4.20.2010

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • It smelled smokey in Decatur this morning.
  • The family truckster is back in the shop. It wouldn't surprise me if the mechanic doesn't tell me to remove life support.
  • That volcano in Iceland, which has caused so many airport closings, is bizarre. And did you know the last time it erupted in the 1800s it lasted for two years?
  • With all the lakes full, if we had another two day hard rain it would be Flood City. But we'd get to see the big flood gates at Lake Bridgeport fully opened which is a heck of sight.
  • It's 4/20. For most of my life I had no idea about the hidden meaning of those numbers.
  • The Space Shuttle landed moments ago (8:08 a.m.) And there was a time when that was news. But, thankfully, there are only three more missions left.
  • The news out of Fort Worth yesterday was that the Tarrant County DA's office hadn't decided whether to certify as adults the two 16 year olds charged in the murder of the honor student in Fort Worth. Let me answer that: There's a 100% chance they will.
  • But I hope the cops got it right this time.
  • Found my mom and dad's picture in the yearbooks posted yesterday. That's great. (And thanks to an old high school friend for pointing them out to me.)
  • A Tarrant County jury, in a completely different case, rejected the prosecutor's plea for a Capital Murder conviction last week (although they still convicted him of a lesser crime and sentenced him to life in prison.) Still, you never used to see a Capital Murder case lost.
  • I've got close friends that say it's crazy to buy a new car -- always go used. I've got close friends who have never bought a used car -- always go new.
  • "State legislators told of HOA fines, threats of foreclosure." Hey, here's an idea to prevent being hassled by HOAs: Don't buy a home within a Home Owner's Association. (Although I personally think they are fantastic for keeping a neighborhood in great shape.)

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you 420 friendly? Great picture on the front page. Nothing better than seeing Jeff Gordon wrecked.

Anonymous said...

Barry, you answered your question as to why it was smoky this morning....it's 4/20

Anonymous said...

Above the fold musings:
I predict that the airlines are gonna sue that volcano to recoup all the lost revenue. Then, Obama will have to bail out the volcano, because it's too big to fail

Why do they always show a pic of a crash, instead of showing the guy who won the race? Never mind...I already know

Anonymous said...

Did you know that no airports were closed the last time the volcano erupted in Iceland.
It may be hard to believe but the eruption that lasted over two weeks in the 1800"s did not have any effect on air travel.


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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, MzChief.

Anonymous said...

What is the significance of 4/20???? Please enlighten me.

Anonymous said...

Ive heard about 4/20 what does it really mean?

Anonymous said...

great pic this morning, best one in a WHILE!

M-M said...

Tony Stewart is a jerk for wrecking out Gordon and causing the whole crash.

Anonymous said...

Happy 420 everybody..!!!

Anonymous said...

so...what's behind 4/20? I have no clue.. I don't think.

Anonymous said...

Call me crazy...what is the meaning of 4/20???

Anonymous said...

4/20 is also Hitler's bday. It used to be a holiday in Germany.

Anonymous said...

last day that you can plant pot seed to grow to full maturity by first frost.

Anonymous said...

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpps/news/weird/dpgonc-doctor-accidentally-cuts-off-patient-testicle-fc-20100420_7144373 You may have to copy and paste. It is a story of a Doc ACCIDENTALLY removing a guys testicle. Good ole socialized medicine.

Anonymous said...

If you can afford it (which you can) buy new. I'm 50 and the last used car I bought used was when I was 21. Love the new car smell.

Anonymous said...

Do you people ever get out of Wise County?

There is a whole world out here waiting for you.

All we ask is that you don't breed with us.

Anonymous said...

420 Meaning: The True Story Of How April 20 Became 'Weed Day'

Anonymous said...

Yes, some HOA neighborhoods are immaculate. And Mussolini made the trains run on time.

Thanks, but no thanks. I will take my serving of life a little messy.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Wise County Park boat ramps are closed due to high water. Wow - how long has it been since that happened?

Anonymous said...

9:41...Then do not make it so easy and we will not breed with you!

Anonymous said...

Article @ https://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/04/20 tells about 4/20 being marijuana/weed day and how it's inevitable it'll be legalized. WAHOO!!!

Anonymous said...

9:41
Yes, we do
It aint that great
Are casual romantic encounters still an option?

Love,
Wise Co

Anonymous said...

Hey, has anyone seen my rooster. I live in Chico and last night he got out.If anyone has seen him would you please let me know.
Thanks Darryl's sister

wordkyle said...

A new car is a large purchase that depreciates in value the moment you drive it off the lot. Financially speaking, buying a new car is one of the worst investments you can make. Of course, new cars have that very nice scent called Eau de New Leather... You have to choose between cash and panache.

Anonymous said...

There are many myths about 4/20, but I read somewhere that the "actual" origin of 4/20 was back in the 70's when a group of kids would smoke after school about 4:20 p.m. They then started to use that as their code for smoking so nobody would know what they are talking about. The rest is history.

Anonymous said...

The last time that volcano erupted was 1821 an it lasted for 13 months.

Anonymous said...

The last time my Volcano erupted,my molten magma went everywhere and then I smoked a little.

Anonymous said...

Depends on how long you are going to keep the car if I would buy new or used. New cars lose value the second you drive them off the lot but if you take care of it and maintain it correctly then you get some of that value back when you resale or trade it in. You also get the waranty which is alot longer than it used to be.

There are 2 kind of used cars.Some have waranty but you are paying a higher price for the used car for it because its what they call certified used. I believe this kind of used car loses value as soon as you leave the lot as well.
The other kind is the kind you get what you get. Typically older used cars. The value of these cars are typically what you pay for the car. So its up to you how much value to car loses. If you put a ton of miles on it or fail to maintain it correctly then it will lose more value, if not then it will stay about the same value.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 8:58...
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

When society debates about global warming and other "save the planet issues" it's like the fleas trying to figure out what to do with, or which of them owns the dog. The "planet" that we are so worried about does not need our saving. We aren't even a blip on its radar screen.

RPM said...

It's Mzchief's birthday? Well, happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

It is hard to find a used car or truck with low miles now and when you do the price is too high so I just bought a new car. Why pay for a used one when I could get a new one for about a $1000 more.