The Campaign For DA

9.14.2008

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Channel 8 Sports Extra had Eugene Lockhart as a co-host last night. Is a former slightly above average linebacker who last played 18 years ago really relevant?
  • Texas canceled it's game against Arkansas on Saturday but I read there turned out not to be a drop of rain.
  • Not exactly sure about the meaning of this morning's news of the Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy or the takeover of Merrill Lynch, but it can't be good.
  • Had a waiter at Mercado Juarez refer to me throughout dinner as "boss" on Saturday night. I kind of liked that.
  • 58 degrees this morning? Sweet.
  • Whatever happened to comedian Steven Wright?
  • I've begun watching In Bruges (another movie that I put in my Netflix queue weeks ago but I don't know why.) So far it's great.
  • It's still early, but I wonder if Todd Dodge is regreting taking the North Texas head coaching job.
  • I've become the guaranteed win for my opponents in my fantasy football league.
  • I always watch Entourage on HBO but I'm not sure why.
  • I went for a walk in the rain for the first time in years this weekend. Technically, I was walking in a hurricane.
  • Saw this on a message board: "We’re definitely over-reacting here in Dallas. Our office manager sent an e-mail this afternoon [Friday] instructing everyone to close their blinds and office doors in case Ike blows out the windows. Also, we were to remove any paper from our desk because it could get sucked out the window. My brother’s building took it one step further. There will be an assessment Sunday night to determine whether the building will be closed on Monday or not. I guess they’re expecting a lot of damage, despite the fact we’re 300 miles inland."
  • I actually woke up at about 3:30 on Saturday morning so I turned on the TV to see if the Hurricane had made landfall. I saw the funniest bit when one of the "on the scene" reporters was blown into a bunch of bushes only to pop up laughing. I thought someone would replay it, but I haven't seen it yet.
  • And I promise I saw Channel 8 had a "countdown clock" on its 6:00 o'clock news on Friday ticking down until landfall for Ike. And get this: It measured down to the second. Something like 8 hours 25 minutes 23 seconds when I saw it.
  • I saw a train push a car down the tracks outside of Rhome about five years ago after a fatal collision. Horrifying.
  • We always gripe about long term, entrenched politicians and always beg for some "new blood" but when they come around they are roasted for not having "experience." (Goes for Obama and for Palin.)
  • And just what sort of "job experience" is there that qualifies you for President?
  • Seems like there is always a robbery or rape around the "Katy Trail" in Dallas, but this one seems a little odd.
  • It's kind of fun to stumble through a Monday and then think, "Hey, the Cowboys are on tonight."
  • I've been meaning to post this for a while: You can buy two seats from Texas Stadium for $650. To keep. Like, forwever. Here.