1.17.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Mrs. LL and I have decided that our memories are so bad that we are very much like the movie "50 First Dates."
  • I whip her so much with sports that I turned to her on Saturday (while a conversation about Cam Newton entering the draft was on the radio) and said, "You pretty proud of yourself for knowing who Cam Newton is?" Her response, "Who is Cam Newton?" Maybe she doesn't listen as much as I thought. 
  • Having a 7th Grader in the house reminds me how much I hated 7th Grade. There's a lot of drama going on at that age. 
  • Steeler QB Ben Roethlisberger wears a glove on his throwing hand. 
  • Mrs LL actually said, "You're wearing that shirt?" before we went out on Saturday.  I guess "But it's comfortable" is not the best justification in the world. 
  • I don't know who is running HBO, but they know what they are doing.
  • Mrs. LL loved Temple Grandin. Me? Not so much.
  • Apple's Steve Jobs announced he was taking a "medical leave" this morning. Just a hunch, but I think something very bad is going on. 
  • "Don't Stop Believing" has become so pop culturally iconic, I'm kinda happy I saw Journey perform it live at Reunion Arena back in the day.
  • We ate at the sushi place near the Sam Moon in North Fort Worth on Friday.  Are sushi places popping up everywhere?
  • It may be a good thing that the Runaway Bay police chief keeps such a low profile that I didn't even know his name after four years of service. 
  • "Teachers in Tarrant and surrounding counties make an average of $51,370, the highest of any region in Texas."
  • I'm a big fan of the Messenger, but its decision to print incendiary Ken Hughes letters and then fill up the paper with anti-Ken Hughes letters the following week seems like a failed bit to me. 
  • Former Denton Sheriff Weldon Lucas has died. I met him once when I was DA and was strongly considering backing out of the Drug Task Force which he supported. I was way ahead of my time. 
  • "There has to be an easier way to get a standing ovation" - Michael Douglas (at the Golden Globes last night as he implicitly acknowledged that the crowd was supporting him as he battles cancer.)
  • "I wished I had Johnny Depp's look." -- Me watching the Golden Globes last night which got the strangest look from Mrs. LL. 
  • Foot fetish coach Rex Ryan in the Super Bowl would be fantastic. (And Dallas just hired his long haired brother as defensive coordinator).



38 comments:

Anonymous said...

The girl today is HOT, HOT, HOT. The problem is she reminds me of an ex girlfriend that was totally psychotic...I'll be looking over my shoulder all day.

Anonymous said...

The Golden Globe host was a jerk. His closing remark, something to the effect: "Thank God that I am an antiest". Sheesh

And then Liberal NBC reports last night, "President Obama attended church today", which I immediately thought "Good for him. Maybe his 2nd time in church since he has become king." And then the reporter went on to say "to honor the life of Martin Luther King". Not to worship or anything weird like that, double sheesh!

Goober said...

I met Temple Grandin once at a livestock producers symbosium. While her story is compelling and interesting, she is to handling livestock what Wordkyle et.al. are to coherent, civil discussion on the differences of political philosophy; a beating.

Anonymous said...

Dallas is hoping that he puts his best foot forward!

Anonymous said...

The Cowboys are hoping to step it up on Defense!

Anonymous said...

If you lived in RAB believe me you would know Drew Paschal, police chiefs name from having to contact him about his officers behavior.

Resident

Anonymous said...

I won't tolerate rude behavior in a man..especially some butthead cop from RAB

Woodrow S. Call Texas Ranger Lonesome Dove Texas

wordkyle said...

"...coherent, civil discussion..." -- On the internet??

Anonymous said...

#1 - Yes, something bad is going on with Jobs. I don't think he will come back from this one. Sad.

#2 - Knew the ex-daughter-in-law of Weldon Lucas many years back. She shared stories of the Sheriff that curled my toes. Looked over my shoulder for several months. Not a guy you wanted mad at you.

My Other Brother Darryl

Double Fake Fargo Bar Fly said...

"I wished I had Johnny Depp's look." -- Me watching the Golden Globes last night which got the strangest look from Mrs. LL.

Go for it......you're already kinda scruffy looking.

Anonymous said...

Now that we are in a new era of "civility", I would like to know if the libs out there think that abortions are civil.

The Secret Police

Anonymous said...

I guess an Apple a day won't keep the doctor away!

Anonymous said...

@ Goober: your name fits your comments on this blog well.
WK practices "coherent, civil discussion on the differences of political philosophy" on every one of his posts here that refer to political philosophy. Your opinion of him is based on the fact that you disagree with him, or maybe out of envy because he remains so coherent and civil, as well as researched in his statements, or something. Who knows?

Anonymous said...

