12.22.2010

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts



  • NY Jets coach and wife in a foot fetish dating site"scandal" complete with homemade video? I feel pretty, pretty normal right now.  (Follow the Deadspin link within the story for full over-the-top coverage.)
  • With all the promiscuity on TV, how in the world did the U.S. teenage birth rate reach a "record low" last year (meaning the lowest rate in 70 years of record keeping)? Amazing.
  • I refuse to acknowledged the Dallas Mavericks. You guys go ahead and get sucked in. You have been warned (again and again and again.)
  • Bad text from the Mrs. LL: "The bottom of the car sounds like it's about to fall off."
  • USA Today releases its college football coach salary database. And to think Florida's Urban Meyer resigned because of "stress". Man, I could put up with a lot of stress for that bag of cash. 
  • I also dream about my teeth falling out. 
  • The alleged "Chico Flasher" has been caught. Hey should have gone with the more traditional foot fetish. Edit: Photo.
  • Still on my Most Irritating List: George Lopez, Rudy Giuliani, Ann Curry, Peanuts cartoon strip, every host of Fox and Friends.
  • People who I know personally and really don't like don't know that I don't like them. Make sense?
  • Jogged by some kid yesterday who asked, "What's your name?" I just asked back, "What's yours?" and didn't wait for an answer. 
  • I've got a headache and sore throat this morning. Please, please, please don't get worse.
  • I see quite a few people mention that they "have two weeks off." What kind of job gives you two weeks off for Christmas?
  • That male coach for the can't-be-beat-UConn-women's-team is extremely cocky, but for some reason I think I like him.
  • I kind of want to take the Misses somewhere tonight to at least feel Christmasy. Downtown Fort Worth? Gaylord Texan? Southlake Square? Tater Junction?
  • Hands down, WBAP's Mark Davis has the nerdiest picture on Twitter.
  • Yay for cooler weather. Boo for 70% chance of rain on Friday. But at least we aren't in Southern California which might slide off into the ocean today due to a torrential downpour. 
  • A must read Wheels Off story about a couple in Denton. Trust me, just when you think the guy was crazy . . . . 






59 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been to both downtown Ft. Worth and the Gaylord. I would recommend them both. BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

The Rex Ryan foot story is why I hate the internet. Thats private. Too many lives ruined by harmless personal fun.

Anonymous said...

You made the same prediction for the Rangers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Mavs beat down again.... one of these days you need to learn to sit back and appreciate the ride instead of predicting doom.

Anonymous said...

Nice Knockers.

Anonymous said...

those "poor, underpaid, overworked" teachers get two weeks off

cwheat said...

If you going to Gaylord, take a deep pocket. Wife and kids went yesterday; loved it, but shelled out some major cash.

She said it was worth it.

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if they still do it, but I believe that Bell Helicopter used to shut down for two weeks at Christmas.

Anonymous said...

on the birth rate, maybe abstinance is catching on, or the mexicans discovered birth control

Anonymous said...

You don't like Peanuts cartoon strip......what about baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet? Natzi!

Anonymous said...

Why are you considering traipsing all over the Metroplex searching for the Christmas feeling, when you can just go down to Wise Regional? There's a pretty good chance you'll find a baby Jesus in the nursery

Wheels-off Denton story:
Were drugs or alcohol involved? She claims to have seen the guy levitate 10 feet. What the heck did they sprinkle on the popcorn?

And from another story on that page: Don't leave your chewing gum near the electric meter. Then, if you do find chewing gum there, you'll know it doesn't belong, and somebody has probably broken into your house. I've been doing this for years, and it works like a charm! Much better than the "check your porridge and your beds" system

Triple Fake Papa Bear

Anonymous said...

Take the family for the Interlochen drive in Arlington. A beat-down for the husband, but wife always loves it, along with the kids. Just take a bath-room break at the beginning. Lengthy car lines.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

"What kind of job gives you two weeks off for Christmas?....." Teachers of course! Everytime I turn they're off!

