4.20.2011

Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts


  • Opened my sock drawer yesterday and looked down to see the Family Cat. She looked at me like I was intruding. 
  • The Cowboys released their 2011 schedule yesterday with the big storyline being they would play in New York on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in a nationally televised evening game on NBC.  Unfortunately, I bet that game never happens due to the current lockout.
  • Note to local sports talk shows: Going through the new schedule and saying "I predict win" after every game is a tired bit. (Greg Williams did it on The Fan at around 6:05 p.m. and then Mike Rhyner did it on The Ticket about ten minutes later. I'm sure Randy Galloway did it on ESPN Radio but there's no way I'm listening.)
  • Edit: Deleted reference to fire investigation and fund raiser. Different fires.
  • It will make you nervous, but mint.com is an amazing budget/finance site. It actually sucks in data from your credit card and bank accounts in order to track and categorize every purchase. Throw in a couple of automatically created pie charts and suggested budgeting, and it's pretty cool. 
  • I still wonder how all the hotels in Decatur stay in business.
  • The history of 420. (That sentence either caused immediate acknowledgement or a question mark to form over your head.)
  • While the Messenger first ignored the proposed creation of the new legislative Texas house district 88, it has now gone crazy with nicknames for it: First it was the "Great 88" (dumb) to "Crazy 88" (A Kill Bill reference?) to now "The Dairy Queen District" (an obvious Liberally Lean trademark infringement.)
  • There was a 50 car pile up in Arlington yesterday blamed on the sun reflecting off the wet pavement. I'm surprised you don't see more of that.
  • Mavericks are up 2-0.  I'm still not convinced they win this series and, as I predicted before the season, they definitely won't get out of Round Two. 
  • Lots of bottled water and supply drives being held to benefit the firefighters to our west. I bet they'll be overstocked if they aren't already. (Palo Pinto isn't Haiti.)
  • Bridget Marquardt is still a Hey, Now.
  • "Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs’ law firm will collect the city’s delinquent property taxes for at least another year." That seems wrong. .
  • After three years of use, I think the iPhone is a technological marvel. (And the Droid has already become what Windows was to the Apple operating system.)
  • Edit: University of Texas female rugby player dies after injuries sustained in game (although it wasn't a UT game.)



38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like today's hottie has a bun in the oven.

Anonymous said...

The hotels get a boost a few times a year from the gun range out of Slidell, there is also a race track out there. Both run nearly year round.

Anonymous said...

Barry,

Last night at the Bridgeport Council meeting we discussed donations that can be made to all of the VFDs and FDs that have responded to the fire. I believe they are getting plenty of bottled water, but items specifically mentioned as being needed or useful included;

Sunscreen
Bandannas
Juice Mix packets you can drop into a bottle of drinking water.

If you wish to donate items you can take those to the Bridgeport Police Department where we will be gathering them and sending them down. I am not sure of a deadline, but I would guess you would want to drop those off today if possible.

Thanks to all of our Volunteer Firemen from Bridgeport and all the departments who are down working those fires. You are appreciated.

Matt Van Hoose

Anonymous said...

That gal has a fishing lure hanging from her belly.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter where you find a cat, if you try to turn it out of it's spot - especially a comfy one - you get the dirty looks

I don't get the whole big deal over the ten year anniversary of 9/11. How is ten years more significant than nine years or eleven?

Predicting schedule wins: Did they actually say "win" after EVERY game? If so, that really is a bit, because a perfect season for the 'boys is about as likely as me hooking up with today's (or any day's) RT chick

From the little that I watched her show, Bridget was my favorite. She didn't have any annoying quirks like the young one, and didn't seem to have a sense of entitlement like the other one. Plus, it appeared that she had the least amount of after-market work done

Today's pic: the top that gal is wearing isn't quite getting the job done, containment-wise, so I say it's gotta go!

Anonymous said...

100K walked out of the Dallas County Clerk Office? Someone is not paying attention. Sounds like the elected clerk should also resign.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

That is a really scary front page picture on the paper! Feel so sorry for those folks!

Bacon Scale said...

Bacon Scale
3.5 out of 5
Not bad.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a bi fan of "noodles", they just don't look right with bolt-on's...

Anonymous said...

I thought that fire north of Decatur was one of the ones that was reported to you as an idiot burning brush. Maybe it's under investigation because of that and not because these people who lost their home did anything wrong.

Anonymous said...

The best part about mint.com is giving them the passwords to all your financial sites.

Anonymous said...

I lost that lure 3 years ago on a snag and now it shows up in her navel?

