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12.14.2009

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I ran the White Rock Half Marathon yesterday. Finished strong. No desire or need to walk. And even though I finished about eight minutes slower than I did in Fort Worth in February (what the heck?), I'll take that every time.
  • I love the environment over there during the run. Tons of people come out on the streets for support.
  • Favorite sign: "Catch the Kenyans!"
  • At about the six mile mark, I saw a guy (who was a spectator) on his knee in the middle of the road proposing to a gal who was running. She had a look on her face like, "I'm in the middle of a freakin' race here!!!"
  • No offense to the safety of Dallas, but there's no way I would run the Katy Trail alone. It looks like Ambush City with all the foliage next to the trail.
  • There's something very cool about some stranger along the way catching your eye and yelling, "Good job!" For some reason I always mouth "Thank you" back at them.
  • The last half mile I was listening to that song from Slumdog Millionaire: Jai Ho.
  • I'm feeling pretty good about my Cowboy prediction of finishing 1-4.
  • I couldn't find my wallet this morning and that drives me crazy. I'm a little worried.
  • I went to an office Christmas party on Saturday. It got a little tense when a possibly intoxicated employee made a wise crack during the owner's speech and then the owner acknowledged the comment while speaking. Uh. Oh.
  • Speaking of parties, the Wise County Republicans and the Wise County Women Republicans are having a combined Christmas party tonight. The cops need to be on standby for that blowout.
  • Any news story today about this being "the busiest mailing day of the year" is just filler.
  • Ate at that sushi place off of Western Center Boulevard again the other night. But there's no way I'm eating sushi there. (They have other Asian food as well.)
  • Is the Tiger Woods fall from grace the biggest sports story of the decade? Probably.
  • I think Accenture got more publicity for dropping Tiger than for signing Tiger.
  • Doesn't it seem that climbers die on Mt. Hood every year? (They are looking for a lost group over the weekend.)

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Skank.

President Clark said...

MK's off of Western Center has great sushi. You should give it a shot. The daily special rolls they create are wonderful. If they have the cajun roll, get it.

Anonymous said...

Todays pic? Those eyes say, "hoot, hoot, hoot".

Ugly.

Anonymous said...

I never knew they gave the runners beer after a marathon!

I think I may start training for next year.

Should I start out with a six pack a day or a twelve pack?

Just asking.

Anonymous said...

My Random Monday morning thoughts were better than that!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Todays Pic
9
I love it

Anonymous said...

Kind of a Weak Post!

Not overly interesting!

How about more details on the loud mouth employee's termination!

Anonymous said...

If the Tiger Woods story is the biggest sports story of the decade then we are in trouble. Perhaps the Pat Tillman story would be better if there were porn stars, lying to your family and other such twists in it. The media could care less about truly heroic people when it can latch onto douche bags like Tiger.

Anonymous said...

10:07; A BIG AMEN!!

Double Fake: Back Row Baptist

Anonymous said...

Went to an office Christmas party once where the HR manager got blind stinking drunk. I mean dancing on the table train wreck drunk. He got fired on the following Monday.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Dallas, They like Obama a lot over there because it's so common to see black guys asking for change

Anonymous said...

"The last half mile I was listening to that song from Slumdog Millionaire: Jai Ho............

Thank you, thank you for telling me the name of that song from SM......while watching it for the umpteenth time last night, I almost got out of bed to IMDB it, but was too lazy, and went to sleep thinking they were singing "Tally Ho".

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that movie, and my bedfeller is beginning to dig it too. In fact, he and a friend had quite a discussion about it last week.

I'll never think evil thoughts about someone with a last name of Patel again.

JAMAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL, y'all!

Adolf Oliver Bush said...

That route for the marathon was the stupidest, most ludicrous route I can imagine.

I was trying to visit my father at Baylor Hospital and there was NO, I mean ZERO, ZIP, ZILCH, NADA way to get from Central Expressway to Baylor because every street that crossed the route was blocked.

Damn sure glad it was not an emergency.

Piss poor planning---blocking off a hospital.

Anonymous said...

It seems like only "experienced" or "expert" mountain hikers are the ones that get caught in bad weather and die on Mount Hood; or lead other less experienced people into these situations. The novice hikers and ignorant folks I guess sit at home, alive, and think it's too dangerous under the weather circumstances.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Bart,Fags hide in those bushes and when the time is right,they'll jump out and put their hands in your pants and touch you.

Anonymous said...

Best sign on the marathon course was a guy at mile 20 with one that said "Oprah didn't quite, neither should you."

Anonymous said...

Maybe next year there will be a sign that says "Catch Mr. Barry"

Double Fake Kip Keino

Anonymous said...

Anybody named Kip is a Queer.

Anonymous said...

10:07, I totally agree! A story about a NFL player that gives it all up, only to be accidentally shot and killed by his own troops is a much bigger story than the Tiger Woods debacle.

Anonymous said...

NOBODY I MEAN NOBODY IS BIGGER THAN TIGER!

Soon to be revealed girlfriend #14

Anonymous said...

Pat Tillman was an adrenaline junky...nothing more, nothing less. Sometimes you have to look deeper than the surface of a story before reaching a conclusion. If you think he served out of patriotism, you might want to rethink that.

Anonymous said...

2:36, I didn't know Pat Tillman personally as you did, so I admit I only know the surface of the story about him. What else can you tell us about him? What did he share with you before he left?

Anonymous said...

I'd rather have an army of unpatriotic adreneline junkies than liberal lawyers

Anonymous said...

6.75

Anonymous said...

Yes 2:36......tell us more of your personal experiences with him. We love your insight.

All this time we thought that most people in the military never had any adrenaline fixes.

Anonymous said...

Well, I've never been an adreneline
junkie, don't know Tiger,Pat,Kip,
Oprah, or Obama. But I did spend the night in a Holiday Inn Express once. And I did smoke a joint, but didn't inhale.

Anonymous said...

Who's Pat Tillman? Is that that evangelist dude?

Anonymous said...

No,he's that little blond headed kid that sang a bunch years ago.

Anonymous said...

2:36

You've reached this conclusion based on........what? Apparently you have access to information that has not been shared with the public or his family, for that matter.

Why don't you share the facts that led to your conclusion of a man that left the NFL and millions of dollars to serve in the military, be away from his family and friends, take a huge pay cut and literally put his life in danger to serve his country.

I dare you.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes when I read comments on this blog, it makes me think that I can't wait until I........

Anonymous said...

In golf and sex they say he always finished first.But if you're with a ho it's not about love it's pay, come ,& go.

Anonymous said...

The Wise County Republicans can celebrate Christmas since the only local candidates have filed with their party. It should be an interesting Republican primary in 2010.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I beat you by 22 minutes. Just wanted to share.