Anonymous said...

The birth rate is down because the murder rate is up. Look it up. It's called abortion, dumbass.

Anonymous said...

is it bad of me?

She was a beautiful brown haired, blue eyed, tan, muscled legged cheerleader, when we dated. Hot.

We break up, b/c she is psycho....and she gets knocked up by the next guy she dates. Marries him. They divorce.

She marries a Mexican. They divorce. After divorced, she gets knocked up by him. Re-marry....re-divorce...

Now, she is dating a nigger.....

I think I got all the goods before it went south?

Anonymous said...

Teaching is the only job I know who gives two weeks off, and then they complain about how hard they work! Hospital workers don't even get Christmas DAY off!

Gaylord is BEAUTIFUL. Take her to ICE and to see their lobby to get in the Xmas spirit.

Hope you aren't getting sick.
Agree with you....come on cold weather!!!

Anonymous said...

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AL

Anonymous said...

For those of you slamming the teachers for pay and time off-get the degree and get into the classroom. I did it for a year, and there's not enough money or time off to get me to walk back into a classroom!

Anonymous said...

Bada Bing, let the Chico bashing begin.

"People who I know personally and really don't like don't know that I don't like them. Make sense?"
LMAO, I'm wondering if the first person that comes to my mind is who you’re talking about? The individual I'm thinking about is an over the top vindictive evil freak who clearly has a problem and is in need some major therapy. What a sicko they are. Sound familiar?

Doesn’t a dream about teeth usually mean there’s a sexual dysfunction somewhere? At least, that’s what I was told once about the “string caught in the teeth” dreams I use to have many moons ago.

I vote Gaylord Texan. It is absolutely beautiful.

What kind of job gives you two weeks off at Christmas? Teachers? Poor babies, they have it so rough especially, during the holidays and summer.

That Denton story is very bizarre. I’m speechless.

Anonymous said...

WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT RAIN WE NEED IT BAD

Anonymous said...

Teacher contracts are for 180 days-that's what they're paid for. The "days off" are unpaid. Christmas break? Spring break? Summer? Not part of the 180 days for which they are paid. There are no "vacation days," there are only local and state "personal days." The state grants 5 personal days a year, and local districts generally grant 2-3 personal days. If a teacher misses more that those days, the money for substitutes comes out of their paychecks.

Anonymous said...

If you had 500 acres of wheat in the ground with no measurable rain in the last couple of months you might have a different attitude towards rain. If you didn't live in the city and had to rely on fire departments that are miles away you might also want it to rain. You are a dimwit.

Anonymous said...

9:43 I wasn't slamming teachers. I have a higher degree than most teachers, but I wouldn't do that job either. My point was that many of them complain about their jobs and act like they're mistreated when they chose that profession. There are up and down sides to all jobs, and that is a definite perk, having weeks of time off work in the summer and often during the school year and at holiday. I value the job they do, but think they need to recognize their blessings to have time off when the rest of us only have 2 weeks a year and you work just as hard at what we do. I just get tired of hearing their "woe is me" when they have it pretty darn good.

Anonymous said...

Downtown McKinney is very nice, took the wife there last Saturday. It's not over the top like most places, kinda like stepping back in time. A few specialty shops, antique stores, restaraunts & even a wine bar. Hap a very nice time.

Fake Bob Phillips

Anonymous said...

10:25 and millions of Americans agree.

Anonymous said...

I didn't hear (read) any teachers complaining. I only read people complaining about teachers.

Quit your griping. If you want to be a teacher, then go for it.

Anonymous said...

Under Section 21.401 of the Texas Education Code, teacher contracts must be for a minimum of 187 days.

Anonymous said...

You guys have no idea how many days that teachers work on extra-curriculars, competitions, etc, during the weekends and during school breaks. Just because school is out, doesn't mean the work stops. Same as many jobs.

