Entries for October, 2011 in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

  • Jared

    All Hallow’s Eve

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    This is one of my favorite holidays of the year. With it, I get a “heightened sense of things (divine)…” Today is the eve of a great feast. So special is tomorrow’s feast, Catholics are asked to attend Mass to ...

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    Swiffer Jots

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Cool front Thank you for showing up. I appreciate your presence. You are cool. More on “personhood” It does seem it is more about the gift than solely self-interest. Attributed to a friend of mine, he says “It is in ...

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    Where is she now?

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It is enjoyable to watch those celebrity “Where are they now?” programs especially when it covers those actors I watched when I was a child. Back then it was Fred Savage, Cory Feldman, Sean Astin, Malcolm Jamal-Warner, and Mark-Paul Harry ...

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    Small world keeps getting smaller

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Social media really shrinks the world. By using this form of communication, I have met really incredible people and met people who know people I know half way around the world that were strangers a few clicks before. Take this ...

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    Discovery of new species in Victoria

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    The human person is quite incredible and just as you imagine that science has progressed, the field discovers something new. I can imagine walking into the Amazon as an explorer and seeing a boa for the first time or a ...

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    BootFest Hat-tip

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Congrats to those who were responsible for BootFest. I have heard so many good compliments on the event and you deserve praise. From facebook, twitter, VicAd online, the Queen of Victoria Blogdom, attendance, and I am sure many other sources, ...

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    Quick ideas

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    MS 150 approaches I don’t have a bike, but am researching different road bikes for when I could end up affording one. According to my budget, that will be in about 19 years, 139 days. However that may be, I ...

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    Double Bill & Do-si-do your Dobbin

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    BootFest is this weekend. It is also my reunion of 15 years and STJ Homecoming weekend. Thinking back to my homecoming days, I thought of some cool things to consider for next year’s BootFest. By the way, Trinidad also does ...

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    It is a numbers game and band-aides

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    59 points. 9-9-9. Who can remember which does what? I thought 9-9-9 was -9. At least a candidate has not named a plan “1984.” Perhaps the best point made last night was that I watched the debate with my oldest ...

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    Distributism makes the Post

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Below is a little snippet from a Washington Post article posted yesterday. It does a decent job explaining distributism. In an age where one side wants bigger government and the other bigger business, distributism says appropriate scale is better which ...

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    Keep Austin Weird and Smitty's greasy

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It wasn’t long ago that I did some research on this city motto. It is unique and strangeness is even in the title. It is obviously different and nobody would mistake it for Dallas, Fort Worth, or Houston. How do ...

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    Seven Quick Takes

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Why seven? I don’t know. Jennifer at Conversion Diary may know. Pretty cool that she started this “7 Quick Takes” thing (at least I think she started it) and now 100 or so bloggers do the same. She is from ...

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    Robert's settles the rumbles

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I have tried the hamburger, fish tacos, and few other lunch specials at “Robert’s Eatery and Bakeshop,” the pretty new restaurant on Laurent, with my lunch date. The food there is both good tasting and on the healthier side. For ...

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    Be aware

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    I was in a training seminar yesterday and the educator mentioned an awareness test that I saw a couple of years ago. Without further waiting, here it is: I thought I would pass it along in case you haven’t seen ...

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    Victoria, the Playground for Outdoorsman

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    In a recent chat with some friends, E and J made the comment that Victoria is an outdoorsmen paradise. Nothing makes you feel more outdoorsmen than a good Leatherman strapped to your belt, but that is beside the point. We ...

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    The sleeping giant tea-d off and occupying

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Over there across the internet pond, EdithAnn makes a great comment. How can you be Christian and a card carrying Republican? If I read her correctly, I think she is saying she falls into a different political party based on ...

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    Top Five Decades

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    On this feast of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, I would like to offer a crown of roses to the most beautiful woman to have walked the earth, to our "tainted nature's solitary boast." These are my favorite ...

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    St. Francis and Steve Jobs

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    One of the most creative men to walk the earth and one of the most creative men of our times have some things in common. Here is a short list: • Both had minimalist tendencies. St. Francis wore a brown ...

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    Like an amoeba

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Remember the bag phone? My parents made me have one that was “for emergencies only.” I understood why, each minute cost like one buck. Storage was always difficult. It always slid around and I think it was on permanent roaming ...

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    Branded Corporate culture

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    It sounds oxymoronic I know, but we often imagine corporate to look like stuffy room dividers with no windows, constant under chatter, people busy with looking busy, and hour long meetings that could be cut down 95%. However, companies do ...

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    Not Brooks Brothers, rather Brooks husband and wife

    By Jared in J.Q. Tomanek of Victoria

    Or something like that. I caved. Crumbled, fell in, sunk, converted. In high school, I was an athlete; pretty much all sports, all year round. I counted one year, I had one week off from a sport. Then I got ...