3.28.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • That certainly got your attention if you turned on the news this morning: A wrong way driver on I-30 east of Fort Worth smashed into a tanker truck, killing its driver, and sending flames shooting into the air. The freeway was shut down.
  • Entertained out of town friends this weekend which means trying to hit some highlights of the area.
  • I thought Joe T. Garcia's would be a good idea for lunch, but being seated in the sun instead of the shade wasn't the best idea. (But this continues my streak of receiving the worst table in any restaurant.)
  • Uh, is their food overrated? (Sidenote: I hadn't been there in a while and expected too just see their standard two choices of meals, but they had a full menu.)
  • We ran by the Water Gardens in downtown Fort Worth on Saturday only to find it closed on a beautiful day for some type of construction. (So they didn't get to see the landmark that was featured in Logan's Run and what in 2004 was the cause of the death of four.)
  • To show them Texas barbecue, I chose The Railhead in Fort Worth.  Good choice?
  • We toured Cowboys Stadium yesterday. (Note to self: If you park on the wrong side of the stadium thinking it's a quick walk around to the other side, you will regret it.)
  • It's pretty fun to go onto the field, to sit in a suite, and go into the locker room (which had to be the most underwhelming aspect of the tour - I bet their are Texas high school locker rooms that are nicer and bigger.)
  • The most bizarre thing we did was go see women's roller derby over at the Texas State Fair Grounds. Wheel's Off. The league is called "Assassination City" and there's a JFK theme running throughout the event. They even had cheerleaders sprinkled throughout the arena wearing pill box hats and calling themselves the "Jackie O's."
  • Hey, don't jump on me for that choice -- even the Dallas Observer was there in the announced crowd of just over 1,800 to take pictures.
  • And if you like people watching, that was the place to be. It was like a crowd of nerdy bikers mixed in with women that could easily beat you up. 
  • On I-35 in Fort Worth we saw two Ninja motorcycles pass us with one of the riders then deciding to ride side saddle while the other did a wheelie. But no motorcycle death.
  • Back to normal random thoughts ... Fiona put up a new "hey, now" and one with a stalker-looking-guy. Edit: These are Facebook pics that I thought anyone could see even if not being a member of Facebook. I think I'm wrong about that.
  • Heard that our Wise County Park Murder For Hire lady was featured in the National Enquirer this week but I can't confirm it. 
  • I was watching Channel 8 news last night when they threw in a "filler piece" which concluded that a new study found that those who attend church in adolescence have a 50% of being obese as an adult. I'm no statistician, but having a 50% chance of anything doesn't seem to prove anything. 
  • Edit: Grammatical errors duly noted and hopefully corrected. It was a long weekend with a rapid fire post.


56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gawd O Mighty,what would Dean Martin do now?

Anonymous said...

The water gardens did not cause the death of four people. I have probably taken my three kids to the bottom of the water gardens a hundred times over the past 25 years. Not once did it try to kill us. The water gardens, like just about any lake, sidewalk, park, school playground, fountain, hiking trail, highway, footbridge over a stream, etc. etc., can be very dangerous when people don't read signs, make dumb decisions, or when small kids are left to walk a city while parents remain in hotel rooms.

Anonymous said...

You missed the boat on Texas BBQ! Should have gone to Woody Creek (either in Springtown or at the Ridgmar Location). Best EVER!!!!! Railhead is overrated (like Joe T's). Woody Creek has cold schooners of beer, too.

Anonymous said...

Not every Fiona fan is a Facebook member. How about throughing us a shot at the pictures.

LEL

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry that the tanker truck driver died this morning instead of the wrong way driver. Have to think that the tanker truck driver deserved heaven before the stupid driver. We are helpless to change fate.


8:41 Your are so right about the water gardens.

Barry, glad the race bikes didn't cause an accident. You were lucky.

How nice of you to be so hospitable to your guests. Mrs. LL is a very lucky bride.

Anonymous said...

8:45 Didn't you mean throughing us a shot at more pitchers?

Anonymous said...

the gas tanker crash certainly did get my attention. I turned on the TV and I thought the world was coming to an end. All I could see was a huge fireball. The standard question here would seem to be: Were drugs or alcohol involved? When a driver goes the wrong direction on a freeway, the answer is usually yes to one or both

The roller derby likes to play up death and destruction and all that, but using the JFK assassination to promote their product is just wrong! You can make fun of a president all you want, but don't trivialize the murder of one, especially the most recent one. Some of us can still remember that awful day. Make fun of Lincoln's death if you want. The only person who remembers that one is Larry King! ~rimshot~

Your spelling today is worse than usual. Rough weekend?

