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Step and Repeat

Commentary doesn’t have much to say today.

Here is what I said a year ago today:

It’s official.  Former Vice President Joe Biden announced last night that a woman would be on the ticket. Sen. Kamala Harris would be Commentary’s pick.

I got the VP pick right.

I also said this a year ago today as we went into pandemic mode:

More closings are coming.  In these uncertain times, all we can do is our part, be responsible, be respectful, and hope for the best.

We all know what happened.  A lot of folks, led by Donald Trump, were not responsible or respectful.

A year-ago today, I also told folks about the “preppers” that I had never heard about.

Now I have another term I just learned yesterday. “Step and Repeat.”

We were looking to ordering one of those backdrop banners that are at the end of the red carpet where folks stand while the paparazzi takes photos or where folks have press conferences with the backdrop behind them.  I was told they were called “Step and Repeat.”  I did not know that.  A noted political consultant I closely work with also did not know that. 

Here is what I found on the internet:

The definition of a step and repeat banner is a procedure for placing the same image on plates in multiple places.

Simply, it is a backdrop/wall display that has sponsor, company and sport team logos on its purpose of advertising and capturing photos of celebrities or famous individuals during red carpet events, media press conferences and many more special events. However, these are NOT only limited to celebrities.

I did not know that until yesterday. Did you?

I don’t have much to say about the Texas electric grid billions in expenses that are being debated at the Texas Legislature. I will say this. My post Big Freeze electric bill was normal. Same for my gas bill. My water bill went up 50% because of leaks and running it during the freeze.

The Astros paused my account for the month of April. Too many unknowns.  I will miss another Opening Day. Kind of makes me sad.

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