6.09.2008

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

- I have no explanation why people get so excited about Alvord ISD post yesterday, and it completely caught me off guard. Every time I think I know my audience, I learn something.
- Odd: In a dissenting opinion from a Texas Supreme Court case last Friday, a justice in a footnote cited a youtube movie clip of a Pink Panther movie. (Footnote 7.) What's next? A "hey, now?"
- Want to see a Celtic's fan get attacked while a huge crowd in Los Angeles gathered to watch game two of the NBA Championships?
- Fox 4 tells me McCain has a lead over Obama in Texas by a 52% to 39% margin (with a margin of error of +/- 4%). No real surprise there.
- Feel kind of stupid about my On The Border/NASCAR comment yesterday. Yep, there was a truck race at the Speedway that night.
- You can see the new hotel in Decatur (being built behind McDonald's) from a long way away. And I'm at a loss to figure out why Decatur is the Budget Hotel Capitol of Texas.
- If you saw Yolanda Munoz (who left her son at DFW Airport) on Fox 4 last night, you would diagnosis her with this very technical medical term: Bat Arse Crazy.
- The new Michael Myers movie has a preview showing him getting hit in the crotch. That's all I needed to see: I'm out. Edit: But in real life, it's funny.
- Dallas is trying to figure out what to do with Reunion Arena. Here's an idea: Sell it to some "fellowship" church.
- Sad story you probably didn't hear about: Two girls, 11 and 13, found shot to death in a ditch near a town in Oklahoma (a town with a population of less than a 1,000.)
- The Chicago Bears got rid of ex-Evil Empire star Cedric Benson after his second alcohol related arrest in the last month. I always thought he was incredibly overrated - and that's not just Evil Empire Hatin'. I still think Vince Young is the greatest college player ever.
- Saw most of I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry this weekend by accident. Marginal at best. But Jessica Biel is smokin'.
- And do I believe that Fox 4 replayed the Ron Washington "validify" comment last night - complete with Steve Egar specifically mentioning the word - simply because I pointed it out yesterday? Sure.
- The sole in one of my dress shoes is wearing out. That's a beating.
- Want to see what Charles Manson looks like at age 71? I remember watching Helter, Skelter at a friend's house when I was in high school and then had to walk the back way home after 10:00 p.m. in Bridgeport. One of the first times I was truly scared.
- I've been watching Empire of the Sun since one of my courthouse buddies told me it was "great." Uh, I'm still waiting for the great part.
- And why does it take me so long to watch a DVD? I watch it when I jog on a treadmill which means every other day in increments of 39 minutes.
- Described the last 20 years of my life last night in an email to an old college friend. That was depressing.
- "The Dallas Morning News plans to launch home delivery Aug. 27 of Briefing, a free newspaper aimed at nonsubscribers who want a 'quick-read' newspaper." This comes on the heels of the announcement that the "regular" paper will go to 75 cents a copy. They may be in panic mode trying to figure out how to survive.
- The Major League Baseball draft was last week. Made me wonder where the Ranger's #1 pick from last year was playing? Blake Beavan, a high school senior who received a $1.5 million signing bonus, is pitching for the minor league Clinton LumberJacks. That's in Iowa, I think.
- WBAP's Hal Jay this morning explaining why Big Brown didn't win the Triple Crown: "That mile and a half track is a long way." The more that guy talks . . . .
- I feel safe in saying that I'm cooler than every person on stage in this video.
- Other baseball thought: I was in the official Seattle Mariners gift shop (uh, in Seattle) in the mid-1990s when Ken Griffey, Jr. and Alex Rodriguez were both playing for the team. I saw an autographed bat signed by both of them for sale for $60. Should have bought it. (I mention this only because Griffey hit his 600th home run last night.)

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Musers also discussed "validify" yesterday moring because I'm sure they read about it here.

Anonymous said...

You don't get it, Barry. It's not just about the town of Alvord, It's about HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS and the conflict between FOOTBALL and all of the other sports.

Anonymous said...

We've become the "budget MOTEL capital" because that is the vision the planners have for Decatur.

There are those who would disagree with that statement but it must be true. Time and again we have been told/challenged to "decide what do you want your city/county to look like, plan accordingly" and "there is no downside to planning ahead". Since this is what we have become, it would logically follow that this is our vision.

While I regret we feel we must settle rather than strive for the best, I also have a very practical concern. While not spread out like some, this will be a large motel by our standards.

1) How are customers going to get in and out?

2) Where are they going to park?

3) What cooperation will the adjoining businesses get from the city to prevent motel guests from using their parking if necessary?

4) Was sandwiching in a project of this size at that location the best use - or the quickest sale and profit/tax revenue stream?

