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4.25.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • Odd: The ex-boyfriend who allegedly killed the Frisco fitness instructor jumped into the Grand Canyon before he was arrested. He only fell 25 feet because he hit a ledge -- causing one bystander on the news I saw to refer to him as "lucky." I'm not so sure about that. 
  • But it's really odd how no one that knows that guy has a bad thing to say about him.
  • Odd #2: A Belo exec was gunned down in Arlington while picking up his kid by a UTA student who had received counseling from the exec's wife. The shooter then killed himself. Man, there has to be a heck of a back story on that one. 
  • The Johnson County deputy killed over the weekend was hit by gunfire three times. (That's the second Texas deputy killed this month.) 
  • I'm about to issue a No Piddling policy in the household. Let's get a move on!
  • Anyone else think that the phrases "there are reports of golf ball size hail" and "weather watchers in the area report a funnel cloud has touched down" are inaccurate 99% of the time?
  • Don't forget, that the Skinny Dipper 5K in Decatur at one of our local nudist results is this weekend. Trivia? Last year the top five women in the 19 to 29 year old range were named Jessica, Emily, Heather, Tiffany and Megan. 
  • K.C. of K.C. and the Sunshine Band was interviewed at the Rangers game on Friday night by Jim Knox who had him sing a line of "Get Down Tonight."  He obliged. How he's not beaten down is beyond me. 
  • Fox 4 weather man Ron Jackson's house burned
  • Kate Middleton is about 100 times hotter than Princess Di was. 
  • The Update this morning lists an obituary for someone who had the nickname of "Nig."
  • News that just caught my eye: "Nearly 500 Taliban prisoners escaped from Kandahar prison in southern Afghanistan through a tunnel hundreds of yards long, officials said Monday." Good grief. 
  • I felt like Michael Douglas in Falling Down this weekend when I actually uttered the phrase, "Yeah, I'd like the Mooyah burger . . . . "
  • Had Easter lunch at the Gaylord Texan yesterday. Watching little kids all dressed up is really, really fun.
  • Want to go on a cruise with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders? Well there was one but it was cancelled due to lack of interest (A Dallas Morning News story that's behind a paywall - a policy which has to be a failed bit.)



48 comments:

Anonymous said...

The guy who jumped into the Grand Canyon is "lucky" to the extent that the people who got hit by a tornado this weekend, but survived, are "blessed" or "miracles", or "watched over", or "dodged a bullet". Dodged a bullet? Who sent the bullet? Yeah, they were watched over all right...with a crosshairs. We sure are fond of giving honors and praise to the one who tries to take us out on a regular basis. Geez.

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry can now stop praying for rain. It worked.

Anonymous said...

Nig's friends were niggardly when they shorted him by three letters.

Anonymous said...

Well how very traditional, little kids all dressed up for Easter at the Gaylord. Kids around here were probably mudding in their four wheelers.
Good for you Barry. Kids need to learn to be prim and propper. Enjoy it while you can because soon they may complain about their friends going mudding while they have to get all dressed up.

Bacon Scale said...

Today Girl
Bacon Scale
4 out of 5
Great way to start out the week.

mzchief said...

* There is no cure for "piddling." Get used to it and change your mindset from "waiting" for someone to be ready to leave the house and use the time to sit and read, meditate or play a quick phone game of bowling, or Angry Birds. If watching people piddle drives you insane, just go sit in the car, crank up your favourite tunes and enjoy the solitude. Seriously, waiting is for people who do not understand how to take advantage of and enjoy spare moments.

* It makes perfect sense that a stylish 29-yr-old Kate Middleton is 100 times better looking than a gawky, 20-yr-old Princess Diana especially since a tall, 28-yr-old Prince William is a 1,000 times better looking than dorky, 32-yr-old Prince Charles.

* Nig Barnett was a wonderfully charming, White man who, several years ago, lived and died in RAB. I never knew his real given name or the reason he was nicknamed Nig.

Anonymous said...

Great girl in today's pic......but poor lighting!

John Holmes' Ghost said...

Kate or Di, meh... neither really "jazzes" me, now Sarah Freguson, mmmmm, love reheads!

You what they say, "red on top - fire down below!"

Jack Daniels said...

Nig Barnett was a wonderfully charming, White man who, several years ago, lived and died in RAB.

He died several years ago and is just now in the update and they are just now getting around to having his funeral? That's odd.

Anonymous said...

Here's a much better solution on how to deal with piddlers instead of being the one who has to compromise on their behalf. Don’t be a pansy and give in or you will lose control for sure. They will be better for instead of teaching them that it's OK.

