2.26.2010

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • One guy in the Rainbow Lounge raid is being prosecuted for the Class C offenses (punishable by fine only) of Public Intoxication and Assault by Offensive Contact. I sort of believe a little traffic court prosecutor is about to get in over his/her head.
  • Did I read a few weeks back that the United Way of Wise County did not reach its fund raising goal this year? Has that ever happened before? I'm I dreaming this?
  • I had no idea the Chico port-o-potty post would blow up like it did. This blog is like throwing darts and hoping I hit something.
  • I actually watched some of the Health Care Summit yesterday. Amazingly, everyone acted very civilly. (But twice I noticed that Senators praised Texas as a model of tort reform.)
  • Kevin Smith's new movie Cop Out looks horrible. Based upon his recent work, I'm beginning to believe Clerks and Chasing Amy were flukes.
  • I had some buddies say the Random Girls are too "enhanced" and that I should designate Friday as "Natural Friday." Naaaaa.
  • Sports News: The free agent rules for the NFL are kind of complicated. But the Cowboys are expected to allow Miles Austin to become a restricted free agent which means they will pay him $3.168 million next season. Here's the catch: He can leave for a better offer if the team making that offer is also willing to give Dallas a 1st and 3rd round draft pick. I guess the Cowboys think no one would do that.
  • That SeaWorld killer whale death was horrible. He simply drowned that poor girl to death.
  • I guess I didn't have to put "to death" at the end of that last sentence.
  • Somehow I've gained weight. I just had one of those "I'm Going To Fix That" moments this morning which means I'm about to become obsessed with my diet and running -- even more that I already am.
  • I've got some weeds in my yard that kind of look like clovers. How do they stay buried under snow for four four days and still survive?
  • "Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you." - Erich Fromm (1. I have no idea why I was sucked in by a sappy saying, but I saw it yesterday on Facebook and it made me think. 2. I have no idea who Erich Fromm is.)
  • 380 was shut down this morning between Denton and Decatur. Doesn't impact me, but it might you.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

You still haven't posted the stink yet about the Superintendant in Decatur having his contract bought out and the throwback to Melinda Reeves possibly taking the job.

Anonymous said...

Eric Fromm is Squeaky's uncle.

Anonymous said...

Bring on the forehead haters.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...that quote...my man says it to me all the time.

Anonymous said...

Finally a nice nose.

Anonymous said...

So long as the naturals that you put on here look like the fake ones you have up today, I am all for "Natural Friday"

Anonymous said...

I hate all the enhanced boobs, too. Can't understand why those gals think they look good!

You're gaining weight because you're over 50. That happens...naturally.

Fatality accident close to Denton on 380, I heard. Traffic stopped both ways....sucks.

Anonymous said...

Better put.....Bar Love "I love you because I want some." A week into it love "I need you because I have not found any strange yet and this is steady"

Double Fake Winston Churchill

Peace out my brothers!

Anonymous said...

Actually the snow is a good insilating material and keeps the plants protected from really cold air temps...so instead of getting frosted at 20 degrees the snow keeps the plant at around 32...so it survives the cold snap.

Anonymous said...

RE: Wise County United Way didn't reach its goal.....

Let's see - Poco reduced its work force, then there mandatory weeks off without pay, no 401K match, the oil & gas explosion and then bust - HHHMMMM! What's the unemployment rate?

Anonymous said...

please..no more school talk this week

Anonymous said...

Barry, I feel your pain about the weight gain. Part of it is the weather. Running on treadmills is not only boring but those machines will tear up your knees. Let's hope warmer weather is here to stay and guys like you and me can get back in shape. Good luck @ the Cowtown this weekend.

PS A big shout out to the Decatur varsity boys & girls track teams. Great job @ the meet in Bridgeport last night!

cwheat said...

Enhancements are NICE.

Anonymous said...

Is that her natural hair color?

Anonymous said...

WOW today pic is great but i bet she is a pain the .... to be around.

Anonymous said...

Regarding today's hot pic:
- don't ever rush her
- waiting is part of the game
- always agree with her
- enjoy the evenings!

Anonymous said...

Please, I was considering applying in DISD for next year, but NOT if Melinda Reeves is back with the district...I can't find anything about this-rumor or true?

Anonymous said...

Barry, while the death of that whale trainer was tragic, I am amazed that we continue to be surprised by these occurances, when we take very intelligent WILD ANIMALS and lock them up. I'm no tree hugging Peta person, but seriously, don't be surprised. Everything we do to the earth and it's inhabitants comes at a price to someone or some thing....every once in awhile, it's going to actually be humans.

