5.26.2008

Random Post Holiday Thoughts


- Odd sight this morning: A nice bus pulled off to the side on 287 outside of Decatur with about 20 teenagers hanging out under a railroad bridge.
-A site that has recorded what every website has looked like over the last 10 years or so.
- Ralph Hardy's father was said to be a lawyer. Ralph Sr.?
- Four new names were placed on the Vietnam War Memorial yesterday (per ABC World News Tonight.) Not exactly sure how that works.
- Palo Pinto deputy shot and killed a man over the weekend. Taser probably would have been a better idea. Three gunshots may not have been necessary.
- I've never been to Black Creek Lake in Wise County but was surprised to learn there are no paved roads leading to it.
- I've begun using my debit card for convenience store purchases.
- Could it have been any more humid yesterday? And an emailer sent me a pic of this "panting" baby bird.
- I might have been a little hard on Colonial. Didn't realize 5 of the top 10 players were in the tournament. But, despite an amazing finish, seeing that guy jump in the water on 18 might have been the best part, but the broadcast didn't even acknowledge it.
- Ted Kennedy needs to take it easy. He was out on his boat again over the weekend.
- The "new" tradition of pausing for one minute at 3:00 p.m. on Memorial Day to remember the dead is a great idea which has been slow to catch on.
- I saw a blurb about it on some local news channel but nothing since: Over the weekend a guy landed a small plane on I-35 near the speedway. He was having health issues and took the plane down - safely.
- Horrible story over the weekend: The 9 year old that was dragged (for over a mile and a half) to her death by a horse in Benbrook. But it was strange to learn she had stopped at a convenience store before the incident to get a coke. But what adorable eyes she had.
- The very odd and dark postsecret.com had a "speedo man" posting this week. (Thanks emailer.)
- Being a boat owner for 10 years, I can say this about days like yesterday: A holiday coupled with high winds is a beating.
- When did the Tampa Bay Devil Rays become the Tampa Bay Rays?
- Finished watching The Fountainhead. Silliest. Movie. Ever. Next in my Netflix stack is There Will Be Blood and The Savages.
- No one really gets excited about the Texas Lottery anymore.
- The Texas/OU football game has been moved up to 11:00 a.m. I like that. I've only been to the game twice. One was a Texas blowout but the other was the OU victory when Roy Williams caused a Chris Simms interception at the goal line. That was a scene. Edit: And I just learned that OU will play in the Cotton Bowl Classic on January 2nd. Wait. Really?
- Google doesn't trick up its logo for Memorial Day but others have suggestions.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

YES I WOULD AND I WOULD PAY FOR IT WITH A VISA SPORTING MY OLD MANS NAME.

LOVE RALPH

Anonymous said...

With your taste in movies, I'll predict you won't like "There Will Be Blood." But it is a phenomenal movie.

Anonymous said...

The only bad thing about the 3:00 PM minute of silence for Memorial Day is--it's at 3:00 PM--often the hottest time of day! One of our veterans collapsed yesterday at the end of the ceremony at the Wise County Veterans Park in Decatur. He got overheated. I hope he's okay. Maybe they should have it at 11:00 AM like Veterans Day (although, yes, I know that 11:00 AM has special significance for Veterans Day). At least it might not be so hot then. 3:00 PM is pretty hard on some of our aged veterans.

Anonymous said...

"Three gunshots may not have been necessary."
Um, yeah, I'm guessing that if you shoot a guy in the leg and he keeps coming at you, additional shots ARE necessary. And that's just good shooting on the part of the officer - 3 shots, 3 hits, try to incapacitate the attacker with the first shot. Wonder at what range?
And yes, a Taser would have been a better option. Were any of them carrying one?

Also, lawyer Ralph Hardy worked for a judge named...Wise! Hmmm...conspiracy?

Anonymous said...

Tampa Bay dropped the "devil" from their name during the past offseason. Apparently, that makes baby Hay-soos NOT cry, because they have the best record in MLB right now. Too bad nobody's going to the games - 12,000 on Memorial Day? Crazy!
And what is with the weird dome they are playing in? You have to be briefed before the game on what constitutes a fair/foul ball if it hits the rafters. And it happened yesterday. a double after one got stuck on a catwalk, that would have been caught had it come down. Also crazy!

betty boop said...

My prediction: you'll like, but not love, There Will Be Blood and you'll hate The Savages...

Anonymous said...

There Will Be Blood was one of those movies that will have you screaming at the screen at the end of the movie. The Savages is sad, but anyone that has had to put a family member in a nursing home can relate.

Anonymous said...

