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Tony Catano
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Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the cases that could put an end to marriage discrimination for same-sex couples nationwide. The Court's decision is expected by the end of June. Crossing fingers for marriage equality. ^_^

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When the Supreme Court assumes the bench today to hear historic oral arguments on same-sex marriage, only a few hundred lucky souls will be able to watch. Herewith, then, a non-viewers' guide.
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Tammy (2014) - A comedy starring Melissa McCarthy as a recently unemployed fast food worker who embarks on a trip of… erm… self-discovery. This film has a top notch cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, and Allison Janney. The main storyline is one that comes off the shelf of pre-canned plots, but there are laughs to be had here and there. As McCarthy makes more films, her humor is starting to become a little more predictable. And some scenes in this film are a bit too drawn-out for my taste. But if you like McCarthy’s films, you'll likely enjoy this one. I'd give it a 6 out of 10.
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I love her... think she might be related to me...
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Here's wishing +Kimberly Elaine a delightful day as she celebrates her birthday today! Have a great one, Kims! :) xox

(birthday bird clipart shamelessly pilfered off the interwebz)
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Two fun-filled days of soccer with my niece and the Lady Dragons this weekend. They didn't win this weekend, but they played hard. :)
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Indeed! :)
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Okay, I have to admit. I literally jumped with glee in my office cube just now when I saw the end of this second teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". XD

#starwars   #theforceawakens
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LOL, good to hear. ;D
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Snowpiercer (2013) - Apocalypse has descended upon the earth in the form of an accidental, man-made global freeze, and the last remnants of humanity exist on a high-speed train with a one-of-a-kind eternal engine. The plot is simple and the premise seemingly preposterous. Yet, this dark sci-fi flick strikes a noticeably different tone than many other films, and it just might have what it takes to become a cult fav with some people. The movie seems to intentionally eschew realism to a certain degree in favor of amplifying the surreal and focusing on the concepts it wants to convey. And it does all that remarkably well. Additionally, it has a well-chosen cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, and Chris Evans. If you don’t get thrown off track (pun intended) by the dreamlike aspect of the film, you may find the Snowpiercer as entertaining a ride as I did. I'd give it an 8 out of 10.
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The ride was exhilarating and when the other sections of the train were revealed to the audience, it struck me that it is a reflection of reality in the world we live in.

Chris Evans did a great job as the silent, strong and courageous reluctant leader.

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Hearts and thoughts go out to the people of Nepal and everyone affected by the recent earthquake in the region.

Here's a short list of some of the organizations accepting donations to aid in the relief effort.

www.redcross.org
www.oxfam.org
www.savethechildren.org
www.care.org
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Indeed. :\
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Anthony and I caught up with some old friends who treated us to dinner tonight. Some very entertaining conversation was had over a very delicious dinner. And as an added treat, we got to say Hi to Laura Bush. 
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Into The Storm (2014) - A found-footage disaster film in which the residents of the town of Silverton have apparently pissed off Mother Nature to the point of her sending wave after wave of tornadoes to ravage the town. And all the while, storm chasers are in pursuit. One thing this movie did well was the natural disaster porn. The visual effects of the tornadoes tearing through various buildings and even just moving across the natural land were quite spectacular. However, the attempts at subplots were quite pitiful, the characters were weak, and the acting was agonizing to watch at times. If you do decide to see this one, I recommend skipping all the dialogue and watching just the destruction scenes. Otherwise, you might find yourself rooting for the tornadoes. ;-) I'd give it a 3 out of 10.
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I can't do found-footage films. Too much shaky cam.
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Your gratuitous pastry pics from the Little Czech Bakery in West, TX. You're welcome. And happy Saturday, ya'll. :-)
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Happy Birthday to +Brian Titus, one of the nicest guys I know here on the Plus. Have a great day, Brian. I hope you fill it with all the things you love to do (and eat). :) xox

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Had a wonderful time last night celebrating the engagement of our niece Taylor Fritschen to Austin Wallace. 
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felicitaciones. 
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  • Quantum
    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • BRIT Systems
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2012
  • Texas Instruments
    Software Engineer, 1995 - 1996
  • Raytheon
    Software Engineer, 1996 - 2000
  • Nortel
    Software Engineer, 2000 - 2001
  • ADIC
    Software Engineer, 2001 - 2006
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is a software programmer by day... and a tired software programmer by night.
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I enjoy hiking, camping, alternative music, movies, video games, yoga, jogging, amateur photography and software programming.

Favorite musical artists:  Radiohead, REM, U2, Josh Ritter, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Alice in Chains, David and David, Pearl Jam, Gorillaz, Imogen Heap, Lady Gaga, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Poe, Sinead O'Conner, Stevie Nicks, XTC

Favorite movies:  Blade Runner, Dogville, The Fountain, Black Swan, 2001: A Space Odyssey, American Beauty, The Lord of the Rings, A Streetcar Named Desire, Unforgiven, Mulholland Dr.

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In a house, with a sprinkler system, and lawn service ;-)
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  • Texas A&M University
    Computer Science
  • Odessa High School
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The cream cheese kolaches are from the gods themselves. :)
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Always delicious food and coffee. Our favorite place for breakfast. :)
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