- The National Geographic Channel may be better at history shows than the History Channel.
- I sometimes put a coke in the freezer for a few minutes in the morning. I did that yesterday then forgot about it. Mrs. LL wondered what that explosion was.
- Everyone was raving about Trader Joe's coming to Dallas. The name sounds familiar but that's about it for me.
- Fox 4 ran a story about a "naked man eating in woman's apartment" about one hundred times yesterday. Let me guess, Naked In Title = Ratings.
- On the same day, the Texas government took a Pro Death stance by executing a man and took a step towards passing the Pro Life sonogram bill.
- With the Obama Administration releasing conflicting details about the Bin Laden killing, the conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day splicing the clips together for a documentary. It's perfect: Secret mission, DNA in hours, body disposed of mysteriously at sea, conflicting statements . . .
- For those that think the Bin Laden dead body photo would be "too gruesome" to release, we've been able to handle the Zapruder film pretty well.
- D Magazine's cover story is about the 20 best steakhouses in Dallas. I'll go to one on a rare special occasion, but I'm not sure I've ever thought of one as an option on an average Saturday night.
- I don't know why I'll always remember a friend's relative in high school saying, "One thing I'd like to do is go down to Dallas and get a big ol' steak and then get a hotel room 'cause I'd be so sleepy." All the adults in the room agreed. It just seemed so - I don't know - excessive.
- Casa Torres in Decatur is expanding. Hope they remember to expand parking along with it.
- A Texas State student (that'll always be Southwest Texas State to me) died after jumping out of a window in the middle of the night. It was on the first floor with the ground six feet below. If that's not strange enough, another girl who went out the window at the same time is still hospitalized.
- Second Grader In The House This Morning: "We get to go to the park for an hour and a half on our field trip! That's like a thirty minute lunch and an hour recess!"
- For the longest time, the murder of two young women in Granbury went without an arrest. (Jarhead?) Now a trial is going on which sounds like it will be Wheels Off. It's never good when the DA has to start his case with an opening statement that paints an "unflattering picture" of the victims and includes the phrase "ménage a trois". Story.
- If you're crammed in a subway in New York, you might not feel like engaging in a "USA! USA!" chant. Now that's the America I know.
- Heard a lawyer giving loud advice to someone on a cell phone yesterday that included the phrase, "Go ahead and do it, you can always declare bankruptcy later." Sheesh.
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