The Campaign For DA


Saturday Mind Bursts

  • I know post-Christmas depression is coming.
  • I've got a meaningless bowl game (West Virginia vs. North Carolina) on TV because I sense college football slipping away. But it's pretty good -- 30 to 24 after three quarters.
  • One of the bands in the game keeps playing the opening theme from Phantom of the Opera.
  • West Virginia has a running back named Noel Devine that Deion Sanders tried to convince to come live with him in Prosper while he was in high school. But the kid snuck off after about a week and flew back to Florida from DFW Airport.
  • I wear hooded sweatshirts almost every weekend. Uh, I mean a "hoodie."
  • Funny animated GIF about a Democratic New Year's Eve party here. (But who is the lady behind Hillary?)
  • I like Weight Watcher's English Muffins. I almost feel like they are lying to me about the fat content.
  • I've mentioned it before, but I could spend forever looking at the "Top 10" lists for 2008 from Time magazine. Now they are online.
  • I could waist a ton of time with Guitar Hero. I refuse to buy one because of it.
  • I hope the UPS guy goes by my office today to deliver my package. It's closed. I want him to be inconvenienced.
  • I wonder if I'm sick. When I caught a cold last month, I realized that I could turn the hot water to "full" while in the shower and it felt fine. Normally, I need to back it off about a half of an inch or it will feel like I'm about to be burned. A second ago, in the shower, I noticed that I had the hot water opened to full.
  • That was too much info.
  • The new movie, The Spirit, "from the maker of Sin City and 300" is something I'd probably like.
  • I just saw where a friend of mine in Austin mentioned she was going to "Salt Lick" for dinner. I'm not sure I've ever been there.


JimHubbell said...

Is that old gal in the animation Cindy Sheehan?

Anonymous said...

I hate to burst your bubble but, unless it's changed, UPS doesn't deliver on Saturdays.

mzchief said...

To Barry...
Your hot water issue COULD be an indication that your hot water heater is about to bite the dust.

Happy New Year!

Dpcbb said...

Barry! Quit your job so that you can go to Salt Lick on Monday for lunch. My wife heard about it on some stupid show with Rachel Ray (vomit) so we went by on our last trip to Austin.

It was a little out of the way from where we were but it was awesome. BBQ is cooked over a big 'ol fire pit. Dang. Now I have to take a few vacation days and head to Austin.

Anonymous said...

OH no...I now have visual of a naked Barry in the shower.

Anonymous said...

Buy your water heater a thermal "binkie". It will help maintain a more consistent water temperature and save you money, and yes, they are cheap and easy to put on your water heater.

When you went to "full throttle hot", how cold was it outside? If it was really cold that could mean the cold water you were cutting the hot water with was colder than normal. We don't bury our plumbing very low below the surface in these here parts, and the outside temp can directly affect the temp of the tap water.

Double Fake Barney Buttekrak, plumber

Daniella said...

Guitar Hero is worth the total waste of time that it is. Invest. Rock on. :)

Anonymous said...

You are going to be wishing for post Christmas depression after December 21,2012.

The Prawn said...


Almost worth a trip to the Austin area just for their food.

Anonymous said...

Where the hell you finding them English Muffins?

Andria said...

Salt Lick was great! Come on down when the weather's warmer and we'll pack up a cooler (BYOB) and make sure you have cash ('cause that's all they take...and I'm paying off law school loans) and get us some BBQ! I only live a 20 minute, Hill-Country picturesque drive away from it.