I didn't see all the GG show last night, but I do know what to expect when Ricky Gervais is on stage - irreverent humour. His comment was: "Thank God for making me an atheist." I don't recall that he said anything about being antiest. A little irreverent perhaps, but that's funny right there.
The Golden Globes are the odd cousin of the Oscars. The host is allowed (maybe even encouraged) to be politically incorrect. Did you see the list of best picture nominations? Some of them got awful reviews. It's just different all around. If you want your awards show a little more starchy and traditional, wait for the Oscars

And Goober:
You might want to remove whatever weird filter you have connected to you inkernets. If you were to Google "coherent, civil discussion+political philosophy", I think Wordkyle would pop up near the top of the listings

Wishing out loud that you had Johnny Depp's look may be a little strange, but it's way better than the reaction you would get wishing the Mrs had the look of (insert hot Hollywood actress' name here)

And the new defensive co-ordinator for the Cowboys isn't just Rex Ryan's brother - they're twins! Along with their father, former Eagles head coach Buddy, I'd say they have a pretty good TOE hold on a coaching dynasty.
And I wouldn't mind if the Jets got into the SB. So what if their coach is a bit of a freak? At least the Patriots are out of it now. Next, they need to bounce the Steelers and Roethlisberger.

"I'll take 'The Rapists' for $100, Trebek."
"That's 'Therapists', Mr. Connery!"

Obi said...

'Glee,' 'Glee,' 'Glee.' Pfft. Thrilled for Paul Giamatti and Colin Firth on their Globe wins. Guess I'll have to see 'The [damn] Social Network' now. If Oscar goes to Facebook, I'll quit him. I was holding out for 'Black Swan;' that movie was psychedelic brilliance!

Anonymous said...

re: your comment on the Messenger: I think the content of Hughes' letters, and the responses could be labeled a failed bit, because neither one will change the opinion of anyone who reads them. I do not see how The Messenger is to be criticized, however, because the very purpose of the letters to the editor section is to provide a public forum for that activity by its readership. I don't read every section published in the paper, but that's one that I do read.

Candance said...

Just so you know, there's apparently a crapload of drama in 8th grade, too. And, it also appears the eye rolling and door slamming skills really take off during the 8th grade. It's awesome.

Anonymous said...

Barry. the drama ends when they go off to college. Then it's long-distance drama.

RPM said...

The Messenger looks like it's trying to steal the LLDQ comment section with the Ken Hughes bit.

Anonymous said...

The drama continues throughout all grades, especially for girls.

Anonymous said...

you will like the 7th grader again when she turns 16 till then just hold on it gets worse

Anonymous said...

I saw 1:53's comment, and I was all "DUH!"
and my BFF was like "WhatEV!"
and I was all "AS IF!"
and she was like "OMG!"
and I was all "WTF!"
and she was like "Girrrl, please!"
and I was all "I know, huh?"

Anonymous said...

I look for the the signature. If it is written by Ken Hughes or Wordkyle, I don't read it. Don't need to. So predictable.

Anonymous said...

I just had two girls, but plan on your alcohol consumption dramatically increasing until they turn 17 or 18 years old. Thank God for martinis.

Anonymous said...

Goober....What the hell is a symbosium? Every time you post a comment, you make a fool of yourself. Whether you agree with Wordkyle or not, I have never seen him be anything other than civil and very well prepared.

Anonymous said...

If everyone would ignore his nonsense, Ken Hughes would slow down his letters to the editor. It is not worth the ink print or time to even consider his views.

poor boy said...

Are sushi places popping up everywhere?

Seems like it and Blue Sushi Fort Worth is one of the coolest looking places in town. I've never been in Blue Sushi although I've driven by many times and the best time is at night.

Anonymous said...

Now that we are in a new era of "civility", I would like to know if the libs out there think that abortions are civil.

The Secret Police


Civil or not, this conservative is all for them. Suck 'em right out of there, so I won't have to pay for their welfare mama's crack habit.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Todays pickme up girl is your best EVER she is a 15 in my book

Anonymous said...

I never read Ken Hughes' comments, either. If I see his name, I just skip it, knowing it will be total idiocy.

Anonymous said...

Blue Sushi Fort Worth looks way cool from the outside especially at night. Too cool for me that's for sure. It is between Camp Bowie & 7th by the Modern Art Museum.

Standing strong said...

Rage, all I can say is, "wow" to that. That is some kind of intelligent statement, right there.

Double fake crack-smoking fetus

Anonymous said...

I posted both the 3:45 and 5:20 sushi comments. Jeez.

CT said...

ditto on hughes--just ignore, ignore, ignore

wordkyle is FANTASTIC!! Will continue to read his awesome posts!!

and 7th grade will merge into hellish 8th grade, which morphs into freaking 9th, 10th and 11th grades..I am told our daughter will like us again when she hits college. 8th, I will say, was the totally crappiest, suckiest and worst grade/age by far, and so far...we are still on the clock, so we shall see.

And LOL 2:42! BINGO!! and Xanax!!

CT said...

forgot to say I saw Journey, too, live in Dallas, and partied with them all, sans Steve Perry, afterwards..very cool night!! They just showed up at a place we all were at after their concert..very cool.

I also saw them recently with the new dude in Steve's place. If you closed your eyes and didn't look at new dude, you could almost imagine it was Steve..almost, but not the same. Steve hit the notes oh so much better!!! Bring back Steve!! Lose new dude!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Mess could just put Ken's name ot the top of the article so we don't have to start reading it and think ;oh _hit, it's him again.DAGO

Anonymous said...

Their Bass player looks like a wise county trucker.

Anonymous said...

I would like to have his looks = BG has a man-crush