Anonymous said...

9:37:
On picking partners, your ex seems to have taken a linear route on the pigment scale.
On the evolutionary and IQ scales, not enough data to extrapolate, but you seem to be near the bottom of both

But, the whole thing sounds made up for a chance to spout off, so...

Anonymous said...

I vote for the Gaylord. I hear it is beautiful and the Ice display.

Anonymous said...

10:51...

She is taking a linear ride to the left on the side of dark of pigment.....I agree. A hard left.....

But, evolutionary and IQ scales unfortuantly, do not dictate one's success 100% of the time. For you, to note, look at all the female and minority CEO's we have in the Fortune 500.

100% not made up, and 100% truth...just saw it on her FB.....

BTW, I have my degree and the university PAID FOR IT, I did not.So, my intellect comments you can cram in your rosey red ass....

BTW, Merry Christmas Barry...

Anonymous said...

10:12 AM is pontificating and doesn't even know the minimum days of a contract.
They get paid well for a Batch. degree and number of work days a year, if they don't like it then work somewhere else. BTW N.J. Teachers are getting an attitude adjustment from Gov. Christie, it will happen here too.

Anonymous said...

I've heard there is going to be a big Antichristmas shin-dig over in Dallas on Friday night. Could be a devilishly good time.

Underground Santa

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:25 checkout 10:51. Thar yah go! "woe is me..." <> Teachers work harder than all the rest of us...

10:51 We all deal with a-holes/kids of a-holes and/or stressful jobs. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

10:51
And those 187 days are the only days for which they are paid. No bonuses, and no paid vacation.

Anonymous said...

"The bottom of the car sounds like it's about to fall off."

So how are those Chrysler products working out for ya, buddy boy?

DF Joe Isuzu

Anonymous said...

you never allow my comment

The Devil said...

Man Barry, you are one negative dude. You always seem to be talking about people you do not like and why, and the list seems to be getting longer and longer. Now you are taking joy in the fact that people you know and do not like are not aware of that fact, just seems kind of odd and depressing to me that you see people in such a way. It also shows cowardice in your character that you are not more open with your opinions to those you dislike. I work in a busy office and have a eventful social life and I cannot think of anyone who I really dislike so much it would be worth blogging about; certainly I have met people that rub me the wrong way but I harbor no disgust for their existance--or should I say, I do not detest them on a cellular level. However,I can guarantee if someone rubs me the wrong way I certainly let them know it. We all value our opinions, education and backgroung but it appears that your narcissim is affecting the way you view others.

On another note, why the peculiar statements about the Mavericks this early in the basketball season? Does a team have to win it all to be considered successful? If so, then every year no fan in any market should jump on the bandwagon of any team until they reach the finals, by your estimation it would only be at this point that said team would be bandwagon-worthy. I will take 50 wins and playoffs every year over what the Mavs were in the 90's(much more success than any other team in this market over that period). Championship or not they put a good product on the floor, make the NBA better and more interesting, and are competitive game to game when they really do not have to be to get into the playoffs.

As far as you jogging post/sore throat post you think karma might have played into you current condition!

Anonymous said...

11:20...I bet "university" would like that one back, they really did not get very good bang for their buck!

Anonymous said...

11:38 if your complaining about that then why did you become a teacher? If you are one.

Propagandist said...

People talking smack about everyone else on the Interweb is more common than you think. It's when the smack talkers are fed their own words that they tend to choke.

Public opinion, about teen pregnancy, has finally reverted to the 1950's-60's. It's no longer cool to be preggers in high school.

After the Ranger's prediction debacle, you're still making sport's predictions?

I irritate a lot more people than irritate me.

RPM said...

Personally, I'd welcome a very wet Christmas. We need the rain.

Anonymous said...

I've always loved "the pot calling the kettle black" idiom.

Anonymous said...

