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    Fall back

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I know I have talked about how much I like Maine. There is one thing that took some getting used to however: the sun going down at 4 p.m. So imagine my interest when I read this article: Mainers embrace ...

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    Food for thought: Tostadas

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I was thinking of some of the favorite foods my mom would cook for us when I was a kid. One meal I always looked forward to were tostadas. I've noticed sometimes in restaurants they call them chalupas. I really ...

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    No Macaroni Fest this year

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    From the Victoria Advocate: "The Macaroni Fest, held in Victoria for the past three Novembers, will not continue this year." Read the entire article here. It's too bad about the news. I was hoping to make it to the festival ...

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    Food for thought: Tacos

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    The taco could be the ambassador of Mexican food. Just about everyone knows what a taco is. The taco is your friend. Which do you prefer: hard shell or soft tacos? I prefer soft tacos made with either corn or ...

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    The power of the blog

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I read an article a while back in the Victoria Advocate about blogs. Our own resident blogger here on Vicad, Kelli was quoted (yay Kelli!). The article was very informative and I enjoyed reading what Kelli had to say about ...

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    Food for thought: Nachos

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Today we highlight the marvelous, the tasty, the messy food that gets you cheesy all over: nachos. Definition: Nachos in their simplest form are tortilla chips covered in melted cheese. Use a napkin A little history about nachos: San Antonio ...

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    Food for thought: Fajitas

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I am going to start something here that I had begun on my old blog, talking about the food that is associated with my heritage. Oh, I'm Mexican, remember? Now I'll have to admit I'm not a fan of all ...

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    Jacket weather

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    It's amazing. Today I actually had to wear a jacket. Then again if you know me, I always wear a jacket. But today I had a reason to wear it outside thanks to the cold front that blew in yesterday. ...

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    A blog about nothing

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I was reading an article on the web by Jakob Nielsen called "Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes." It is a summary of the most frequent mistakes people make when creating their blog. The guidelines he lists are aimed ...

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    October: Dyslexia Awareness Month

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Last year the International Dyslexia Association officially proclaimed October Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia, is often a disorder that is misunderstood. I was reading an article that gave an excellent description: "Not that dyslexia is limited to reading problems. Reading specialist ...

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    An apple a day

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Many of you have probably seen or read about Apple's latest ipod. What's the big deal? Well this one plays video. From Engadget: It has a 320 x 240 pixel, 2.5-inch, 260,000 color display, 20 hours of battery life, and ...

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    So Tired

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    After a week of midterms, essays, homework and working fulltime, this is how I feel: Photo courtesy of my sister Guess it will be like this for a while unless I ever write a book that will be featured in ...

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    No soup for you

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Here's a thing to keep in mind dear readers: soup and cell phones don't mix. Never drop your cell phone accidently into a bowl of soup, because chances are it won't work properly after that. Don't ask. If anyone has ...

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    Be Cool

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Our community has had a rough couple of weeks. Here are some more photos I took in Maine, maybe it will help us relax. Also goes in tune with our cooler weather today...finally. Acadia National Park, Maine Islesboro, Maine

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    News

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I just wanted to say kudos to the Victoria Advocate for their excellent coverage on the explosions at Formosa. I'm not saying this just because I'm a blogger here either. I first heard about the explosion at work this afternoon, ...

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    Server problems

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    The comments on the blogs are still not working correctly. They are working on it, so thanks for your patience!

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    It

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Found this the other day and have been meaning to share it here. Live streaming video of wildlife in Botswana can be seen on the National Geographic Wild Cam. Embark on a quiet adventure and watch wildlife gather at Pete's ...

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    On a Mexican radio

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I thought I would share with you an old post I had written up a year ago on my previous blog. Hope you enjoy it! Entry from 6/24/04 So this weekend I went to a graduation party. A party like ...

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    Shopping for a good cause

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Target is helping out with a campaign to raise money for cancer research. Target is offering a line of products called Target Pink and 100% of net profits go to The Breast Cancer ...

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    Let it Maine

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Maine has been on my mind a lot lately. I blame all the hurricane anxiety and the high temps. Then when the Loon mentioned something about Maine in his blog I thought, hey why don't I share some of my ...