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12.09.2009

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

  • Had a lady who works up at the courthouse tell me that she paid $100 for a "Horse Psychic" to come and check out her horse over the weekend. Yep.
  • TV "judge shows" beat me down very quickly. Formula: Have a wise cracking judge dress down a party in the case who has an attitude.
  • There were the weirdest clouds late yesterday afternoon. Kind of like a long tube. Maybe it was a space worm hole.
  • If you had 15 seconds to go back in time and tell your 15 year old self anything, what would it be? And would it be financial or relationship oriented?
  • A Kay Bailey Hutchison commercial touts that she created a "National Amber Alert" which I think (1) is a dumb idea [Edit for the person that thought that was stupid: note the word "national"] and (2) I've never heard of one being issued.
  • Decatur's AC's Beer Barn shut down? Their bikini car washes gone forever? Oh, my.
  • The story of the SMU student being abducted off the street in front of friends is just weird. "Stranger on stranger" crime is really, really rare.
  • My over-talkative dry cleaning lady has disappeared. I miss being asked personal questions and having her comment on my clothes.
  • I know someone who'll go crazy over this: You can audition for Survivor this weekend. (Although I'm skeptical about it because it almost sounds like a car dealership in Fort Worth promises to forward the information to the show's producers as opposed to the show actually running the auditions.)
  • I understand people that suffer from depression.
  • There are lots of people that call me Mr. Barry by accident.
  • They are about to start a four year massive traffic project at 114 and 121 in Grapevine. Be prepared not to go to Grapevine for four years.
  • President Obama suggests a tax cut for businesses yesterday and Fox News bashes him for sounding like a Republican.
  • Very Funny: A Jacksonville Jaguar cheerleader with an oversized golf club chasing a Tiger mascot wearing a red shirt at halftime. Picture.

35 comments:

House of R and R said...

If I had 15 seconds to go back in time and tell my 15 year old self anything, it would definitely be financial.

I should have been born rich instead of so darn good looking. (giggle)

Anonymous said...

If you didn't listen to The Ticket, would you have anything to blog about.

Love the blog, regardless.

Anonymous said...

Saw that strange tube cloud also. War of the Worlds?

Anonymous said...

I like my depression medicine. My husband likes it also. He says I am nicer when I am on it. No more PMS for me. :(

Not so Wise in the County said...

15 year old self... financial: well winning the lottery doesn't fix the problem if you are an idiot, Relationship: see idiot, so it would have to be something that fixed the problem not a band aid solution Find God.

The DFW connector work is great and all but it really does less to help than most people think. Right now the congestion in Grapevine actually acts as a gate keeper for all other interchanges down the road. 114 East Bound backs up in both directions because neither 114 or 170 are built for current traffic, 114 and George Bush same problem, 121/635, 635/35E, 121/183, 121/182/820, maybe the only benift will be for those going south on 360 at least it doesnt back up till you get to 30.

Anonymous said...

If I could go back and tell my 15 year old self something it would definitely be relationship oriented. What good is money if you make miserable relationship choices? A 15 year old can bearly understand relationship, must less financial issues.

Anonymous said...

I would definitely tell my 15 yr old self about relationship issues and how to be more tolerant and to give more attention to the spouse to better maintain a good one rather than kissing it off and thinking the grass is greener elsewhere, because it generally isn't!

Anonymous said...

To my 15 year old self...

You're parents are really smarter than you think they are and they are definately smarter than you 'know' you are.

Ahhh....if I had only listened.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the King's popularity rating recently? It is the LOWEST any president (KING) has had this early in his first term! OH MY!

Anonymous said...

Hum, the majority (60+%) favor the King sending in more troops to the war. DURN CONSERVATIVES!

Anonymous said...

note to 15yo self..buy microsoft..

Anonymous said...

My sister and I were giggling at the giant tube cloud yesterday too...we thought it looked like one of them "funny cigarettes" tee hee

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the ones who favor sending more troops don't have loved ones in that age bracket to send off in harm's way for nothing.

wordkyle said...

I'd take a copy of Gray's Sports Almanac back to my 15-year-old self.

Anonymous said...

did you say you think Amber Alerts are STUPID? Did you actually say such a STUPID THING?

Anonymous said...

Note to 15 yo self:

Take up Ms.Potter,my 9th grade English teachers offer to come over for drinks and show her what the Board of Education is all about.

The Devil said...

Note to 15yr old self:
Don't grow up and read a bunch of stupid blogs and don't go to Wal-Mart on Friday evening, or Sunday afternoon...or if a winter blast is forecast. Outside of that I gots no regrets other than clubbing baby sea turtles.

House of R and R said...

