5.23.2011

Random Monday Morning Thoughts


  • My flower bed reconstruction update: Have you every tried to level a row of limestone bricks? Threading a needle is far easier and takes less precision.
  • The Family Cat update: Still mean and stupid. And she still looks at me like she's thinking, "Who are you?"
  • While watching the Second Grader in the House's softball game over the weekend, I witnessed a legitimate and well executed Triple Play. (She wasn't involved.) Runners on second and  third. Pop up to third baseman. Caught. (One.) Runner at third took off too soon so third baseman quickly steps on bag. (That's two.) Then the runner on second (we're talking Second Grade again) got confused and ran towards third where she was tagged out. (That's three.) 
  • I don't think a single player on the field understood what had just happened. 
  • The cutest part was the runner going into third was tagged standing up and right in the chest (by a big girl) which caused her to go flying backwards and land on her back (she's ok). The cute part is that the girl who tagged her broke into tears because she thought she had hurt her. 
  • One final softball note: Somehow I've become the unofficial/official box score keeper, and I suddenly became the center of attention on Sunday when everyone surrounded me when a "Was that really the third out?" controversy erupted. Somehow I had the final say. I'm not used to that. 
  • I saw the footage Friday of a Mesquite Baptist preacher getting booked in to jail at West Virginia after allegations of sexual assault of a woman he met in a bar. Last night the news reported he had hung himself while in jail
  • Another guy who killed himself over the weekend was the composer of the what-a-beating song, "You Light Up My Life." (And, based upon the article, that guy's life was a mess.)
  • I don't think "Hey, Now" does justice to Bar Refaeli on a boat.
  • Tornado Insanity: 89 and counting were killed in Missouri yesterday from one (coming on the heels of the one that killed over 350 in Alabama and other Southern states earlier this month.) Photos.
  • The annual Arizona State "Undie Run." (Thanks, Steve.)
  • I'm still waiting for my predicted Mavericks playoff collapse, but I'm getting worried. 
  • I think I got my haircut Friday by a gal who really needed to be somewhere else.
  • The Onion ran a story about Planned Parenthood building an "Eight Billion Dollar Abortionplex." Those not understanding that the The Onion is a parity*  site (and those who probably believe those Nigerian emails are true), were not pleased.  [Edit: Let the dogpile continue. But, of course, since the site levels the playing field for all news media, it technically could be a parity site.]
  • I was going to go with the cover of the Star-Telegram today because I think they greatly over estimate how much we care about The Colonial golf tournament.
  • But I went with one from Missouri: 



32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not only a triple play but an UNASSISTED triple play!

Anonymous said...

I don't care what you think, I'm rooting for the Mavs!! So there.

Anonymous said...

I often have questions about whether there were any unattractive people who participated in this undie run.

To be honest, there are A LOT of very attractive non-overweight men AND women (even young people) who don't look so great when stripped down to their underwear.

Where are THEY in the photos?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

*hanged (when a person)
*parody

Anonymous said...

My flower bed reconstruction update: Have you every tried to level a row of limestone bricks? Threading a needle is far easier and takes less precision. --Paver sand, does the trick every time!

Anonymous said...

You level those bricks with a string line and hanging level. You need me to send my husband over there to show you how? A simple online search would give you a How-To.

I'm beginning to feel sorry for your cat. It seems like your family hates it. Please give the cat to someone who wants it.

Horn Dog said...

Barry, your prediction was that the Mavs would be bounced in the first or second round.. Game over, you lose. You can't change the rules in the middle of the game.

Anonymous said...

I think the Onion is a parody site, not parity.

Anonymous said...

The Bar Rafeili pics don't do much for me, the girl is the perfect example of being skinny fat!

Anonymous said...

I always thought the Onion was a PARODY site, but what the hell do I know. In two weeks I will have 27 million dollars wired to me from a Nigerian bank as soon as I send them $600; any suggestions on what I should do with my new found fortune?

Triple Fake... said...

The Onion might actually provide parity, but I believe the word you're going for is parody

A triple play against second-graders is probably not that hard to do. But a triple play (especially unassisted) BY a second-grader...that's something special

The LL Family Cat is a lost cause. Experience says that a cat's first impression usually sticks, and there's not much you can do to change it. Just be happy with the knowledge that you will probably outlive the cat and you can claim "Scoreboard!"

Anonymous said...

hey jimmy the greek wannabe...stick with wut you do best and leave the sports predictions to the experts. Predicting the Mavs out by 2nd round was an obvious epic fail so don't go trying to redeem yourself by hoping they get beat in the 3rd.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the local Baptist minister who hung himself was counting on the weekend rapture to bail himself out of a very bad situation.

Satan

Cat Scratch Fever said...

"Just be happy with the knowledge that you will probably outlive the cat and you can claim "Scoreboard!""

Speak for yourself, buddy. I've got 8 and half more lives to go. I'm invincible and darn near immortal.

