The Campaign For DA

7.01.2008

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • If I were at the beach.
  • The Cotton Bowl is adding complete upper decks to the end zones. That's quite a few more seats (and a pretty good pic of it is here.) But based on stubhub.com, that doesn't make Texas/OU tickets any cheaper.
  • Wal*Mart is getting rid of the "*". As smart as they company has been, that was a goofy idea to put it there in the first place.
  • Funny line from Vegas Vacation (I saw parts of it again last weekend) when Clark asks Eddie if he is worried about living near a radioactive site: "All I know is that my garden is spittin' out 10 pound tomaters and my teeth have never been whiter."
  • I receive Newsweek every week and never get around to reading any of the articles like I promise myself.
  • The find-a-parking-space-dance at Casa Torres on a given weekday in Decatur will suck the life force out of you. And there always seems to be a pack of guys in Haliburton outfits in there.
  • There was a huge wreck on I-35E at the Lewisville Lake bridge this morning. There's simply no way to get around that and the traffic folks were suggesting people exit at Teasley Lane in Denton. Oh, my.
  • The story all over the AP yesterday was that "9 out of 10 Families Affected By Gas Prices." Isn't that the same thing as saying that 9 out of 10 families aren't rich.
  • My cruise control has gone out on my vehicle. Beating.
  • I saw the movie Fragile in a theater and its been on HBO pretty frequently over the last couple of months. Verdict: It's ridiculous. 
  • The new First Financial Bank building in Decatur at 51/287 looks pretty good. But it appears there is yet another hotel going in right by it. 
  • Fox 4's medical reporter John Hammarley has been suspended. Don't know why.
  • There was a report yesterday that many people will have to walk one mile from their parking space to the new Cowboys Stadium. But if you ever parked at the outer lot at Texas Stadium, that's about the same distance. 
  • I saw a book review in the paper last weekend about Doris Day. I didn't know that she was still alive, in her 80s, and a recluse for the last 40 years. I like that "recluse" idea.
  • It is coming up on the 4th of July and that means fireworks. Overrated? And haven't they been exactly the same for the last 30 years?
  • And isn't it amazing that 30 years ago there was a firework sold that had an unofficial racist name. Uh, it ended in "chaser"?  I remember every kid on my block calling it that and we didn't think twice about it.
  • Former Fox 4 traffic reporter Todd Caruth went to the ER for kidney stones. That cost him $4,227.85.(before a voluntary discount.)
  •  Back in November I posted the 911 call where the man pretty much told the operator that he was going next door to shoot two guys robbing a house. He did. It was chilling. Yesterday a grand jury no-billed him.
  • I do a good job of keeping house plants alive.
  • That Granbury killing of two women is also chilling. But it was odd that they met in a Women's Shelter.
  • By the way, Embarq promptly showed up on Monday morning and replaced the defective modem in our office. Good job.