12.07.2010

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts


  • Looked like a crazy crash on Southbound 287 south of Decatur last night. I saw two troopers this morning looking at skid marks that appeared to show a car running off the highway and slamming head on into the concrete wall that makes up the side of the bridge of FM 407. 
  • Elizabeth Edwards, still wife of disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards, has stopped her cancer treatment and essentially posted a "good-bye" message on Facebook yesterday. If the great book Game Change was truthful, they had an incredibly dysfunctional relationship. But I'd hate to see the evil glances he's going to get at the funeral from her side of the family.
  • Those Lexus Christmas commercials make me feel like I belong in the poor house.
  • Someone once told me there was an actual "poor house" in Decatur at one time.
  • Promised the missus that I'd take her to see the movie "Burlesque".  Does she not realize that Christina is starring in it? I'd make her take me if she hadn't said anything.
  • The Family Cat has now discovered Christmas tree ornaments. And now a water bottle spray right between the eyes hardly phases her.  She's becoming the Terminator Cat.
  • It's Pearl Harbor Day. My one visit to Washington DC led me to the National Archives where they were displaying the draft of FDR's speech showing that he had written in "infamy" over the original phrase "a day that will live in world history."
  • TCU is actually a 2 1/2 point favorite over Wisconsin. Not so sure I'd bet on that. 
  • Inappropriate wedding reception.
  • There's a weird "hearing" on the constitutionality of the Texas death penalty in Houston going on.  The DA's office down there even refused to participate in it claiming that since the defendant hasn't even received the death penalty, how can he challenge it?  Prediction: I think the judge is predisposed to find it unconstitutional, will do so, and then will be reversed on appeal if he refuses to allow the jury to deliberate on life or death if the guy is found guilty. 
  • My Newsweek at home and Time at the office used to be on an automatic renewal. Now that's suddenly stopped. I wonder if that has anything to do with the sweeping credit card changes that went into effect a while back?
  • Went back and watched Sunday's Dale Hansen's Sports Special and it was weird he had Walt Garrison on talking quite a bit about Don Meredith. Presumably neither one of them knew he had died about four hours earlier but, oddly, Garrison (a close friend of Meredith's) at one point referred to him in the past tense with, "He was a funny guy."
  • Any of you married guys feel like your going to die when the wife drives? Just checking. 
  • Just overheard in the office: "I don't want anyone looking at me when I'm dead." 
  • The Wikileaks founder was arrested this morning in England on sex charges out of Sweden, but those charges are strange. The legal consultant on Fox and Friends this morning said that the "crime" was consensual, that the media referring to them as "rape" charges was inaccurate,  and they were not recognized as a crime in England so they might not extradite. 
  • And the story of the Chinese scientist dressing up as a panda in order to calm a baby panda was pretty funny: 




23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can not ride when my wife drives. I get car sick. She is the only person that makes me car sick.

Anonymous said...

Lexus Ads spawn this thought: how does the wife (in the commercial with the inter-racial couple) get her husband's "suprise" car/gift into the living room? i've heard of taking a car apart piece by piece and re-assembling it somewhere so people would wonder how it got there, but i thought that was only with VWs.

Anonymous said...

Try vinegar in that spray bottle for the cat. After a few sprays all you have to do is pretend you are going to spray him and he will run! I've also heard of putting a few coins in a tin can and shaking it when they get into something they shouldn't .

Anonymous said...

Watching the panda video made me think that Steve-O or Johnny Knoxville was about to emerge from nowhere and hit the dressed up panda in the nuts

Anonymous said...

The poor house in Decatur was off 51 South in location of a current lovely home just south of the Senior Care Nursing Center. In my childhood here I remember my parents pointing it out to me; it has since been renovated into a residence.

I have compassion for Elizabeth Edwards, and feel I would probably do the same thing. Some folks keep on with treatment until they're wasted and a shell of a person. Better to call it a day and enjoy the time you have left.

I agree with the person at your office: I've always said I didn't want to be gawked at "dead". That's the reason I feel the "viewings" are so morbid and don't want one. Who wants to look at a dead person??? I don't want people studying my hair, make-up, etc. Just cremate my cold dead shell and move on with life, folks.

Anonymous said...

The girl in the pic is holding a piece of paper that has
"trans-world" on it. Please tell me it isn't so.

Anonymous said...

The "poor farm" now is the offices for the Church of Christ.

Anonymous said...

Of all the things I don't want people doing to me when I'm dead, looking at me doesn't even make the top five

Chinese scientist/panda story:
How did that one unfold? Did they run down to the local costume shop for the standard issue panda outfit? Or did the scientist finally realize his dream of wearing the outfit in public he's had stashed in the closet all these years?

I think the wikileaks founder should be less concerned with the charges he's facing from Sweden, and more concerned about the possible charges he might get hit with from the US

I'm gonna go get bombed now

Anonymous said...

By the way, the pictures are up from the Lanier Law Firm in Houston that hosted the charity event that featured Sting (that you weren't invited to, BG) --- http://www.chron.com/life/photogallery/societysting.html

Anonymous said...

Looks like I see a little 6 o'clock shadow.

Anonymous said...

Is there a shock collar available for cats that activates when the animal gets too close to a perimeter wire?

Anonymous said...

I am turned off by the Lexus commercial with the bi-racial couple. I don't care what others do, but why exploit it?

Wonder if John Edwards has a speck of conscience anywhere in him. He sure had a bunch of people fooled.

RPM said...

After I'm dead, I really don't give a damn what the rest of you do. Feel free to stare and gossip.

Anonymous said...

Edwards is a fool,,,,but how many have gone down that path expecting to get away with it.

What an awkward time for Elizabeth and her kids. Think of the time vested with their Dad, and he is still their Dad.

Even tho they are adults now, they are going to need their Dad during the days ahead.


Adultury is a gift that keeps on giving.

Anonymous said...

Someone once told me there was an actual "poor house" in Decatur at one time.--After my wife finished her Christmas shopping, sorry if I offended anyone I meant "Holiday" shopping, I think my house will officially qualify as the poor house!

Anonymous said...

HOT girl in today's pic...but it looks heavily airbrushed, especially her legs.

Anonymous said...

For the cat, fill an aluminum can with enough coins to make a lot of noise, tape the opening close, and shake it at her to deter her. Works pretty well, scares the s%$# out of my evil cat.

House of York said...

Christmas...Holiday Season...who gives a rat's rear end.


Geeezzzz....

Anonymous said...

Media: Stop talking about xmas. Jesus was born in the spring. I celebrate his birth everyday.

Your girl got dressed and forget her pants. Looks silly.

Anonymous said...

Crawling under bridemaids a tradition? What the hell kinda poop is that? Pleeesssse!!!!
Help me home Lord. Must be yankies

Anonymous said...

Who cares??? Eat at Bevo's!!!

SpoonerStreet said...

When my wife drives, I consistently decide to invest in one of those brake pedals that drivers-ed teachers have on the passenger side.

I find myself constantly pushing a fake brake trying to get her to slow down before she gets to the stop sign.

Candance said...

NJ and I are just living in sin, but I asked him (not that I really had to because, like SpoonerStreet, when I drive, he's hitting the chicken break) but he confirmed, that yes, his life does sometimes flash before his eyes when I drive.