Monday, August 15, 2011

@Postcrossing Postcard - South Dakota

We received this postcard from South Dakota today, via Postcrossing.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

@Postcrossing Postcard - Portugal

We received this postcard from Portugal today, via Postcrossing.


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Monday, August 8, 2011

Mustang Owners Club of Austin

We attended the Mustang Owners Club of Austin 31st Annual Mustang and Ford Roundup this past Saturday. It was held on the grounds of Great Hills Baptist Church in the Arboretum area. I didn't realize it until later that the lens on the old camera had a smudge on it, so I apologize for some of the pictures not being all that great. And if you'd like to see more pictures from the show, be sure to check out the Car Shows Page for more.


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From Mustang Car Show



From Mustang Car Show

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

GOP Already Giving Up!!

This is from the GOP website.  Check the date.



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Friday, July 29, 2011

@Postcrossing Postcard - Indonesia

We received this postcard from Indonesia today, via Postcrossing.


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Austin Cow Parade

The Cow Parade has officially kicked off in Austin. We were in Breed & Co. today to look at some of the Cow Parade Miniatures. Be sure to follow our Austin Art Installations blog for daily pictures of each of the cows.


From Arguendo & Dixi's Daily Austin Photo



From Arguendo & Dixi's Daily Austin Photo




From Arguendo & Dixi's Daily Austin Photo

From Arguendo & Dixi's Daily Austin Photo

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Street Cup Stacking

I'm sure you've all seen the videos with the kids who do the cup stacking or speed stacking.  While those are all good and fun, I thought this was even better.  Enjoy.





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Google+ Invites

We got invited onto Google+ yesterday and have been playing around with it.  We don't do the Facebook thing, so we can't compare or contrast the two.  But so far, Google+ looks interesting.  If you'd like an invite, just let us know.
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Oslo, Norway

I came across this picture from Oslo, Norway today on Twitter.  It was posted by a gentleman named Rune Reitan.




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Thursday, July 14, 2011

King Moving Services

Dixi and I moved last weekend.  We were dreading the entire ordeal because of past bad experiences with moving company's.  But after hiring King Moving Services, we won't be using anyone else ever again.

We had received several bids for the job and all seemed to be pretty expensive for the amount of furniture and boxes that needed to be moved.  Then I came across Erin Thomas, and Dixi and I will be telling people about him  any time we hear about someone moving.

We had him scheduled for 9am on Saturday.  I explained that we had a 3 hour window in which to get everything moved.  Erin and his helper Ty arrived a few minutes before 9 and had a look around to see what all we had, and then got straight to work.  They even brought their own dolly's and furniture pads.  To our amazement, they had just about everything loaded within an hour and a half.  They were extremely polite and efficient throughout the entire time.  They even had the truck unloaded in just under an hour!  And the best part - NOTHING was damaged in any way.

A long time ago I was in customer service training at Dell.  One of the things they showed us was a statistic on customer satisfaction.  I don't remember the actual numbers involved, but it basically said this:
 If you provide good customer service, the customer will tell 5 people over a period of 3 years.  But if you provide bad customer service, the customer will tell 15 people over a period 2 years.  
Again, the numbers probably aren't correct in that statement, but the general concept is there.  And Erin Thomas provided EXCEPTIONAL customer service.  I would recommend him and his team to anyone looking to hire a moving company in the Austin area.

These are the gentlemen that moved us.  Ty on the left, Erin Thomas on the right.  If you're moving and looking to hire someone, these are the guys to hire.



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Thursday, July 7, 2011

@Postcrossing Postcard - Germany

We received this postcard from Germany today, via Postcrossing.




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Friday, July 1, 2011

@Postcrossing Postcard - The Netherlands

We received this postcard from The Netherlans today via Postcrossing.


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Monday, June 20, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

@Postcrossing Postcard - Germany

We received this postcard from Hamburg, Germany today via PostCrossing.


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Monday, June 13, 2011

ROT Rally Parade

The ROT Rally Parade was this past Friday night. Congress Avenue was shut down from 11th Street all the way down to Cesar Chavez. Evidently the bikes were running a bit late, and since we had prior plans, we didn't get to see the bikes show up. These vehicles made the rounds 3 times. After an hour of waiting after these vehicles came through we had to leave. Maybe next year...




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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dumbest. Thing. Ever.

Dixi and I both have tattoos. But this is just too stupid for words, in my opinion.





EDIT: Turns out, it was all a lie and nothing but a publicity stunt.
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Monday, June 6, 2011

Wordpress Orange Button

Go to Wordpress.
Place your cursor over the big orange button that says "Get started here".
Look at the referral.

Or just look in the lower left corner of the screen capture I got earlier.

Now that's funny.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Will Smith Tribute

I think this guy is pretty amazing! His website can be found here.




