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Separated at birth? Like Father, Like Son Part II

Nature’s idea of a sick joke is giving you a hot mom but making you look just like your dad. It happened to my first kid, and it happened again to my second kid:

Left: Late 2017
Right: Late 2018

Third time’s the charm?

San Antonio

Back in December the Austin Kirsch family headed to San Antonio to meet the Mexico City Kirsch family. San Antonio is pretty close, so obviously I never think of going.

Highlights:

  • My beautiful nieces
  • San Antonio Zoo: Perfect for little kids. Not gigantic, but not small. Great variety of animals.
  • The DoSeum: This place makes Austin’s The Thinkery feel tiny. I didn’t even know it existed!

Conspicuously missing: Six Flags (closed), Sea World (closed), The Alamo, Riverwalk. Gotta leave something for next time.

 

Spoiler-free Star Wars thoughts

Jorge Valdano wisely said: “El fútbol es lo más importante entre las cosas menos importantes” (“Soccer is the most important thing among the least important things”).

He is right. This is my addendum: “Star Wars is the second most important thing amongst the least important things”.

As in soccer, you can get into fist fights about Star Wars. But unlike soccer, Star Wars-related fist fights are quick and unfair because you’re fighting trekkies.

I liked the movie, and it wasn’t a redo of an old one. Go see it.

My little Mexicans

After 3 and 0.25 years (respectively) I’ve finally taken action and ensured that my poor two little kids have a team to root for in the upcoming World Cup.

Last Friday we went to the Mexican Consulate to finalize the process for making them Mexican Citizens. ¡Felicidades!

 

Ilán puts his fingerprint on his naturalization certificate.
Ari was a little bit more suspicious of the process.
I am quite certain that this is the best family photo we have so far. It’s hard to get everyone to look at a camera at the same time.
The moment before Ari’s acceptance speech.

Barton Hills Farms

Two weeks ago we headed to Barton Hills Farms at the suggestion and accompanied by the Aguilars. I was skeptical: what the hell do you do in a farm in the middle of nowhere?

Turns out there’s much to do. Besides photo ops with pumpkins, which people seem to really like, they have lots of games and activities including Ilan’s favorite: little trains you can ride.

This post is a bit late: they’re closed since November 5th. Make a note for next year.

Shana Tova

The ever growing and ever good looking staff of The MKX® wishes all our numerous readers around the globe a sweet and happy and prosperous new year.

Apple Watch band stains

This happened to my watch. My niece Joelle called it years ago: she told me to buy the black one because the white one would get stained.

I bought my second Apple Watch with a white sports band. Recently I noticed strange staining / discoloration on the strap:

It didn’t occur to me until today, exactly a day before the warranty expires, that Apple had a similar problem a long time ago: White MacBooks suffered from palm rest discoloration, and Apple fixed that free of charge! (my dad’s had the issue, but mine didn’t).

So I took it to the store… not covered.

Then I remembered the tip floating around back then for the MacBook issue: use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser! I’m happy to report that it truly is magical and it worked like a charm. Hopefully this tip helps someone around the internet one day.

White sport band back to its white self.