- It's Bowling Tuesday. Apparently.
- Yesterday I got an email from a guy I don't know who told me, "I read your blog every day in Iraq. It kept me entertained." That was a little humbling.
- I wonder if I should get some yellow magnetic ribbons printed up with "Liberally Lean" on them?
- I finally got my home Internet fixed after a visit from two, count 'em two, technicians yesterday. (That brings the total to seven.) And the last guy was pretty cocky about what the problem had been (a faulty copper panel in the neighborhood box). I'll take cocky if the guy can fix it. I think he has.
- The new Calvin Klein billboard in SoHo in NYC is indeed shocking. A clearer picture on Flickr is here. (Warning. It's pretty risque.)
- My random link to the Texas DA and CA message board: A trooper stops a car and finds 82 grams of cocaine. The problem: The stop was based on driving in the left hand lane of a two lane freeway while "not passing" even though no other cars are in sight. If the stop is without justification, the evidence of cocaine cannot be used against the defendant. Note to DA: Good luck with all that.
- Today's Random Thought Girl is hawt.
- The Boston Globe always has the greatest photo galleries. They've now posted one of the protests in
IraqIran over the recent presidential elections. Good stuff.
- Craziest accident ever yesterday: A guy goes off the Berry Street overpass in Fort Worth over I-35 at 4:00 in the afternoon, lands upside down on the freeway below, doesn't get hit by another car, and survives.
- But I struggled with the words of witnesses on the news yesterday who said, "That man is blessed!" So the blessing began a second before impact? Why not before he went over the guardrail? And why does no one want to have an open, honest, and reverent discussion about such things?
- WBAP's Hal Jay this morning asked Nolan Ryan if any of today's pitchers train by running the bleachers backwards like Nolan used to do. Nolan told him he had never done that. Awkward pause.
- On my early morning jog yesterday, I came face to face (or shoe to face) with an armadillo who immediately jumped and then made a beeline for the tall grass. We were within two feet of a very uncomfortable encounter.
- Which reminds me of a mean looking dog who ran at me while jogging two weeks ago but decided just to hit my calf, hard, with his nose. That scared me. I was waiting for the feel of teeth.
- More details about the Jacksboro shooting. Sounds like a mess.
- My electricity went out this morning. Having an automatic garage door is not handy in those situations.
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