12.03.2008

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • That's new Britney Spears up there. Man, the girl has made a heck of a comeback.
  • I've never stolen anything from a store.
  • I did look down in my shopping cart in the parking lot one time and saw a bar of deodorant that I didn't scan through the self check out line. That felt like stealing.
  • I recently went in the Dublin Sports Bar (or something like that) right by Posadas restaurant off Western Center. Verdict: Festive. Wheels off crowd. Waitresses in school girl skirts.
  • Tense read: A Houston prosecutor who had his own silly little blog is given the pink slip and writes about the day.
  • Last weekend, that crazy Silicone Alley wrote that she visited a girlfriend in Houston, went to the Galleria, and saw her purchase a pair of $700 shoes. There should be a verse in the Bible calling that an "abomination."
  • I got hired over the phone a few months back by an out-of-state college student on a misdemeanor charge. I worked the case out very favorably, and she's coming into town today to sign off on the plea bargain. It's very weird to meet a client for the first time on the last day that I'll represent her.
  • Baylor snuck into the Top 25 Basketball AP Poll. As much as I want to care, I don't.
  • The Ozzie Osborne commercial where he has to text what he is saying is very funny. (Never mind how he knows the number of the folks he's trying to talk to.)
  • I've never seen Blade Runner.
  • I doubt if I'll put a Christmas tree up this year. I rarely do.
  • At some point as a teenager, and I don't remember the specifics, but I was disappointed about an event that I had look forward to for weeks. Ever since that time, I refuse to get excited about anything in the future.I call it my "Rule Of Low Expectations."
  • I recently learned that modern day Catholic confessions occur face to face with a priest and not in a booth. No way I'm doing that.
  • I really don't know much about Dallas Star Sean Avery, but he was suspended yesterday by the NHL for comments he made about another NHL player who is dating his former girlfriend. He said, "I am really happy to be back in Calgary, I love Canada. I just want to comment on how it's become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy [word deleted for a reason I'm not sure about.]" The funny part is how the local news media is handling the comment. The Ticket rolled with it and quotes him directly. Most TV media won't go that far. Fox 4 inserted the word "[former girlfriend]" for the offending words. Edit: Video
  • The "big" news yesterday was that the U.S. "warned" India of the terrorists attacks that occured last week. I bet the U.S. warns every nation every day of potential terrorists attacks.
  • I found a 1979 edition of Dave Campbell's Texas Football. When I get time, I'll scan the blurb about the Bridgeport and Decatur High school prospects. The names will be very familiar to the local crowd.
  • If Chuck Norris used a folder as a weapon, this would happen. (Please watch that video. Gold.)

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have also neglected to scan an item at the self check on line by mistake. When I noticed the mistake, I took the time to walk the gallon of milk back into the store and pay for it. That my friend is the difference between a police officer and a lawyer...

Bob from Rabbit's Hatch (it's in Kentucky) said...

I got hit with a folder once. I probably should have sued. I still have a tendency to duck when I see manilla.

I think you get too disappointed about things. It's not what happens to you but what your reaction is that defines you. (Profound stuff.)

Decatur needs a new football stadium for the 2009 team. I'm sure they would win more. I bet if they draw up the bathrooms with tile and TV's inside, the bond will pass.

India should have heeded the US warning and shot the terrorists the minute they landed. How hard can it be?

What are sloppy seconds?

Anonymous said...

Well, we can see the influence of the nasty Madonna on Britney's costuming.

mzchief said...

Britney is back to being smokin' hawt but she is still a monumental head case.

Britney whining about there not being any "passion" in her life and being "bored" is one of the most disgusting things I have EVER heard from a celebritard. Someone needs to tell the slag to get off her self absorbed arse and do SOMETHING for OTHERS and she will not be "bored" and lack "passion" in her life.

Barry, you really do need to raise the bar regarding the celebrity females you worship.

Anonymous said...

hey mzchief..why don't you just shoot the sob..?

wordkyle said...

I know what you're thinking. "Did she have six sheets of paper or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a Smead 8 1/2 x 11 Tab Cut, the most powerful manila folder in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

Jarhead said...

Catholic confessions can occur face-to-face but they don't have to. Most churches have the option of face-to-face or the more traditional "anonymous" behind-the-screen-like-you-see-in-the-movies method.

The person that gave you this information probably doesn't go to confession as much as she should. :)

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle:
"I gots to know!"

Anonymous said...

Yes, Dublin Square Pub's waitress uniforms are VERY nice!! Fun place to go and unwind!

Buckwheat said...

Jarhead, how DARE you butt in and take over Mzcreeps job. SHE is the only SOAS here. You have NO right to babble on about mindless dribble. THAT is HER job. SHE is the queen of KNOW-IT-ALL Land. What the HELL is WRONG with YOU?

Anonymous said...

Christmas Tree

Expectation's are a down payment on a resentment, a luxury you cannot afford.
Look how it has affected you ever since your let down, it has festered with you now and in your future.
Can anyone remind me of why we put up Christmas tree's and when it got started?

Anonymous said...

"...purchase a pair of $700 shoes. There should be a verse in the Bible calling that an "abomination."
Man, somebody is trying to jump-start the economy, and you want to go all biblical on their buttocks?