10:04 May I ask why the so called "loved ones" you speak of joined the military in the first place if there is a problem with them fighting in a war no matter what the circumstances of that war may be?

Ted said...

Barry,
did you see the "sex offender shuffle"? Hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfCYZ3pks48&feature=player_embedded

Anonymous said...

I'll bet ones who favor sending more troops don't have the authority to send loved ones into harms way. It is a voluntary army.

Unfatcat said...

Fox News would bitch about Obama even if he decided to swing further to the center than he already is. They think he is on the fringe left but he is actually more Centrist than Clinton was in some ways and Clinton swung further right than either Nixon or Reagan.
Let's face it. Corporations control our country and until we take it back most of us are doomed to being satisfied with what "they" decide to give us.
That's why I went into business for myself 20 years ago. I work for corporations occasionally, but I am in charge of which ones that I contract with.
FAUX News is not on the list of my clients and never will be, nor is Halliburton although I did work for them for 6 months in the mid 70's.

Henry F. Potter said...

Note to 15 year old self: Money doesn't matter. You'll never have enough, so just use what you have wisely.

Favorite Christmas movie quote: Clarence the Angel - "We don't have money where I come from."
George Bailey - "Well it comes in pretty handy down here, Bub!"

Anonymous said...

9:11

AMEN!!

Anonymous said...

Haha! Unfatcat said that Clinton swung! (11:09 AM)

Anonymous said...

To my 15-year old self....

Make the best decisions you can, be a man and in November of 1992, play these numbers in the first Texas Lotto drawing, 13 16 22 29 32 36

Double Fake to Double Fake

wordkyle said...

"Let's face it, Corporations control our country..." When you say Corporations, does that include S-corps? Are you sure it's not limited partnerships? Maybe sole proprietorships? What about non-profits, are they in on it too? If I form a corporation, do I get to start controlling the country? It seems to me that, if you're right, everyone ought to be forming a corporation. It also seems to me that the rest of your observations are at about the same level as your comment on corporations.

Anonymous said...

My heart bleeds for AC's closing down. That is indeed a terrible loss.

As for your lying president (you know, the one who said he would not increase taxes a dime on anyone making less than $250,000). Did you know that he and Nancy and Harry want you to pay a tax on every firearm that you may own? Did you know that they reinstated the death tax (that was set to end in 2010) and that they set it at the highest rate of 45%? You do, of course, realize that when they raise taxes on tobacco, alcohol, hotes, resorts, or guns, that people that make less than $250,000 will buy those things; therefore, people making less than $250,000 are paying more taxes. You know that this "cap and trade" BS is just another tax that is going to be passed along to every household that uses any energy to cool or heat a home or to drive a car or to cook their food, and I'll bet that most of those people make less than $250,000. Oh yes, we will be further taxed. They keep trying to disguise it, but just like they are whittling away our liberties, they are whittling away at out property and income. Don't ever tell me that that lying, conniving, corrupt weasel of a president cares about anyone in this country. The rest of the world is already laughing at him as a weakling and a coward. Do you think that North Korea or Cuba or Russia or Pakistan or Iran give a hang about his empty threats. Iran is busy laughing at him and us while they continue to create their own nuclear arsenal. I could go on and on. This President is a disgrace to our country and we need to get him and his crazy socialist posse out of Washington altogether.
And it he would release the full might and power of the United States military machine against our enemies, it would be over quick with far less casualties. But no, we have to screw around with it like they did in Korea and Vietnam. It's like playing a football game but only letting half of your guys play the enemy. Why not put your whole team on the field with all of their weapons? I don't know, I guess that makes too much sense.

Anonymous said...

Skanks²

The Devil said...

So Unfatcat..In your sordid understanding of polictis and power your solution was to become part of the problem? Or was your goal to build a corporation that wouldn't do business with corporations that you deemed to be in bed with political adversaries, unless of course you needed to make some money? With more ciphering like that our country is bound to stay atop the world powers! You are right though, It wasn't that long ago that GM overthew the government.

Anonymous said...

So what are you advocating, Devil?

Or are you just playing?

The Devil said...

Both

Anonymous said...

I got a VHS entitled Naughty Nurses ...well I mean it's really Dad's but I watch it when he's at work.

It about two fun loving Blond gals that get into all kinds of stuff and then this Black Doctor finds out and he calls them into his office where he spanks the hell outta them.

They're tough or have shot each other in the butt with Novacane or somethin cuz they seem to like it.

Anonymous said...

I would tell my 15 year old self to NEVER turn down a chance to hit it.
NEVER.

Anonymous said...

2:37 wins the wise man award

Anonymous said...

6.75, 6