Anonymous said...

The pic for the day has now turned into the joke for the day....right?

Anonymous said...

"The Railhead"....you've got to be kidding!

Arthur said...

The bang-to-hype ratio of Joe T.'s is way out of whack.
Anon 8:44 am thanks for the BBQ heads up.

Nice to see a size 10 as your random thought girl.

Keep hope alive!

Anonymous said...

for bbq you should have taken them to Coopers in the stock yards

Anonymous said...

Joe T.'s serves a full menu at lunch and the 2 items at dinner. I've always heard that they'll serve items off of the full menu at dinner if you're persistent.

Railhead is a decent choice. You get points for not treating your guests to the dog food at Angelo's.

Anonymous said...

Joe T's only has full menu for lunch(best Mexican food in Fort Worth is Fiesta restuarant on Hemphill) I like Cooper's BBQ in Fort Worth(my favorite in metroplex is Baker's Ribs in Weatherford)

Anonymous said...

Joe T - way overrated. Last time I ate there was sick for two days.

Railhead - just like Joe T's. I like Riscky's at the stockyards.

Anonymous said...

If you've seen one cardboard cutout you've seen them all.

Anonymous said...

This must be the random thought girl for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, right...???

Anonymous said...

Man, today's chick is SSSSSMOKIN'!!!
9:08 must be forgy....

Anonymous said...

Riscky's on Azle Ave. Think it is better than other Riscky's locations.

Mexican Inn on North Henderson. Cheap & bare bones, the way Tex Mex should be.

The Forest Park train. Always good for out-of-towners. Followed by a beer at Fred's.

My Other Brother Darryl

Austin said...

Joe t good if u like watery salid an nasty mexican food. Primos better by a mile.

Anonymous said...

I thought today's pic gal was okay until I saw several folks slamming her looks. Now, I'm not so sure.

Just kidding - they're full of it. Nothing wrong with a woman that's got some meat on her...provided the meat is proportioned correctly

Anonymous said...

One should check out Cousin's BBQ on Bryant Irvin of McCart.

Anonymous said...

The Water Gardens caused four people to be born black which assured they did not know how to swim and that they would not have any better more than to go swimming in a public fountain?!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see a girl more proportioned like the majority of the women out there. I appreciate her more than the hos you usually post here.

Goober said...

With all of your recent education headlines I can't imagine you overlooked the headlines created by the Lite Guv about no shortfall in education funding. See Saturday's FWST front page.

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Mr. LL - That honey you posted a pic of is all woman! Glad you didn't post a skinny hag.

Back in the 70's I had the pleasure of working with many fine ladies; that one in the pic would have been just fine... just fine... for my "Johnny Wadd" movies....

Anonymous said...

Throwing?

Anonymous said...

Obesity and church attendance?

Sounds right to me. Check it out. At almost every gathering there is FOOD....right after the preacher condemns every other "sin" of the flesh.

Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

WTH? One little joke about spelling and legal fees and I get censored.

Anonymous said...

Joe T's is WAYYYY overrated. In the 80's and 90's it was the best in FW. Now, they've dropped down to one of the worst.
REAL...AUTHENTIC Mexican food is Riva's on White Settlement. True Mexican all the way.
BBQ..? If you wanted the "atmosphere", you should have gone to the Risky's in the Stockyards, then shown them the stalls next to Risky's, down to Mule Alley then to The White Elephant where Wakler, Texas Ranger is filmed. Maybe you might have gotten to see the daily Longhorn drive in the street.

The Thought for the Day gal could very well be one of his roller derby queens. She could damn sure hold her own with the best of 'em.
I think they named a beer after didn't they.....STOUT.

AND last, but not least, THEIR is not the same as "there are better high school locker rooms..."

gEEEZZZEEE......glad you studied law at Bear Country instead of majoring in English there. At least at "Teasipper U." they teach spellun

Anonymous said...

Fort Worth eating and Fort Worth experience at the same time? One choice--Fred's.

The Rathead is way overrated. Overcooked meat and crap beer on tap--just what you'd expect from a teabagger hangout.

Religious obesity? I bet that a more detailed breakdown would show: Buddhists 3%, Dancing Presbys 25%, Kentucky Fried Baptists 99.4%. (Do Rastafarians have a different definition of "pot luck" than the average spare bible beater?)

DF Scatter Shooter

Anonymous said...

The hey now girl today has a lovely figure. Why in God's name would one want to be any thinner!

Typos are okay, long as it can be figured out. I know sometimes when we are in a hurry our fingers just can't keep up with our brain. We all do it, so lighten up on Barry please. We know he can spell.