"I've never seen Blade Runner."
You should, it's a very good movie. But very dark

"I doubt if I'll put a Christmas tree up this year. I rarely do."
Try one of those 12-15" trees like you find at Dollar stores. They don't take up a bunch of room, but still give you that Christmas-y feeling

"I recently learned that modern day Catholic confessions occur face to face with a priest and not in a booth."
Well, that certainly sounds like a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon

"...inserted the word "[former girlfriend]" for the offending words."
The messed up part about all that is the way he (Sean Avery) is disrespecting his former girlfriend, the lovely Elisha Cuthbert. However, I don't think he should be suspended for making a stupid personal comment

Dang, y'all, Britney looks like she is in top-notch form (physically, that is)

onmyway311 said...

Barry, I don't blame you for not wanting to put up a Christmas tree. I probably wouldn't either if the hubs and kids didn't love Christmas so much...

mzchief said...

To Buckwheat...
Nice to see you still have your hate on for intelligence and knowledge. From the sounds of things, it is working out for you just like it should. Keep beating up yourself so no one else has to waste their time.

*StillLOL@U*

Anonymous said...

I think it's sad that you don't put up a tree. Even my 91 year old Granny puts up a small tree. I loves me some Christmas time!

Anonymous said...

Brittney is back on top and Obammy is going to fix everything. Is this a great country or what?

Anonymous said...

Brittney is a dog. She may have shaped up outside, but, with a little motherly influence from Modonna, she is a full flegged DOG...DAWG...ETC..ETC

R and R said...

Are we positively sure the lady with the folder didn't say to Miss Faker.."YOU ARE HEALED"?

Anonymous said...

What's funny about the folder incident, is hearing all the people commenting that the "victim" was "hit in the eye"! Not very good eyewitnesses! Maybe that's why so many innocent people get sent to the pen on eyewitness testimony that turns out to be no good!

Anonymous said...

mzchief - I agree with you about half the time. And that's just fine.

This is one of those times I agree with you 100% in regard to your Britney Spears comment - well said.

Your next post is one in which I disagree, well really not disagree, I just don't like it when you insult people, although I have to admit you do it very well.

Still, I think you should stay above the fray and not come down to their level with a personal attack. The haters look pitiful enough with their own words.

Well....... I think I just insulted someone.

I think I will stop giving advice now.

Anonymous said...

All I want for Christmas is Britney in a Ms Santa nitey

M-M said...

Scrooge...put up the Christmas Tree.

Anonymous said...

If there is a better way to start the day than a stoutly mixed Cuevo Gold Tequila in Vanilla Coke and a couple of tabs of 10 mg. Vicodin I haven't found it yet.

Just thought I'd blurt that out for some reason.

Maybe it's because I started the day out with a stoutly mixed...

Anyway have a good day- I'm going to take a nap.

M-M said...

Hey Barry, Can Brock use this forum to give me the low-down on his two wind generators he recently had installed. How much did they cost? Where did he get them? How much was the first check from the Co-op? Etc. Others might be interested also.

Anonymous said...

In regards to Item No. 2, I think Bill Leonard would aurgue with you....remeber tha pair of socks you needed so you ran in store and grabbed right before the ballgame that afternoon?

Anonymous said...

The Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree is a mandala, a bundle of symbols showing what creation has to offer: light and the movement of angels, the gifts of orchard and field, forest and sea, all topped off by the star that pointed to the end of the journey, the place of peace.

During Advent in the XIth century, scenes called mysteries, including one about Paradise, were very popular. A tree decorated with red apples symbolized the tree of Paradise. During the XVth century, the faithful began to put up trees in their own houses on December 24, the feast day of Adam and Eve.

However, the first Christmas tree as we know it, but without lights still, appeared in Alsace in 1521. It was introduced in France by the Princess Hélène de Mecklembourg who brought one to Paris after her marriage to the Duke of Orleans. In the XVIIIth century, the custom of decorating a Christmas tree was well established in Germany, France and Austria.
In 1841, Prince Albert (originally from Germany), husband of Queen Victoria, set up a Christmas tree at Windsor Castle in England. From the royal court, the custom of Christmas trees spread quickly to the middle class and then to working people. For Victorians, a good Christmas tree had to be six branches tall and be placed on a table covered with a white damask tablecloth. It was decorated with garlands, candies and paper flowers.


The Christmas tree was introduced to Canada around the end of the XVIIIth century even before it became a common practice in England. The various ornaments with which it was decorated were first made at home before being commercially produced. In the middle of the XVIIth century, Christmas trees were illuminated with little candles. These were replaced at the beginning of the XXth century by electric bulbs. Other variations like outdoor and artificial Christmas trees as appeared around the beginning of the XXth century.

Anonymous said...

The Christmas Tree Comes to Canada



The first German immigrants to the United States brought with them the custom of decorating a tree at Christmas. In Canada, this tradition was also introduced by a German. In 1781, General Von Reidesel planted the first Christmas tree on Quebec soil at Sorel. This custom spread in the Victorian period although it was limited to the middle class. After 1920, the practice began to appear in large cities. In rural areas, however, the decorated tree did not become a familiar sight until the 1930s.

