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  • cjcastillo

    Information overload

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I have mentioned how much of a news junkie I am. I live, breathe and have news running through my head at all times. I think I need a break from the news after last week's Texodus. Why do you ...

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    Cool it

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    It's hot. The heat was unbearable on Saturday when we arrived from our trek away from Rita. You know how hot it was? So hot that my cat Mango was panting like a labrador retriever the Saturday evening we arrived ...

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    We have no bananas

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Let me start off by saying, I'm not complaining. I'm grateful for what I've got: my home, family and a little bit of sanity after the events last week. However, just some observations, even though we weren't directly affected by ...

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    Week in Review

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I felt a level of fear I hope I will never feel again. It was last Wednesday as I packed up our things in preparation for our mandatory evacuation out of Victoria. I was in our living room putting my ...

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    Moving on out

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    My head hurts. It's been hurting since yesterday when I was in town trying to get a few supplies before we leave. My first stop was at Pet Connection to get a small pet carrier for our cat, Mango. Good ...

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    The wait begins

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    All eyes are on the Gulf and Hurricane Rita as she edges her way towards us. If there was ever an unwelcome guest, Rita is it. I'm a pretty patient person most of the time, but not today. I'm anxious, ...

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    Here we go

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I'll let the picture speak for itself.

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    Those were the days

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Did you ever wake up on a Monday morning, thought about all the things you have to do before Friday and then crawled back in bed, wishing you were 5 years old again? That was the age when you only ...

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    Ophelia Strikes

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    North Carolina is seeing a lot of wind, heavy rain, and power outages thanks to Hurricane Ophelia, which hit the N.C. coast today. Got family there in North Carolina, been trying to call them. I'm guessing they got out of ...

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    No more pets at the mall

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    In case you haven't read already: Tuesday, September 13th 2005 No Shelter Animals in Victoria Mall Jenny Fisher, Newscenter 25 Posted: September 13th, 2005 - 07:10 pm You won't be seeing shelter animals in the Victoria Mall anymore. As you ...

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    No more chief

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Did you hear that the Fema chief was relieved of his duties on the Katrina relief work? That got me to thinking about the NBC comedy, The Office. I was a fan of the BBC version, and the American version, ...

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    Lego disclaimer

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Have you ever been to www.legos.com? Check out the legal info you are shown as soon as you open the page: Now, the company's official web domain is "Lego.com" but Lego purchased the domain "Legos.com" and then put the above ...

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    Concert to raise funds

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast Friday, September 9 at 8/7c Sheryl Crow, The Dixie Chicks, Alicia Keys, Randy Newman, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and Neil Young are among the performers initially scheduled to appear on ...

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    Interesting read

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I'm sure many have read this already, check it out: From Snopes.com Disaster Foretold Claim: A National Geographic article foretold the flood that devastated New Orleans. Status: True. Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2005] It was a broiling August afternoon ...

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    Apple of my eye

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    Apple announced their new lineup of all things tech today. It was a big presentation as always, I read that even Al Gore was there. (Wonder if he thinks he invented the iPod.) Anyhow, among things that were revealed include ...

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    Wikipedia: Encyclopedia by the Public

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    I commented on another blog about how much I used Wikipedia. Let me explain what it is. The content on Wikipedia is based on a wiki, which is a web application that allows users to add and edit web content. ...

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    Items of Interest

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    This is what I've been reading on the web today: DomeBlog - Blogging the evacuees at the Reliant Astrodome Courtesy of the Houston Chronicle Before and after Katrina Satellite images of New Orleans Local residents ready to help victims of ...

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    Heroes

    By cjcastillo in Digital Babble

    With so much sad news that is coming across the wires, thought it would be nice to hear something positive: From the Miami Herald BY AUDRA D.S. BURCH 'That boy is a hero': Rescue of family is silver lining for ...