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5.13.2010

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts

  • If a law enforcement agency has a bomb squad, the greater the probability that a "suspicious", yet ultimately harmless, package will be blown to bits in that jurisdiction.
  • That was a heck of a lightening show we had last night.
  • I heard that the victim in the Wise County burglary case from yesterday became so emotional during a victim impact statement that he had to be helped out of the courtroom. (The defendant had stolen scrap metal from him.)
  • And one of the jurors snapped at a lawyer who wanted to talk to him about the case. It's not uncommon for jurors to not want to talk, but rare for them to get snippy.
  • I always laugh when I recall Al Gore saying, "You don't have to get snippy about it" when he called George W. on election night to withdraw his previous concession.
  • While watching a little bit of the Ranger game last night, it occurred to me that it's no longer little kids that scramble for home run balls when hit onto the grass in center field.
  • What's up with all of these college "undie runs"? Even the University of Texas had one.
  • Has life in Wise County really changed that much now that basically every town has legalized the sale of alcohol?
  • Did you guys see the new footage of the oil gushing out of the pipe in the Gulf? Holy, cow.
  • Two things royally criticized over the last two days that I don't care about: Lost and LeBron James.
  • Richie Whitt suggested the Byron Nelson Golf Tourney allow Tony Romo to play with one of its player exemptions. What a great idea.
  • To you runners out there: I destroy the outside heel of my running shoes before the rest of it. Any suggestions on shoes?

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Saucony makes THE best running shoes on the market. Even for part-timers like you, Barry.

Anonymous said...

Re the Random Thought Girl Pic:

I hate to be judgmental, but sure looks a bit taught & leathery. Maybe a little too much time in the sun?

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

If you're wearing out the outside part of your heel, then that's a stride/ impact problem. I don't think different shoes will help, you'll have to change the way you run. Do you have back, hip or knee problems?

Anonymous said...

I am glad to see that your choice in pictures is better.

Anonymous said...

Emotional? Over scrap metal? It wasn't like it was a Banjo or somethin.

Anonymous said...

Hiya Barry....we read you way over here in Afghanistan....for those that don't know...that's east of Greenville. =)

For your running shoes...you're over "pronating". Look for running shoes with the widest heel platform you can find. You might also try a heel cup.

I want to be the first one in line for the new "Let's place nice" medal that Obama mentioned the other day.

It might make me feel better for the times I shot back and called in mortar fire on the "Hajii's" who blew my humvee out from under me and then proceeded to fire on us guys who went out to tend the wounded.

Finally, keep in mind, the only reason there is such a thing as collateral damage is because the Taliban are cowards. CD occurs because these a$$holes hide behind women and children.

The sun is setting here in Hajii-land...I goota go clean my weapon.

Proudly serving.

Anonymous said...

I super sized that chick to get a better look at things and it looks like she has a booger or somethin near her nose.

Anonymous said...

You can buy beer all around but IN BOYD...Guess we don't want to keep our DWI revenue in house.

Anonymous said...

You haters are crazy or gay. That gal in the pic is smoking hot. Good job, Barry!

The Devil said...

"Has life in Wise County really changed that much now that basically every town has legalized the sale of alcohol?"

What is funny is that I still know people that live in WC that will not buy their booze in the WC for fear of being seen!

My suggestion for your running shoes is to do what I do..once you wear the outside of the heel enough take the inside of the heel to a bench grinder and level them up.

Anonymous said...

Asics 2140, if still available on line. If not then 2150 (I think). Good shoes for less than $100.

I think the most important thing is to change shoes about every 300 miles.

Football guru

Anonymous said...

The man who was emotional over "only scrap metal" had lost every he had in a fire months before. That was all he had left of his business and home.

And if you didnt know scrap metal can be worth alot.

Anonymous said...

Algore should use his telekinetic powers to command a killer whale to sacrifice itself by plugging the leaking oil hole with its body for the good of mother Earth.


-Will Shatner in A Whale of a Tale

Anonymous said...

Well Alvord dont sell Beer or Wine either. :( I mean come on we havent had a Grocery Store in years. Thank god the Dollar General came to the rescue and opened a store this last week. It might not be much be we have never had a store that you can buy food and clothes in at the same time..

Anonymous said...

Oh my - today's pic.....somehow bones and big boobs don't match.

Anonymous said...

8:43 God bless you for your service and sacrifice to your country. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant deduction
Bomb squad = stuff gets blown up occasionally
No bomb squad = eh...not so much

Home run ball chasers:
Did you see the guy that finally wound up with the Max Ramirez HR ball? Some teen-looking punk who came up flying the old double bird at everybody. Wonder if he got escorted out after that little display. I hope so

Legalizing booze in most of Wise Co has been a great green maneuver. Fewer folks driving out to RAB or to the county line for the old six-pack

And the word to describe today's random girl isn't "taught". It's "teachened".
'smatterchew, ignernt?

President Clark said...

Regarding your shoes, go to Luke's Locker and have them fit you for a shoe. They'll watch you walk, then pick out a couple and then have you test them out on a treadmill. Great experience.

