6.28.2006

Random Thoughts Not Worthy Of Individual Posts

- The country should have a one week holiday declared every year. We would all be on vacation at the same time without guilt. (Except hotel, food and entertainment employees would have to work.) - I started watching the Godfather for the first time ever. I had to put the subtitles on. But so far, so good. - I haven't been in the Decatur Lowe's yet - The headline in the Messenger today that read "Silence of the Stands" was very clever (it was about the fireworks ban) - Every morning I eat one low fat eggroll with skim milk - Jeff Crilley of Fox 4 News has the most dramatic silent voice in the history of ever - I have no idea who the girls in this photo to right are - I don't believe you can ever learn anything meaningful if you eat lunch with more than three people at one time - Tazers are a great idea. In a person to person stand off, no one has to die - At every Dallas City Council meeting, there is a sign interpreter for the deaf. I bet 99% of the time there is not a deaf person in the audience - The Supreme Court opinion today about Texas redistricting was over 100 pages long. - My favorite moment of the day is when I crawl into bed - I watch HBO's Entourage but that's about it (as far as regular entertainment programs are concerned) - I don't understand anyone who eats alone that doesn't have a magazine or newspaper to read - I know of three Dallas Morning News newstands in Decatur. (And the one across from the Messenger is oftentimes empty by noon). - I read the sports page first, the editorial/op-ed page next, then the metro section, and then the business section. (And I generally skim all of it in the matter of 15 minutes) - There should be a standardized concept to the "home menu" of every DVD. - I receive Newsweek and People at my home. - I never buy the USA Today but it is by far the best newspaper in America - The first time I saw the Internet was in 1996. A buddy of mine showed me a weather satellite photo that had been taken 15 minutes earlier. I couldn't believe that could be delivered on demand into your home. I rambled on and on about the Internet for the next couple of months and people looked at me like I was crazy. - I had a jonesin' for Elaine in the first three years of Seinfeld. After that, didn't care for her too much. - One of these days I'm just going to walk away from it all

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry, Thanks for sharing! We feel like a part of your every day life now.

fluff said...

Don't you read the Star-Telegram?

*ME* said...

I haven't seen the Godfather either B~ sorta funny~ I think we might be behind times...LOL

bigm said...

Haven't been to Lowes????? What kind of man are you? That's gonna fir up "those" rumors again.

bigcatdaddy said...

Ahhh....it's almost like "Skattershooting" is back.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Crilley DOES have a "come hither" voice BUT, oh that terrible hairpiece. You can see the synthetics of it.

mary alice said...

don't walk away from it.....we need you to keep it up! Besides, what would you do then?? You would sit in your office all day & be bored! We Love you Barry!

Anonymous said...

I think you learn more about people from the random everyday mundain-ness of people than anything else. Wonderful - sheer honesty.

mary alice said...

also, I love it when you put your random thoughts out there for us!

mzchief said...

To Barry...
You almost sound normal, except of course for the jonesin' for Jeff Crilley and a low fat egg roll with skim milk EVERY morning thing you have going. Oh, what! That didn't sound quite right. Oh well, never mind you know what I mean!
*MaNiaCaL LauGHTeR*

Incidentally, before you "walk away from it all" make darned sure what you're walking to is something you wont end up walking away from or you'll end up doing nothing more than just walking around.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the "skattershooting" fix. I was jonesin for that for some time!!!! LOL!

greatgoogelymoogely said...

I watched the Godfather for the first time too a few weeks ago. Had to have the subtitles. Loved it. Wondered why it took me so long to see it.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you sound quite normal...except for the eggroll with skim milk every morning!

Anonymous said...

I've missed the skattershooting also Bear. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Me loves me some skattershooting :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I feel normal.

Anonymous said...

USA Today the best newspaper? Only if all you want is the superficial top layer of the news. It's only useful for the quick scan whne you're on a trip somewhere else. Otherwise, the net is the best way to get what's really goin' on.

Anonymous said...

the net is a great way...but only if your source is right here on Barry's blog.... (some one hand my lips back from Barry's back end please)