Leave them. If a time is set to leave, LEAVE. They will learn real quick you're not going to put up with it.



Signed,

Professional Girl Piddler Myself

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice that the Update posting for the clothing optional 5k run includes a bringing along "support personnel". Since when does it take a pit crew to run a 5k. The only support personnel I would need is someone to follow me around with a little black fuzzy dot!

mzchief said...

To Jack Daniels...
Had you read today's Update, you would have realized, the obituary in today's Update is not for Nig Barnett.

Perhaps you should get someone to help you with the concept that even though some things can be similar they are not necessarily the same.

Anonymous said...

I know it's suicide, but how is that considered lucky when you fail, especially when the reason you're trying to kill yourself is to avoid prosecution for murder. And the fact that no one has made any bad comments about him is proof that anybody is capable of murder (allegedly), even seemingly upstanding citizens

I don't mean to trivialize the death of a law enforcement officer, but in the future, when they receive a call about somebody with a gun, maybe the marksmanship abilities of the gunman should be taken into account. When you hit a human target with three shots, you're either proficient with a pistol, at point blank range, or very lucky. Of course, his luck lasted only until the cavalry showed up and put that dog down

Count me among those tired of reports about pea/quarter/golf ball, and now "hen egg size" hail. Either tell us the diameter of the hailstone or implement a system rating the size of the hail by a number. But...we could go the opposite direction and Idiocratize it:
* Viagra-size
* M&M (plain)
* M&M (peanut)
* Starburst
* testicle, guy (and by guy I mean as opposed to some kinda freakin' animal - not compared to a chick, cuz they aint got 'em, right? None of the ones I seen did, 'cept that one in San Diego!)
* Gatorade cap (it's got electrolytes, unlike that stupid rain, which is basically toilet water!)
* bigger than a rat's head
* a second kind of rat, which is bigger than the first rat mentioned - his head

Triple Fake Secretary of Weather-n-Stuff

mzchief said...

To anonymous 9:34...
Your plan sounds good in theory but going to brunch alone is no fun, having a spouse/child miss the flight to go on vacation or miss going to their own event, makes for a LOT of turmoil and gritching with which I do not care to deal.

It is far easier to just enjoy the spare moments and learn to set the departure time far enough ahead for there to be 20 minutes of piddling so as not to be late to the event.

Arthur said...

I'm amazed the screws at the Kandahar prison didn't recognize something was afoot when inmate Akbar Dufresne asked for that Rita Hayworth poster.

wordkyle said...

When I saw you mentioned "piddling" I thought you were talking about the Family Puppy again. Then I went back and reread the whole comment. Oh. (Suggestion: Master the art of turning the urgency dial up gradually. Going from zero to 60 quickly is not a good thing in this case.)

Anonymous said...

Jack Daniels isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.

Anonymous said...

Give someone an inch they will take a mile = Life Lesson

Sad we don't learn that simple one.

Anonymous said...

Jack Daniels, she screwed up and is trying to cover her azz.

Barry was talking about the person in the Update not who she is rambling about.

Anonymous said...

Here's a quick history lesson - "In the final half of 1812 Napoleon had destroyed most of his army, suffered a humiliating retreat, made an enemy of Russia, obliterated France’s stock of horses and shattered his reputation. A coup had been attempted in his absence and his enemies in Europe were re-invigorated, forming a grand alliance intent on removing him.
On March 30th, 1814, Paris surrendered to allied forces without a fight and, facing massive betrayal and impossible military odds, Napoleon abdicated as Emperor of France; he was exiled to the Island of Elba.
Napoleon’s health and character fluctuated; he died on May 5th 1821, aged 51."

This might be helpful the next time Larry Wilson, the Alvord antichrist wants to quote a "great leader" making no since at all.

Anonymous said...

Anon@9:46,

Or, in my case, a BIG black fuzzy dot.

Anonymous said...

They are children, malable! Train them to be prompt! It's called parenting.

Anonymous said...

10:19 - MZ isn't trying to cover her ass. I read the Update and knew exactly what MZ was talking about. You and Jack need to lay off the Hater-aid and just maybe you wont be such dumbasses.

Anonymous said...

Let's just see how gradually dealing with a piddler works out for ya. Or, playing games, killing time and WAITING does for ya!

You will learn soon enough.

ROTFLMAO thanks for the laughs.

When did we become so weak?

wordkyle said...

Arthur, your comment made me snort.

Jack Daniels said...

MzChief- I screwed the pooch on that one.

As you always say, "Sucks to be me."

Anonymous said...