Anonymous said...

NEWTON running shoes. Trust me.

Double Fake Carl Lewis

Anonymous said...

Today's girl: waaaay too much time in the sun, and the reason she has boobs and bones is that she bought her boobs from the boob doctor....fake fake fake.

Second: scrap metal guy...really nuts if he looses it over something like that. Perhaps needs to re-think priorities in life.

As for your shoes, if they're wearing unequally, you may need custom orthotics. They make all the differenc in the world if you're having any foot, knee, hip, or back pain. New Balance are the recommendation of my orthotics guy in Ft. Worth.

BeenThereDonethat said...

Love the blog, Barry. The comments area a hoot. Where else can you see a string of comments about boobs (she is hot - 100% better than yesterday), running shoes (whatever), and Afganistan (thanks guys - sorry you are still there).

Seriously, why are we still there? Does anyone believe that the country won't fall back 500 years as soon as the troops leave. We keep banging our head against a wall and wonder why we have a headache. If the Russians couldn't go all medieval on their as$&@ and tame the animals, why do we think we can win over their hearts and minds?

Anonymous said...

you should probably complain to the city of fort worth so that they cover the concrete on the park glen trail on which you run with that rubbery surface that most tracks have.

or just run on the grass next to the trail, but we all know that sux when compared to an artificial surface.

Anonymous said...

New Balance shoes are good for that. My dad has the same problem and they help.

christine.evans279 said...

You should go to Luke's locker for your shoe problems...they have you do all sorts of things so they can find you the right shoe... its really worth the extra money the one time to find what you need. i think there is one in ft. worth.

Anonymous said...

You need leg braces like Forrest Gump wore.

Sam said...

FYI....New Balance shoes are a brand name just like Nike. Yes they are quality shoes but you still have to buy the type of shoe that fits your foot.

Very unofficial analysis through the internet would suggest that you are a supinator when you run. When you buy shoes you should buy based on your foot structure. As a suggestion, runnersworld.com has some good stuff on shoe / foot analysis and will give you suggestions on what type of shoe to buy.

Check this out on supination http://runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-240-319-326-435-0,00.html

The Devil said...

The supinator Nazi says "No supination fo' you!!!"

Anonymous said...

no beer or booze in Chico either

Anonymous said...

I don't have any recommendation for shoes but you should try running instead of skipping.

Anonymous said...

Good job Barry...very nice boobs & bones!

Older White Guy

Anonymous said...

I have always had good luck with New Balance, until the last pair! Will be trying to return them today!
My feet go numb when I wear them! AWFUL! And yes, I know how to fit a pair of shoes! I'm telling you, this is totally our of the ordinary!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Very nice pic. Complainers are either g-hey or women.

And Lost is awesome!

Anonymous said...

The Russkies WERE going medieval on the Afghans at the start of their war. The reason they got booted out of Afghanistan is because the good ol' USofA leveled the playing field by providing the mujahadeen with the ability to knock iron birds out of the sky. And armored vehicles to kingdom come as well. Thank Texas congressman Charlie Wilson for that (see the movie - it's great). The power vacuum that developed afterwards - you can thank the rest of Capitol Hill for that. They screwed the Afghan pooch on that deal.
Will history repeat itself?

Jack Daniels said...

Don't be a wuss--- Run bare-footed like those cats in Kenya and places like that. They don't even own shoes and kick everyone's ass in the Olympics.

Anonymous said...

First off barry, the other blogger on ft worth orthodics is right his name is alan hood. Will make you a brand new person.and as far as beer in chico, they have other issues with there high school principal to worry about. They best run him out of town before someone takes him out...

Anonymous said...

I gotta agree with the people that said to go to Luke's Locker...great experience and may shoes rock!

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's Alan Hood at the Center for Postural Correction on 7th Street, and he changed my life by fitting me for orthotics. My daughter has gotten some from him too, to stop the progression of problems at a younger age than I did. Afterwards, he recommended the New Balance store at Hulen Mall, which will custom fit the right shoe to your foot. Incredible the difference it made.

Anonymous said...

Forrest, don't swing the hips when u run.

Jenny.

Anonymous said...

That's the Baker chick @ the Wise County Adult Probation. I see her when I report twice a month, that pic was from a birthday party last August. I wasn't invited but I seen it through the fence. She was OUTSTANDING.

Anonymous said...

If she's works at Adult Probation,I'm commitin a Felony so's I can do some hard time with her.

Anonymous said...

Go to a chiropractor to see about being fitted for orthotic insert. Also, you need to retrain yourself on how you walk, your gait is incorrect and I would be very surprised if this hasn't led to injuries (and if not- it will as you age).

Anonymous said...

What is a yet boy? I thought he was Dutch.

Anonymous said...

best running shoe in the world:

Brooks

But go to a dealer and get your foot fitted for the correct shoe...

you will thank me!

Fake Dave Scott

Anonymous said...

why do those girls at TU think sports bras are underwear?