11.26.2008

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • I don't think I 'm sick, but I woke up last night with chills. Shaking chills. I turned the heat up, snuggled under the covers, and woke up two hours later dripping in sweat (I know, appealing visual.) I guess that's progress.
  • Had a dream about an old high school girlfriend. She kept whispering absolutely innocent things in my ear why her husband just glared at me. Very tense.
  • All the news mentions on days like this is how busy the airport will be on the day before a holiday. One year I was right by DFW airport with absolutely nothing to do when I heard that report, so I ducked into the airport to watch some family reunions amongst the crowds. (This was when you could go inside the gates without a ticket.) There was no one there. Absolutely desolate. I've been skeptical of local news ever since.
  • And I'm two days away from my biggest news beat down of the year: The day after Thanksgiving shopping reports live from the mall. (Let me guess: People arrived early. They looked for specials more than in years before. Money is tight. Retailers are slashing prices to move inventory.)
  • More and more, I'm turning down potential clients if I think they are going to be nothing but trouble. Those hypothetical individuals arrested for DWI, admit they were drunk, and tell me they expect me to make the case go away. I'm a lawyer, not a miracle worker, and I don't need the hassle.
  • The older I get, the more rapid fire these holidays seem to come around every year.
  • Fox 4's Megan Henderson had her hair in a ponytail this morning. Very good look.
  • Local homebuilder D.R. Horton announced last quarter losses of $800 million yesterday and it's stock price went up 38% because it wasn't as bad as expected. Odd world we live in when losing almost a billion dollars is good news.
  • I had to leave early from Thanksgiving lunch one time when I went to the Cowboys game (they played Pittsburgh). My mom wasn't pleased. I've never tried to pull that stunt again.
  • Thanksgiving parades don't interest me. Parades in general don't interest me. A parade involving spider monkeys on floats would interest me.
  • If I feel well enough, and I expect to, I'll run in the eight mile Dallas Turkey Trot tomorrow. It is always a scene, and I bet I've done it 8 out of the last 10 years. When I first started, I ran the 3K course and was scared I wouldn't make it.
  • I wonder if my nemesis Barron Green will be there? (Back story here and here.)
  • In the run, which consists of thousands, I always see this very healthy guy wearing nothing but a a speedo with turkey feathers on his butt and carrying a huge American flag on a pole. Good times.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

That picture seems to be cut off at the bottom...

Anonymous said...

Re: blondes in photo
Yes, yes, and yes. Of course, I would get the standard "No, no, and oh, hell no!"

"...how busy the airport will be on the day before a holiday." "The day after Thanksgiving shopping reports live from the mall."
I got news for the media types - this aint news, folks! Happens every year and we all know it will happen

"I'm a lawyer, not a miracle worker, and I don't need the hassle."
Suppose Helen Keller came to you with a DWI case. Open and shut? (Is she even still alive?)

"A parade involving spider monkeys on floats would interest me."
Or one with a big cake float that says: "Eat Me" a la Animal House

"...nothing but a a speedo with turkey feathers on his butt and carrying a huge American flag..."
Photo op! You could bookend your banner with that guy and lawnmower Speedoman

Happy T-Day everybody

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should sign into the race as BuBear Green to more easily differentiate yourself from the other guy.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet your old girlfriend would appreciate it if you would refer to her as something other than old! Just a guess!!

SkidRow said...

.08.... oh, I thought they said .8 was legal. Help BG. I was framed by the man and yes I was drunker than Cooter Brown.

Anonymous said...

Do you think they can complete a thought between the three of them?? I bet the first word each would start a sentence with would be "Like......"

Anonymous said...

She's thinking "Like..I drank a lot of beer and like I think I'm drunk and like I think like my panties are like falling off and all and like I don't even like know why??

Anonymous said...

Like, I'm sure he's posting their pic because he is dying to know what they're thinking

Anonymous said...

You probably are sick with a bug you caught on your airplane trip. Air travel --couped up inside that little bottle with all those other coughing, sneezing, germ-ridden other folk-- is notorious for helping along sickness! Happy you enjoyed your trip, now you get to pay the price.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Meagan Henderson looked hot this morning...same as every other morning. She looks hot no matter how her hair is done!! Also, did you catch Krystle Gutierrez doing her report?? Wow! That blouse fit perfect!!