DF Jimmy Houston

Anonymous said...

Hilarious about the cat in your drawer. Bet when you were single, you never thought you would have that experience!

Anonymous said...

Naw, no baby just narrow hips, I think. It throws the figure off and makes the waste look large.

Anonymous said...

Willing to bet the cat opened the sock drawer too. You will need child proofing hardware for your drawers.

Anonymous said...

No wonder I never heard of 420. I don't smoke pot.

Anonymous said...

"...child proofing hardware for your drawers."


That sounds really uncomfortable. Is it anything like a male version of the IUD? I usually go with software (nylon, ribbed - for her pleasure!)

Anonymous said...

Best quote I took away from the 420article goes as follows:

"I've got to run a business. I've got to stay sharp," says Steve, explaining why he rarely smokes pot anymore. "Seems like everybody I know who smokes daily, or many times in a week, it seems like there's always something going wrong with their life, professionally, or in their relationships, or financially or something. It's a lot of fun, but it seems like if someone does it too much, there's some karmic cost to it."

Straight our of the mouth of a 420 creator!!!

Raymond said...

All you all should get a 9-11 Challenge Coin like mine!

Anonymous said...

RE decatur motels..... It's amazing how you can make ends meet charging an hourly rate to get high and laid.

Anonymous said...

There is a drop off point at the Prada Shops for anyone interested in dnating items to the Friefighters. Did just read an article that says any "extra" items left after will be distributed to fire depts. for future needs. A great way to give back! Your $20 worth of items may not seem like much, but if we all do that, just imagine how much support we could send. Sure would think those Palo Pinto folks would do the same if Wise was one fire.

Anonymous said...

Paradise Volunteer Fire Dept collecting dust masks, baby wipes,eye drops, lip balm, work gloves, socks bottled water, etc., 2pm-6PM.

Anonymous said...

strange @ 10:22. i know people who may or may not do it on a daily basis and have no problems at all.

the key might be not to do it while you are trying to accomplish your daily activities.

Anonymous said...

Why is Mrs. LL not returning to work when she has been released from the doctor to return to full duty?

I smell a rat.

Anonymous said...

10:13 I knew someone would say something like that! I was speaking of drawers his socks are in, not drawers as in underware.
Silly.

Anonymous said...

Cottondale dump closed due to fighting fires.

Anonymous said...

sick of hearing about 9/11 any year, 10, 2, 4, 15. Shut. Up. About. It. Already.

10:22 said...

11:59...I have never smoked it myself so I cannot speak to how functional a full time pot smoker can or cannot be. Given the experiences, friendships and closeness to the counterculture movement of the 60's and 70's that the gentlemen I quoted from this article was, I will trust his take on full time smokin' over yours! Hell, you are not even sure if you know people who do it on a daily basis or not....so maybe you might be a smokin' when you should be a workin'!

John Holmes' Ghost said...

More honeys like yesterday's... I dig those five-heads...

Anonymous said...

Interesting conspiracy theories about House District 88, "the Strip District"--

http://www.texasmonthly.com/blogs/burkablog/?p=10071

Anonymous said...

The iPhone is the greatest purchase I have ever made in my entire life. I use it for grocery lists, keeping track of MY own random thoughts, checkbook ledger, numerous chores, To-Do lists......this was all stuff I put on a sticky note and posted on a bulletin board (but I always lost them).

I am 100x more efficient in my life because of this iPhone!

Now if only the battery power lasted three times as long!

Anonymous said...

I never heard of today's "Hey Now" (Bridget Marquardt), so I Googled her....That woman is almost 40 years old!

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

IPhone rocks for crossword puzzles and pandora music!

Anonymous said...

Post it notes? I always thought that people who had to use post it notes all over their cubicles and lists to remember everything were not too bright. I was usually correct. Guess they are hiding that from us now by using their iPhones. Oh wait, they have to remember to keep plenty of battery power on hand.

Anonymous said...

9:02 Fishing lure and a dead fish smell hummmm must be a old dead fish.

Anonymous said...

There were 2 fires one on Friday, which they set the fund was set up for. Then one Sunday, which is under investigation for arson.

Anonymous said...

The oilfield is keeping a few of these hotels afloat. The company I work for has 25-30 rooms booked every single night, whether they need em all or not. $2500/day or so should keep a small town hotel going, not counting other guests.

kikip said...

The fund set up for Perry Hughes, who lost his home on CR 2224, is not the one under investigation. Just an FYI, the Hughes' family are great folks!!