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"Evita" Closing Weekend

Jul 15, 2015
"Evita" Closing Weekend

Second-to-last weekend, I was trying to think of something French to say to Evita during the 'Rainbow Tour', so I said 'jean-Paul Gaultier'. A woman in the second row recognized the celebrity fashion designer's name, and laughed. (Bad, bad Marc!)The ...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Dirt Thievery

Jul 15, 2015

At the very end of tonight's walk around the neighborhood, at 1:10 am., Bella and I turned down our alley and stumbled across a slim, fit woman, age about 30, loading up her vehicle with dirt from piles behind one of my neighbors. "Neighbor posted free...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Albuquerque Precipitation Record

Jul 15, 2015

Precipitation records are hit and miss in the arid American West, but apparently Albuquerque had a record 24-hour rainfall total, ending on 07/07/15, of 2.24 inches of rain.

Marc Valdez Weblog
Who Needs Comic Con?

Jul 15, 2015
Who Needs Comic Con?


Marc Valdez Weblog
Newsies Dancing to "Uptown Funk"

Jul 15, 2015


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Toronto’s Dead Raccoon Monument

Jul 15, 2015

Funny!:

Noticing the hashtag sign, one commenter on this Instagram photo asked, “I don’t get it — is the raccoon trying to go viral?”

Marc Valdez Weblog
Freebooting

Jul 15, 2015

Interesting article about Freebooting:

The problem was that Sandlin had never posted it to Facebook, and the version of it that appeared in millions of users’ News Feeds overnight wasn’t his. Rather, a British lads’ magazine called Zoo had apparently downloaded (or “ripped”) his video from YouTube, edited it to strip out references to...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Jokers Everywhere

Jul 15, 2015
Jokers Everywhere


The Girl With Moxie
Le requin mange un dauphin and other adventures en francais

Since March, I’ve been building and refreshing my French skills with Duolingo. The site is free to use (and they have many other languages to choose from), plus there’s a mobile app so you can learn and practice a new … Continue reading

Finding Our Way Now
Pretend Listener: #Musing (Podcast)

What is a Pretend Listener? Let me explain. It happens to all of us at some point in time. Our significant other asks a question. We answer only to realize they haven’t listened to a word we’ve just said. Such an act is utterly frustrating and hurtful. Yet it’s really hard to throw stones...

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