The Campaign For DA

6.01.2009

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • Jimmy Johnson was at the invitation only grand opening of the new Cowboys' Stadium? I didn't see that on TV at all.
  • After four months of receiving Texas Monthly as a Christmas present, I'm hooked.
  • A shocking reminder in last week's issue of Newsweek, covering our history with Iran, about a story I had completely forgotten about: "January 20, 1981: The Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down an Iranian airliner it had mistaken for a fighter jet, killing 290 passenger." Edit: Someone pointed out the date is incorrect. That's probably my mistake and not Newsweek's.
  • "Drag Me To Hell" may be the worst movie ever. After seeing some great reviews and learning the director had some street cred, I checked it out. I can't begin to tell you how much I hated it. Then I was also stunned to see it was rated PG-13.
  • The Cowboy scout that was paralyzed in the pavilion collapse . . . . I wonder what this morning is like for him.
  • Plaid shorts have made a comeback. I last owned some in the late 1980s.
  • Jim Carey = Not Funny.
  • Pink is now synonymous with breast cancer awareness. The color, not the singer.
  • I walked out of a restaurant on Friday, got in the family truckster, turned the key, and .... nothing. Battery dead. After trying a variety of options, I ended up walking 1 1/2 miles. Nice night though.
  • Kate, of Kate and My Beaten Down Husband Make 8, is in a bikini. Hey, now.
  • Extreme Makeover, Home Edition is kind of a tear jerker, isn't it?
  • The Rangers won 20 games in May. That's the most in team history.
  • I think I've got a friend who is bipolar.
  • The last survivor of the Titanic died this weekend. She was looking pretty old when she climbed up on that rail in the movie.
  • I kid.
  • The MTV Music Awards were last night and they had a bit on "Real mean walk away from explosions in slow motion without looking back." Funny.
  • And, man, the crowd went completely bonkers over that Twilight guy. (Who, by the way, doesn't seem all that bright.)
  • And the most awkward moment of the night: Miley Cyrus' acceptance speech: "I wanna thank God, helloooooo!" Wow.
  • An Air France jet with 228 people on board is officially "missing" this morning after last being tracked over the Atlantic. World famous aviation expert Ann Curry speculates that it might be a lightening strike. Yep, that happens all the time.