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Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • The shooting spree (and the back story) of the ex-Utah Trooper on a Dallas freeway borders on the bizarre. But the cop-gone-bad stories always seem to have a mitigating sentence in them. In this case, "Smith's abuse of alcohol and prescription medications started after an on-duty traffic accident."
  • I journeyed to Northeast Mall yesterday --- not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. 
  • Well, the traffic was horrific.
  • That R.J. Gators restaurant was basically empty at dinner time. Not-a-good sign.
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas originally had lyrics that included "Have yourself a merry little Christmas / It may be your last / Next year we may all be living in the past" and "Faithful friends who were dear to us / Will be near to us no more" 
  • Tonight we get to Santa's sleigh on the local weather radar which, proportionally, would make it about 200 miles wide. As a kid, I expected to see a flashing dot on the radar.
  • I'm working a half day today. But, somehow, I managed to have a UPS package delivered to the office today. If I'm sitting here by myself all afternoon long waiting for it, I'll be in pre-Christmas depression. Come on, Brown. Do it for me. (It arrived in Denton at 2:06 a.m. this morning).
  • TCU defeated a previously undefeated Boise State last night. But I stopped down when they interviewed the Boise State cheerleader who was famously proposed to after Boise State defeated Oklahoma two years ago. That girl was dumb as a box of rocks. 
  • Everyone is now calling it the Poin-ZET-EE-AH Bowl. 
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button looks like it might be pretty good. (And I just heard a heck of a good review of Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson in Marley & Me -- that's surprising.)
  • I always intentionally delay getting in the "Christmas spirit" so as not to experience overkill. And then I look up at the last minute and realize I missed it. 
  • A Fort Worth judge ordering a person to post a billboard message as part of his sentence is silly and smells of publicity seeking. 
  • I really am in a good mood. 
  • I feel fat again today. (And, yeah, I know that breaks a "man rule" but everything I'm wearing feels tight all of a sudden. 
  • "The New York Yankees flexed their financial muscles -- again -- Tuesday, stunning the baseball world by snagging first baseman [and former Texas Ranger] Mark Teixeira with an eight-year, $180-million deal."  Funny photoshopped pic of him here
  • WBAP's Hal Jay and Steve Lamb (the sports guy) asked each other this morning how much of Teixeira's contract was guaranteed. Amazingly (or not), neither one of them knew the answer. As in all major league baseball contracts, the answer is, "all of it."
  • I got the nicest email from a web producer over at Fox 4 who wanted to be my Facebook friend. She referred to the "boob-centric photos you post thrice daily." Maam, this is a hard hitting news site I'm running here. 


Jarhead said...

TCU rocks.


Respect the Frog.

Anonymous said...

I'm stuck in the office, too, Barry. I see Lance Armstrong is a daddy again. 20-something hottie (looks a lot like his first, very hot, wife). She works for a cancer foundation in Colorado. I have a friend who did some freelance (no pun intended) work for Lance and she said that he and his ex are "remarkably" close for the kids' sake. That's fine and dandy but I still shake my head at those Bruce Willis/Demi Moore/Ashton Kutcher photos that always surface........TOO close!

Anonymous said...

Texas Rangers ballclub is best farm team in the league. Just sayin...

Anonymous said...

One of the things that's always fascinated me is the little radio station in Sundance Square in the "mural" building: The Ranch, 95.9. They actually play really good Texas Country (not polluted, over-commercialized stuff like 96.3, etc). The problem: IMPOSSIBLE to get reception 20 miles outside of town. Solution: listen online....great music.

Anonymous said...

A Merry Christmas to you Barry and I hope UPS delivers your package by noon.

Anonymous said...

Ho Ho Ho got something in my sack for both of you little girls. Come over and sit on Santa's lap.Oh my, what is that??

Anonymous said...

Greetings..Merry Christmas to one and all, and to all a Good Night

Aristides said...

I feel fat again today.

Ha. Me too, only I think it's because I am actually getting fatter. Since when did the holidays become an excuse to pile cookies and candy and other egregiously non-healthy items in the office break room every day for a month?