Buckwheat said...

Woke up drenched in sweat and dreamed about an old girlfriend?

Hummmm.

Anonymous said...

Yep, your sick, had fever, if you were at work you probably exposed the whole office to whatever you had. When you broke out in the sweat (just for a minute, you probably thought you wet the bed)you broke the fever. Doesn't mean your completely well but getting there. If I were you , I would forego the trot, stay home, lay on my arse and watch football or watch the rain fall. Hope you get to feeling better and if you run in the trot I wish you well there also. Have a good Thanksgiving.

Double Fake Marcus Welby M.D.

Anonymous said...

Another one is Natalei Soliz petite and fine

Anonymous said...

Any - Minnie - Mynnie - Moe all three would do but I know they would say "no", damn to luck!!
Ain't nothin wrong with trying or wishing anyway.

gern blansten said...

Make sure you stay hydrated today and tomorrow, espcially if you're going to run tomorrow. Plenty of good fluids always helps!

Jarhead said...

"Love to eat turkey
Love to eat turkey

Love to eat turkey
'Cause it's good
Love to eat turkey
Like a good boy should
'Cause it's turkey to eat
So good

Turkey for me
Turkey for you
Let's eat the turkey
In my big brown shoe
Love to eat the turkey
At the table
I once saw a movie
With Betty Grable
Eat that turkey
All night long
Fifty million Elvis fans
Can't be wrong
Turkey lurkey dee and
Turkey lurkey dap
I eat that turkey
Then I take a nap

Thanksgiving is a special night
Jimmy Walker used to say "Dynomite"
That's right
Turkey with gravy and cranberry
Can't believe the Mets traded Darryl Strawberry
Turkey for you and
Turkey for me
Can't believe Tyson
Gave that girl V.D.

White meat, dark meat
You just can't lose
I fell off my moped
And I got a bruise
Turkey in the oven
And the buns in the toaster
I'll never take down
My Cheryl Tiegs poster
Wrap the turkey up
In aluminum foil
My brother likes to masturbate
With baby oil
Turkey and sweet potato pie
Sammy Davis Jr.
Only had one eye

Turkey for the girls and
Turkey for the boys
My favorite kind of pants
Are corduroys
Gobble gobble gee and
Gobble gobble gickel
I wish turkey
Only cost a nickel
Oh I love turkey on Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!"
~ Adam Sandler

Have a good weekend you freaks.

That is all.

Carry on.

~ The Jarhead

Anonymous said...

It never fells, when pictures are cropped, the good stuff is always left out doing nothing for evidence sake. This wouldn't happen on C.S.I.

Anonymous said...

Do any of those gals play the fiddle ?

Anonymous said...

I thought this was liberal media, why did you censor the pic?? Nevermind seen the unedited versions anyway, love the interwebs.

WC4L said...

Scenario on girl on the right: obviously had way to much to drink, got knocked up by some guy who couldn't resist the oppurtunity. Now she's screaming for child support and cries herself to sleep at night cause she can't figure out who the daddy is, and dont know where she went wrong in her life.


Double Fake Barry Green's old girlfriend

Anonymous said...

To the tune of We Three Kings:

We three queens of Wise County are
Drinking beer at the Glass Cactus bar.
Flashing tummies feeling tipsy
We promise not to barf in your car.

O blondes of wonder, blondes of "like...",
"Save us from the creep in white."
West ends calling, who is driving,
Guide us to the Miller Lite.

Double Fake John H. Hopkins, Jr.

R and R said...

I don't know...sounds like hot flashes to me with your sweaty chilly problem.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should expand your practice.

everything WOULD BE wise
(I tried to diguise that, did you get it?)

Anonymous said...

I vote for a posting of the uncropped photo.

Anonymous said...

The same thing with "Frantic last minute shopping on Christmas eve." I was sick to death at the thought of getting some last minute shopping done after the scare stories on the news a couple of years ago. I went to several stores on Xmas eve- they were deader than normal payday/welfare check days.

Anonymous said...

10:59 I have a tear in my eye. Beautiful poem. Also noticed that "like", nice touch.

Anonymous said...

I cried through the whole movie.