Anonymous said...

10:00 I sure hope not! She was the reason many of the good teachers left! We parents hated her, too.

Just fyi: running is bad for your knees on any surface, and if you're a female, it's bad for your uterus and bladder as well...causes everything to go south and need surgery quicker!

Anonymous said...

10:00 Please do not hesitate to not apply at DISD if your line in the sand is Melinda Reeves. I agree excellence in education should be avoided at all costs.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Smith didn't write Cop Out. He only directed it. He's long had a stipulation that he'd only direct films that he wrote. Looks like he'll be going back to that requirement now. Listen to his Smodcasts.

Anonymous said...

She almost looks like a manequin (I have no idea if I spelled that correctly and I am not in the mood to look it up).

Anonymous said...

10:00 Please do not hesitate to NOT apply at DISD. You are completely right. You should avoid excellence in education at all costs. Reeves was not perfect, but she ran a school that was beneficial to students.

10:13 Reeves made enemies, but ultimately a lot more good teachers will be leaving now because of a forced curriculum and poor communication between admin and educators

Anonymous said...

I could not take it, answers.com says it has two n's....mannequin.

Anonymous said...

The Melinda Reeves thing is definately a rumor and all the speculation should just stop.

Anonymous said...

Why are there more big boobs in Wise County than in Southlake but more pretty faces in Southlake than in Wise County? Is it an income related thing? Think I read somewhere that there is a relationship between income and beauty. This must be a Darwin thing. Got it! Less affluent men are attracted to big boobs.

Anonymous said...

Reeves was a royal b**** and punished students for things that were NONE of her concern, occurences after school hours when the school has NO JURISDICTION. They are our children, not the property of DISD. Plus she made up her own rules, like no throwing of caps at graduation...small thing, but a big deal to the kids....for absolutely no reason at all, just to pretend she had some power.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the mannequin comment. My first thought when looking at the pic was: REAL DOLL

Anonymous said...

Always best to run spell check before posting a comment, unless you want to feel the stinging lash of Mizchief's holier-than-thou posts pointing out what dumbsh*ts the rest of us are.

Anonymous said...

Re: Your weeds? Some plants have antifreeze proteins and some do not. These AFPs inhibit recrystallization of ice rather than preventing ice formation. The 32 degree blanket of snow helps also. A few feet down under the surface in Wise County temperatures are close to 70 degrees year around and the heat is moving up to the surface. My rye pastures are beautiful and green. Now you know the rest of the story and your green weeds have nothing to do with the fraud Al Gore.

Anonymous said...

GOOD JOB STAYING SOBER B.G.



me likes me natural girls......



Ralph Nader

Anonymous said...

Was Gindt's contract extended? Was any action taken on his contract?

mudwatcher said...

Good luck tomorrow morning. It's gonna be a bit cool...

Candance said...

Enhanced is not necessarily a bad thing, so maybe we don't hate those who have had a little work done. Sometimes, we just don't want to have to do origami to get the twins into a bra.

Anonymous said...

Her enhanced boobs will go nicely with my Enzyte enhanced Penile.

Anonymous said...

That sea world trainer got killed dead and she wasn't breathing any more either.

Tough one pal.

Anonymous said...

That's a fake person. A plastic doll.

Anonymous said...

I work in the Decatur ISD and have for several years now, and it's a great place to be. If you're interested, please come on back! I don't think you'll be disappointed.

RPM said...

From personal experience, store bought are fun to look at but I'd MUCH rather play with got God gave 'em.

Your mileage may vary.

Anonymous said...

BG
Erich Fromm was a psychologist born in Germany. He wrote many books , but probably his most well known is 'The Art of Loving'.It was the first book of psychology I ever read many years ago.

Anonymous said...

Mention the word C-Scope to any Decatur teacher and the look on his/her face will tell you everything you need to know. I hope the school board sees that C-Scope is shallow curriculum sold under a ruse of rigor and TAKS preparation.

Not only are the teachers miserable, so are the students. I've seen it all. It's worksheet after worksheet of poorly sequenced curriculum. It has ripped the expertise out of teachers' hands and should scare the crap out of parents. The pressure that is exerted on kids is already scaring them to death. My second grader that used to love school hates it this year. The obsession with TAKS scores MUST STOP!
Go to http://texas.teachers.net/chatboard/ and check out the all the C-Sope posts...it will blow your mind that Decatur fell for this junk. Decatur parents should be very concerned. It's dumbing the kids down and making them hate school.