The DF You-know-who

(How come a stupid snake from New York City gets his own nationally famous twitter account and a truly amazing feline hipster like me only gets repeatedly bagged on in the blog of a bitter man?)

Anonymous said...

A whole, WHOLE lot of responses to Onion articles are responses by supporters of whatever it is they're satirizing to make probable detractors look idiotic- everybody knows that right?

Jack Daniels said...

hey jimmy the greek wannabe...stick with wut you do best...

Anyone have a clue what that might be?

Anonymous said...

The Onion responses are only there because they believe (and rightly so) that our government is capable of doing such a thing. If it were complete lunacy that the government would build such a thing, then it would be parody. But since it is not beyond our government to try such a thing, the responses are legitmate.

Only in America are innocent babies deemed not worthy to live but hardened criminals are deemed not deserving of death.

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

cat scratch fever has a point...the family cat needs his own twitter account.

Anonymous said...

Ten things the Jimmy the Greek wannabe is good at....

1. Jogging

2. uh.....struggling here....

3. Eating Mexican food

4. Tick....tock....tick....tock...

5. Traveling to exotic places....like....Jacksboro

6. Did I say jogging?

7. Observation of the human condition

8. Hand watering the lawn.

9. Score keeping in softball(a newly acquired skill, apparently)

10. Tolerance for all the nutz that post on his blog.

Anonymous said...

Not many comments today. I have two theories:

1. Regular readers were raptured; or

2. People are captivated by the Bar Rafaeli pics.

Anonymous said...

11:49...that's some funny stuff!!! Gotta agree with all of them..specially #10!

Triple Fake... said...

"I've got 8 and half more lives to go. I'm invincible and darn near immortal."
Despite your name, you don't know much about cats
That old saying about cats having nine lives is countered by another old saying: "Curiosity killed the cat." In addition to the curiosity of a cat, you've got the ever-present threats of vehicular catslaughter, predatory critters, and vindictive/mean neighbors. Even if a cat actually did have nine lives, it would go through them at such a rate that a reasonably healthy person would still outlive the average yard cat, and probably even a house cat


"...the girl is the perfect example of being skinny fat!"
You can put whatever label you want on it. Most of the rest of the world still calls it hot


Big Ed:
You are misinformed railing against the government in your argument. While Planned Parenthood does receive federal funding, it is not a government program.
And don't come back at me assuming I'm pro-choice. With all the other options available, I think that abortion as a form of birth control should be "dead" last

Anonymous said...

It's parody homes.

Anonymous said...

it's obvious to me that all half white half black babies should be killed at birth..you know post birth abortion.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the Refaeli-Pics - she's simply delightful

Anonymous said...

Yo Bubear....

The family cat here....

I'm going to let you in on a little secret.

You know I'm a Siamese...right? You know the reputation for "our kind" is be the nuttiest of all breeds of cats. Spayed, neutered, it makes not difference. We are born spastics(apologies to human spastics for being non-PC).

Cat lovers say our breed has a "tremendous personality". Non-cat lovers use hurtful terms like...

Insane

Maniacal

Psychotic

Unpredictable

and

PURE EVIL.

Now me, as the family cat, have no issues with the adult female human and the 2 young female humans in the house...but....

You....and that damn dog...are going to have to go...period.

So, my recommendation to you is...sleep with one eye open, never turn your back on me and never, ever try to engage me in a stare down because...you will lose....YOU....will...lose.

I’ve been thinking all day about using the drapes as my own personal jungle gym. I'm also considering leaving you "something special" as a present from me, to you, when you get home this evening. Keep that in mind as you “have a nice day”.

Double Fake the Family Cat

PS I read the blog, so watch it, buster

Anonymous said...

Re the Arizona State Undie Run:

If I tried that, the whole neighborhood would get a restraining order. Plus, all my undies have holes. And a few stains. And the elastic is not stretchy anymore.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

And once had my haircut by a gal who had just come from her divorce hearing. Never again. Hope that hunk of ear grows back.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

2:05

you have owned one! Mine lived to be 19 and essentially he acted like a kitten for 18 of those....sick most of the last one.

Barry, sit back and enjoy. Side benefit.....you will never be short for random thoughts.

Anonymous said...

2:05

you have owned one! Mine lived to be 19 and essentially he acted like a kitten for 18 of those....sick most of the last one.

Barry, sit back and enjoy. Side benefit.....you will never be short for random thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake,

The common perception is that Planned Parenthood is government funded so most people believe that tax dollars would build and operate the structure (if it were true). If only $1 of tax money goes to fund planned parenthood, then that is $1 too much. Since the debate of abortion results in the death of innocent babies, no tax dollars should ever be contributed, or else we are all responsible for the deaths. That is my main argument against public funding of any kind. Also, it should be renamed Planned Non-Parenthood, don't you think?

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

So, that's why Sarah Palin's husband wanted to move to Arizona! With a pair of extra bovers in hand, Arizona here I come!!!