The Campaign For DA

8.18.2008

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • A little close to home: A body was found in Sunset over the weekend. Turned out to be a store clerk from the tiny little town of Scotland, Texas, and the arrested suspect is from Bowie.
  • Everyone tells me that Montague county (that's where Sunset is located) has a reputation for being extremely racist. (But talking of race gives me Tired Head after the last few posts.)
  • That may have been the most pleasant August day on Saturday (weather wise) that I've ever experienced.
  • From Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News: "College football is a strange game. It hands out the finest pastries for free, then charges for the crumbs. Witness the season openers for Texas and OU.The Longhorns will host Florida Atlantic on Aug. 30, while the Sooners will host Chattanooga . . . For only $29.95 a pop, you can watch a game the networks deemed unworthy [to show on TV for free.]"
  • Hey, now.
  • In the Olympics, why are all the country's names that appear on the jerseys written in English (even the countries that don't speak English)?
  • I ate at Rockfish in that Southlake Town Center this weekend. It's really good but be warned of the limited seating area. (I'm not sure how they can sell enough food to pay what has to be a very expensive rental fee.)
  • I like looking at all the high tone folks walking around shopping in Southlake. But I did see one guy with tennis shoes, short, a belt, and suspenders. I'm pretty sure he was from out of town.
  • The pecuniary value of a gold medal is $89
  • I ate German food in Muenster this weekend. I'm pretty sure it wasn't fat free. And did you know that red cabbage doesn't look like cabbage at all?
  • I paid $3.45 for gas this morning. But I had the huge Beat Down of having one of those "super flow malfunctioning pumps." You know the kind - it shoves gas in the tank so fast that it keeps backing up and shutting down the automatic flow.
  • My office's cleaning lady is always here on Monday mornings while I write this stuff. The sound of a vacuum cleaner this early in the morning is not-a-good.
  • I'm interested in Jeremy Wariner in the 400 meters. Former Baylor guy. Former gold medal winner. He ran in the prelims last night and won, but I didn't see it despite the fact that the Morning News said he would run at 8:00 p.m. (he didn't).
  • I'm watching Funny Games (a movie) and I have no idea when or why I put it in my Netflix queue. ("Anna (Naomi Watts) and George (Tim Roth) are enjoying a vacation with their son when a pair of sadistic young men, Paul (Michael Pitt) and Peter (Brady Corbet), breaks into their cabin and holds the family hostage.") So far it's pretty weird and pretty good.
  • Yeah, it's early, but the Cowboys may be reading too much about how great they are.
  • I actually played a very small role as a prosecutor in Tarrant County case that eventually led to a high profile wrongful conviction case. The Star Telegram has the story here. (Although I sat at the counsel table, I played a minuscule role at the trial and I'm not "the prosecutor" referred to in the story. And, to further distance myself, I didn't know anything about the "tattoo note" since I didn't take part in that witness interview.) But, man, it bugs me to have even been associated with such a thing.
  • This will only make sense if you were watching women's gymnastics at the Olympics at 9:02 last night. Germany's Oksana Chusovitina has got to be a guy.
  • One more gymnastic thought: I think I've figured out why Alicia Sacramone has been struggling. Home girl is gettin' a little chunky.
  • I finished the The Shack, but I don't know what I think. There were some great moments (How can God be disappointed if he knows exactly what are choices will be?) and then there were chapters which were completely incomprehensible.
  • I like the name "Low Land Gorilla."