My predictions:The more you think about There Will Be Blood the more you'll be blown away by its greatness. You'll hate The Savages-terrible movie.
You should watch The Amateurs
I'm about to start The Importance Of Being Earnest.Funny,I thought I'd seen all the Ernest movies. Ernest Scared Stupid was my favorite.

Anonymous said...

I finally saw an article trying to link Kennedys cancer to the "Curse of Camelot" Granted,it would have been nice if he had a few more years for his family but crap,how long do we expect to live?
We are so retarded. I weep for the species.

Anonymous said...

There Will Be Blood is the worst movie I've ever wasted time and money on. The only dialog is screaming and the sound track will make you long to hear fingernails on a black board for some relief. The acting, the cinematography, and great Sinclair story were wasted because of the director's poor attempt to create a mood of conflict and drama.

Jarhead said...

1) I have been waging a war with those stupid birds all spring with their building mud nests and crapping all over my front porch. It's a tie so far.
2) Lake Granbury was like an ocean this weekend. Wind + boats + jet skis = no bueno.
3) There Will Be Blood was marginal at best, but DDL is the best actor on the planet.
4) The "Ralph Hardy" bit has been played to death. It's not funny anymore. JMHO.
5) I thought that Yahoo! had the coolest Memorial Day Logo: the Purple Hearts and dog tags.
6) I always thought those commercials where everyone is using a debit card and then the guy with the cash brings everything to a screeching halt was stupid, but now I think that using a debit card may be faster. Dumb people with their cash...

Bryan said...

If you charge a cop with a weapon and get shot, you get what you have coming to you. If the officer takes the time and risk to use a taser, you're just a victim of really dumb luck.

There Will Be Blood was the best movie that I saw last year with one of the best performances by an actor that I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

You need to rent Rock N Roll High School. Now there's a killer movie!

lovelit said...

There Will Be Blood was awesome, and the music was perfect, even though it was dark and sinister...hmmmm. Daniel Day couldn't have played his part better.

And I love it when Google decorates their Google.

Anonymous said...

Black Creek Lake was nearly dry the last time I was out there. Used to be a pretty place with trails nearby for horsebacking,biking and cross country.
I used to spend several days a week out there fishing. One thing I noticed was it seemed like a lot of people from the metroplex had started discovering the lake. Some were kind of rough characters. Don't let me scare you out of going but,maybe be on your toes when you go.

Anonymous said...

"She had just one request for friends and well-wishers: "Please don't say, 'I'm sorry.' It sounds so final. Plus it makes you want to cry all over again."
I burst into tears when I read that. We are probably way too cavalier around our house about how and when our kids ride.

CAN YOU PROVE IT IN A COURT OF LAW? said...

Ralph Hardy...FTW!

Just for you Jarhead. :)

Anonymous said...

I usually knock those nests down as soon as they start. Inevitably,I'll be away long enough for them to complete a nest though and then I don't have the heart to knock it down.

Anonymous said...

when horses are outlawed, only outlaws will have horses.

Anonymous said...

I spent more time around someone this weekend who I thought was my soul mate. Unfortunately her kids were there also. They are not very good looking people even though she is real pretty.I don't know what happened to them. I have 2 kids myself but they are real good looking people and also real smart. Her kids are ugly and not very bright.I'm sure they would embarass me- I'm breaking up with her tonight.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to hell.
Oh well,that's my post holiday random thought.

Anonymous said...

If I was Teddy Kennedy and his family I would be doing everthing I could now to make good memories for my family and do the things I enjoy one last time. With the cancer he has he can go downhill seemingly overnight. It's also been my observation that once the treatments start in earnest they can sometimes tip the balance making things worse very quickly.

Anonymous said...

I had a problem with the mud/grass nest they were attemping to build on my porch and there was the associated crap

the trick is to use black pepper,where they are trying to build their nest

black pepper also works for dogs pooping in your yard; had that problem last year; went to Dollar Store and bought every bit of pepper they had, black, red, chille, cayene

NO MORE POOP

Anonymous said...

9:31 am:

Using cash keeps you from spending as much money, especially when you take your cash out for the whole month at the beginning and self-impose a rule that "when it's gone it's gone." So, when you're standing in line and there's someone paying with cash from an envelope, know that they are probably trying to make their money stretch as far as possible. Debit card spending doesn't hurt as much as cash spending. Used a debit card for several years, and spent way too much money. That's why I use cash.

Anonymous said...

That cop had every right to use his gun instead of a tazer. I believe that when a tazer is used two barbs are projected at its attended victim. If one barb misses, then the tazer is useless. The cop probably didn't want to chance the tazer missing. I agree with the outcome.

Anonymous said...

I like what you have done with wisecounty.com over the past ten years.

Anonymous said...

If you can't stand the heat,it's best to put two birds on the stone.