Shame about Ron Jackson's house. Solid weather dude.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Set the time, stand by it. There is no reason for anyone to be late on a regular basis. Drives me insane, and I, for one, would indeed leave them, esp if it is the spouse. The kids....just grab them by the arm and escort them to the car....you ARE supposed to be the boss, you know. The spouse....just leave her.

And as for the suicide deal, I would think if one wanted to die and failed, that is BAD luck, not good luck. Let them die if they want to....fewer people to feed and worry about world population.

Anonymous said...

10:33
sense, not "since".

Correct usage of that sound;

"He has made no sense since the last time he made fifty cents."
Uncle Wally

wk, I have house pets and made the same assumption that you did. I'm still not sure.

Anonymous said...

Why do you gripe about the weather reporting so much? You'd be really pissed if they didn't report a possible tornado that turned out to be real and then leveled your house because they weren't able to confirm it. Just because 75% of the time it's a false alarm doesn't devalue the 25% they get right. When the wind is howling and the rain is falling sideways I'm thankful that the tornado didn't come.

If you don't like them interrupting your TV shows then watch a DVD when we get big weather.

Denton Dude

Marissa said...

I spend my roughly 75 % of my "mom" time hurrying my kids up. This morning, as I'm saying, "Let's go!" for the probably 10th time so my son won't be late for school, my daughter decides it was time to search for the bracelet she wanted to take to daycare, that she had a mere 15 minutes before. UUUUGGGGHHHH!

Anonymous said...

Nig Barnett and his bother Kick Barnett were old timers at The Bay. Nig never had a bad word to say about anyone and Kick was just a grouchy old man. Both of them were great guys and I never knew their real first names.

I know they're not the guy in the Update but I hadn't thought of Nig and Kick Barnett in years. Thanks for the walk down memory lane, MzChief.

Anonymous said...

12:41 I have a funny feeling Mr. Green is loosing his britches in his own house one inch at a time.

Anonymous said...

10:33am, we'll trade you Principal Gina for Larry. Straight up. Heck, you can just have her.

And in the "its who you know" column, check out the new BES principal choice. Lets overlook those qualified internal candidates to scratch a buddies back. And you wonder why everyone thinks the board and sup are out of touch?

Anonymous said...

2:13 I agree. And 1:28...if your daughter is small enough to be in daycare, she is small enough to pick up and physically place in the car. You have obviously already lost the proper hierarchy in the home. The kids are NOT in control. At least, YOU are supposed to be. If they aren't ready to go, make them do without something they like, such as TV every time they aren't ready to leave at the proper time, and I imagine they'll learn to fall in line. Thats IF you stick by it and be the parent. Worked in my house 20 years ago and it would still work if parents had the guts to be parents.

Anonymous said...

all this talk about leaving people who are late reminds me of the Everybody Loves Raymond episode where he left Deborah because she wasn't ready on time. He said his dad (Frank) had raised him that way---based on the AIS rule. Ass In Seat! Of course, after he left Deborah, Frank fessed up that he NEVER left Marie---only the boys! He would NEVER leave her!

Anonymous said...

We had rule in my house years ago when I was raising kids. No TV in the mornings till everyone was ready to walk out the door. It worked great. They dressed, ate, and were sitting waiting on me so they had time to watch a little TV.

Anonymous said...

2:28 - It's a deal - I don' know Gina, but she has to be better than Larry!

Anonymous said...

4:50pm - Lets get that in writing. And NO TAKE BACKS.

coachmaz said...

If you think Middleton is hot that explains many of the really lame random and pick me ups you post!

Anonymous said...

Regarding piddling:

I'm in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life's no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I'm in a hurry and don't know why

Anonymous said...

most wise co vol fd's suck at 'weather watch'. the get on the scanner to hear themselves talk and try and sound important. boonsville, no one cares if you have pea size hail or if the wind is blowing 20 mph. shut up unless there are cows flying around you or you see auntie emm's house air born.
that is all...

Arthur said...

Wordkyle, Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Odd, I've not heard one person who had a nice or positive comment on Principal the 2 years she has been in B'port. Good job Bland. And isn't it time for you to go?

Anonymous said...

Is Nig McClure still living?

Anonymous said...

7:00pm

Spot on.

Anonymous said...

Good principals are hard to find anywhere. There are some out there, but something seems to happen to people when they become administators...I call it "going over to the dark side." There are some that do a good job of managing students and letting teachers teach, but for the most part, they are what happens when you cross a Zig Zigler devotee and a fast food restuarnt manager...a frustrated corporate wanna-be.

Anonymous said...

1:05pm... yes, especially when they throw out something new every year to try and impress the sup and board. Gina needs to leave. Now.