 at 12:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Where does one obtain a keg of root beer? Sounds... 974 Views / 26 Replies  
Where does one obtain a keg of root beer? Sounds cool.
Posted by quesera, on May 23, 2009 at 05:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My visit to the Ford headquarters in Dearborn... 940 Views / 46 Replies  
My visit to the Ford headquarters in Dearborn last summer was all at once unsettling and inspiring. Though obviously a PR/museum tour, I wanted to believe all the good things. My family was a Ford...
Posted by quesera, on May 15, 2009 at 11:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Go Houston! 1,633 Views / 79 Replies  
Go Houston!
Posted by quesera, on May 14, 2009 at 11:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't see anything! 3,764,889 Views / 4,274 Replies  
I don't see anything!
Posted by quesera, on Apr 12, 2009 at 12:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My condolences to you. I need to work harder on... 1,036 Views / 40 Replies  
My condolences to you. I need to work harder on appreciating the time I have with my parents and other loved ones.
Posted by quesera, on Apr 6, 2009 at 10:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My dog never got the hang of it, but his owner... 692 Views / 23 Replies  
My dog never got the hang of it, but his owner (me) wasn't that well-trained, disciplined, or bright...
Posted by quesera, on Mar 22, 2009 at 02:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Very much into Don Quixote. I also like Lawrence... 491 Views / 2 Replies  
Very much into Don Quixote. I also like Lawrence Ferlinghetti's riff on that phrase where the hero is "tilting at ginmills."
Posted by quesera, on Mar 17, 2009 at 11:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Does anyone know how tall and how heavy he is? 1,460 Views / 49 Replies  
Does anyone know how tall and how heavy he is?
Posted by quesera, on Mar 16, 2009 at 10:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Great food, music, and recreation. It's grown too... 551 Views / 11 Replies  
Great food, music, and recreation. It's grown too big, and I'm too young to have enjoyed it in its best, laid-back days. The only other problem with Austin is all the Austinites. Sometimes the...
Posted by quesera, on Mar 16, 2009 at 09:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sign me up. Where do I get a monocle? 1,771 Views / 39 Replies  
Sign me up. Where do I get a monocle?
Posted by quesera, on Mar 15, 2009 at 08:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I voted Swiss, but I've never had high-end... 853 Views / 17 Replies  
I voted Swiss, but I've never had high-end American chocolate. As a 15 year-old living on Bodensee (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) I was introduced to the marvels of European confectionary and...
Posted by quesera, on Mar 15, 2009 at 03:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sadly, even the local media won't stop feeding... 1,084 Views / 33 Replies  
Sadly, even the local media won't stop feeding his massive ego.
Posted by quesera, on Mar 8, 2009 at 09:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was thinking, "And thanks for all the... 1,084 Views / 33 Replies  
I was thinking, "And thanks for all the fish!"
Posted by quesera, on Mar 7, 2009 at 11:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Names please? We'll be going up soon and need... 934 Views / 22 Replies  
Names please? We'll be going up soon and need some new places to try out.
Posted by quesera, on Mar 1, 2009 at 10:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I went shopping for ingredients with a Midwestern... 574 Views / 12 Replies  
I went shopping for ingredients with a Midwestern girl in Salamanca, Spain. The butchers were like, "What the **** is suet?" I also had no idea, I hope those butchers' reward was as good as mine. ...
Posted by quesera, on Dec 26, 2008 at 02:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I love that movie. I have a VHS copy with... 849 Views / 20 Replies  
I love that movie. I have a VHS copy with Japanese subtitles because that's the only that was one available years ago. Has it been released on DVD?

I had just gotten to Europe (Germany) when I...
Posted by quesera, on Dec 3, 2008 at 09:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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