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Oh, Sonavuh…

We were listening to NPR this afternoon when the reporter announced that she’s 26. When did we become an old man? We suppose we can still be a soothsayer.

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A Family Connection

For those unaware, we grew up on Baa Baa Black Sheep (under its alternate title, Black Sheep Squadron-occasionally in the local Officers’ Quarters). We chanced to discover upon the following: https://www.radialconversions.com/ http://www.rotecengines.com/Projects/BrianKelly.html Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HdqLQEpZoA Upon referral to Dad (who also introduced me to airplanes, and to proper–read: round) engines, he said “That radial RV is … Continue reading »

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Stars Fell on Alabama

It’s nearly August, which means it’s once again time for the Perseid meteor shower.  The radiant for this shower is Perseus (hence the name), which can be found in the northeast, with the peak expected approximately August 12th.  At least one source is calling for this to be a particularly spectacular year, possibly even rivaling … Continue reading »

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Iago

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Cursed From Birth

In the news: Felon Named “Fellony” Charged with New Felonies A 22-year-old named Fellony Hudson is accused of felony kidnapping, felony eluding, felony possession of a stolen vehicle and several misdemeanors after police pursued him across state lines. … After a chase that spanned several cities, his vehicle was eventually hit with a set of … Continue reading »

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Sunday at the Lake

Happy birthday, America, and everybody who shares the day.

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End of an (Epicurean) Era

We somehow missed the news a year-and-change ago, but it would seem that OKC’s Coach House restaurant is no more.  We only had the opportunity to eat there once, but greatly enjoyed the experience. We were also not aware of the breadth of the restaurant’s impact on the OKC’s culinary scene.  The restaurants that were … Continue reading »

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Heidi

As part of our renovations here at the Hatrack, we stumbled across several turtles, one of which ended up as a gift to Joey.  He was quite thrilled with this, and went to go “check on it” to make sure it still had water, see if it was eating, etc. about every two minutes for … Continue reading »

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Hunting

…and speaking of hunting monsters, we took Joey hunting for Pokémon on the OU campus this afternoon.  Our first find of the day was something he’d never encountered before, and apparently something quite rare and special (don’t ask us what it was; we have no idea!) that got him all excited.  It was a pleasant … Continue reading »

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First Attempt with the Laser Cutter

We stopped by the Fab Lab today to cut a little steel.  The band saw was inop, so we took the opportunity to learn how to use the laser cutter today.  Just a simple project: coasters with the Monster Hunter International logo.  A touch over 4.5″ diameter, of scrap 1/4″ plywood. We made six so … Continue reading »

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