5) Is there anyone in the city who really cares?

Anonymous said...

Jim: I was dreaming about God.
Mary Graham: What did he say?
Jim: Nothing. He was playing tennis. Perhaps that's where God is all the time and that's why you can't see Him when you're awake, do you think?
Mary Graham: I don't know. I don't know about God.
Jim: Perhaps He's our dream... and we're His.

Anonymous said...

You don't get it BG because it is about more then Curtis. Alvord citizens are tired of Trice and Wilson ramming them in the bum hole!! Trice has to go, Wilson has to go, Chaney has to go, Alvord just needs to clean house!! We have a great school system going right now and Trice & Co. are trying to destroy it. Curtis and Rhonda are wonderful for our children and no one wants to see them go but they are just one of many mistakes Trice's big head has made!

Anonymous said...

The City has loads of budget motels thanks in large part to all the oil and gas production going on in the county. There are a lot of work crews that are in the area for ten days and then off to the next well site.

Anonymous said...

Stupid is a hurt word-don't use it about yourself.
Also, boys have a penis and girls have a vagina.

mzchief said...

To Barry...
Oh, right! You honestly expect us to believe a vehemenantly disliked school administrator and an inept school board screwing around with the employment of a winning COACH would not raise the hackles of the local citizenry?..*LOL*

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The photo of the fat dad hugging his hott daughter creeps me out.

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Has there ever been a Michael Myers, Adam Sandler or Will Ferrell flick made that did not involve a shot to the nads?

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Jessica Biel may be hott but she has the acting skills of an inflata-date.

Anonymous said...

I'll tell u why we are so excited at alvoidtexas,,these yahoo's make us feel like monica lewinsky at a hotdog eating contest.....please help us!!!

Jarhead said...

I think that Celtics fan could have taken most of those Lakers fans if he wasn't outnumbered 1000 to 1. He was a pretty big dude and took 3 or 4 direct shots and a chair to the head and was asking for more.

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MZCHIEF: I'll have you know that my inflata-date has a sparkling personality and superior acting skills. Although it's odd that her lips never move when she talks ~ they're always in an "O" shape... curious.

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What's going to happen to all those hotels when the Barnett Shale goes away? Oh wait. I'm sure the bustling Decatur tourist industry will keep them filled to capacity. "Hey Maw! Let's take the pick-em-up truck to Deeeeeecatur and spend the day counting the banks and churches and laugh about the fact that there's only one usable grocery store in town. We can spend the night in one of them fancy ho-tels and then have a gour-met breakfast at the Huddle House! Put on your hunting camo hat and stretch pants and I'll trim up my handlebar moustache and let's git-r-done! YEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAWWWWWWW"!

Anonymous said...

Just think of all the motels being built as future crack houses after the barnett shale plays out.

Anonymous said...

Did Decatur consult with Bill Nelson when they put in their streets?

It is just plain dangerous to drive in Decatur, especially out near the hospital.

They can have their growth and the traffic problems that go with it.

Anonymous said...

the barnett shale play is expected to last at least 20 to 30 years..it's the biggest bonanza to hit texas since spindletop!!!plus wise co growing for lotz of other reasons, like our great schools and warm friendly folks and comparitivly cheap land....etc...

Anonymous said...

McCain has voted anti choice 123 times.

Anonymous said...

sorry 11:11 decatur was designed with men drivers in mind..guess they never expected women to be GIVEN the right to vote and DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lovelit said...

12:13...since 1995 I'm only seeing a couple dozen abortion related bills/amendments that were even brought up for a vote. McCain's pro-life stance is obvious in the way he voted. 123 times? Where does your information come from?

Anonymous said...

After December 21 2012 you wont be hearing anyone say since 1955...

Anonymous said...

how about that last comment on Enis blog,obviously written by one of the nazis as opposed to their supporters because as you can easily see they have no support except each other.They should all be run out of town...AQAP

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, I love the last comment on the Enis blog. It has to be one of Trice & Co. You have got to be joking, 1 comment of support out of 118, man, that must make Trice feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Anonymous said...

The families of those girls couldn't afford their funerals. How sad.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, Barry, that you don't understand the respect and loyalty given to Alvord's coach. You have no idea what kind of injustice this reassignment is. There is NO justifiable reason and the people there know it. I would be proud to know that a town's citizenry would lift me up in such support if this were done to me. Too many people in the world today who will forego their loyalty for a friend to avoid causing "trouble." BRAVO to the outspoken supporters of the Enises.......Injustices must be made right and to make this one right, the admin who is responsible for this ludicrous move must be fired! Stick with it people! Don't make a fuss now, then hide your heads in the sand later. Make the difference you desire!