Excellant retired typist. 120 wpm baby!

Anonymous said...

Railhead is by far the BEST BBQ in Fort Worth and the coldest beer.........ummm, I'm thirsty!

Anonymous said...

Railhead or Riscky's original store on Azle Ave are my choices for BBQ.

Someone recommended Woody Creek BBQ which you should ignore. Woody Creek's brisket is average at best and their sauce is way too ketchup-y tasting.

Someone also mentioned Mexican Inn which is about the worst tex-mex you can eat. You might as well go to Pancho's as Mexican Inn.

Anonymous said...

Should have gone to Woody Creek (either in Springtown or at the Ridgmar Location). Best EVER!!!!!

You know how I know you don't know a damn thing about BBQ?


City Market is the best ever. Every place named above is about the same, and about as good as you'll do in DFW.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I Love Angelos B!
Woody Creek in Springtown on the square is smokin too!
Railhead, meat market.

Anonymous said...

Todays gal looks like J. U.?

Anonymous said...

It should be called Joe T Grease A ria.

Anonymous said...

Note to editor, please don't have the Mrs. choose the Chic/Pic of the day. I'm guessing we can find related photos someplace else on the Interweb.

Anonymous said...

Read on a Rann Facebook page where a child could have been injured on Friday on the drive through.
How many near misses does it take?
How concern are you about another parent's child until it's your own?

Anonymous said...

The world's best barbeque is at the original Sonny Bryans located in Dallas on Inwood Rd. just east of Harry Hines. It is in the original small dumpy building. Sign on the door reads something like "Open Until Out of Food". Whatever is cooked for that day is sold and then they shut down. I like to eat there and then bargin shop at the huge Salvation Army department store next door. Always looking for a pair of Levis for $2 that are 90% worn out.

Anonymous said...

I love Joe T's; go there every couple of weeks when the weather is nice.

Food is barely average BUT sitting in that beautiful garden, kicking back, enjoying their Margaritas - Now that's a good time.

Anonymous said...

The Original on Camp Bowie - best hole in the wall Mexican food place. Good n greasy. Roosevelt has eaten there.

Ricardo Perry said...

Joe T's is way way overrated... The Original is not as bad... but for my money, Benito's on Magnolia east of 8th is tops - just try the Green Mole Chicken dinner.

As for BBQ, I guess you forgat Angelo's

Anonymous said...

Mexican Inns in FW....best chips under the sun

Anonymous said...

3:32 - yep, right on. The critics can gripe on.....Joe T's is here to stay.

Great food.

Anonymous said...

I bet over 90% of the guys who comment how fat/ugly your pic of the day is have wives/girlfriends that are at least 50 pounds overweight. Think you can do better? Then send Barry a picture of your wife/girlfriend. Then we can see how "great" you have it at home!!

Anonymous said...

There's not a dang thing wrong with today's chicklet. I'd rather be with a lady of charactor and substance than a lady of skin and bones.

Anonymous said...

Hey, What's wrong with Raymond's BBQ and Cassilas' Mexican on the Westside of Bridgeport. Not as fancy and pricey as the places in FTW but, the food is good.

Anonymous said...

Raymond's ribs are a bit greasy, but Casilas on the west side of Bridgeport is very good. Better than anywhere else in Wise Co. 2nd runner up is the steak tacos across from allsups in decatur.
Barry doesn't want to drive to Bport with family in and living in Ft. Worth.
Pappadeux or however you spell it, is my very 1st pick anytime anywhere.

negatorian said...

You should have gone to Longoria's in Everman.

Two words: brisket sausage.
They grind up brisket, season it and make sausage out of it. They make hamburgers the same way.

Anonymous said...

Is there no more Angelo's? That's the best Bb'q and cold beer ever!

Anonymous said...

Joe Ts - wonderful - the best around!

I've been eating there since 1991 and won't stop - ever!

Anonymous said...

Railhead best ribs.
Benito's on Magnolia in FW best authentic Mexican.
Water Garden death around 10 or 12 years ago, light standard collapsed killing foreign tourist.
I've said this before, complaints about the RT girl should be accompanied with photos of wife.
Laugh of the day, Wise County full of food critics.
Mr. Knowitall

Anonymous said...

Lee's BBQ in Haslet. Thet Brother can cook some ribs!

Anonymous said...

Shoopys not gonna stroll into B-Town...hes above that now...

Anonymous said...

How bout a nice looking man... Why have we always got to look at half naked women... Seems to be the same on tv or walmart these days!