4.05.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • What a mess: A guy who already has a felony DWI on his record allegedly drives drunk again and kills two in Lewisville over the weekend. And his book in photo does not help his case.
  • I watched the space shuttle launch this morning. Still tense to do so after all these years.
  • I saw a guy stop on the side of the road on Sunday morning, walk into the street, look back at his passenger with an expression of defeat, and then lean down picked up a dead bird.
  • Not that you care about Donovan McNabb being traded from the Eagles to the Redskins, but don't you hate assessments such as, "The ball comes out of his hand very cleanly." What in the heck does that mean?
  • A little kid who will wave at you is always cute.
  • Well, it's opening day in baseball. Let me guess, the Rangers will play around .500, struggle with pitching, and not make the playoffs. We've only seen it for 38 years.
  • Got a weird text message yesterday and then dreamed about it all night.
  • I went on a suit buying spree this weekend.
  • Someone took this picture of a guy threatening to jump off a building in downtown Dallas on Friday. I guess he didn't because I never heard anything else about it.
  • I watched most of Oliver Stone's W. last weekend. Good stuff. (And I was surprised to see Cowboys' play by play man Brad Sham portray a reporter at a press conference.)
  • It was almost a month ago, but I remember hearing a 911 call on the news of a kid during a home invasion who told the dispatcher to send "the cops and some soldiers fast!" That was chilling.
  • It happened late Friday afternoon, but a house blew up in McKinney possibly the result of suicide. And it was one heck of an explosion. (But I can't find a photo.)
  • If you are 6'6", 270 pounds, 17 years old, and Notre Dame's top football recruit, the world would be your oyster. At least until you fall off a hotel balcony during Spring Break.
  • At 46, Marla Maples remains a "Hey, now."

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, he accidentally got totally wasted and he also accidentally was leaning over the railing to cuss at people, leading to an accidental fall.

Anonymous said...

Re the suit shopping spree:

Why not go with the all-the-time white linen or seersucker look? Very southern gentleman & always worked for Matlock.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

How can South College & 730 Intersect, they are the same roads!!??

Anonymous said...

"The ball comes out of his hand cleanly" means he don't lick his fingers before he throws. Maybe...

Anonymous said...

And why do police arrest drunk drivers. Because they're "bored and like to harass people!" Well end result a man will not see his daughter grow up to lead a fruitful, productive life. And he will not grow old with his wife. But lets worry about the rights of a proven drunk who has destroyed a family. One can only hope the sorry bastard is sodomized repeatedly while serving 20 years in prison.

Anonymous said...

The girl in the picture either has a very poor smile or Bell's Palsy. Either way, she looks Amerasian. Is that still a word?

Anonymous said...

To 12:40

I think the term that you are looking for is "fugly"

Anonymous said...

Looks like the jumper guy is just expressing himself in a public place. (although technically not likely a true public place). I say we celebrate him, interview him and applaud his "message" for all of us. Whether on the streets, in a schoolyard, in City Hall...clearly anyone should have the right to do anything they want in public; and if we don't like it we should just ignore it.

Anonymous said...

Comes out clean means he has good form, minimal off axis force on the ball as it leaves the hand;

Anonymous said...

One or two commercial airliners go down in wind shear in the 80s and hundreds of millions and various technologies are engaged to invent wind shear detection, get doppler radar throughout the world's airports, etc. A great idea. We could stop needless drunk driving deaths right now if we had the will. The technology is there already. And yet, with the equivalent of a 747 going down every WEEK in the U.S., we can't seem to find the will.

Anonymous said...

10:07 It was his time. If God hadn't used a drunk driver to take the dude out, I feel that he would have used another means. If it's not your time to go, you won't.

mzchief said...

* I hate the thought of there not being anymore Shuttle launches after September 2010.

* Now, when older men wink/wave/smile at little kids, half the people who see it wonder if the old guy is a pedophile...*;)

* Soooo, you finally have given up on the Leisure Suit making a comeback and broke down and bought some new suits.

* It is beyond my comprehension as to why people stand around watching a jumper. Who in their right mind wants to see some moron splatter themselves on the sidewalk?

* When are STUPID PARENTS going to figure out it is IRRESPONSIBLE to allow 17-20 year olds to go on vacation in a herd, unsupervised? It is the FAULT of the PARENT when their underage child dies on vacation with their underage posse of friends.

RPM said...

I'm generally not an Oliver Stone fan, but I thought W was a pretty good film.

Anonymous said...

Not funny 2:13, but that kind of theology is rampant and very judgemental.

Anonymous said...

To 1:23,

If that is what you call "fugly" then sign me up for a helping of that with a chocolate shake.

Anonymous said...

2:57 I wasn't trying to be funny. I believe that. I believe that God uses whatever to take us out when the sands' run out, whether it's a drunk driver, a heart attack, or whatever means He chooses. If it wasn't that dude's time to die, I don't believe he would have, drunk driver or not. If He'd wanted to, God could have stopped the wreck, or intervened so that the guy didn't die. God has the power to stop it, ergo, He didn't, so.....it was the guy's time to die. Not funny, just truth.

one timer said...

3:20 If that were true you could play in the hi-way
without fear. We still have free will. Although God could prevent an accident he has not in most cases. You make a choice(to drink and drive) you suffer a consequence(usually bad)

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you 4:12 about "free will".

Reckon the truthful 3:20 plays with rattlesnakes?

Anonymous said...

Not the best smile but very do-able.

Anonymous said...

3:20
Your thinking is from the Calvinistic, predestination school of thought, and it takes free will out of the equation. God gave humanity free will, and that means that sometimes people, through no fault of their own, will suffer the results of the bad decisions of others.

The idea of predestination is not biblical; it's John Calvin's interpretation of biblical teaching.

Anonymous said...

One Timer is spot on. Adding to that, God created a perfect world for us to live in, free from sin and death, but when Adam and Eve excercised free will to have their little fruit snack, that allowed evil into the perfect world. Death was not intended to be a part of our life, not by God. It was a choice that God gave us...maybe that tells us something about God since he made us in his own image.

Anonymous said...

9:58...Surely you don't really believe the Adam and Eve story in the literal sense. What grown adult could actually believe this is what happened...and I am sure when some unlucky child dies today it was all in gods plan.

Anonymous said...

9:41,

I believe.