Towards the end of the XIXth century, the fashion for small trees placed on tables gave way to one of large-scale trees because of the arrival on the market of the first metal tree stands. The working classes replaced these expensive stands by two crossed wooden boards nailed together or by a pail filled with earth in which the tree was planted.

The tradition of the natural Christmas tree is still very much alive. Balsam tree farming is expanding rapidly in Canada. Each year, more than a million of these trees are cut and tens of thousands are exported to the United States, Mexico, Venezuela and even as far away as Germany.

Anonymous said...

I love putting up the Christmas tree. We do it as a family and its fun watching the kids. Before I had a family of my own I always went back to my mothers and we put her trees (yes she always puts up more than one) up! Its a fun time to share memories of past Christmas or to fight about whose ornament is whose.

Anonymous said...

Poor Britney,she used to be so appealing until she lost her left arm in that unfortunate accident.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the tree. I hate Christmas. After what happened last year at this time, I hate it more. Thank you Jim and Dana.

Anonymous said...

Everybody go home and get those trees up or wait till Christmas Eve. I like the later ideal. Sure some don't do it now cause there is no one to do it with or they will be elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Sit Brit on top of your tree, back to reality...

Anonymous said...

With the hockey player and internet mom examples...we are now officially in a "freedom of speech as long as you don't hurt anyone's feelings" country. Otherwise, you're fired, or jailed. Folks, can we not see what's happening?

Francine Fishpaw said...

Wow, Mr. Police Officer, so glad to know that your ranks are always perfect as opposed to us evil lawyers.

But, it does beg the question, how did you not see a gallon of milk? Perhaps you should be a little more observant and a little less judgemental.

Anonymous said...

8:09 Your absolutly right that the difference in a police officer and a lawyer is the officer's p.poor attention to detail that allows him to overlook a gallon size jug of milk in a shopping cart.

bspears LOVER said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE BRITNEY. i dont appreciate yall bashing her after all shes been through...rude, just rude.

Anonymous said...

"Last weekend, that crazy Silicone Alley wrote that she visited a girlfriend in Houston, went to the Galleria, and saw her purchase a pair of $700 shoes."

I have not purchased $700 of footware in the last 3 years.

"The Ozzie Osborne commercial where he has to text what he is saying is very funny."

Wa in da wa saw in washin. (Where is the can?)

"I recently learned that modern day Catholic confessions occur face to face with a priest and not in a booth. No way I'm doing that."

Face to face is an option, not a mandatory sentence...uh...I mean...process. And FYI, the "booth" is called a "confessional".

Fox 4 inserted the word "[former girlfriend]" for the offending words."

Sloppy Joes....slop, slop...sloppy Joes.....

"If Chuck Norris used a folder as a weapon, this would happen."

BuBear, I would have decapitated the wench.

Double Fake Chuck Norris

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, brilliant post!

Know anything about paper clips?

Anonymous said...

"Sloppy seconds is a slang term for the practice of a man having sex with a woman immediately after another man has had sex with her...The term is also used metaphorically, regarding a "second hand" item that is presumed undesirable, or only acceptable if one's primary choice is unavailable."
I can't believe somebody is asking for the definition of this. Go to Wikipedia for the unabridged version, I figured the dotdotdot part wouldn't pass the censor (free-speech liberal though he may be)
I'm just sayin'

mzchief said...

To anonymous 11:56...
I had no idea pointing out Buckwheat's hateful behaviour would be classified as an insult but now that you have shown me the error of my ways, I must agree with you in that most people would be insulted to be accused of Buckwheat's hateful behaviour.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

When I was little, we always put the Christmas tree up the day after Thanksgiving, but when we all grew up and started to hate each other, I rarely got it set up before Christmas eve, because I could not give a shiate about my relatives coming over to thanklessly eat Christmas dinner and grouse and then open presents they didn't care to give, but felt they had to, and yada yada yada.

I started putting up my new Christmas tree last night. I had to buy a new one this year, because last year, I had a bottom part of one tree and the top part of another tree - damned fake Christmas trees that mix themselves up during the summer time! I just put a heck of a lot of tinsel on it, loaded on the ornaments, and drizzled it with tinsel, so when the lights were off, except for the tree lights, no one could tell.

But this Christmas, I've had a change of heart, and since my Mom's passing last year, I don't have to put on my gloves to assemble that gawd awful Hammacher-Schlimmerakaka nostalgic Christmas tree made out of stainless steel that cost almost a freaking grand that I always cut myself with......Man I HATED THAT TREE.

I'm gonna have a nice Christmas even if it kills me this year.

Anonymous said...

BG, you need to Googkr Avery's girlfreind. WOW

Anonymous said...

The blog just gets stupider all the time. I keep coming back to read it anyway. What does that say about the future of humanity?

Anonymous said...

And does anybody else read hal turner's blog? what if his cadre of nut-case followers is right about where this is all heading?

Anonymous said...

Hateful behaviour? Sounds like he was defending you.

Anonymous said...

I would never Googkr someone elses girlfriend.