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@Postcrossing Postcard - California

Received this postcard this morning from California via PostCrossing. The sender is pre-med and sent Happy Anniversary wishes as well. Thank you Kristy!


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Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to all!

Dixi and I have been searching for a new place to live, as we are tired of this apartment. It's a bit too small for us and we just want something nicer with a few more amenities. We've been looking for the past month and aren't having as much luck as we would have liked. With everyone seeming to be moving to the Austin area, rents have skyrocketed. And finding something that will actually be available is bordering on ridiculous. We were hoping to move closer in to where Dixi's office is, but it's starting to look like we'll wind up moving further out! Add in the factor of having had a major hiccup with our credit a couple years ago is making it even worse. But I'm sure we will find something.
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Monday, May 23, 2011

@Postcrossing Postcards

We received two beautiful cards via Postcrossing today. The first postcard is from Irina in Russia and came with Happy Anniversary wishes. It was mailed April 20th and took 33 days to arrive. The second postcard is from Poland and arrived in 21 days.


From PostCrossing



From PostCrossing

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Friday, May 20, 2011

@Postcrossing Postcard - Brazil

Received a postcard from Brazil today via Postcrossing.


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Randy "Macho Man" Savage #ripmachoman

We're not big fans of wrestling in general, although Dixi does tend get a bit more talkative whenever she sees The Rock or John Cena on TV. I don't have alot of memories of Randy "Macho Man" Savage, but it's still sad to hear of someone passing away as young as he was.


From Stuff


November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just Because I Find It Funny!

I know this was posted because a staffer confused a personal account with the actual Secret Service account, but there will always be a part of me that wonders if that's true.


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Disney Designed the Royal Wedding

I'm thinking the dress designer was a Disney fan.


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Monday, May 16, 2011

Statesman Auto Show

The Austin American Statesman, the local newspaper, put on a car show this past weekend at the Austin Convention Center. Naturally, Dixi and I attended. Here are a few pictures and be sure to check the car show page for more.


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From AAS Auto Show

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3 @Postcrossing Postcards

We were out and about this past weekend so didn't get around to checking the mail until today. But it turned out the be a wonderful trip to the mailbox with 3 postcards through Postcrossing.

The first card came from Canada and features a wood carving of Tecumseh. The second postcard is from Vilnius, Lithuania and shows a view of the Vilnius University courtyard and St. John's Church. The third postcard is of Mt. Ranier at Mt. Ranier National Park in Washington.


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From PostCrossing

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Postcard - Seal Beach

Postcard received from Seal Beach, California via Postcrossing.


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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Anniversary & @Postcrossing Postcards

Dixi and I received 3 postcards in the mail yesterday. The first one was from one of our oldest and closest friends. The other two were via Postcrossing.


From 10th Anniversary


This card came through Postcrossing and, in part, reads:
Happy 10th Anniversary!
Please consider Iowa for your next romantic get-away. Ok - maybe not. Pigs and corn are more 5th anniversary if you ask me. Hold out for Hawaii Dixi!


From PostCrossing


This card also came through Postcrossing and was mailed on April 20, 2011. Kiron, the sender, also used glow in the dark stamps!


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Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Dead

We awoke this morning to the clock radio and the news that Bin Laden has been killed.

I can remember exactly where Dixi and I were on that morning almost 10 years ago. I can remember what we were doing. I can remember things we said, word for word. It has to be one of the most surreal moments of my life.

I'm glad it's done. I'm glad he's dead. I'm a bit saddened that it took 10 years, but better late than never. I think this first tweet from @seankent sums up my feelings perfectly. The others I thought were worth mentioning.


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Friday, April 29, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's Getting Warmer

It's 92 in Austin right now. This day last year - 86. I'm not looking forward to the coming summer.


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Can You Imagine?

Just thought this was amazing.




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Monday, April 18, 2011

#4SqDay Austin @MolotovAustin

Foursquare Day was this past Saturday and we attended the local event at Molotov on 6th Street. It was our first time at Molotov and we really enjoyed it. Nice open bar and decent prices on both drinks and beer. Dixi even won a shirt! Here's some pictures.


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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Anniversary Postcard - Chicago, Illinois

Dixi and I received another postcard today. This one is from Christopher in Chicago. Chris is the proprietor of two blogs. The first is Notes From Underground, which you will find over there on the right in our "Stuff We Read". He also writes movie reviews on Netflix Stream. Both are well worth checking out.


From 10th Anniversary

A breathtaking view of the Chicago River.

From 10th Anniversary

Thank you Christopher!
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Because, Apparently, I'm Still 13

I know....I know....
But there's still a part of me that laughs a bit on the inside.


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This one tweeted by @ShawnElliot a while back.

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