I see someone is listening to those voices in their head again.

Candance said...

I read that story in the Denton Record Chronicle yesterday and laughed out loud. I was going to link to it today. I still might, even though you beat me to the punch. I'm not copying you, though.

People other than teachers get two weeks off at Christmas, y'all. Lots of people save up their vacation time at work for these two weeks or have sick/personal days that they have to take because it's a use or lose deal.

Anonymous said...

10:18 if u have 500acrs of wheat , u r the dimwit

Anonymous said...

Candance, again, those who are allowed to take 2 weeks off at Xmas are lucky. You shouldn't take it for granted. In health care, we don't allow that, vacation hours or not, because everyone would want off at the holidays and we have a hospital to run. So count your blessings. I'm not complaining. It's the job I chose, just like teachers chose theirs. My point is just that I get sick of hearing them bitch about how hard they work when we all work hard, and some of us do it with only two weeks off a year and aren't allowed to take them during the Xmas season. We only allow the weekend plus one day. Be thankful you have a job to take off from...I am.

Anonymous said...

To the teachers out there (not all of you, I know) who fret over having to return to work in Jan. after a full 2 weeks off, consider that many folks don't get the holidays off, at all. Think about fire fighters, nurses, doctors, EMS employees, law enforcement, pilots. You don't really have a problem at all, do you?

Anonymous said...

11:20

I have to agree with 11:47. A degree from a university doesn't mean a thing, except bragging rights. I know lots of folks with degrees that couldn't locate their own posteriors using both hands. You may, indeed, have a big brain, but you are very small-minded

Anonymous said...

Teachers that complain about the job, that they went to school and recieved a degree and trained to do, are like the people that build a house next to a business and then start a petition to have the business closed. Not all teachers are this way. Some actually love what they do. I have been fortunate enough for my kids to have some really good teachers that care about my childrens education. But a lot, on the other hand, act like the rules changed right after they started on the job. It's a job. If it were supposed to be all fun and games, you wouldn't be getting paid at all. Work. Look it up in the dictionary. Ask a student to show you where the library is.

aroundthecorner said...

It makes you wonder how many weeks vacation those "Oilfield Trash People" get a year.

Anonymous said...

How are you liking your Obammy Government Motors vehicle now?

mzchief said...
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Anonymous said...

sure would like to know which teams barry is on board with so i could say "better tap the brakes on ______" , that way i look like a sports genius when they dont win a championship (the case 99% of the time).

as far as your mavericks comment, you better tap the brakes on your HSOs, they have legitimate center (and backup too). they will be good this year.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Re: Teachers and vacation. They have a contract to work and get paid for about 10 months out of the year. The rest is not paid. They understand the gig. If they last more than five years then they aren't in it for the dough. And they aren't in it for your sympathy. They just wish you would do a better job of raising your kids so they didn't have to.

TEACH <> Parent.

For every story you want to tell me about a teacher bragging/whining about their cushy job, I will tell you two about the crap they deal with today;

Crap, as in kids who still crap their pants well past kindergarten. Literally.

Crap, as in loading your classroom up with kids who no habla and judge your performance on how well they take a test. Any chance their parents who no habla will teach their kids to habla? Nope.

Crap, as in kids that get zero parenting at home, much less the help with school work that is YOUR job to do as a parent. Its a School. Not just day care. Or foster care.

Crap, as in flavor of the month seminars that Admins go to each summer, so they can change the curriculum for the teacher every year, so that you can complain that the teachers are always changing things.

They don't want your sympathy. Just raise your own kids, consider the job the teacher is doing for you, and give them just a teensy bit of slack when something seems amiss in the classroom.

Re:other professions and paid time off? I know lots of people who are paid for 4, 5, and 6 weeks off each year. And plenty are taking off a week or more at Christmas.

Anonymous said...

I see somebody let the skank out of the cage.

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Anonymous said...

"The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God"...C.S.Lewis